30 04, 2019

How to cope with dating disappointments as a spiritual practice

By |2019-04-30T18:43:41+00:0030th April 2019|Dating, Inspiration|0 Comments

Someone in the Dating Cocktail Lounge recently posted that they're struggling with coping through dating disappointments. Dating can be difficult, it's hard putting yourself out there, getting excited and then feeling let down. I started talking to a guy off bumble and we were in the middle of planning a date for that evening when he just went silent. Never heard back again. The idea to do it that day was even his ...

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31 12, 2018

7 Ways To Set Up Your New Year’s Resolution

By |2018-12-31T04:46:53+00:0031st December 2018|Inspiration|2 Comments

Over the years, prompted by various ‘experts’, I’ve tried every kind of New Year's practice under the sun including elaborate goal setting to future journaling to creating gratitude lists. In this article, rather than telling you the right method for you, I'm going to give you 7 ways to set up your New Year's resolution, in order to choose the one that works best for where you are right now. I posted the ...

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25 12, 2018

Choosing Connection Over Protection This Holiday Season

By |2019-01-04T19:07:00+00:0025th December 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you're enjoying all the good of this season, and taking all the 'not so good' with grace and stride. No matter how old I get, there is still so much magic and beauty about this time of year to me. The traditions, our Christmas tree decorated, listening to music, my mom baking the peanut butter kiss cookies with my three year old that I made with ...

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4 02, 2018

The Difference Between Chemistry and Lasting Love

By |2018-12-29T13:50:39+00:004th February 2018|Dating, Inspiration, Self-Love|0 Comments

I had so much fun being on Corinne Dobbas "The HeartSpace Podcast" discussing the difference between chemistry and lasting love! I have done a lot of podcast interviews, but this was one of my absolute favorites. Corinne and I had so much in common when talking about the beginning of our relationships, and just got really deep and honest in this podcast. Whether you're feeling not good enough, curious about the difference between ...

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6 01, 2018

7 Ways to Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

By |2018-12-29T13:55:42+00:006th January 2018|Inspiration, Self-Love|16 Comments

I hope you're having a great start to 2018! We had a quiet New Year's Eve this year at the Oregon Coast. We drove to the beach for the day, ran up a gigantic dune, which I was proud of myself for doing twice! Although my husband did it three times with Kai on his shoulders, while Kai cheered "Go daddy!" He's a good cheerleader ;) We watched the sunset as we reflected ...

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29 12, 2017

The Only Thing I Do For The New Year

By |2018-12-29T13:57:03+00:0029th December 2017|Inspiration|4 Comments

Four years ago I would've spent my New Year's Eve very differently. The obvious is that I didn't have a two year old then so I probably would've been out partying ;) But aside from that, I would get so caught up in all of the New Year's hype and the programs promising to take you through 10-steps for your best year yet. I'd create new vision boards, overhaul my diet and exercise ...

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14 09, 2017

How to get through a breakup of a long term relationship

By |2018-12-30T22:58:25+00:0014th September 2017|Dating, Inspiration, Relationships, Self-Love|10 Comments

I know how it feels to be crying my eyes out, yet again, over someone that I've tried to get over but still loved. Breakups are not only hard, the loss of a relationship can often be just as painful as actually losing a loved one. And it makes sense – this person that you loved so deeply, that was such a huge part of your life, is suddenly gone, unreachable, untouchable. And ...

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10 09, 2017

Happy Sunday Podcast: How to Change Your Relationship Status Permanently

By |2018-12-30T22:59:25+00:0010th September 2017|Dating, Inspiration|0 Comments

The other night I was at a beautiful candlelit yoga class sinking into a seated pigeon pose. The teacher kept instruction us to just "let go". Trying to be dutiful, I'd be twisting into a position, breathing through the pain of my tight muscles, and attempting to let go, knowing that I only had so much time in this peaceful space before going home to my busy life. And yet knowing all of ...

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5 03, 2017

8 Qualities of Highly Confident Women

By |2018-01-15T23:40:45+00:005th March 2017|Inspiration, Self-Love|9 Comments

@amberfillerup We all know those women who turn heads when they walk into a room. They aren't necessarily the prettiest, the thinnest, or even the most successful, but they send off an aura that tells you they are highly confident in themselves. They exude grace and people just want to be around them. While there are many qualities of confidence, I have composed the 8 that I feel are most important ...

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2 03, 2017

3 Things To Remember When You Feel Unsure Of Yourself

By |2017-12-27T01:30:51+00:002nd March 2017|Inspiration|6 Comments

I can vividly remember going to a networking event last year and being ridiculously nervous. I was new to Portland, had recently had a baby, and wasn't really feeling like myself but wanted to meet new people. The event was nice enough, full of women hoping to make new connections, but I felt like an outsider, unsure of where to go or what to do. I tried to think positively remembering that I'm ...

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