What I accomplished in 2017

I worked my ass off this year.  

Every quarter I set specific goals, laid out a plan and took action daily to accomplish them. Over the years of refining my goal-setting and time management processes, I'm getting better and better at hitting my goals on time, most of the time. While I work 6-7 days a week, I always stop working by 4pm. I'm a bit of a workaholic so my self-care habits are non-negotiable so that I don't burn out

My goals were hard-won, pushed my edges and weren't always easy – but discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.

Here's my list of accomplishments for 2017: 

  • Led a kick ass retreat in Bali  
  • Created and launched the Do Your Dharma course 
  • Took my Align and Thrive course online and helped 40 people achieve their health goals
  • Started the free Grow Strong Facebook Group and led 3 super fun challenges (4th coming soon!) 
  • Recorded 4 podcasts:  The Sonya Looney ShowWomen Gone Vibrant, Yoga Health Coaching, and Shameless Mom Academy 
  • Published 44 blogs (so far - more to come!)
  • Practiced (almost) daily meditation and exercise 
  • Delivered 15 free talks at yoga studios, teacher trainings, and health fairs 
  • Read a boatload of new books (audible rocks!)
  • Attended my first yoga retreat as a guest
  • Established new daily habits of getting to inbox zero and intermittent fasting (14-15 hours between dinner and breakfast)
  • Got the boys started with daily chores to help with maintaining a clutter-free home 
  • Reduced daily sugar consumption radically  
  • Hired a business coach to improve my systems for increased efficiency and effectiveness

It's been a great year and I plan to make 2018 even better. Hope you join me for the ride. 


Getting to the Point.

I'm taking a public speaking course. One of the things we're practicing is eliminating filler words. Examples of filler words are um, you know, like, so, - basically words that dilute your message and make you come across as not as smart, clear or confident. Using filler words is a largely unconscious habit which makes it a hard one to quit. Awareness is the precursor to change, so once we know our tendencies, we can take steps to shift them.  

We often use fillers when we're not clear or confident. We "fill the space" while we process our thoughts and form our sentences. If we haven't taken time to refine our message, we're unsure of ourselves and hesitant so we diffuse it by using filler words.  

I was thinking about how this relates to life. Before I was clear on who I am, what my values are and what I want, I "filled" my time with extraneous activities like reading magazines and other time-wasters (disclaimer – there's nothing inherently wrong with reading magazines for pleasure if you're taking a break from the "real work").  

Over the years I've refined my direction in life and crystalized that I want to do with it. I'm more "on purpose" and my time is more intentional. I get a lot done because I know exactly where I'm going.  

One of my favorite quotes is by Tantric philosopher Douglas Brooks. He says: 

"You are the point the universe is trying to make

The invitation of that quote is to discover your dharma. What's the point your life is trying to make?  

In life, just as with our words, we want to get to the point. And state it with clear conviction - loud and clear. We want to stand strongly in who we are, speak our truth and unabashedly go for what we want. 

Everything - a horse, a vine - is created for some duty... For what task, then, were you yourself created?” Marcus Aurelius  


How to Stop Procrastinating and Get 'Er Done!

In the last week I've had more than one conversation with several of my coaching students on how to stop procrastinating. Whether it's keeping up with course work, taking the next step towards our goals, or starting a new habit, we drag our feet when the task feels daunting. I've spent some time reflecting on this and wanted to share my insights with you. 

Why we procrastinate 

Based on personal experience and coaching my students, I've come up with 2 reasons why we put things off. The task is either not important or it's VERY important. If it's not important then we simply don't care enough to make time for it. On the other hand (and more often the case), if it's very important it often scares us. The important things (like focusing on our goals) often require that we step out of our comfort zone and into unknown territory. Humans detest discomfort and avoid it at all costs. When the time comes to step forward into our growth edge we slam on the brakes and check our email instead.  

