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Why Did You Buy That?

Nothing like the holiday season to get you all in your feelings about money and materialism.  My desire to be location independent and my disdain for Suzie Homemaking introduced me to minimalism which eventually helped me to not get caught up in the madness that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

I may not buy anything, but I still like to look and dream.

Resources for the topics I mentioned in this episode:



Black Minimalists

Zen Habits

Becoming Minimalist

Women Can Be Minimalists, Too

Essentialism: The Disclipined Pursuit of Less

My Health Coach Training

Institute for Integrative Nutrition

My Yoga Teacher Training

Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan


Amazon Special

Location Independence

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Location Independent


Emergency Food / Food Storage

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What If You Just Punched Him In The Face?

This episode contains explicit language. 

I’m tired of talking and reading about sexual harassment and assault and why it’s so hard for men to understand that it’s unacceptable. So I decided from here on out to explain it to them the best way they understand: Punch him in the face. 

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting the same result, then it’s time women reclaim their mental health and the (em)power(ment) that comes with pushing back and stomping down anyone and anything that would dare to treat us less than what we deserve and expect.

What my words and facial expression don’t get across my fist will make clear.

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Are We Limiting Our Capacity to Love and be Loved?

Are we limiting our capacity to love and be loved and to even take care of ourselves economically in pursuit of The One?

What might our lives look like if we stretched ourselves outside of the constructs we’ve accepted as normal but are no longer aligning with how the world is changing? Will we continue to try to force the old systems and structures to adjust or will we find the courage to create new ones?

Recover From Someday: Goal Mapping Workshop

I’m holding space for 12 people on Saturday, October 21st at 11amET to stop wishing and waiting for the conditions to be perfect.

If you’d like to recover from Someday, I invite you to join us.

Click here to register. 

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Will Cook and Travel for Food and Fun with CherylAnn of

Growing up, the kitchen (and food) was central to socialization and bringing people together. Cookouts, repasts, block association meetings, block parties, holidays, you name it, there was a spread. And we’re not talking pupus, but get yourself a plate and help yourself to summadis food.

When people stopped by, they sat in the kitchen to talk story, as opposed to the living room. My hair was washed, pressed, and braided in the kitchen.  Today, while I don’t consider myself a foodie, I love learning and talking about foodways and food cultures.

CherylAnn and her partner Kent are hosting a culinary tour to Bucerias, Mexico this December 3-8, 2017.  

Learn to create delectable, local, Mexican favorites. Five nights and six days of hospitality, relaxation, site-seeing, cooking classes, and good food and drink.

Casa de la Reyna is located in Bucerias, a quaint, fishing village about 20 km north of Puerto Vallarta. Price includes lodging on the ocean with swimming pool, cooking classes, off-site tour, breakfast, additional daily meal and snacks, evening happy hour, and enough free time so you can completely unwind.

Click here to learn more and book your spot. 

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Melissa’s working it out in real time, and some of it won’t be pretty.

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