Some Words of Encouragement If You’re Going Through a Rough Patch

  Ryan and I were having a conversation with a fellow traveling couple today, and it had me reflecting on my journey to living the life I want to live, and some issues that popped up for me over the last few months that challenged me. When we get into personal development ,and the law of attraction in particular, on some level, I think we have an expectation that we can somehow create this perfect life and become this perfect person. We'll find a way

October 28th, 2015|Happiness, Inner Peace|24 Comments

Insights from 10 Days of Silence and a Meditating Like a Mad Woman

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There were moments of pure enlightenment and ones of wanting to rip my own face off rather than meditate for one more second. This was the third time I have done this particular meditation course and it isn't easy. It's not the type of thing you go to for relaxation or to rejuvenate yourself. You go there to work. No talking, no writing, no reading, no music, no nothing. Just meditating. Oh, and

June 22nd, 2015|Happiness, Making Positive Changes|19 Comments

Gone Meditatin…Be Back Soon

Just an FYI to anyone who stops by here who may not already know from getting my list email....I have decided to head on over to a meditation center in another part of Indonesia at the last minute, and I won't have access to internet...and even if I did, I would probably refrain from using it. So, didn't have too much time to create some content to upload before I left.  Gotta follow your intuition ya know? So, anyway...will be back with a post on

June 9th, 2015|Happiness|3 Comments

How I Made My Life Stop Sucking and You Can Too! Yay

Life sucks then you die...um no. Are you one of the many people who believe this little gem? If so, unfortunately you are not alone. For some odd reason, many people view being happy as some quaint, naive notion, and mock people who devote themselves to their betterment. The world is a cruel, harsh unfair place rife with suffering and injustice, and they think anyone who refuses to give their attention to that, and to focus on the good, is just an idiot. But, as

June 8th, 2015|Happiness, Making Positive Changes|20 Comments

Is Your Pursuit of Happiness Making You Miserable?

In theory, becoming a happier person is easy. Just follow your heart. Appreciate the little things. Be kinder to yourself. Blah, blah blah. Don't mean to sound cynical there...I write a personal development blog after all and coach people on how to create their most awesome life. So, you know I'm staunchly in favor of this whole getting happy thing. But, as anyone who has dipped their toe in the lake of personal growth may have come to realize...this whole pursuit of happiness thing is

May 27th, 2015|Happiness|24 Comments

Screw It: Questioning Whether Going after What You Want is Worth It Anymore

You decided you wanted something, something that may have been a bit of a stretch, but you made the choice to go after it anyway. You were sick of not being true to yourself, and you started living more authentically, letting your 'freak flag fly,' if you will. You knew the road may be bumpy but infused with a healthy dose of optimism and enthusiasm, you made the leap. But, it turns out the road is a lot bumpier than you anticipated. Things may not

April 6th, 2015|Happiness, Living Your Dream|20 Comments

Mini-Blogging Break and Wisdom Nugget

   I am very happy to have a good friend from New Jersey visiting me here in Bali, and I have been pretty busy these last couple of days. My normal schedule is thrown a bit out of whack and I am going to take a mini blogging vacation and will be back with a post on March 31st. I was attempting to put together my Monday post, but my brain was just not cooperating. And I never want to publish something I don't feel

March 22nd, 2015|Happiness|10 Comments

How Did I Get Here? Reining in Your Runaway Life

Are you looking at your life wondering how things went so wrong? Are you at a loss as to when things got so off track? When did your life totally get away from you? Do you feel like you don't even recognize yourself? At what point did you give up on the hopes and dreams you harbored? Are you worried it's too late to do anything now? Do you want to change, but don't know where to start? If you have asked yourself any of

March 16th, 2015|Happiness, Making Positive Changes|8 Comments

You Vs Brain: 4 Tips for Defeating Calamitous Racing Thoughts Syndrome

Today I am happy to bring you an awesome guest post by my husband Ryan Biddulph. He is one of the wisest people I know, and highly committed to this whole 'being the best person you can be' thing. I don't know anyone who has a better grip on all the 'stuff' that can derail us, and I'm not just saying that because he's my man. I learn from him everyday, and am so appreciative of the fact I have access to someone like him

March 11th, 2015|Happiness, Making Positive Changes|21 Comments

Personal Development Discomfort: Changing When Everyone around You Is Staying the Same

This is not a post about judging people who don't seem to be making any noticeable 'effort' to improve their life, or who aren't as 'advanced' spiritually or what have you. Everyone has their own path. Some people may be fine just the way they are, and who are we to say there is anything 'wrong' with how they are living their life? While it is true a lot of people lament the state of their life, and that they aren't happy, the fact is,

March 4th, 2015|Conflict, Happiness, Making Positive Changes|16 Comments