You deserve better than “as good as it gets” (look what I made you!)

You’re a smart, talented, successful woman. You did The Right Things – the impressive degree, the prestigious job, the perfectly decorated home. And it feels good. But not great. Or, at least, it doesn’t feel quite how you imagined it would. Your job isn’t as exciting as it once was and your partner and friends? […]

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You are your own best friend. You are in very capable hands.

A few weeks ago, I shared a few Notes to My Younger Self, sharing things that I really, really wish sweet, young Danielle would have known. It was an introspective and ultimately healing task, for which I am grateful. Tucked amongst my advice about financial planning and drinking more smoothies, one particular insight struck a […]

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Why you should get angry; Lean in to be Liberated

A friend recently did something that made me truly question their character. Well, to be honest, they did a few somethings that made me raise an eyebrow but this was the very last straw and I found myself feeling pissed. Like, flames-coming-out-of-my-ears angry. I know what you’re thinking. I spend a lot of time writing […]

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Want to start an online business? I can help!

  Interested in knowing how I ‘do it all’? Juggle speaking gigs, clients, a day job, social media and one very handsome fiance? Hint: I don’t. After more than three years of blogging and running my online business, I’ve assembled some amazing time-saving, sanity-rescuing strategies + a whip-smart team who helps me. I’ve been able […]

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Normal is boring

Maya Angelou Quote

We all have ideas of what ‘normal’ looks like. Jeans and a button up and tasteful jewelry. Job in an office. Saying This Thing at That Time. Reacting This Way to That Event. And when we don’t think we’re normal – When we want to wear shredded jeans and an old concert t-shirt When we […]

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Expect to Offend Some People (be you anyway)

Beauty Without Strangeness Poe Quote

Here are some things I’ve done that have offended people: a) voiced my political opinions b) taken a few fries off their plate c) used the wrong pronoun d) worn white jeans and sequins when I ‘should’ have been wearing a dark, subtle suit If you’re alive, breathing, with blood pulsing through your veins, you’ve […]

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How to be Happier Today: 36 Ideas to Climb Out of a Bad Mood

36 Ways to be Happier Today

“NOTHING EVER WORKS OUT FOR MEEEEEE!” These are the words that I (rather melodramatically) whisper-shouted a few days ago while pawing through my bathroom cabinets. After a 16-hour work day and ages stuck in traffic, I’d officially reached that overtired, non-rational emotional state where just about anything will push you over the edge. And in […]

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Making BIG Things Happen in 2014 (your new year’s goal setting guide!)

Traditional goals get forgotten. We’ve all made them. I’ll go to the gym five days a week! I’ll never eat pasta again! One glass of wine per week!  Max! I’ll be in bed by 10 pm every night! They can be overwhelming if they aren’t connected to what deeply matters to you. They can make […]

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How to stop self-doubt (+ grown up decisions)

At some point you will have to decide: I don’t want to worry as much battle as much compare, judge or self sabotage as much.   It will be liberating + oh, so grown up of you. It will be part of becoming more spiritually evolved. It will be epic. At some point you will […]

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Do Better (+ how I royally messed up)

I messed up. Like, big time. I should have known better. I thought I did know better. Life can be messy. One part spills over and mashes into another. Never stagnant; ever shifting; interconnected + paradoxical. Rendering the whole bit slightly out of our hands. Have you recently (or not so recently) had a colossal […]

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