“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their shadow. One does not become enlightened by imagining a figure of light, but by making their darkness conscious.”
― Carl Jung
This photo was taken the day I reached 7 years of sobriety.
I wanted to mark this milestone in a beautiful and celebratory way. I felt deeply whole and incredibly grateful for everything that had brought me to this dreary yet, remarkable day in February.
Getting sober was the catalyst for all of the work I do today. It taught me to love myself. It taught me not to numb out my pain. It gave me the courage to be raw, authentic, honest and show up in the world as myself. It taught me that I could live life on my own terms and that life could be an adventure in joy.
I truly believe a willingness to fully experience life, fall down, be wrong,
get back up and try again has really taught me the most.
While the full transformation was slow (great work takes time!), this life change would see me leave a 15+ year career in media, get divorced, create my own business and launch May You Know Joy into the world.
I would study life coaching at a master level. I would undertake yoga teacher training because I was passionate about it and didn’t think I could actually do it.
So, while I have professional credentials, I truly believe a willingness to fully experience life, fall down, be wrong, get back up and try again has really taught me the most.
Through all of this, my daily intention setting practice
had the most profound effect on my everyday living and on my life.
It is my pleasure to share this with you in hopes of helping you connect with your most intentional, fulfilling and joyful life.
I’m humbled and honoured to share this work with you. Whether you are choosing a card every day, reading Intentional Days, listening to a podcast episode or coming to an event, I invite you bring intention into your everyday. Create a life you love. Share it. Change the world.
My intention is to create products, experiences and conversations that
inspire our most intentional & joyful living.
My intention is also to deliver this to you in a manner that is joyful and inspires you to take simple yet meaningful action every day.
My intention is to bring us together to share our experiences, challenges, tears and laughs. We learn from each other and if I can facilitate this conversation, it would be my pleasure. We are better together
“For most of your life, you’ve lived at the effect of your experiences. Now, you’re invited to be the cause of them. That is what is known as conscious living. This is what is called walking in awareness.”
― Neale Donald Walsh
My life philosophy is simple.
Intentional living means we choose how we’re going to show up in the world. It connects us to our deepest truth, our highest good and our most fulfilling life. Being intentional is about being mindful and choosing. Choosing joy is one of those choices.
We all have raw material in our lives and it’s what we do with it that matters.
I have found that by choosing to show up intentionally,
life can be pretty damn incredible.
Please don’t be fooled into believing that living intentionally and in alignment with joy means life isn’t messy, raw or fraught with uncertainty. It is. It always will be. That’s life. I just choose to show up and meet it differently. That feels worthwhile, purposeful and full of love, possibility and freedom.
And, it’s not grand, sweeping gestures that make the biggest difference.
It’s all of the small things that we do every day that have
the most cumulative and profound effect.
While suffering is part of the human experience, I believe we are meant to be joyful, do good work, have meaningful relationships and experiences – and leave this world a little better than we found it.
I believe that intentional days create a life on purpose.