Pep Talk :)

I’m cheering for you!

Hello beautiful people and welcome to this dose of Celestial Goodness. As always, thank you for joining me in this space and on this journey. See this week’s video here:

Last week was a very busy week, and I don’t see this week being any different, however, I do have one thing that will greatly help with the week ahead. No, it is not endless meeting cancellations, or a magical wand to make all my work disappear or even better a wand that completed all the things on my to do list haha, but it is something that I think will help me immensely.

One day last week when I felt a little overwhelmed by my own to do list, and I love to make them, one of my friends sent me a Tik Tok video. For the record, I am not on Tik Tok lol, but a bunch of my friends, and they know who they are, love Tik Tok, so I get a steady stream of good videos. Admittedly, some of them are pretty hilarious, and others well, they are pretty inspirational. In this one, the “Tik Tokker” had this magnificent voice, and he said, this is a reminder that you are flipping awesome, you go out into the big wide world and find majesty and awesomeness. He said that if you find yourself being down on yourself and doubting how amazing you are, close your eyes, take three deep breaths, and realize that you are awesome.

It is amazing just how hearing those words can fill you with a sense of yes, yes, I am awesome, and yes, I can do this life thing. I think most of us are also familiar with vegan super star, Tabitha Brown, who has one of the most soothing voices on the planet. There are people out there on the planet right now who can soothe our spirit and our very soul with their presence and their words, and we are filled with gratitude for these lovely souls… but guess what?

We can also do that for ourselves. Yes, sometimes we have to give ourselves a pep talk. Sometimes we can be right in the midst of a mini storm or mini fire that needs to be put out, and we wonder, how am I going to do all of these things? Doubt can set in, and we might think we aren’t cut out to do something that we are very capable of doing. In these times, we need a pep talk.

I also think of Halls, and the brilliant marketing that they did for their cough drops. They called it a pep talk on every wrapper. Some examples were,

“Conquer today.

 You’ve survived tougher.

Don’t waste a precious minute.

Let’s hear your battle cry.

You can do it and you know it.

Don’t give up on yourself.”

I also think we can give ourselves a soothing pep talk before we even get to any of the more stressful points in our lives. I do remember talking to my former therapist, Alfonso, and he told me that some people refused to get “welmed,” let alone overwhelmed.

So sometimes the best time to give yourself a pep talk is before things get overwhelming. I might even go as far as encouraging you dear spirit to speak kindly to yourself each day. How amazing would it be if when we got up in the mornings, if we looked in the mirror and with every single fiber of our being said, “You got this!” Yes, you got this whole day, whatever comes—good or otherwise.

What if you got up each day and said, I am wiser today than I have ever been, I have more experience at life than I have ever had, and I truly deserve to be here on Earth today and every day. What if you realized that even though you have things that you consider weaknesses—and we will say, “things that you were working to develop,” that you also have your strengths. You have qualities that others admire, and even if you don’t know it, someone out there thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread. Essentially, even if no one claps for you every day, you amazing, brilliant, and capable. Christopher Robin said to Winnie Pooh and crew, ““You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (by A. A. Milne)

That is the energy that I want you take into this week.

Look at how far you have come on the journey of life? Yes, you still have additional distance to cover, but don’t discount how many strides and steps you have taken to get here.

Look at all of the amazing things that have aligned for you to be where you are right at this moment. Look at the work that you put in, the effort, the sweat, the tears, and even if you didn’t you don’t have to actually do anything to deserve love and to be amazing, but if you did, if you were in the ring of life fighting, then please take some credit for your victories. Even moments that felt like failures added to future victories so treasure them too.

In the book Warrior of Light, Paulo Coelho says, “the warrior of light…accepts defeat as defeat and does not try to make a victory out of it, painful wounds, the indifference of friends, the loneliness or losing—all leave a bitter taste. But at these times, he says to himself…I fought for something and did not succeed. I lost the first battle. These words give him renewed strength. He knows that no one wins all the time, and he knows how to distinguish his successes from his failures.” I think it is important to highlight this. You won’t win all the time, but at least you tried something, and you can try again!

You got this!

So this week, whatever comes, you will say:

Today will be a good day, this will be a good week. I feel grateful for the experience of being alive. I am getting healthier each day. I am growing and evolving into even more of the person that I want to be. I forgive myself for doubting my capabilities. I forgive myself for speaking harshly to myself. I am brilliant, I am amazing, I am capable, I am sure of myself, I am successful, I am confident, I am powerful, I am getting better and better each day, I am getting wiser and wiser, I am an unstoppable force of nature, I have everything that I need within me, and I am pure awesomeness. I am kind, I am powerful, I am intelligent, and things can go well. I want you to say this and to mean it. Say it as many time as you need to believe it. Tell the people around you that they are awesome too. They say that a butterfly can’t see its own colors. It can’t see how beautiful it is—so if you see someone in your life who is like a beautiful butterfly, don’t be afraid to share the awesomeness. Compliment them and watch their sunshine pour out. People need reminders of their amazingness, and we should not hold that back from each other.

Let our your inner wolf 🐺

You got this! So this is the pep talk for the week ahead. May the stars shine brightly over your week, and may it be a week in which you remember and know with certainty that you are a magnificent, majestic, amazing, vibrant, spirit having a human experience. May it be an amazing week indeed. Ciao.