Play the long game 

We're hard-wired to choose instant gratification over long term rewards. Mentally we know what's good for us, but in the moment, we just want to feel good. When we're building a new habit, we need to exert some effort. However, our nature is to take the path of least resistance. One way to overcome this roadblock is to 

Take a teeny, tiny step forward 

One of the methods I teach in helping people implement new habits is to make it so easy you can't say no. In a culture of all or nothing mindset it might feel pointless to take a seemingly insignificant step forward, but baby steps compound into giant results. If you want to start meditating regularly, start with just one minute a day. Another approach is 

Give yourself an out

If the task you're procrastinating feels like a big deal, set a timer for 5 minutes and tell yourself that you can quit after the 5 minutes is up. I use this strategy with coaching students trying to build a morning exercise habit. After 5 minutes you're getting your groove on and most likely will want to keep going. But knowing that you're allowed to quit tricks your mind into getting started. 

Find ways of holding yourself accountable 

One way I'm able to execute on big ideas is to tell people I'm doing it before I've even started. This is how I've created several of my courses and workshops. First, I write an outline, then I tell people about it, and THEN I actually create the course. Once I've put it "out there", I want to be true to my word (especially if people have actually paid for it). What kind of commitment device can you create to help hold you to your word? Do you need to tell someone who will keep you accountable? 

Don't pay attention to how you feel 

This is contradictory to the advice I usually give on listening to your body. However, since we've established that humans avoid discomfort, and discomfort is a requirement for growth, don't pay attention to it when it comes down to procrastinating on something you've decided is good for you. I exercise every morning, whether I feel like it or not. And sometimes I really don't feel like – but I get on my mat and go through the motions anyway.      


The pain of putting things off is more painful than the effort needed to get started  

Once you've taken the first step it's rarely as bad as you made it out to be in your head. Guilt, shame, and anxiety are far worse than the effort required to complete the task. The longer we procrastinate, the more we erode our self-worth, lose trust in ourselves, and enforce old stories of being "someone who can't stick with anything". If we can remember this intellectually, we can just take a small step forward. The first step creates momentum. Once in motion, it's much easier to keep going.  

My number one strategy for avoiding procrastination: my Sunday planning session 

Every week I schedule a planning session with myself. I've built a ritual of going to my favorite tea shop, opening my goals spreadsheet, my Google calendar, my project management tool and planning the week ahead. (I teach this in great detail in my Do Your Dharma course). My weekly planning is key to continuously taking aligned action. Study after study shows that people who explicitly state when and where their new behaviors are going to happen are much more likely to stick to their goals.  


Keep score

Part of my weekly planning session entails scoring the previous week to see if I've kept my commitments to myself. I have a spreadsheet with the habits I'm currently working on automating. Everyday, I track my progress and give myself a +1 if I did the desired behavior, a 0 if I didn't. It's a very effective way to see how consistent I am. We tend to over or underestimate how much we do.  We're good at beating ourselves up and never feel like we're "enough" and we're not great at celebrating our accomplishments. A scorecard gives you a measure of reality that's undeniable.  

We all fall prey to the pull of procrastination. But with a few systems in place, and habits around getting started and taking baby steps, change is possible, and our goals, within reach.  

21-Days to Optimal Digestion Challenge

Last week I returned from a 2-week trip to Bali. The trip was amazing but I returned home with a bit of "Bali belly" (upset stomach, no appetite, constipation). After a few days of getting back to my routine and applying all the tricks up my sleeve for getting my digestion back in good working order, I'm happy to say that things are running smoothly (pun intended). 

This month in my Empowered Living course we're focusing on optimal digestion and strengthening agni (digestive fire in Ayurvedic speak). Digestive health is an area where Ayurveda really excels in. This ancient healing system understands that the root of all disease begins in the gut. Any imbalance can be traced back to impaired agni. Ayurveda views agni as the source of all of life and even reveres a god by the same name. 

Most westerners abuse their digestion by eating too much, too often, the wrong foods and at the wrong times. 60% of our energy goes towards our metabolism. So, if you're stressing your digestive system through unhealthy eating habits – you're going to experience low energy and mental dullness. 

Signs your digestion could use a little love: 

  • Emotional disturbances, with an increased tendency toward fear, anxiety, anger, confusion, lethargy, or depression. 

  • Low energy, weakness, or fatigue 

  • Suppressed or over-active appetite 

  • Indigestion: gas, bloating, constipation, nausea, hyperacidity, loose stools, a sense of heaviness, feeling tired or mentally foggy after meals. 

  • A tendency toward congestion in the sinuses, the lymph, or even the mind. 

