Create a life you love

What Kind of World Do I Want to Live In

A few weeks ago I came across this question and it caused me to take a pause into how I was living my life.  I decided to take this question to my journal and what I discovered was more than anything I wanted to live in a kinder, gentler world. More than the one I am currently experiencing.  Not just from my outer world, but also from my inner world. I’d like to live a more intentional life where love and joy are the foundation of my daily activities, no matter what they were.  I want to move and thrive in this space. Not in a Pollyanna hopeful kinda way, but in an intentional and imperfect way. This world would require more awareness into my daily habits and patterns that are on automatic. A kinder world would begin with my desire to live from my deepest convictions and it begins again and again with my own personal inner journey.

If this is the world I want to live in, then I had to ask myself two questions: “What am I willing to do to create it, and how committed would I actually be?”

I am wondering what kind of world you want to live in?  What is it you really want to create for your world? What you do want your inner and outer world to reflect?

Write it down. Writing down your answer is a powerful experience. Take a moment and read your answer and see what you notice. What are the feelings that arise inside of you?  Now, in a kind and compassionate way, ask yourself how committed would you be to create and live in this world. It only takes one little tiny step.

When you move from a space of self-love and self-kindness, you will live the beautiful life you want to experience. Self-love and self-kindness are the foundation stones. I know this from my healing journey and from assisting others in theirs. Over and over again, when you are kind and compassionate with yourself, you will see all things are possible. In self-kindness, your truth is revealed, your intentions are remembered, and you live from joy. Uncontrived, a sense of gratitude arises from within. Even when you don’t know what the future holds. You see it’s okay to be perfectly imperfect and this is a beautiful thing.

When you forget about self-love and self-compassion you can easily abandon yourself. Especially when you’re triggered. In times of stress or overwhelm you experience uncomfortable feelings and get lost in them. You disassociate from yourself and from the moment.  When this happens you know it’s a deeply painful experience.

Taking an inner journey allowing self-love and self-compassion to be your guides is the only possible way to change your world in a permanent and positive way.  Are you willing to be courageous and look at the parts of you that feel stuck or are feeling pain? They need your love and kindness. We all have these parts, so you are not alone.

What would life look and feel like if you could live from a place of self-compassion and joy while living in the world you want to live in?  Again, write down your answer and take the time to feel what it feels like in your body as you write your response.

Do you want to share this living question and answer with others?

Please consider taking a 5-week journey with myself and 7 other beautiful souls experiencing a meditation and journaling workshop to begin to live in the world you want to create. You will be held in a sacred space as you begin to uncover your deepest longings, meet the lost parts of yourself and share your dreams with others in an open and caring environment.

If you are feeling curious or vulnerable right now, I believe this workshop is perfect for you.

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I Am Loved Right Now Just The Way I Am

What a powerful affirmation of truth!  It’s one I didn’t feel for a long time.  Because of the trauma I’d experienced in my life, I didn’t feel loved, accepted or understood and I felt a lot of pain in my body because of it.  When I really began to question and investigate this “feeling” of not being loved through journaling, meditation and Somatic Experiencing, I began to see these “feelings” weren’t true. Read More


I AM Beautiful Right Now Just The Way I AM

Years ago,  I was driving home from a friends house feeling not right with the world wondering where my life was going.  Out of frustration, I began asking myself  “what is it that I really really really want?!” over and over again…  What was this inner longing I was experiencing?  How did I truly want to serve Life? How would I genuinely feel fulfilled in my work?  The Beautiful World Within website had been up for over a year and I knew my life’s passion would come through it.  I just didn’t know how it would happen.

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Sending a hug

“Hi, I woke up thinking about you and thought… It’s a new year, a new day, new moment and why not let go of what is going and let come that which is to come…..  then you popped into my head.

Sending a hug,


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My Journey

The idea of The Beautiful World Within came during a very difficult time of my life. While journaling one morning I was being shown I was a beautiful human being regardless of how I was feeling about myself. I was asked to take into consideration the beauty already dwelling inside of me. To take a journey of self-discovery and allow the Universe to break my heart open. It is here I began to experience self-love, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness. Inspiring teachers and wonderful opportunities came across my path to assist me. I discovered Hatha and Raja Yoga, Yoga Nidra (meditation), journaling, and Somatic Experiencing Trauma work. All of which I still practice and hold certifications in today.  (You can read my Bio here) They are guides I now use to help others heal and see through the illusions of the mind.

I also love being around crystals. Their beauty and energy have supported my path. The first crystal I worked with was a Rose Quartz. It was an extraordinary experience that allowed me to see their restorative abilities. I love being around them and felt the desire to create beautiful, inspiring and purposeful jewelry to share with everyone.

The Beautiful World Within was created to share my journey and to offer to others what was offered to me. You can view my services or contact me to let me know how I can assist you in opening your heart to experience the beauty that dwells within you. You can also subscribe here to receive my inspiring blogs, learn about my healing offerings and be the first to learn about uplifting events.




You Are The One You’ve Been Looking For


Going within and bringing light into your inner world is the journey to true and lasting fulfillment.  When you embark on this sacred path, you will discover you are the one you’ve always been looking for. All of the love and all of the answers you have been seeking are within you.  You are the one you’ve always been looking for.

The You who:

  • Loves and accepts yourself for who you are
  • Understands how to make decisions from your true yes and your true no
  • Wants to explore the patterns and habits that no longer serve you
  • Wants to slow down and quit pushing yourself too hard
  • No longer counts on people or things to bring joy into your life because you bring your own joy and share it with others
  • Is courageous and willing to align with your values
  • Experiences self-forgiveness, self-kindness and practices often
  • Is willing to look at and befriend the shadow parts of yourself
  • Wants to hang with your tribe. The tribe that encourages, supports and applauds who you are
  • Looks at, acknowledges and has compassion on your deepest fears
  • Is willing to rely on the Universe/God for all of your needs

This beautiful and outrageous you exists under the old patterns, habits, traumas, griefs, and overwhelms of life.  You can know Your-Self, your own autonomy, your own happiness beyond your current life’s stresses and struggles.

