Job/Success Anxiety?

I really appreciate this conversation around SUCCESS and job anxiety.  I’ve noticed that at times I compare myself to others, based on a traditional view of  ‘job success’, using it make myself feel better or worse. Seems automatic… and overall definitely not serving. It is not the way I want to keep functioning. When I intentionally reflect on my life… I see HUGE success in areas that are really important to me.

I have done so much exploring and pushing of my own boundaries. I’ve gone places, tried new things, talked to different people, put myself out there.  I have a nourishing and evolving relationship with food. I have paid attention to this world and often feel very connected to the magic and mystery, the awe and wonder.  I’ve taken great care of myself, taking responsibility for my self and my actions. I’ve made great friends and great connections. I am a kind person.  I’m following my heart and have discovered deep beauty in this world. I pay attention, I respond, I live intentionally, I work hard, I take care of myself, I am open, I am loving. I am so grateful I have developed these parts of myself and when I compare myself to my own values, I feel great!! Go me! ❤

Alain mentions that we are also a human-worshipping society.  For most of history, societies have a god or outside force they worship. Therefore our modern society turns to nature to get outside the human drama. How interesting that people find solace when focusing outside themselves…

AND I’ve found another powerful way to incorporate the benefits of focusing outside ourselves in addition to nature or a ‘god/spirit’.. I turn to my HigherSelf, my FutureSelf… I worship her, love her, live for her, believe in her… and now I visit her all the time!  When I put my focus on this vision of my ‘Best’ Self… I am slightly turning my attention outwards, and at the same time focusing on the positive, and also loving myself… all very helpful tools.  And the more I walk down this path, and do the work, I honestly find myself living from a place that feels so empowered, grounded, and connected. Living as my HigherSelf. Or some may say, channeling spirit, connected to god. 🙂

Alain says, you can’t have it all, you can’t have success in every area of your life, there is always a sacrifice somewhere. How can he be so sure????? Especially if I am the one deciding what success means…

Take Home Message
I decide what success means to me
Turning my attention to nature, an outside force, or my Higher Self provides a break from the beautiful human drama of achievement
In addition to finding solace in nature, or the concept of ‘spirit/god’ I turn to my vision of my HigherSelf/Future Self as a way to get outside my current drama, which in turn helps me feel more connected (grounded, empowered, inspired)…. more SUCCESSFUL! 🙂





2 bananas
big handful raw spinach
unsweetened almond milk
few ice cubes
old-fashioned oats, flax, hemp seed (3-4TBS total) ground (in spice/coffee grinder)
maple syrup (1-3 TBS)
cashews or walnuts (small handful)
Cinnamon to your liking!


Melina Mirabelli- Spread the Circle

Spread the Circle… let people in, let creativity and joy in, let fun in, let connection in, let more fun in, and more and more and more. 🙂


What’s Possible?!

What’s possible is my favorite phrase.
I love seeing people find ways to be happy, live their dreams, and have a positive impact. Often this means doing things differently than how we’ve been taught. Getting out of the box may take effort, thus exploring the idea of ‘what’s possible’ out there, is a great place to start.

What’s Possible when I quit drinking and quit my job:
I learn I love making videos!!
Having so much fun learning this new art.  A fun way to tell a story, and highlight beauty.

More to come for sure!!


Winter Thaw Reflections

Earth as reflection.

Walking in the woods today
has inspired a poem and some pictures.

I am excited about pages on my Mac. Fun to play and explore.

Click the link below for my creation. 🙂


Winter Thaw

It’s Not Always Easy

Riding the Waves of life. Ups and DOWNS. Can I be with that too? Allowing myself to feel the somber feelings. Trying new ways of interacting with this emotion. Painting, hooping, connecting with friends.
And yes, I moved through it. I have felt it dissolve a little bit, an evenness come over me. And/or a more comfortable ability to be with where I’m at right now.