Ho’oponopono: Get unstuck with this heart-focused practice

When you feel stuck, it can feel impossible to move forward. Yet, often getting unstuck isn’t about doing more of something or less of something else, but rather, loosening the grip of emotions that hold you in place. These emotions…

Use Summer Energy to Transform Your Life: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Embrace the Transformative Power of Summer Summer is a beautiful time to bring transformation to your life, whether in your work, relationships, or life purpose. The exuberant, active energy of summer might just be what you need to make profound…

Core values – your guide to deep satisfaction with work

Hi beautiful introvert, I’m in the midst of a profound journey this week—reconnecting with my core values for my business. It’s all part of my Director of Operations certification, and the experience feels quietly empowering. I’ve done values work multiple…

Navigating Overwhelm: Small changes for more ease & joy

Today, I want to talk about overwhelm… It’s a topic that’s coming up a lot in my conversations with clients around work and family right now, so I’m guessing it might be coming up for you, as well… We have…

The Observer Within: Using Pause and Reflection to Reshape Your Life

Life can sometimes feel like a whirlwind, leaving you struggling to keep up and chronically stressed out & overwhelmed. When you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel, one of the most valuable actions you can take is to:  …

Embrace Your Journey to Beat Burnout: 3 Actionable Steps for Introverts and Unconventional Folx

Hey, beautiful introvert friend! Heidi here, and though I’m on summer break, I couldn’t hold back from sharing these powerful steps to overcome burnout. If you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or trapped in your work, this one’s for you.  I share…

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The 3 phases to living your life purpose (quick read)

What are you here to do in this one beautiful life? Share your creative gifts with the world and feel fully self-expressed? Be a different kind of leader that champions a different way of working than the industrial-era 9-5-40hr-50-weeks-a-year paradigm?…

4 stages of embodiment to create lasting change in your daily life

Changing your life can feel hard. Whether you want to run your first 5k,  feel more confident at work or start living your life purpose, at some point you’re going to feel frustrated and doubtful that you can ever make…

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The #1 challenge to create more confidence as an introvert

What does creating more confidence look like for you?   Simple? Agonizing?  Lots of stops and starts and tail chasing?   I think a lot about how to help my introverted clients (and myself!) create lasting change and I want…

The connection between anxiety & boundaries

I’m going to focus a lot on anxiety in the next few weeks, which is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. So many of us experience it (including me!), coming at us in so many different ways.…

Anxiety, confidence & your full potential

These three words – anxiety, confidence & living your full potential (ok that’s more that 3) – were the top areas of interest in a community poll I did earlier this week (thanks, by the way!). As an introvert, does…

Moving forward after being lost

I’m going to be talking about some of the harder things about being human over the next two weeks, so if you’d prefer to keep things light, feel free to skip this email. Otherwise, if you’re open to spending a…

Create your own Dream Team in 2022

Happy 2022, we’re here. It’s the future and, wow, what ride it’s been. It’s hard to believe all that has happened in the past two years.  One of the great things that’s come out of these trying times, though, is…

Word of the year

What do you want to create in 2022?

That can feel like a biiiig question, bringing up images of lists of goals that feel really exciting but then quickly get complicated and overwhelming. (While I do love working with goals, all too often I see them fizzle out…

What not to do when you doubt yourself

Self-doubt can be a persistent companion…  Whispering sneakily in the back of your mind as you go about your day or sometimes screaming out loud as you try to psych yourself up to take action. Self-doubt might show up through…

Stopping downward spirals when you feel out of control

Do you know the feeling of a downward spiral?  When you can feel yourself dropping deeper into an emotional abyss of your own personal hell-mix of feelings? Anxiety, depression, despair, shame, {add your un-favorite emotion here}… If I charted the…

Holiday gift list for healing & transformation

I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite people and products to help you turn your holiday buying into a deeply nourishing gift.  I’ve chosen these recommendations in the hopes that they can help you strengthen your (and…

When doubt + winter darkness feel like they’re taking over

Oh gosh, was it dark this morning! We’re losing light like crazy, here in Alaska, AND it’s been an absolutely frigid November. On cloudy days, it can feel like waking up in a cave, which, for me, can make getting…

A poem in your honor

Thank you for being here –   reading this blog post… and those before it for being welcoming to my words, & my energy and sharing your attention   so that we may have a moment of connection   be…

The holidays can be a mixed bag

How do you feel about that?   While the holidays can be time of fun and connection, I recognize that your experience might be different.   So, if you feel like the holidays can be a mixed bag (of emotions,…

