Most personal growth comes from overcoming a challenging experience. Like the most intriguing books we read, movies we watch or stories we hear, our lives are a series of obstacles waiting to be overcome. These obstacles are what creates a deeper connection with ourselves, others and the force between us. We trigger some of these…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

I invite you to sit still for a moment and consciously drop down. Fall from your head into your heart field, like a pebble being dropped into a soft watery pool of potential. Feel the quiet ripple relax your shoulders and straighten your spine. Try it again and this time really let yourself fall deeper…

It is summer in Jackson Hole. The verdant green of the valley shines into my windows with almost shocking intensity. As I gaze into shimmering aspen leaves over pink honeysuckle blooms in my yard, I’m finding it difficult to move away from this sublime present moment to take my readers with me on a journey…

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Ghandi When I was looking for a way to volunteer years ago I spent a lot of time researching the organizations in my town. It was an overwhelming process because there were a lot of organizations out there that…

Have you ever noticed when you fall in love priorities change…. Worries fade away…. Time magically multiplies. There’s seems to be a nervous excitement for the unknown. It’s a new adventure. Nothing else matters …Except what matters. That’s what happened when I met Casey over 9 years ago. We met on an adventure with a mutual friend in…

Do you have a limiting belief? Or a belief that no longer serves you? I’ve had a few in my lifetime. Today I was trying to recall in my mind all of the teachings I’ve learned on how to change them. These are something’s I want to try again. Here goes! 5 Ways to Change…

Some call it a leap of faith when you take a jump into the unknown. But what is the unknown, really? What do we really not know anymore? Everything seems so premeditated, so measured and analyzed. In fact, when in uncertain situations, we tend to do as much analysis as possible to try to figure…

Do you eat well, exercise—or try to—and still struggle with food, weight and body image? Do you have trouble with overeating, emotional eating, fatigue, mood, digestive concerns, maintaining or losing weight, or with other eating challenges? If so, you are likely missing out on a critical piece of nutrition. When you limit your focus to what…

Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole. We now know the brain is very dynamic; it can be upgraded at any age, and it changes in response to internal training. Neuroscience has identified four brain circuits that, when activated on a regular basis, will lead to measurable increases in happiness and wellbeing.…

Usually when people talk about grounding they are mostly targeting spiritual people as their audience. I, however, don’t believe this topic is just for spiritual people. It’s for anyone who has to encounter someone who upsets them or for anyone who is over worked and tired. Sometimes in stressful or tiresome situations we began to…

“Jackson is Neverland.” “You can’t have a ‘real’ life in Jackson.” “I’m thinking of moving away to find better opportunities.” If you’ve lived in Jackson Hole for long, you have heard people say these things. Why is it a common idea for people to express the idea that the options here are not “real life”?…

It happened again! First the frustrations, then it’s the anger. Then before you know it this overwhelming feeling of sadness encompasses your entire body. You feel paralyzed by doubt and overcome with question. You fall to your knees. “Why can’t I just make this happen?” “Why won’t it work?” “How come the universe just never…

People who, without a doubt, have one passion that drives them every day and others who don’t. They want to experience it all. Their interests changed as they do. There’s so much pressure to… “Follow your passion, find your purpose.” “Follow your passion and life is easy.” “Follow your passion, the money will flow effortlessly.”…

Who among us has experienced this scenario:  While blissfully dreaming, you are jolted awake by an alarm clock or a loved one, and dive immediately into your morning.  You rush to prepare for the day, quickly getting dressed, checking messages, taking care of household chores, and racing out, already feeling a bit behind and flustered.…