20 Creative Ideas for Date Night (or a memorable first date!)


Dinner and a date? Puh-lease. You are so much more fun and interesting than that!  Creative dates help you bond with your partner, problem solve, and create the sort of memories you can chew on when you need a pick-me-up. Here are 20 you-won’t-believe-what-we-did date ideas – try one this weekend! 1. Mystery Music Grab […]

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Use Your Influence


Whether you think anyone is listening or not – Your life matters Your art matters You matter. We are each gifted with a myriad of ways to express our creative genius – paint brushes, music, the written word, dance, and so many more. These gifts allow us to serve others + build lives and careers […]

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Blogs I Heart


Is it possible to heal your relationship with money? Want to be more visible? Here are three steps to get you there (plus one amazing outfit involving feathers). This is my go-to get up, wake up song. A free online workshop that’s “a potent step-by-step guide to creating a life of vitality, joy and peace” […]

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Dear Danielle: Will I ever find love or should I just give up?

Dear Danielle Advice

This original question has been edited to protect the identity of the submitter. Q: “Hi Danielle, my name is Emily and I’m an incredibly shy and awkward 22 year old that recently graduated college. I’ve never had a boyfriend, never been kissed or gone on a date and never even been flirted with. I know […]

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


“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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Blogs I Heart


What would happen if you just opened the door? When I see you standing on the doorstep, I am yearning to take your hand and guide you gently though the opening and over to the other side.  I want to call out; just do it! Open it! What are you waiting for? But I won’t. For this is not […]

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The Truth About Dreaming Bigger (+ laying off the guilt trip)


We all do it: Long for more Want what’s next + pine for expansion And doing this doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t appreciate what we have. Our desire for more can feel like a betrayal to our reality. We tell ourselves that we are small, ungrateful people for dreaming bigger. Guilt’s sharp, unforgiving blade finds […]

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Dear Danielle: Education vs. A Future Career Love?

Dear Danielle Advice

Q:  Hi, my name is Amanda and I am 20 years old and need some advice on my future career. I’ve been raised with not very much, and my family always said that the key to happiness later in life is getting a solid education. Although I think this is true, I don’t want to […]

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How to get started on any goal. Yup, anything.


“It’s hard to know where to start.” We say that all the time, don’t we?  When we want to move to a new city, start a new venture, go back to school, learn a new skill. We pull out that old chestnut of an excuse, shine it up, and then use it on the daily […]

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What if it all worked out?


“But what if he doesn’t call me back?” “What if I don’t get the job?” “What if I never earn the money I need?” “What if I don’t lose the weight?” “What if everyone hates my book/art/speech/idea?” What if you took all the steps to create the life you wanted + it didn’t work out? […]

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3 Ways To Date Better + Find the Person Who is Right for You


Our relationships are a direct reflection of our own self-worth. Who we love is intrinsically tied to our level of self-esteem. Every day, clients tell me that they’re in a relationship with a person they care about but their needs aren’t being met. And every day, my sweet, smart, lovely clients ask me how they […]

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Why You Should Throw in the Towel


Give up on what’s not working. Call it quits. Close shop. Throw in the proverbial towel. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Doesn’t that feel amazing? Take that deep breath because we just made way for success. If it’s not working, you get to give up. Yup, just like that. Quitting can be a form of liberation.  Truly. You want […]

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The Weekend Hot List


I always think of New York Fashion Week as being super stressful and manic – but look at this gorgeous show filled with light and beautiful, wearable clothes! I love these iphone wallpapers – what a good reminder! If a few extra pounds from the holidays (and all the Valentine’s candy) are still hanging on, […]

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How to Find the Perfect Partner (+ a free download)


Maybe you’ve heard of these mythical creatures. Or seen them in movies. Perhaps your best friend/sister/neighbor is even dating one. The Perfect Partner. They always clean up after themselves. They plan surprise weekend getaways. They buy sweet, thoughtful gifts and spontaneous bouquets. They say things like “I’m so lucky to be with you” and “You’re […]

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On Traveling Lighter + Daring Sooner


I want my past and present to flow through me like water + the future to come to me easily. Fluid yesterday and today. Fluid tomorrow. There was a time when effortless flow and deep, rich breaths of acceptance were mythical creatures. Alluring, gorgeous, and totally unattainable. I can remember the sometimes fearful constriction of: […]

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The Weekend Hot List


Need some fresh date night ideas?  I love these. Do you have the guts to follow your instincts? The voice inside would not stop. It had finally found it’s way out. My solar plexus pulsed. Power center coming back online. I got up and made tea, and then sat in the early morning hours slowly drinking it, slowly […]

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Last Chance for January Jumpstart Sessions–Join me!


It’s nearly February! And how are your resolutions going, if you don’t mind me asking? Chugging along quite nicely?  Awesome! Not quite where you’d like them to be? I can help. In fact, I put together an intensive to help anybody who’s year isn’t quite where they want it to be. The Jumpstart Sessions will […]

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The Weekend Hot List


Want to grow your email list?  Amanda shares seven ways to do just that! What happens when you do nothing? We all need to recharge our batteries now and then. Give yourself permission to STOP and take a break. Enjoy the little things. Sit outside and have a cup of coffee and watch the sunset […]

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Later may never come


We hoard. Feelings, belongings opinions + the best of ourselves. We “save it” for a better day. For an event that’s more important so it won’t “wasted.” Yet, sometimes “later” becomes “never.” And never can suffocate. The “good” china, dress or jewelry is left behind to dull + collect dust. Unused, unworn + subsequently unloved. […]

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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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