“Forgive the person you hate the most. This is your intention for our class together tonight.” Wait, what? Why would I want to begin yoga class with this intention? Did I really need to be reminiscing about a time in my life that I really wanted to forget? After hearing these words, I selfishly began to question my own yoga instructor and her motives behind...

Self love is the new psychology and super dooper wellness buzz word! ‘They’ say if we master self love then life becomes like a ‘walk in the park’. Sounds lovely, but how do we love ourselves? Oh Courtney… I love you! Is it just me or is there something a bit schizophrenic about loving yourself? I spent time with a master in India who...

Our beliefs about love can be limited – how we’ll find it, who is “right” for us, and how we should function when we do actually find it. Being open to love and all that comes with it can often shift the way we think about things. Many of my clients are stuck in old relationship patterns that no longer serve them. The first step I always suggest is to look...

You look up. You see him peering through the window with anticipatory excitement–his tail wagging faster as you get closer to the door. You stepped outside to get the newspaper, but it’s like he hasn’t seen you for days. You open the door and are greeted with a sloppy lick to the face–his total acceptance of you undeniable. Our pets don’t know any...

We all want to do fulfilling work, but not many of us have any idea of how to go about finding work that we absolutely LOVE.  That’s why I suggest that instead of finding work you love, you take matters into your own hands and create a career you love. With the age of the internet and its ability to help you market your work all over the world, it’s totally...

When I was younger, I thought that I would love myself someday in the future when I had my ideal body, a successful career and money in the bank. When my life was going the way I wanted, I would make time to show myself some love. After all, I needed to prove I was worthy of that love, right? The flaw in this mentality is that there will always be something out in...

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” — Bruce Lee My Fairytale Romance I met my husband when we were still at school.  It was love at first sight.  We had...

I know we’ve all heard the saying before, “you must love yourself before you can love another”, but what does that actually mean? Because sometimes, the very act of loving someone else gives you what you need to in turn love yourself, so is this false then? Yes and no and I’ll tell you why. It’s true that loving another person gives you something you’ve...

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” -Gandhi We must act from a place of forgiveness before we can feel it. A soul-mate isn’t your perfect fit like a puzzle piece you find to complete you.  Through forgiveness I became a true soul-mate to my partner, but the most surprising thing is I became my own true soul-mate. Loving...

Books. They show up everywhere in my life. A man holding Three Magic Words above his head to block the pouring rain. A woman leaving Be Here Now, on the bus seat as I went to sit down. My yoga instructor handing me Sacred Contracts, or the storage unit of my new apartment housing an entire collection of books on The Course of Miracles. The Universe has never...