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The Roles We Play

Jul 26, 2018

A little while ago I shared with you the story of the day I opened Blooming Beets Kitchen and how it started me on the path to becoming a truly authentic leader. Somehow, the universe conspired to send a restaurant expert to me on my very first day as a restaurateur, but at the time I wasn’t ready to welcome his input. I wanted approval. I didn’t want a judgmental jerk telling me about everything I was doing wrong.

But he wasn't the least bit interested in winning my approval or...

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About Getting In Over Your Head

Jul 25, 2018

Before I became a restaurateur, I was an online health coach promoting healthy paleo eating. I was writing online programs, doing lots of online advertising, and things were going okay. I have put close to 3,000 people through my online-only programs.

But there was something missing. I was not interacting with humans, I was only interacting with my computer. All day long. I would wake up in the morning, write some content, do some SEO (search engine optimization), check on Facebook ads, check...

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The Voice In Your Head

Jul 25, 2018

When I first opened Blooming Beets Kitchen, I didn’t know that becoming a restaurateur would lead me on a journey of self-discovery and learning what it meant to be an authentic leader. I want to share with you some of that journey and the leadership lessons I’ve learned along the way.

We all have an inner voice which offers unsolicited advice on our actions and decisions. Mine, for one, enjoys telling me that I am in over my head, like it did in the summer of 2014, when I first...

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Are you being helpful, or 'helpful'

Jan 02, 2018
 

Here's part two to the video: https://youtu.be/9u1LmG98Gu4

First of all, yesterday was our first full day Create Your Life Vision Board workshop. It was absolutely phenomenal. All the women were amazing, creative, courageous, and they are set to make 2018 THEIR YEAR!! We did not just do vision boards all day, there was so much we covered to get everyone set up for success. I’m holding another one on Jan 29, you must participate. Email me to get the info sheet on this.  

As I...

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Why being clear matters

Dec 21, 2017
 

I made the video above so I won’t go into a whole lot of detail on this topic. I was leading or helping with some events recently and what was always striking to me was when we asked people ‘what had you be here’, now many would answer ‘oh, my friend brought me here’, or ‘I don’t really know’, or some kind of other disempowered answer.

When you are CLEAR, you insert your intention into everything. You don’t get dragged into events by a...

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In search for approval

Nov 16, 2017
 

I wanted to write an article on how much we crave other people’s approval. I wrote the first draft of a blog post that i was really proud of. I was honest, vulnerable, sharing just how much I need and crave other’s people acknowledgment and approval.

I sent it to Sam, to see what he thought.

His response was ‘meh’.

‘What do you mean - meh?’

‘It’s interesting but it doesn’t really resonate with me’.

(...the melodrama of rejection in...

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I need more money

Nov 14, 2017

OH THE TOPICS I put on this blog that’s supposed to be about food. It gets dirtier by the minute. Next thing you know we’ll be talking about sex and religion! Just kidding. Maybe. We’ll see. This week I’m taking on MONEY.

I watched my mom always struggle and ‘not enough money’ was always the conversation at home, while my dad was avoiding discussion about money altogether. Money in my family was the dirty topic and subject of a lot of shame and blame.

I had...

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Confirmation bias

Nov 06, 2017

We are human beings. Which means, we want to be right about stuff. All the time. I’m right, you are wrong, the end. And we have a little voice, that makes something, or someone, wrong, all the time. That’s right, everyone’s got that voice.

If you are going ‘what voice is she talking about’? Yeah, that voice, the one that just said that. Think of that voice as a little trol that has something to say about you, or other people.

I had that troll sitting on my...

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IT SHOULDN’T BE!!!

Oct 24, 2017
 

And why we need to stop resisting all the ways they are, and all the ways they are not.

My best friend’s name is Katerina and gees by Kaca {Kaa-cha}, and she lives in Prague. She’s got her s*@t together, she’s absolutely beautiful, accomplished, witty… and she’s never happy. I have watched her struggle through every single relationship, to the point that whenever she started dating someone new, I was already expecting a disaster.

Her downfall in relationships is...

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Body Image, Women and Shame

Oct 08, 2017

By this time you are probably used to my blog posts are raw at times. I like making a difference with others through sharing my own journey and being as honest about it as I can.

I want to share with you some of my own journey of learning to accept and appreciate my body, and take responsibility for some of my old blog posts from 2012 when I did focus ‘looking good’ as the motivation and reason you should go paleo.

It’s not that long ago when i was obsessed with the way I...

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