A Moment of Serenity

A moment of serenity in the Aegean Sea…

Hello beautiful people and welcome to this dose of Celestial Goodness. As always, thank you for joining me in this space and on this journey. How are you? Really? What word came to mind when I asked that question? Put your hand over your heart and feel the vibration from your most powerful organ. Let out a sigh, unclench your jaw, roll your neck gently from side to side and allow whatever tension you might be holding onto the opportunity to melt away from your body. See this week’s video here:

Now I will ask again, how are you? I hope that you are well, and If the answer to that is no, then I am sending you a burst of love and hope that things turn around.

Love and hope have had it hard lately. The world has had a rough go lately.
No, thoughts and prayers are not enough for what is happening—we need action and change, but love and hope are still part of the equation. The energetic vibration of love matters even more than ever I would say. Without it—the energy of fear rules supreme. Without it, we lose our compassion, our empathy, our ability to care deeply for self, for others, and for the very planet on which we live.

We expend energy on things that ultimately create more stress for our lives. My most important message has to be that we should take action to care about the things that matter to us, but we should also be mindful about our thoughts—our mental and emotional health, and we should never give up on love.

It has certainly been a while since we were here in this space together—The sacred space that is Celestial Goodness. I hold this space for anyone reading, watching or listening that this moment infuses you with some positive vibes and an extra dose of love for whatever you are facing and feeling. The last time that I posted I had no intention of letting a long stretch of time pass between posts, but simultaneously I was running on all cylinders and feeling a growing level of exhaustion within myself.

I absolutely love to live life to the fullest and for me that means being out and about having memorable experiences and engaging with life and people. I do also enjoy the feeling of working, or creating and that can lead to some workaholicness admittedly. With all of that, maintaining relationships, keeping up with my hobbies and trying to stay sane in a world that is seemingly intent on bombarding us with tragedy, it was a lot. I also feel an internal shifting on a micro level which may have to do with this being a big birthday year for me.

Birthday cake ideas? LOL

What gets sacrificed when everything happens all at once? In my case my creative energy. I felt disconnected from myself, from the divine, and I was just able to do enough to get all the essentials done. That is surviving versus thriving. That is being reactive to life instead of proactive about it. And we want to thrive. We want rest, we want abundant creative energy, we want prosperity, we want to enjoy each morsel of life but also to know that we have a stable foundation. I knew that for what I was feeling, that I needed more than a good nights sleep. I needed deep rest, a sprinkle of adventure, and to get outside of my daily routines.

My rejuvenation came in the form of a trip with my friend Stephanie to Greece. We had many reasons for going to Greece this year; that is to say, you don’t need to leave home to carve out some serenity in your life, but if you can take a moment, if you can even take a step outside of the daily routine, you should.

With the Acropolis behind me and my adventure hat on!!

Getting to Greece saw the levels of obstacles that would make two type A control freaks mad, and yet we managed hahaha. We were rewarded with days on azure beaches, bougainvillea covered homes, jasmine scented pathways, and an endless supply of aperol spritz. Mostly, I had time without my normal responsibilities, time to sleep and nap, and time to float in the sea. The sea is probably my favorite place so I felt tranquility as I hadn’t felt in a while. When I came home recently, Partially due to jet lag, I have been going to bed early and sleeping for hours. I woke up today and could feel the effect of rest in my spirit. I also felt my inspiration returning to me. The body can feel these things and so can the soul.

So when I ask how are you doing? How are you coping? How are you rebelling against just surviving? How are you feeling joy? Grieving? Balancing? How are you coping with having so many questions right, and not enough answers, I am also hoping that you are finding ways to carve out serenity so that you can thrive. It is easier to say than it is to do, but I have found that even a few minutes looking through the window—gazing rather, taking a walk in nature, a few moments of deep breathing and centering ourselves can help to gain clarity and to feel more centered.


No that won’t help us figure everything in life out, but the little moments that we take to tend to our spirit become big moments and they have an outward impact. Our peace, our love does in fact ripple out to all of humanity. We also need our energy. Action, advocacy, being agents of change also requires energy.

Mykonos, Cyclades

As I have done in this space before, let us take a brief reprieve from everything.
Get your body in a comfortable space.
Close your eyes.
Take a deep but comfortable breath.
Take another and be aware of your breathing.
Just let yourself savor the stillness.
There is nothing pressing that needs to be done.
There is no demand on your time beyond this moment.
You can feel your heart beating.
You can feel your breath.
That is all that is required of you in this moment.
Repeat this. Be aware of your breath. How powerfully you can feel your senses. How powerfully does your heart beat. You have the strength, the resilience, the fortitude for life.
Feel gratitude for this moment. You can close your eyes at any moment and there is a space where you can find peace and serenity. Hope, tranquility, and love.
Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Gently open your eyes.
Know that you can return here at any moment.

Over the coming months, this space may transform. More content, maybe smaller more frequent pieces at times and two friends are trying to help tech challenged me put the audio in podcast form. If there’s anything you would like to see or of this content has helped you in any way—please do let me know. May the stars shine brightly over your week and May it be a beautiful week indeed.

Athens, Greece