Category Archives: Avocado Mornings (Media)

On Receiving Praise (And What “Live All of You” DOESN’T Mean) | Avocado Mornings #6

Hello! I am going to Spain in a few days and that is pretty much all I can think about. However, I managed to express something else in this video—what I definitely DO NOT mean when I say “live all of you.”

Plus, I share a beautiful note I received from Christian in China about the idea of living all of yourself (also a personal exercise in receiving praise, which I sometimes have trouble with).

In this episode, I talk about:

  • How to receive praise
  • The importance of expressing yourself
  • What I don’t mean by “live all of you”
  • Taking inventory of your feelings in the moment
  • Giving gratitude for your side work (like Marie Forleo talks about: B Jobs!)

Next time: See you from España!

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Shift Your Vibration | Avocado Mornings #5

First thing in the morning (ok, after you have hot lemon water), you should do this: change your story.

I am someone who gets up at 7 a.m.
I am someone who wears scarves.
I am someone who rides my bike in Winter—and rocks it.

Change your story slightly. Mildly. Why so small? Because subtly shifting your energy changes your vibration, and lets the universe know you’re ready to allow new things to come into your life—big and small.

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How to Get Out of a Rut: Artist’s Edition | Avocado Mornings #4

Welcome to Avocado Mornings, Episode 4! This week, I talk about three simple ways I got out of my writing rut.

Topics: 1) Forget about your “art”—and everyone else for that matter. 2) Know what makes you happy—even when you’re so very not. 3) Focus on your “done” list, not your “to do,” and feel grateful for YOU.

And hey! Video, filmed outside, in flowy aquamarine shirt—you don’t want to miss this.

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Renewing Your Relationship Driver’s License | Avocado Mornings #3

Happy Thursday! It’s Avocado Mornings, Episode Three. This week I talk about why it’s important to renew your commitment to your relationship—or rather, your license to continue driving it forward (fun phrasing!). Read the post below, listen to me talk about it, or both.

Here’s the audio link (will open in a new tab): Renewing Your Relationship Driver’s License

You know that feeling when you first move to a city or travel somewhere, and everything around you is so vibrant, so checkered with possibility?

Then as time passes, the wonder starts to fade into the background. It’s like the way you start not seeing things in your home, like something on top of a bookcase or a painting on the wall. When you move out, you might not even remember these things until the walls are bare, because you can hardly see them anymore. They melt into part of a structure that you rely on. And, that you can take for granted if you’re not careful.

We get used to things. We accustom. And this I think, is the most important thing we need to focus on in relationships. In fact, I think it can single-handedly be responsible for killing great relationships.

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My Big Problem with “Do What You Love” | Avocado Mornings #2

Welcome to Avocado Mornings, Episode 2! This week, I reveal my big problem—actually, my TWO big problems—with the phrase “do what you love.”

Here is the audio link, which will open up in a new tab: The Problem with “Do What You Love.”

In this episode, I talk about:

  • The stressful stigma of doing what you love in an entrepreneurial world
  • The unheard ending of the phrase that no one talks about
  • The potential for added stress when we attach financial stigma to doing what we love
  • The place we should really be starting from
  • How I let salsa dancing just be something I loved, without a stigma attached
  • What really matters when it comes to the things that you love
  • How to reclaim the phrase

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3.5 Tips to Be Productive While Traveling | Avocado Mornings #1

Now presenting my new media series: Avocado Mornings!

Some people need coffee. I need nature’s butter. These videos/audios are filled with tried-and-true tips, strategies and perhaps ridiculous fun things I can’t anticipate, all to help you (and me) live a more authentic, expansive life.

This week’s episode: I just got a lot of shit done while traveling for 2.5 weeks. Here’s how I did it. (Below, I list the bite-sized versions—watch the video for elaboration, bad lighting, various “um”s, and my shirt falling off).

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