If you have any of the above I would love to invite you to join the community in a 21-day optimal digestion challenge. I've outlined 21 tips for promoting digestive ease and balanced agni. Download the checklist and follow along in the Grow Strong Facebook Group. I'll be sharing articles, tips and tricks along the way to help you cultivate perfect health through strong digestion! This means you'll create a buffer against sickness as we move into cold and flu season. Strong digestion = strong immune system! 


One simple 3-minute practice to become better everyday

I recently finished reading the book Triggers. As part of my work I'm always researching and studying ways to successfully create behavioral change and implement new habits. Whenever I find a new tool I get very excited and right away introduce it to my students and try it out myself. 

I've written about many of the concepts referred to in the book – like the power of your environment and the people you surround yourself with, taking baby steps, having a plan and keeping track.  

Triggers introduced me to a brilliant new way of holding yourself accountable to become the person you want to be with what he calls "daily questions". "Daily questions" is a series of questions you ask yourself at the end of the day to see how well you did with each one. You then give yourself a score between 1 and 10 for each. If you've ever tracked your steps or your weight – it's the same idea – what gets measured improves.  

What makes this technique unique and so effective is how you ask the questions. Instead of using your inner strict parent voice like "Did you exercise today?", he recommends starting the question with “Did you do your best?”. This simple but profound semantic adjustment makes all the difference.  

There's several reasons why the practice works so well.

"Daily questions" puts the emphasis on your efforts instead of the outcome. For example, obsessing with the number on the scale is the wrong way to approach weight loss. Instead, focus on the behaviors that lead to the result you're after. In this way you can put your attention on developing the habits of the kind of person who has the weight you're trying to achieve. 

In determining the questions we want to ask ourselves, we're deciding what behaviors will take us where we need to go. We're determining what we really want and who we want to become – that practice in and of itself is the first step in creating positive change. 

“The [Daily Questions] announce our intention to do something and, at the risk of private disappointment or public humiliation, they commit us to doing it”. 

The daily check-in also reminds us to take things one day at a time.Incremental improvements compound into big results. By focusing on doing our best every day, we shrink overwhelming changes into manageable 24-hour bite-size chunks. 

“Daily Questions remind us that: Change doesn’t happen overnight. Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. If we make the effort, we will get better. If we don’t, we won’t”. 

This commitment device also takes us out of victim mentality and assumes 100% responsibility for our actions. We will never change anything if we don't think that we have the power to do so. The daily questions remind us in our role in making it happen. 

We are the only ones who can hold ourselves accountable. It takes great courage to measure ourselves and face up to our own shortcomings. However, when we do, change is possible. 

“This ‘active’ process will help anyone get better at almost anything. It only takes a couple of minutes a day. But be warned: it is tough to face the reality of our own behavior—and our own level of effort—everyday” 

These are my daily questions:

Did I do my best to...

  • be grateful and appreciate what I have
  • exercise
  • meditate
  • do my MIT's first
  • develop new material
  • get to equilibrium zero
  • cultivate ease
  • make my courses a transformative and unforgettable experience
  • love up my community
  • not eat sugar
  • learn and develop a new skill
  • preserve and nurture my relationships
  • use buffer blocks to check my email
  • focus and be fully engaged
  • listen deeply 
  • be patient and loving with Max and Gavin

These questions have helped me live a more intentional, values-aligned and purpose-driven life. In small yet profound ways, they've helped sway me towards better choices in each and every moment. 

By the way, for all you techies - there's an app! I recommend enabling the reminder setting.


Change your questions, change your life

What’s your wildly important goal?

Do you have one?

What’s that one thing, that if you realized it, would make all the difference??

Imagine yourself having achieved it…

What would be different?

How does it feel?

Now ask yourself…

How badly do I want this?

What am I willing to sacrifice in order to get it?

What would it actually take to attain it?

These are all good and important questions. 

Questions like these have the capacity to transform your life. 

Change your questions, change your life.

Ask the right questions, and your mind gets to work finding the right answers.

Then there’s the questions we don’t want to ask like:

What’s wrong with me?

What if I don’t have what it takes?

What if I’m inherently flawed and it doesn’t work for me?

These questions aren’t helpful.

Inquiry practice is at the heart of self discovery. It’s what I’ve used to tap into my inner guide and uncover deep desires that lie dormant inside me. Good questions are the keys that unlock doorways that open us up to possibility and potentiality. 

