Compassionate Listening

This week my baby boy turns 7 months old! He’s our first-born and my husband and I are absolutely over the moon with being his parents. Like lots of first time parents we are soaking in all the “firsts” and really enjoying the ride into parenthood. I’m so excited to be learning so much about… Read more »


What We’re Really Scared of Is Kinda Surprising

Years ago I heard a quote about fear that totally rocked my world. I loved it so much that I printed it out, framed it, and walked by it a million times a day soaking in its Light.  Chances are you’ve also heard this amazing quote (often misattributed to Nelson Mandela) by Marianne Williamson. This… Read more »


Hi. My Name’s Vanessa…and I’m a Perfectionist.

This week I wanted to vent a little bit about my battle with perfectionism. Sounds a bit dramatic, no? I’m chuckling to myself a bit just rereading that first line. “Battle with perfectionism?” Sounds like it’s taken over my life or become some horrible addiction, right? Well, if I’m honest, it actually has. Over the… Read more »


A Few of My Favorite Things

Hi Friend! How is your new year treating your so far? How is good ol’ 2014 feeling in your shoes? I’m feeling pretty peppy these days, mostly due to the fact that over here in Southern California we’re still being spoiled with 80 degree days! It’s kinda hard to make a fuss when the sunshine… Read more »


Why New Year’s Resolutions Ain’t for Me

So here’s the thing; I’m not normally one of those people who gets super sentimental and gung-ho about New’s Years resolutions, commitments, and fresh starts. I totally admire the gumption and personal resolve of people who take advantage of the year’s newness to make better on different aspects of their lives, but it’s just never… Read more »


The Real Truth About Starting Over and Feeling Real

Starting over is never easy. It takes a whole lotta energy, guts, vision, and action to set out into the unknown. Over the years I’ve started over many times in different areas of my life; from being heart-sick, body-sick, and mind-sick to flourishing and healing in all those areas. One thing I’ve come to recognize… Read more »


Stop Should’ing All Over Yourself!

Admittedly the to-do list is never-ending, there are always more emails, messages and phone calls to respond to, and our personal responsibilities run wild and deep. It is so easy to get swept away by all that sh*t…I mean ‘should’.


Taking the Leap….Into all Things Wonderful and Fabulous!

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the eminent, new phase in my life; moving back to California after three years in Switzerland. I’m feeling so much emotion on so many levels, but the thing I’m consumed with most is the feeling of wanting to truly embrace my new life as never before.