It takes time to explore and discover this deeper aspect of you. Through the doorway of self-kindness and self-compassion you open the way to come home to yourself. This exploration is the hero’s journey and you are the hero of your own life.  It just takes a little love, courage, honesty and light heartedness. You are a Spiritual being having a human experience and it’s a messy and crazy ride sometimes!  This is true for everyone.

Give yourself permission to take time to unplug, connect to your heart and be kind to yourself each day.

You can start with taking one-minute meditations. It’s easy and safe to take a small step. Begin by closing your eyes and laying your hands on your heart. Feel what it feels like to have your hands touching and resting on this space of your body. Ask your heart what it needs most from you right now. Feel the connection and notice what happens inside your body. Not with your mind, but with your awareness, your body and your heart. This takes a moment, so slow down and take your time. What did your heart say it needed? Can you give this to yourself? I hope so…If you can, your own self-trust will begin to build.  When you are finished, bring your hands together in a prayer position and say an inner thank you to yourself for showing up in a kind and loving way. Tell your heart you will come back again. And do it. Go back again and again and again. You and your heart will be so grateful.

Would you like help connecting with and opening your heart to yourself, with others and with this world in a deeper way? If you do, you are not alone.

I’d like to invite you to experience and explore more into your true nature through Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Journaling, and Somatic Experiencing.

These self-compassion and self-kindness based restorative modalities offer you the tools and practices to you need to experience your higher wisdom, gain clarity, insights and understanding to any of life’s situations. When you allow self-compassion into your world, your life will begin to bloom. Give yourself the gift of your own love and attention. It will last a life time.

Take a moment and breath…then ask yourself if you’d like to take the next step…
If the answer is yes, you can contact me for a free confidential 20-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and how I may assist you. I look forward to hearing from you.





See Yourself as Someone You Love

Hello Love,

I wrote this blog thinking about you wondering if you

See Yourself as Someone You Love

It’s a deeply reflective question you may not have ever considered. I’d love for you to take a moment, go inside and ask yourself… “What would it be like in body, heart and mind if I saw myself as someone I loved?”

Your heart longs for love most of all from you. Where ever you go, there your heart is. This is why your relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever have.

Your world will change in so many beautiful ways the moment you begin to cultivate seeing yourself as someone you love.

Spontaneously you will:

  • be kinder and gentler to yourself
  • feel safe in your body and begin to trust Life
  • notice joy and gratitude showing up within you uncontrived
  • feel happier and complain far less
  • treat your body with love and respect
  • do more of the things you love
  • be honest with yourself and others, even when it is difficult
  • allow yourself to become more venerable and less defensive
  • feel calmer in stressful situations
  • seek support when you need it
  • see your needs as important
  • experience people being kinder more loving to you
  • experience yourself being kinder to people
  • quit believing the self-critical voices in your head
  • let go of addictive behaviors
  • no longer allow others to treat you unkindly


This inner journey back to your heart begins by paying attention to where your attention is. How often do you find yourself worrying and stressing over the past and future? This brings on anxiety and fear then rob you of your inner joy.  Practice bringing your attention in this present moment, where healing and happiness reside.

I invite you to take some time to journal what life would look and feel like if you saw yourself as someone you loved. Reflect on your writing. What did you notice?  Was there one thing you could do to experience seeing yourself as someone you love?  Do this one thing for 30 days and see what happens. Be brave and share your answers with someone you love.  Your sharing may inspire them into their own inner journey.

My second invitation is to write a letter to yourself and say everything you always wished someone would have said to you and never did. Say everything. Leave nothing out. Read this letter to yourself 1-2 times a week. Give yourself the love you’ve always wanted.

Another very simple self-loving kind thing to do is to light a small votive candle every morning before you begin your day. Let this ritual be an intention/reminder to honor your life and to see yourself as someone you love. Feel what it feels like in your heart as you set this intention.

Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Journaling and Somatic Experiencing are life enriching ways to come home to yourself.  These heart centered modalities have opened the deepest places of my heart and the hearts of many others. They are simple yet powerful embodied experiences that can slowly change the way you see and treat yourself.

My life’s work is to help people heal from past traumas, grief, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions. Though these experiences a part of life and happen to all of us, they cause incredible distress to the nervous system if not tended to. If you’d like guidance in healing, touching and knowing the deepest parts of yourself, please reach out for a complimentary 20-minute session. You will discover how you can feel your best by simply learning how to gently meet yourself over and over again.

I look forward to hearing from you.



Ps. What would it be like in body, heart and mind is a question from the book, The Way of Grace by Miranda Macpherson. This book takes you on a deep inquiry into your inner world. I highly recommend it.


















About Me

Journaling is a beautiful tool I use to understand myself better. Teaching Yoga, especially Hatha, Raja and Nidra brings a lot of joy in my life. I will try just about anything to undo all of the layers of beliefs and perceptions that have caused so much pain and suffering in my life. Just returned home from a module on a three year certification at the SE Trauma Institute. I use this powerful somatic work by Peter Levine to help myself and others live happier more fulfilling lives. I love riding my bike...spending time with Bella my teacup Yorkie, and Princeton Blue and Chandler Bing, my 2 rescue Siamese cats. I am currently listening to A course in Miracles: Manual for Teachers on Audible Books for the 3rd time... Nicole, Christopher and Alex are my 3 children I love so much. Chelsea, Haleigh, and Gabby are my 3 granddaughters that bring a lot of joy into this world...