If you find yourself stuck, ask better questions and doors will open up where before there were only walls.

Sometimes we think there’s only one way to live our lives and to do our jobs. In those instances we haven’t asked the right questions and thus remain inside a box of our own creation.

Sometimes, one question can be the catalyst to an entirely different world.


Keep on Keepin On - How to Stay Motivated and Consistent with Healthy Habits

About a month ago I sent out a survey. One of the questions I asked was: "What is your biggest frustration with your health?" The most common answer I got was along the lines of being consistent. Here are a few of the responses: 

"Making better health choices consistently." 

"Creating structure and consistency" 

"Consistent eating and sleeping schedule" 

"The strength to stick to my improved habits and putting my health and wellbeing first!" 

"Implementing good practices and sticking with them" 

"Staying motivated in making change" 

"Consistency! I know what to do, I just have difficulty sticking to it" 

"It's challenging to keep the momentum" 

"Sticking to a plan" 

"Creating a solid routine that lasts more than 3-6 months" 

"Following through with a solid morning routine every day" 

"Maintaining dietary change" 

"Sticking with a routine that lasts for more than 6 months" 

The number one challenge we have is being consistent. This is a big problem because I would say the number one factor that contributes to success is being consistent

As we transition from summer into fall we tend to be pretty gung ho (spelling??) about getting back into a routine and feel motivated to start fresh with healthy habits and set intentions to do things better "this year". However, as usual we hit the ground running and then peter out and fall back into old habits and struggle yet another year with keeping up with our good intentions. 

So, the big question is "how do we stay consistent with our best efforts??" 

Here's a quick and dirty guide to keep you on track so you make real headway this year in improving your health or any other area that "needs improvement". 

  • Set specific goals. "Eating better" is not a specific goal. Having a green smoothie every morning is. Specificity helps you know what actions to take and prevents procrastination. What do you want to be consistent with? What specific action do you need to take? 

  • Create clear lines. Let's take the "eating better" example. I use the general rule – try to include something green at every meal. Setting boundaries for yourself helps you know what to say yes to and what to avoid. Give yourself clear and specific guidelines to follow. 

  • Make your environment do the heavy lifting. Your environment is stronger than your willpower. The best thing you can do is to avoid situations and people who will derail your efforts. Get the junk food out of the house and don't buy the alcohol or chocolate if you're trying to stop indulging. Hang out with people who have the habits you want. Your environment will trigger you to engage in certain behaviors. What behaviors do you want? How can you design your physical space to prompt you to do those behaviors? 

  • No guilt. Silence the self-defeating mental talk. Guilt erodes willpower so beating yourself up is actually counterproductive. Speak to yourself like you would a good friend or child. Buddha said "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

  • Track your progress. My husband is trying to lose weight. So he made a chart and taped it to the fridge. Every day he weighs himself and writes it down. The number on the scale doesn't lie. Tracking, scoring and measuring is the reality check we need to know if our efforts are paying off. If not we can course-correct measure. It's how you hold yourself accountable to your goal. 

  • Slow and steady wins the race. We're often good starters but bad finishers. We start out motivated and excited and take on more than we can sustain for the long term. Once the motivation runs out (which it always does) we can't maintain what we started so we end up paralyzed with overwhelm and procrastination. Instead, make miniscule changes and build on them over time. Want to build a daily yoga habit? Do one sun salutation every morning this week., next week do 2. Small gains lead to big results.  

  • Revisit your vision often. In a moment of inspiration, we'll set a goal and make a plan. And then life happens. We get distracted by the plethora of bright, shiny objects and our goals get lost in the rubble. Every quarter I mind map my intentions and goals and then that sheet of paper stays by my side for those 3 months, reminding me where to point my attention. 

  • Hope for the best but plan for the worst. Research from Stanford professor Kelly McGonigal has shown that the number one reason why willpower fades and people fail to remain consistent with their habits and goals is that they don't have a plan for dealing with failure. Failure is inevitable. Instead of letting it derail you, make a strategy for possible obstacles and a plan for what you will do to get back on track. Cleaning up your diet? What will you order if you go out to eat? 

