Welcome to the ALIP shop where I share resources to help you quiet the noise of comparison, perfectionism, or fear and show up fully – with JOY and on purpose – to your imperfect and beautiful life, in every season.
A minimum of 10% of my profits are used to help fund an art scholarship in my son’s name to help reduce stigma and shame around living with mental illness, to programs that feed and otherwise care for people struggling with homelessness, addiction, or mental illness, or to initiatives that help BIPOC start or grow small businesses.
A note about my mini-courses: I want to acknowledge that there are many factors in life that we do not control yet which influence our wellbeing, happiness, or general experience of life. These courses do not address concerns like economic disparity, the myriad forms of oppression or injustice that affect so many people, lack of access to healthy social structures, living with mental illness or trauma. They are a simple starting point to help you deepen self-awareness and self-compassion and begin taking imperfect action by building new ways of thinking and intentional habits or practices over which you do have a measure of control.
Although people hire me as part of their care team, none of my work is for people in crisis or seeking professional mental health or medical support. One way of loving ourselves well is by asking for the (appropriate) help we need – please ask for professional help if you’re struggling. You matter.
Save just about 20% when you bundle up three mini-courses! The Love Yourself Well Bundle includes the Befriend Yourself, Self-Compassion, and Rooted & Resilient courses.
Save just about 20% when you bundle up three mini-courses! The Happiness Bundle includes the Right-Sized Life, Befriend Yourself, and How of Happiness mini-courses.
To move through the world with strength, dignity, joy, and in integrity, to offer our light or contribution, to feel at home in our bodies and our lives – we must become our own best friend.
Self-compassion leads to less self-judgment and lower depressive symptoms. It increases resilience and a sense of agency. It has a direct and immediate positive effect on our psychophysiological experience of stress and leads to improved health behaviours and overall physical health.
Resilience is the ability to successfully adapt or rebound following adversity or potentially traumatic life events or circumstances. As Sheryl Sandberg writes in Option B, “resilience is not a fixed personality trait. It’s a lifelong project.” We can consciously work to build resilience pro-actively, but resilience is also forged in the fire.
Martin Seligman teaches that there are 3 routes to happiness: pleasure or positive emotion, engagement, and meaning. A person who uses all three routes to happiness leads the “full life” and these people enjoy far greater life satisfaction.
Building a right-sized life means one that is authentically aligned to your unique personality, wiring, needs, desires, life stage, values, and sense of purpose. It involves truth-telling, questioning, grappling, coming face to face with the reality of what is, taking responsibility for that which we can control and choosing our response to the rest.
As we move through each season of life, we can make space to begin again or write a new story or a new chapter for our lives. When we acknowledge that life is messy, imperfect, and sometimes crushing but that our story isn’t done yet and we can keep writing, we’re more able to access the curiosity and bravery required to forge ahead through uncertainty.
An 8-module/ minimum 8-week course to help you show up through perfectionism, comparison, and fear to the imperfect & beautiful life in front of you.
These journals & seasonal reflections (one for every Happy Monday of the year) are available for purchase through Amazon. Every Monday is a fresh opportunity to remember who and how you want to be in the world.
A set of worksheets I personally use and which will help you identify and live aligned with your highest values and priorities – or otherwise stay organized.
Simple printables with quotes from A Life in Progress and some extra worksheets to help you show up to life on purpose.
You’re ready to quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison, and fear and show up fully to your imperfect and beautiful life or micro-business. I’ll come alongside to help you unearth your unique Voice & Vision and create a new cognitive and emotional roadmap for moving forward gently and on purpose.
Build community and receive evidence-based education & encouragement to help you learn and practice the tools, mindset shifts, and habits that help us live mind-body healthy and show up fully – with joy and purpose – to our imperfect & beautiful lives.