The winter blues: if things feel harder, you’re not alone (an Ayurvedic perspective)

I’ve had several conversations with clients and fellow coaches this week about the emotional challenges of this time of year. I can certainly feel the effects of winter up here in Alaska (especially since I was just in warm and…

3 Simple Habits For Less Exhaustion

Who has energy to add more self-care to their day? If you’re exhausted, then trying to do more good things for yourself can easily become another reason to feel bad about the state of things.   And this, my friend,…

Exhaustion doesn’t happen overnight

Exhaustion doesn’t happen overnight. It builds up over time. As a result of your day-to-day actions. The question is, what are the actions that slowly deplete you over time? They might be things like: Consistently working late Checking email every…

From exhausted to energized… there is a path

This post is for all of my stressed out introvert friends who’re having a hard time getting through the day – and life in general. You probably already know of self-care practices or other habits that would make you feel…

How to integrate hard lessons

Wow, I just had an amazing weekend co-leading a retreat. The time was about so much more than yoga and meditation and dancing. It was a safe space for people to connect to themselves, reflect and let the messy stuff…

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Reducing stress requires your attention

Reducing stress requires your attention. I know, I know, it would be so much easier to just keep doing what you’re doing. Who has time to think about stress let alone take new actions to settle it? Your brain might…

A guide to help you return to “normal” in pandemic times

Are you going back to work after months of working from home and finding that it’s hard to do things like you did them before? If so, you’re not alone. {If you want to skip straight to the guide, click…

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Not going after your dreams?

Going after your dreams sounds beautiful, in theory, but it can be a topic that inspires frustration and self-criticism in many of us. There’s often an idea that it should be easy or magical. That if you think positively enough,…

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What’s your stress response type?

Before I get into helping you identify your stress response type, I want you to know that in this post I’m going to make some assumptions about you. I’m going to assume that you experience stress. Almost every day. And…

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Moving Forward: A process for holistic goal setting

Welcome, friend! If you’ve Googled your way here and are looking for magic ways to set a goal and get it done in record time, please save your time and press the back button to return to your search results. …

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Courageous Communication from the Inside Out

When you’re a naturally quiet person, authentic communication can feel really vulnerable. It can turn everyday conversations with friends, coworkers and clients into challenges that can leave you feeling like there’s no room for you to be fully yourself. On…

Crystal

Holistic Tips for Great Decision Making

Hi *|FNAME|*, How easy is it for you to make decisions? Do you get stuck or overwhelmed or do you tend to make rapid fire choices that you later regret? I’ve found that making decisions is so much easier when…

On the ledge - empowered decision making

How to make empowered decisions

Ahhhh, decisions…..Most of us spend waaaay too little time thinking about how we make decisions. Instead, we get caught up in hemming and hawing about what’s the right decision, weighing the pros and cons, calculating our budget and sitting on…

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Troubled relationships & how to heal them

What’s an easy way to improve any relationship? Be it with your mom, your partner, your kids, your crazy coworker, or even yourself? Unconditional love. Yup, 100%. While that might seem obvious, when it comes to actually practicing unconditional love,…

Heidi of the mountains

3 lessons skiing has taught me about personal growth

“Why does doing new things have to be sooo hard??” I found myself spastically asking myself this question the other day as I navigated myself up and down a mountain in Alaska’s Turnagain Pass. My husband and I picked up…

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Cultivate emotional well-being with this easy morning habit

Emotional well-being arises from how you take care of yourself. This easy habit will help you to direct your emotions where you want them to go so that you feel more ease and focus in your day. It’s especially helpful…

Lead by example this Election Day

Today is an historic day. Emotions are running high. Hopes and fears intermingle in a volatile mixture that’s ready to blow. We say we want good leadership… then NOW is the time for US to practice good leadership. Because if…

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Reduce overwhelm using mind control (on yourself)

This is the last post in the series “A holistic guide to troubleshooting your overwhelm”.   The control center for your body and emotions, the mind is where it’s at when it comes to reducing overwhelm. By understanding the mechanisms…

Overwhelm

Your emotions & healing overwhelm

This is the second post in a series called A holistic guide to troubleshooting your overwhelm. See the first post here. Your feelings create the experience of your life. Whether you feel joy, focus or overwhelm determines how your day…

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An Ayurvedic guide to troubleshooting your overwhelm

In this blog post, I offer a holistic perspective on where overwhelm comes from, how it affects you and how you can feel better. Oh overwhelm! It’s one of those human states of being that just feels awful. Plus, it…