All posts filed under: Facing Fear

What To Do About Trump: Some Practical Steps for Today

The neo-Nazis are marching across our cities, the country is run by an under-qualified liar, and we’re polluting our natural resources with all sorts of poisons (and that’s not to mention threats of nuclear war). It’s easy to feel helpless or hopeless so I thought I’d put together a few practical action steps we can take right away. Heal your primary relationships We’re going to need to be a united front against all the darkness that is being uncovered. That means we need to have strong and unbreakable bonds with our parents, our children, our bosses, our boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, and friends. Any unfinished business is a key to our personal healing and growth. Take a look at a few of your relationships that could be healthier, and take a step to making it better. For most of us, this means starting the therapy we’ve been procrastinating on. But it may not need to be a professional, find a person in your life who’s willing and able to listen without judgement and whose feedback you …

On Dead Bodies and Speaking Your Truth: A Note From Your Yoga Teacher

This week, I’m thrilled to host internationally-beloved yoga teacher and a woman-well-loved, Sarah Willis. Sarah teaches yoga with incredible mastery, humor, and the rare down-to-earth patience and understanding that provides the ultimate safe space for growth. She also hosts startlingly affordable life-changing yoga retreats in Mexico, where you have the pleasure of experiencing her loving guidance and patience in person, in paradise. Here she’ll talk about the science behind using our voices through chanting mantras: energy-based sounds that distill the power of our speech to create immense positive change and clarity for our bodies and minds! Over the years I’ve come to believe that a lot of what “holds me back” from manifesting my ideal self is a deep core belief that I’m not good enough, that I’m not loved, and that I don’t deserve to be great. What a load of bullshit, right? However, latent negative beliefs about ourselves are the most powerful tool we have for self-sabotage. It’s that quiet, hardly noticeable voice in our ear that says, “you can’t,” or whatever our specific …

Why I’m Blogging Like a Crazy Person

by Katina Hubbard This is not a blog about women. We will work our butts off so that our daughters’ daughters will live in a world where they are worth the same amount of money as their male counterparts in the workplace. Where the terms ‘sexy,’ ‘pretty,’ and ‘beautiful’ mean something uniquely true for every woman instead of a fake and unattainable societal standard. A world where our daughters can’t believe how old-fashioned it was to have never had a female president. But as soon as we get there, won’t we have to turn around and do the same thing for men? To pick up the pieces of our sons who’ve been told that they have to be strong all the time and that they’re worthless if they can’t provide a luxurious lifestyle for their family? For our sons who’ve been told that their brains are more important than their feelings, and have learned to shut them off? For our sons at a loss because their anger makes them violent, their sadness makes them cry, …