It was April of 2019, sitting in a woodsy breakfast café in St. George, Utah when I told the boys and Rock.
We had traveled from our home in Southern California a few days before. This was the morning after when just finished performing a successful and super fun Carole King/James Taylor Tribute Show at the Electric Theatre the night before with our friend and fellow musician, David Jorgenson.
The boys and Rock did such a great job on vocals, violin, sax, and percussion!
Me and David before the show. He did a great job on all things James Taylor!
After the concert and a fitful night sleep, I woke up in the rental, stared at the unfamiliar ceiling, and couldn’t stop crying.
There’s a normal case of the blues that can hit most artists after a big project ends... I felt it when I finished recording my first solo music CD in 1997, after directing the opening choir on a project with Celine Dion for a stadium of 17K people in 1998. And it happened when I published my...
Good Easter Monday to you all! I hope your weekend had beauty and wonder in it. I was thinking of you!
As the organizing bug has bitten me HARD, I was tooling about the kitchen, pulling items out of the cupboards and putting them in plastic bins with darling labels, I contemplated Easter.
Family members who were feeling extra cautious meant no visits and then we canceled plans with friends in LA just because I had a sense we needed a clear weekend to rest and regroup after launching my new weight loss bundle this last month, It made me wonder how we should celebrate the day in a simple, thoughtful, delicious and fun way…
(check out this yummy gluten-free cinnamon roll french toast I made!)
We’re not religious. We have a beautiful faith and a peaceful, joyful spirituality that we live more than we talk about because that works for us and serves others to feel loved.
So, when I thought of Easter, I asked myself: What is the universal message...
She encourages us to use every circumstance, including a diagnosis, to transform our victim mindset, rediscover our sense of humor, and learn to love ourselves again. Listen in (or read the transcript) as we discuss her journey through PCOS and Hashimoto’s, extreme weight gain and loss, healing, and finding the path to loving herself. Many of us will find commonality with her as she describes how it took her diagnosis to convince her to listen to her body, seize the opportunity, and heal from the soul out. No matter where you are in your journey, you owe it to yourself to hear her wisdom about how to heal and truly thrive."
First of all, for anyone who knows me personally or has read my book, “You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone” you know this:
I am not into the whole victim mentality.
Now, that doesn’t mean I haven’t acted like a victim
Because I do.
The difference between then and now is that I notice it faster and jump out of it more quickly than I did before.
I’m not into people using their diagnosis as an excuse to be a major asshole or as a reason to make the world revolve around them.
I’m telling you that up front because what I’m about to address is super important for people who are dealing with an autoimmune condition and for people who live with or love someone with an autoimmune condition.
It’s the power of
Two coaching clients in the last two days reminded me of this.
I Believe You
One told me a story that was a risk for her to...