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 I'm Valerie, and I help women get out of their heads to align with their vision, play bigger in their lives, and shine their brightest. I am a huge nerd, and personal development is my passion.

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I first fell for Amber through listening to her podcast, and after attending her “Ignite Your Soul Summit” event this April, I knew I wanted to work with her. I’ve been a part of Amber’s Accelerator Mastermind since then, and while my own trajectory of growth and expansion during this time has been far from […]

Podcast

Podcast #47: Amber Lilyestrom on Owning Your Worthiness

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Psst – to listen to the audio version of this post (6 minutes), click here! I’ve sung in choirs since 6th grade when it was first offered in my school system, and over these 20+ years, I’ve definitely experienced first-hand the many benefits of being a part of a chorus. At a church meeting* last […]

Mindset

Be the Choir (and the Soloist)

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This post is inspired by a question I hear a lot from the women I work with: “How important is it to dig into my past stuff, and when is it more important for me to just say ‘the past is the past’ and move on with my life?” As with most things, people are […]

Mindset

When to Dig in to the Past and When to Move On

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Yesterday, I had one of those precious moments of clarity that you wish you could take a magical snapshot of so you don’t lose it again. I know writing helps me process things better, and I think you’ll benefit from me sharing this nugget, too. There’s a bit of set-up, but hang with me — […]

Mindset

Why Gratitude Without Wonder is Insufficient

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In my yoga practice this morning (with the lovely Ashley Turner on Gaia), the teacher included intention-setting. Despite having read a fair amount about intention-setting and listening to Jess Lively‘s inspirational perspective on intention on her weekly podcast, I’ll be honest — intention-setting still makes me a little anxious, especially when I feel like I’m “supposed […]

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a note to “non-artists”: creativity is for you, too

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I’m writing this post with a queasy stomach, because I’ve told myself all kinds of stories about “what people will think” (quotes because I can see how that’s a ridiculous construct, though unfortunately that doesn’t make it vanish): that I’m lazy, can’t make a decision, can’t follow through, cowardly, not “trusting the universe,” etc. I […]

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why I want to hide but am sharing this instead

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Social media is something I’ve grappled with both personally and professionally, in a variety of ways that probably sound familiar to you: How much time on social media is too much? If I struggle with moderating, should I delete the apps from my phone? (But when I have, how long does that really last?)  If […]

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What a Well-Lived Life Actually Looks like on Instagram

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There are a lot of things that can and need to be done to prevent the dreaded state of #overwhelmed. To name just a few — Setting boundaries (and saying “no” in general), Sticking with a routine, Staying organized, Having good systems for task management, Getting enough sleep Some of those necessities are pretty lame (I […]

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step-by-step guide for when you’re feeling overwhelmed

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  I love a good framework for prioritizing values and living with mindfulness and intention. And one of the best I’ve encountered is Jonathan Fields‘ “3 buckets” philosophy, which is the cornerstone of his book How to Live a Good Life. If you’re not already familiar with Jonathan, he is the founder of Good Life […]

Mindset

Jonathan Fields’ 3 Buckets to a Good Life

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This little beast goes by many names: Negative self-talk. Inner Critic. Inner mean girl/shit-talker. Limiting beliefs. Shame spiral. Your “gremlins”. It’s that all-too-familiar voice in your head that knows just what to say to take you down a notch (or five), whether it’s when you’ve made a mistake: “Way to go. How stupid can you be?!  They’re going to know […]

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how to deal when your inner critic is an asshole {self-talk first aid}

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CATEGORIES

podcast

mindset

embody

magic

justice

Your Daily Dose

want to work together?

 Get my free Self-Worth manifesto here

 I'm Valerie, and I help women get out of their heads to align with their vision, play bigger in their lives, and shine their brightest. I am a huge nerd, and personal development is my passion.

Tell me more!

Howdy!