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My beloved and good humored husband, Rob, often pokes fun at me when I go out for a mom’s night out. He coined it, “Moms gone mild.” Sigh. Why? Because we usually opt for an early dinner and I’m at home and tucked in by 9pm. True story. 🙂

So what happened to my wild nature? That part of me that loves to dance with abandon, stay up way too late, gets lost talking in deep conversation until the sun comes up?

Well..she’s tired. Exhausted really. She’s become “domesticated” as Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes about in Women Who Run with the Wolves.

So the question becomes, how do we resurrect our wild selves so we can feel ALIVE and FREE once again? And how do we do so as we hold the fort and do what needs to be done to take care of ourselves, our health, our wealth, our families?

I think the way to start is to tap into your desire. Estes goes on to say…

So, what is it you deeply desire? In your quiet moments, what is calling to you from your soul?

For me, adventure and travel are a big part of it. This is one of the big reasons I’m SO excited for this Fall’s Barefoot Perfect: Crete Retreat. I get to go to Paris with the family for Bee’s 16th birthday and then say goodbye to them and head off to Greece to lead an epic retreat with my BFF Sam Bennett. What a life! And, yes, I will get WILD! (BTW applications for Greece close TODAY, June 30th. So if you are a YES or MAYBE, apply now).

Another big part is being in the world, tending to my super social extroverted self. She was suffocating during the lockdowns and I’ve needed to resurrect her. This is one of the reasons I am so grateful I expanded my business into the world of Real Estate. I LOVE being a Realtor, showing people homes, going into the office, and being in person with humans. It makes me feel alive! And the amazing success I’ve already been fortunate enough to create makes me #blush. Check out some my latest Real Estate transactions here!

And deep talks? This is why being a Life and Leadership coach is such a great fit for me. I get to spend hours each week talking to my inspiring clients about their deepest desires, about their fears and road blocks, about their disappointments and dreams. We create a pathway for them to uplevel their life and to witness what they accomplish leaves me gob smacked. What an honor!

Finally, seeking out pleasure as much as possible is key to being wild for me. Pleasure comes in so many forms; amazing food, great s*x, a walk barefoot on the beach, a hot bubble bath. The key is to consciously know you’re experiencing pleasure and stay present to it. How good can I allow it to be?!

I’d love to know how your wild nature is calling to you, dear one. Hit reply and let me know. I love hearing from you!

Stay WILD,




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