My vision is to provide a loving, nourishing, and supportive space where people learn the tools to totally transform themselves so they can create the life of their dreams. It is my passion to partner with, inspire, and empower others to make the changes that will create a life they absolutely love, and become happier and more fulfilled along the way. Being happy during the journey is what makes life truly worth living! When we are empowered to live joyfully, we have a huge reserve of freed up energy to create the life for ourselves that we really want. Setting goals that are in alignment with both your dreams and your values is essential to creating a meaningful life. I love helping people gain clarity about their deepest desires and then find alignment with what’s really important to them. From this place, you become inspired and taking action seems effortless.
Although I practice and teach many happiness principles (and I’m always discovering more), there are two ideas that I’ve found are key in helping clients move towards creating what they want quickly.
The first is this basic truth: We can create the life we want. It is our attitude and beliefs (thoughts) that create how we feel and what we do (read my article on the Stimulus-Belief-Response model). Ultimately, we are in charge of our experience, and that means we do not have to be victims to other people or whatever circumstance we happen to be in. When we are not experiencing love, joy, contentment, and peace, we have the power to see the situation differently and create a different experience for ourselves. Utilizing our ability to see the world through the perspective of our beliefs is an important tool in changing our internal experience, even before we make powerful changes in our external conditions.
A second key idea can be summed up in one word: love. It is our ability to practice love that fuels our ability to be happy. Love directed internally – what I like to call radical self-love – has the biggest impact. Self-love includes self-acceptance, self-acknowledgement, and self-care. (Read more in my article here.) The more “radical” we are in our practice – meaning the closer we get to loving ourselves unconditionally, 24/7 – the more joy and peace we can experience.
Realizing that you have the both the ability and choice to create the life you want (regardless of the circumstances) is true freedom. When this realization is steeped in a daily love practice – focused inside and out – both the journey and the destination are deeply fulfilling, and you really can live the life of your dreams!
Compassionate Communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication or NVC, is a method of listening and speaking that perfectly complements the happiness principles. Based on the historic concepts of nonviolence and created by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., compassionate communication is a tool that fosters respect, attentiveness, and empathy for others as well as yourself. In a nutshell, it allows us to be empathetically connected to what both others and we are feeling and needing, rather than using judgments or blame. Since it fits so well with the happiness principles and the practice of loving, I use and teach compassionate communication heavily in my work with clients. It is especially helpful to those experiencing dissatisfaction or conflict in their relationships, such as difficulties with a partner, child, family member, coworker, or boss.