The Power of Psychological Flow

November 21st, 2017

We’ve all had the experience of being so involved in an activity that time flies or perhaps even stands still. A state in which awareness and activity merge to form a creative synergy that elevates you above mundane concerns, and where, like a waterfall, energy rushes through your body toward the object of your attention.

When you do finally descend from this state, you have a glow–a flow glow. You aren’t tired, drained or stressed. Rather, you are literally high on life.

Such is the power of flow.

Those who experience flow on a regular basis such as poets or musicians crave this intoxicating feeling and begin to seek it out in other areas of their lives. One of the characteristics of this state is that you realize immediately when you’re in it due to the exceptional level of mental/emotional harmony.

A life lived in flow is seamless. This inner harmony becomes much more desirable than, say, the surge of adrenalin that comes from a fit of road rage.

We have entered an era characterized by unprecedented rates of change. Life in twenty years will be unrecognizable to older generations. The age of innovation has given us a mandate: either hold on to form as you now know it or learn to go with the flow.

While some people stumble upon flow while mastering a skill, others choose to cultivate this fluidity as a way of life. Everyday flow is the critical skill of the 21st century. Tomorrow’s leaders will be adept at flow. They will be interpersonal ninjas who remain impervious to drama and negativity. They will experience internal harmony despite the chaos of rapid change.

Form or flow? Form changes. Those who choose to fight in order to hold onto position or power will soon lose their grip. Those who rise to the top will have cultivated a level of agility that only comes from the power of flow.



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3 Signs of Relationship Karma

August 12th, 2017

I've Had Enough

Do you have relationship karma? Do you keep meeting the same type of people, or worse yet, having the same fight over and over with the same person? If so, you may be carrying some relationship karma that is holding you back.

3 signs of relationship karma:

  1. Certain types of people or specific behaviors drive you crazy. It could be controlling people, flaky people or even outgoing people that make you want to pull your hair out.
  1. You’re in a close relationship with someone that is “complicated.” It could be a parent, a boss or a partner. Either he or she wants more from you or you want more from them. This cycle of push/pull leads to power struggles. You’re tired of the struggle but have no idea what to do about it.
  1. You get highly emotional when you have to deal with these behaviors or difficult relationships. You may feel frustrated, angry or hurt over and over again…

In my book Modern Hippie, I talk about untangling from those who steal your peace. Untangling doesn’t necessarily mean cutting ties (although it may), but it does require reclaiming your power and energy from the unhealthy dynamic.

The saying, “It takes two to tango,” is really true. Even those who are victims of emotional abuse are allowing themselves to remain in a position where the victimization continues. This doesn’t apply to children of course, because they aren’t yet equipped to take their power back.

Karma is a form of momentum. It is a pattern that has been occurring for so long that the emotional and mental energies easily flow down a well worn path. This phenomenon is well documented in brain science. We develop connections in the brain that become stronger with use.

Nothing feels better than emotional freedom and inner peace. This level of freedom is like being a child again. When we aren’t engaged in complicated relationship dynamics, we can be truly present to the world and all its beauty and majesty.


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Energy 101 now Available on Mindsail App!

November 12th, 2016

launch_insta_facebookI’m so honored to be a featured coach on the new Mindsail App!

After you download the app on your Apple device, you can listen to my Energy 101 program and so many other amazing programs on relationships and health. Also, stay tuned for Energy 102: The Truth about Relationships. So exciting!

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Wellness App

August 3rd, 2016

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I’m working on a new project that I’m so excited about that I wanted to share!

Earlier in the year I was contacted by a start-up company that’s creating a wellness app of coaches giving short audible sessions on different topics like relationships and health. I am one of the coaches and will be doing a couple of programs on energy!

I’m finishing up my first program now and having so much fun with it. I love the idea of helping people who are busy and may not have the resources to have one on one coaching session.

Stay tuned! The app is being launched this fall. I’ll post more info as we get closer!



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Modern Hippie Book Trailer

February 20th, 2016

It was so fun making this book trailer with Jimmy Peggie and Carter O’Neill!

As I was describing what it means to be a Modern Hippie, I couldn’t help but think of how lucky we are to live in this time where complete inner freedom and peace is even possible. I feel tremendous gratitude for those who came before us and paved the way.

