Personal Development


  • Why Affirmations by Themselves Don’t Work + How to Overcome Fear of Going for a BIG Dream

    01Oct

    Hola {!firstname_fix},
    Pheeew! It’s been a while! I’m so happy to connect with you again!

    Today I want to share a special interview that I’ve done with the amazing Life-Coaches, Whitney and Jake Rohel from Living By Design.

    Whit & Jake are also founders of the Austin based company, Fit-Bar, a concept that incorporates fitness and social activities, so people can make health-minded quality friends.

    I’ve been working with them for the last months and it’s been a joy to be a part of this amazing startup and see it grow and expand by the minute!

    In this podcast, we sat down and we dove deep into my life.

    You will get insights about how to use fear to our advantage (and how to overcome it when you are going for something BIG) and why being a part of a loving community is truly important for an abundant life.

    We also talked about manifesting abundance and how to apply affirmations the right way (along with other tools) so they work!
    Here’s something that I talked about in regards to this topic:

    “You can say all the positive affirmations that you want, but if you’re trapped inside at Sunset (***big wave spot), the waves are GOING to smash you and the ocean isn’t going to let you out until it’s done with you.” Read More

  • You can stay here all you want

    22Jan

    Hey there. It’s been a long time since I’ve communicated with you.  I am shifting gears on this blog from now on. I’ll be sharing my experiences through life in a more personal way.

    This is not intended to be a “how to” blog anymore. It’s a journal where I will write what my heart needs to say. Maybe some of my words resonate with you or your experiences at some level. Today, my sharing is about self-love…

    A few days ago, one of my best friends shared that she was fighting her personal health problem (extreme back pain), until it finally hit her: the more she tried to fight it and get rid of it, the harsher it was for her.

    One morning she had a spiritual awakening and she finally told her back pain: “You can stay here all you want”.

    The tension that she’s been fighting half her life, was no more. She broke through to the other side. Her pain didn’t subside, but she felt light and relieved. She was radiant and glowing as she was sharing this experience with me.

    I realized how hard I’ve been fighting my concussion. I’ve been judging my brain injury as “bad”, “dark” and “negative”. I had no compassion for the hard work that my brain has been doing to keep me alive, functioning, focused and productive while healing.

    This concussion has brought to the surface everything that I didn’t want to look at, nor admit that I have within me: sometimes it’s sadness that turns into depression. Sometimes it’s anger. Other times is impatience that turns into despair.  I have been doing everything in my power to get rid of all of it.

    I’ve realized that I judge the shit out of myself for having this condition. Sometimes I think that nobody will ever want to be with me because “I’m ruined”, or messed up” because I can’t go through a full day without crashing physically and sometimes emotionally.

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  • Taking the biggest leap of faith (And big changes coming for 2016!)

    30Jan

    Have you ever faced a situation where you had to make a major decision that would change the course of your life?

    Did your body cringe in fear, yet your soul knew it was exactly what you needed to do?

    If you’ve ever found yourself facing a huge life change, you know exactly how much power a single moment in time can have: the moment you decide to do something totally new.

    I’ve been through a major changing event in my life the past weeks. After eleven years living in Hawaii, I am moving to Austin.

    I know, you may be thinking, Austin Texas? But there’s no surf there!

    Believe me, I am aware of that, yet this is my next step to take. Let me explain… Read More

  • The seven questions to ask yourself that will help you make any decision in life

    24Oct

    Lately I’ve been presented with a “dream” project. A project that would pay me great money and propel me to huge exposure in my career. Something that I’ve prayed for to happen in the past has been presented to me at a time that felt like the “perfect time” to do it.

    But there was a problem:

    There was an energy behind it that was harsh.

    Boundaries were overstepped.

    I didn’t feel safe.

    I didn’t feel comfortable.

    For a few days, I tried to “make it work” in my mind. “Oh, I can do this. I only have to push through for a few weeks and then it will be done. I’ll get the money and all the glitz and glam that comes around with this”.

    But in truth, as I started asking myself a few questions, I realized that I can’t make it work.

    I don’t want to make it work.

    I do want the money, but I want peace and Loving in my life above anything and everything else. Read More

  • How to quickly move from hurt to happiness

    20Jan

    Guest post by Hanna Bier

    Looking back at my life I notice that what has propelled me forward and what has made the biggest impact on my journey were the breakdowns.

    More precisely, the way I broke down.

    For many years, I used all of my energy to resist my shadows and to ignore my sadness. I tried to push through no matter what and keep my face so that nobody will see my struggle.

    Every time I did this, I grew a little more stiff and bitter and my belly contracted a little bit more. The more I hid my ugly truth, me more I shrunk. Read More

  • A new way to approach the end of the year balance (+How I could bring a positive balance to one of the worst years of my life)

    28Dec

    I hope this time of the year is finding you well. For most of us, the approaching New Year is a time of reflection, a time when we pause to assess the past year and look toward the future.

    We take time to evaluate our projects and dreams, enjoy the dreams fulfilled and pave a path for those we did not achieve. We put into place our intentions for the coming year and plan how to proceed with them. We consider whether we need to switch gears. We wonder if we need to let go of the dreams we’ve outgrown, so that we can move into new ones. We question whether we need to take more action, or if we should stop and focus on resting. We ask ourselves what changes we need to allow into our lives, and how we can best grow in the coming year.

    New Years is a great time to be honest with ourselves.

    In my case, 2014 was a year that most people would consider a horrible year. Read More