Feeling super frustrated, I held myself hostage in my office. I wasn’t allowed freedom until I figured out what the next steps were in my business. Things were going slow and I was barely making a profit. I knew I had some awesome ideas that would change the world, but I didn’t know how to get them out of me. Attempting to force them out with all my might, while feverishly working on my computer, didn’t seem to be working. I slammed my laptop shut and went on a Phish Halloween run in Atlantic City instead.
Totally forgetting about my business, I surrendered fully into the experience that is a Phish concert. And that’s when it hit me. I looked around at the crowd of tens of thousands of people when the light bulb went off. If even 1% of these people care at all about what I’m doing, I will be extremely successful.
I had been wanting to create online coaching programs, retreats, workshops, talks and write a book that had the live music fanatic in mind, but I talked myself out of it thinking that it was too small of a niche.
I had spent a couple of years working my ass off, offering programs to everyone and no one was buying. The reason? I wasn’t Continue reading →
When Phish broke up after the disaster that was Coventry in 2004, it hit me really hard. I loved them so much. Going to shows felt like a family reunion and it was officially over…or so I thought. Flash forward to 2009 when Phish announced they were going to play the famous Hampton Colosseum March 6, 7 and 8th I knew I had to be there. I had to be one of the lucky ones who got to experience the anticipation of the lights going down and the band playing their first notes.
Obviously everyone and their mothers wanted to be in that room too.
Excitement quickly turned to extreme disappointment when Phish Riviera Maya was sold out in minutes. All my friends were in through one connection or another and my husband and I were out. We tried calling in all kinds of favors to no avail.
I felt desperate.
I spent my time joining every Facebook group and perused Twitter looking for help. I was becoming frustrated, annoyed and frankly a bit jealous of my friends.
When I have conversations with people about joining Rock Your Life Mentorship (my 6 month virtual coaching program for live music fans) some of them are really afraid to invest the money into themselves because they think they’ve never done it before and/or don’t see the value in doing so.
The truth is as music fans we are constantly investing time, energy and money into ourselves by purchasing tickets to shows and festivals, buying downloads of the epic shows we’ve attended, booking hotel rooms for multi-night runs, purchasing plane tickets to see our favorite bands in faraway lands etc.
We choose to invest in that way because we are putting our energy into something that we love that makes us feel really good. Shows are the places where we feel free to be our freaky selves and where we blow off steam and let loose while getting lost in a jam. Going to a really great show can keep us going in our daily lives for awhile until our batteries empty abruptly when we get a dose of “reality” if our “reality” isn’t in alignment with who we truly are.
If you added up all the money you’ve spent on live music experiences you would see that you are already a master in investing in yourself. If you look back you may have also noticed that even when you didn’t think you had the money for that NYE run five years ago, you somehow made it happen and the money appeared some how. It always does when you REALLY want to do something.
What if you could feel a little bit of that awesome feeling you feel at a really great show on a daily basis? What if you took off the mask of who you think you’re supposed to be and just started being you in all your magical glory? If you can feel amazing at a festival you can feel amazing anywhere. The festival lives within you and when you start to take baby steps towards rocking your life, life starts to feel like one big festival.
Many people come up to me and ask me how I’m happy and positive ALL the time. My answer is, “I’m not.”
Even though I am a sparkly unicorn, I’m also a human being. As a human being it’s impossible to be happy and positive ALL the time. Being happy all the time is like music without the rest symbol. It wouldn’t exist. The rest is just as important to the music as the notes.
Sadness is just as important to life as the happiness.
Festivals have their ups and downs too. At Grand Point North this year I witnessed Marco Benevento choosing to literally Continue reading →
You asked for it! Here’s how to make one of my favorite smoothies. It’s a mint chocolate chip one and it’s awesome…especially when you make it while rocking out to a Reba jam by Phish.
This smoothie is not only healthy, but it seriously tastes like mint chocolate chip ice-cream. It’s crazy!!!!
Here’s what’s in it:
1 handful greens (whatever you like…spinach, kale, chard)
1/4 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh)
1 capful organic peppermint extract
Milk (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
5 figs or dates
Optional superfoods (I used chia seeds, spiralina and nori seaweed powder)
Place everything in the blender and blend while rocking out. If using a vitamix start at 1 and move to 10 and then set the gear shift to high and it will go out of control. Then pour it into a glass and enjoy it because it’s soooooo good!
Feel free to share this video with your friends to inspire more green in their kitchens. Comment below about how excited you are to try this smoothie. <3
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The awesome in me sees and bows to the awesome in you,
Everyone was put on this earth to shine their lovelights, but for some reason so many of us allow our lights to be dimmed for one reason or another. It’s so much easier to place blame on someone for dimming your lovelight instead of taking responsibility for it.
“It’s my boss’s fault. I get in trouble every time I shine too much so I turn my lovelight down.”
“It’s my husband’s fault. He’s constantly telling me why I’m inadequate and I start to believe him so I turn my lovelight down.”
“It’s my best friend’s fault. She passive aggressively makes comments about the awesome choices I’ve made in my life so in order to not make her feel bad about herself I turn my lovelight down.”
“It’s the winter’s fault. I don’t like the cold and the dark so I turn my lovelight down til summer.”
“It’s the rock in my front yard’s fault. Every time I go outside it looks down on me so I turn my lovelight down.”
We can place the blame on everyone and everything, but the truth is we are the only ones who have control over our lovelight switches and dimmers. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says or does to you. You are in control, not them. If someone is dimming your love light, you’re allowing it to happen.Continue reading →
This morning my friend Cora told me that she was having a conversation with God/the Universe and asked him what to do. She was feeling very low on energy and he simply said. You need to have more fun and hang out with your friends. He also said that she needed to talk to me. I also have conversations with God/the Universe in the morning and this morning I asked him how I could help people to have more fun in their lives and he simply said, “Dance with them.” I immediately asked him to dance with me and we had a lot of fun dancing to Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” while I made my bed.
After I got dressed and went downstairs I felt called to make a video for you all. I knew I wanted to dance with you to “Garden Party” from Phish NYE at Madison Square Garden. Watch the video to find out why I picked that song. So…if you want to have some fun today, dance with me 🙂 I would be honored <3