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Modern Hippie:Top 10 Inspirational Books

February 8th, 2016


Thank you to Aspire Magazine for including Modern Hippie in this month’s list of Top 10 Inspirational Books!




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Personal Growth in 2016

January 2nd, 2016

Happy New Year 2016


There’s a wave of energy in 2016 that is going to uplift those of us who have done the work of untangling from relationship drama and focusing on heart-based personal growth. Many of us have built a strong container for spirit. We have repaired the leaks in our energetic container and processed the emotional heaviness. This is the year that we get to ride the wave! Just love yourself completely and you will be on the wave. It’s that simple. Looking forward to year full of adventure and promotion.

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Intuitive Based Decision Making

December 23rd, 2015

Making a decision from a mountain top perspective is ideal. That way we’re able to see a situation from all angles. The only possible way to do this is by using your intuition. Pay attention to the subtle signs in your body when considering what path to take. Pay attention to flashes of insight that come and go in an instant. Pay attention to the gut feelings that you have… you will not regret it. However, when we neglect to take these things into consideration, we ALWAYS regret it and tell ourselves that we knew better!

Read more in this article that I wrote for GAIA on Using Intuition to Make Decisions.

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Simple, Intuitive & Fun

November 30th, 2015

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The Modern Hippie way of life is very simple, intuitive and fun!

We prefer to love others rather than getting tangled up in endless power struggles.

We value freedom and therefore follow our bliss.

And we choose to ride the wave of life rather than swim upstream.

Isn’t that what we all want? To live peaceful, fun and free?

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Are You a Modern Hippie?

October 31st, 2015

Are You a Modern Hippie


5 Signs that You are a Flower Child

Whatever happened to the glory days of the sixties when love was free and hippies sat on grassy fields all across America pondering the nature of life?

Are hippies back? I don’t know about you, but I’m spotting more people wearing tie dye these days. I’m also seeing lots of peace signs and an increasing amount of tolerance for the differences among us.

It would seem that after a break from this free-spirited era, hippies are back! Are you a modern hippie? Here are five signs that you are today’s version of a flower child.

1. You’re organic.

You may not go so far as to allow your body hair to take on a life of its own, but if you are a woman, your style is more minimalist than glamorous. And men? Well, you hippie fellas tend to lean more toward rugged than metro sexual.

You like your food organic too. No thank you on the pesticides and GMO’s. Not that eating this way is always affordable, but preferable for sure.

2. You care about the earth and its inhabitants.

Original hippies were activists and so are modern hippies. You see the earth as a living being that needs to be protected and unharmed. Therefore you recycle, try not to be an over-consumer and use your purchasing power to support companies that operate consciously and sustainably.

While modern hippies are not haters, you have a sincere disdain for factory farming. You may be flexitarian, vegetarian, vegan, or moving in that direction. If and when you do eat meat, you view it as a delicacy and are aware of how it is raised.

3. You love live music.

If you didn’t get to attend Woodstock, don’t worry… Music festivals are back. Modern hippies can’t get enough of bands that sing songs about unity and “one love.” And there are new peace loving bands cropping up every day.

In fact, the Grateful Dead reunion in Chicago last summer (2015) sold out all three shows, and from what I hear, the energy of love was so strong at Soldier Field that all who attended left high whether they were smoking or not!

4. You see other modern hippies wherever you go.

Let’s face it; hippies have a certain vibe that you can feel. You know it when you’re in the presence of another hippie and you can’t help but smile, nod or say hello.

The modern hippie vibe has a similar vibe to the original hippies – relaxed, accepting and peaceful. Sure, stress happens, but it’s not your predominant emotion. You free spirits prefer to go with the flow instead of swim upstream. All in all, you folks are nice to be around.

5. Peace Prevails.

The modern hippie hasn’t abandoned the desire for more peace and love in the world, but it’s pursued in a slightly different way. The modern hippie is supremely focused on cultivating inner peace. This is because you know that these things are contagious, and if you’re peaceful inside, then the person sitting next to you gets to benefit from the calm spirit that you emanate.

The hippie spirit is alive and well with the original hippies still leading the way for all of us who will never stop trying to make our planet more peaceful, loving and green.

My new book, Modern Hippie: An Intuitive Journey Toward a Free-Spirited Life explores what it means to be a true free spirit, untangled from everything and everybody, yet more peaceful and loving than ever!



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