  • Abandon perfection. Perfectionism is the ego in disguise. When we set impossible standards we end up procrastinating because we can’t do it "perfectly". Aim for "good enough". Consistent improvement is all you're looking for. 

  • Make a plan and follow it – whether you feel like it or not. Your inner rebel might be strong and you might pride yourself on "going with the flow". But if you want to go somewhere specific you need a map. Your plan is your map. Stick to it and you can’t NOT get there.  

  • Progress breeds motivation - not the other way around. We might wait until motivation knocks on the door to make changes. Little secret – motivation is a rarely there when you need it. Harness it when it comes but don't depend on it. Stick to your plan and you will make progress – which is the best motivator around. 

  • The key to long term consistency is building momentum. The hardest part is always getting things started. But once you’re moving, staying in motion and picking up speed becomes a lot easier. Take the first step and the rest are easier. And the first step is never as hard as we think it is.  


Chill the *%&@ Out - The Ultimate Guide to Calming Your Anxiety

Yesterday I drove my brother to the airport after a short 2 day visit from NYC. After we said our goodbyes I welled up with emotions of loneliness and began to cry. I usually have this reaction after a visit from my close family. We all live on opposite corners of the continent so unfortunately, I only get to see them a few times a year.  

As I had a little cry on my drive home from the airport I reflected on how much I love my family and how heartbroken I would be if I lost any of them. Then I began to worry, what if something happens to my brother and I never see him again? And my kids, what if something were to happen to them? A wave of anxiety swept over me. 

Ayurveda is a holistic medicine that looks for the root cause of disease. To effectively address the symptom, we need to explore the underlying cause. In my case, my bout of anxiety surfaced on the heels of a few days off my regular routine. We had spent the night at a cabin on the lake where we ate late, I didn't sleep well and it was cold. Looking at it from my Ayurvedic lens it all became clear – all those things increased vata dosha which triggered anxiety and spiraled into needless worrying. Once I got home and got settled back into my routine I was fine.  

Vata is the energy of movement and is made up of the elements of air and space. These lighter elements are naturally light, cold, dry, rough, mobile, subtle, and clear. When we're exposed to those qualities, whether it be through food (cold drinks, dry or light foods), or lifestyle (being overly busy), or environment (cold weather) it increases that energy inside our body and mind. When too much vata accumulates, we suffer from fear, anxiety, worry, and loneliness. Because of vata's mobile nature, it swings out of balance easily. But on the upside, little tweaks can make a world of difference. 

The following is a list of common ways vata gets increased and causes anxiety: 

  • Stress 
  • Fall and winter season 
  • Dry and/or windy climate 
  • Lack of sleep 
  • Staying up too late 
  • Lack of routine 
  • Skipping meals 
  • Poor diet choices 
  • Raw, cold food and beverages 
  • Caffeine and other stimulants 
  • Overworking, overexertion, being too busy 
  • Excessive aerobic activity such as jumping, jogging and extreme cardio 
  • Excessive use of electronics such as computer, cell phones, etc  
  • Excessive talking and social activity 
  • Past trauma (PTSD) 
  • Major life changes such as marriage, divorce, moves and job changes 
  • Loss of a loved one 

Once we identify what may have triggered our anxiety, we can take measures to chill out and calm down.  

The daily routine of Ayurveda, or dina charya is a series of habits done daily which is extremely grounding to the nervous system. Not only are the habits themselves deeply nurturing, but having a routine in general balances vata dosha and allows the mind to relax into ease. Simple things like going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, eating at regular meal times and having consistent morning and evening routines is very supportive to our physiology on all levels.  

Meditation is the ultimate antidote to a busy mind. Although when we sit it might feel like our thoughts are just getting louder and the monkey mind busier – we're actually just becoming aware of what was already happening. Once we have the awareness, with consistent practice we get better at creating space between our thoughts and enjoying moments of peace. Start with a few minutes a day and work your way up. Try one of the one minute or less stress relievers below.

Pranayama is a powerful practice that directly affects the mind. Prana, or life force energy is the refined essence of vata dosha so it makes sense that what we do with our breath has an impact on our mind. The saying goes that our mind is the kite and our breath is the string. In yoga, we practice controlling the breath to direct the mind. My favorite balancing breath is a few rounds of deep belly breathing followed by alternate nostril breathing. Instructions here.  

