Posted by: ButterflyMoms | August 9, 2013

What’s Bothering You?

Audrey Hepburn.. I'm possibleDearest BFMs,

It’s been a week since I’ve been back from a year in Europe and the transition back has been what pilots call a “hard landing”. Sometimes we miscalculate our lives. We think that we will naturally transition into another phase but, in reality, we get side-swiped. It does not feel good. Dealing with it can be messy so many of us bury it…. where it grows, festers and rots until when it comes out it is much nastier than the original mess. We all “know” this but still many times we choose to bury it.

At last night's workshop we all talked about the energy we all got and lessons we learned from Princess Diana!

At last night’s workshop we all talked about the energy we all got and lessons we learned from Princess Diana!

There is so much going on right now that I’m burying it some of it and dealing with some. To be fair, I’m not really burying it but rather putting it to the side until I can get my bearings. Something has shifted. I feel more grounded, in a way. I notice that after last night’s amazing workshop, the first one I’ve done on US soil in a year, after doing them EVERY week for over a year… my intuition is even stronger. I’ve fed that part of me that believes in service. I can “read” people in a deeper way. One of the amazing women there knew me when we were both very little and she shared that even when I was a little girl I helped her feel included when she was the new kid and felt rejected. I am thankful she shared that with me. I love that someone has the image of me even when I was little. Somehow it makes me feel happy from the inside out because it’s about my core.

We are all going through something. We are on planet earth, after all. What are you going to do with what is coming at you? Are you going to let it squish you? Are you going to reject  and curse it?…OR…. Are you going to say YES to facing it? To tickling it? (yup, I said “tickle”) To ask what the lesson is? What the gift is? You can play with what is in front of you… which really means un-attaching  and having fun from a more big picture point-of-view… OR… being very serious, detailed, rigid. The best solutions to life’s problems involve a little bit of both… but fits best under the 80-20 rule. Right now most people do 80% serious which I see in my coaching clients causes much sadness. If they switched that to 80% to saying YES to life their lives would transform to what they dreamed about as kids! I energetically hold that vision for you!

ss outsideaAWESOME UPDATES….

* The website will be done in the next two weeks…that is really exciting because I’ve been working on that for 2 years! When that happens you will be able to go there to get everything without having to log into Facebook or WordPress! It will be much easier for you to see everything you want and to share it when you wish 🙂

* Since most people cannot see the video blog here. I’ll post it separately. Next week it will be on the new site so no worries there!

Great big hugs,






Vermont 2013

(Taking care of myself is the first step…)

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I invite you add your comments below about what your dream is and how you can do one thing to move it forward. This whole process is about connection and moving forward.


  1. Thank you for your guidance and support through some very tough subjects! Most of the topics you discuss are topics I would’ve never thought of 🙂 I can’t wait until the retreat, I’m quite literally counting down the days until then, like a child 🙂 Stay blessed beautiful butterfly, and keep soaring 😉

  2. So very true and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing.

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