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As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years approaches, I’m aware of how the holidays feel this year. No sense of obligation, toxicity, sweeping things under the rug, fake smiles, surface conversations and repressed emotions, but there was a price to pay, I had to detach and sever all ties to my family. Family has always been […]

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For this exercise you’ll need to get yourself a rock. It should be small enough to fit in your pocket, but beyond that your choice of rock should be completely arbitrary. Don’t pick your rock because its pretty or interests you, just grab the first random rock you see. Plan to carry your rock with […]

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If you’ve ever been told that you’re overly sensitive, that you cry too much, or overreact, you’re not alone. Still, when we hear something often enough, we eventually consider the possibility that it might be true. Intuitive Life Coach, Josefa Lan, sat down with 18 women last week to share her own story of growing up […]

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There are more than a few clichés advocating self acceptance. While the messages are generally valuable, they lend little direction to practical application. The reality is that you can’t simply decide to accept yourself. You can decide to not to let others define you. You can decide not to compare yourself to others. You can […]

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Last week, 17 women gathered outside The Roosevelt Growhouse, an urban garden community in downtown Phoenix for a romantic and rustic dinner setting under the big night sky. We were surrounded by the smell of herbs, flowers, vegetables and sweetly scented candles by Burn Candles for an intimate evening of conversation and connection. Flowers provided by Tina […]

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In celebration of April Fools’ Day (one of my favorite holidays), I surprised my best girlfriends with a 24 hour adventure to Las Vegas. It’s been something I’ve always wanted to do – surprise a group of close friends to an impromptu Vegas trip, all dressed up as Elvis, with a bucket list of things […]

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Femme Beat is a speaker dinner series offering women a unique and deep way to fully embrace and express themselves while cultivating female friendships. Our December social dinner was themed around gratitude and intentions for the New Year based on Danielle Laporte’s The Desire Map. We popped open a kitchen and dining table inside 5two3, a […]

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One of my favorite things to do is meet badass babes who work with passion while enjoying a spectacular meal paired with meaningful conversation. That’s what Tuesday night was all about when we celebrated and hosted Femme Beat’s first-ever social dinner party. Matiana Mitchell Designs curated a feminine, bohemian setting for our lovely ladies in the backyard of a […]

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