Abhyanga is the daily practice of self-massage with oil. It's a loving act of self-care that insulates and calms our nerves and nourishes our bodily tissues. Even a simple foot massage helps to bring the energy down and is incredibly grounding. 

Diet is one of the most powerful ways to balance our doshas. Soups, stews, root vegetables, and other warm, simple, grounding foods are excellent for balancing vata dosha. The health and quality of our digestive fire lies at the root of our health. When we're anxious we don't digest as well so eating easy-to-digest whole foods prevents further imbalances from taking root.  

Last but not least, simple things like taking a bath, going for a walk, spending time in nature, decluttering your space, restorative yoga or yoga nidra might be just what the doctor ordered. 

The power of the Ayurvedic approach to body-mind health is more than a prescription of recommended foods and strict daily routines. It lies in our ability to observe our experience, to intuit what is throwing us off, and then through simple wisdom of what helps our body thrive, taking sweet care of ourselves.

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The Importance of Self-Care, Daily Routines, and Setting Boundaries

How would you show up in your daily life if you felt like all of your needs were met and you treated yourself with compassion? In this day and age with our electronic devices constantly demanding immediate attention, overcommitted schedules for both ourselves and our families, managing our work and trying to take time out of each day to take care of our health and well-being, it can be hard to navigate each day with any sense of ease or balance.

I'm honored to be featured as a guest on my friend Sonya Looney's podcast. Sonya is an inspiring plant-based world champion endurance cyclist. In this conversation we discuss how to step off the hamster wheel and take control of your life and what it looks like to have a routine focused around self-care. 

We talk about knowing your core values so that you can set boundaries and align your actions with what is most important to you. Another great part of this conversation is time management and how to block off time during the day for yourself. Listen in to get some practical strategies for achieving better balance in your life.

I loved this conversation and I hope you do too!

Listen to the podcast here or find it on iTunes.

Empowered Living Manifesto

In the first week of the courses I teach we always start by clarifying our values. Although we all have a sense of what's most important in our lives, we're often not aligning our decisions and behaviors with those values. Simply by making our values explicit (as opposed to implicit), we bring ourselves into deeper alignment with them. Our values become a filter that we run all of our decisions through that allow us to set better boundaries and make choices that we're proud of.  

For example, intimate relationships are important to me. Knowing that, when I have an invitation to connect with someone I love, I say yes. So is adventure. If someone offers me an opportunity for an exciting experience, I'll take it!  On the other hand - my health is a priority so I might say no to a late night out. And so on...

I'm clear on my personal values, and I've also taken time to codify my guiding principles.  

I believe... 

  1. Health is the foundation upon which everything else is built. It should be top priority. Like Jim Rohn says: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” 
  2. Self care isn't selfish. By taking care of ourselves first, we are better citizens, parents, friends and partners 
  3. Your health is in your hands. Nothing is random - you are where you are because of every choice you’ve made up until this point. There is a cause for every effect. You’re in the driver’s seat of your life. Take ownership and grab a hold of the steering wheel. Engage fully in your life. You are free to choose the life of your dreams. Stop playing the victim to external circumstances and take responsibility. 
  4. Mind over matter and matter over mind. You create your mental state with what you do with your body AND your thoughts and beliefs have a huge impact on your physical state. Thus self-care grows your self-worth
  5. You are here to move towards your potential. It is your great responsibility to make an effort to reach it. Although we never "arrive" there - live every day like you might.
  6. Life is a gift. Receive it, cherish it, appreciate it and offer your gifts back. You have unique talents. It is your duty to cultivate and refine them and make them an offering into the world. Do your dharma.
  7. Embrace challenges and receive them as opportunities for growth and learning. We need resistance to push up against in order to get stronger. Like they say: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” and “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” 
  8. A fulfilled life is based on having integrity. Cultivate the inner strength and courage to align your daily actions with your values. Walk your talk. 
  9. Be open. Experiment and stay curious. Try new things and observe with a beginners mind to discover what works for you. "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. There is strength in vulnerability and power in authenticity. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” - Oscar Wilde

Which one of these resonates the most with you? Hit “reply” and let me know. What about you? Are you clear about what principles guide your actions and decisions? When we live according to our own person code, we live a meaningful and satisfying life. 

Check out my "core beliefs" pinterest board!