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October 2014

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#FunnyFAIL Friday VLOG: BIG Lessons from EPIC Fails (and bad haircuts).

I think we all have at least ONE time where we tried something new and epically failed. We failed so bad it is now a hilarious story. Well, here’s mine. It’s about about a day I dared to take a stand and attempt two courageous things and failed beautifully on both counts. It was messy. It was scary. It was funny. And, bottom line… it all worked out in the end. And it always does. Today is the day to reflect from these epic fails and instead of judging ourselves by saying “what was I thinking?” ask “what was I learning?” and how can I apply this learning moving forward. As Maya Angelou says “When we know better, we DO better.” Up until that point we really are just doing our best and my hope is that we stop the judgment and love ourselves knowing this. So, What is one of YOUR epic and #FunnyFAILS that you get to laugh about now? Bad perm? Stuck your foot in your mouth… or worse? Hilarity loves company so let’s get sharing! Comment below or tweet me @DaringToSuck and let’s have a good laugh!   Happy Friday and Much Love!...

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How To Survive, Navigate and Master Difficult Emotions: 10 Ways To Gain Control When They Take You Out!

      We’ve all been there. LIFE happens and we are taken out at the knees. Drowning in a sea of hurt feelings, confusion, loss of control, sadness or grief – to name a few. Without awareness or tools, we can swirl in turbulence for longer than we need to, feeling frustrated with no resolution, no clarity and feeling like we are going around in circles. In sharing my own experiences of emotional tidal waves,  I also offer Ten Empowering Lessons and Insights  to gain new perspective and understanding in how we can use our emotions as powerful opportunities for learning, personal growth and freedom. People often ask me “How are you so comfortable expressing your emotions?” (or why is it so easy for me) and the truth is it is NEVER easy. The one things I have that they may not is a faith that feeling my emotions is worth it. I, like many people, use to see emotions as inconvenient, unpredictable, messy, weak-looking and hurtful. I would avoid the ‘bad’ ones at any cost. Now, however, I know my emotions serve to free me in my life. Through full expression and release. Emotions show up to facilitate deep healing if I allow them too. Sound simple? It is. And it’s the hardest, most rewarding work we will ever do in this life. The Time Life (and Death) Took Me Out In the spring of 2008 and newly married, my husband and I learned we were expecting our first baby. Me, being a mother and nurturer to friends and family my whole life, was caught off guard by how scared I was at learning the...

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