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"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place" - Eckhart Tolle

"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place" - Eckhart Tolle

This quote, "If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place", is just what I needed to read and absorb.   It is so easy to get caught up in the running around and the chasing of external goals.  36 hours ago my phone said "Buh-bye" and was completely dead.  No warning.  Thus, yesterday I got to spend it six hours shuffling between the Apple store, Sprint store, and then back to the Apple Store. After an hour of bubbling annoyance, I decided to embrace the freedom of no phone.  It truly was such a blessing to just...


Thank goodness for My Net

Thank goodness for My Net

Women never cease to amaze me.  My women, my friends and family, are so often pulling me up and catching me when I didn't even know to ask for help.   They are able to do this because when we catch up over a brunch or coffee or text, they ask, "How are you?".   What this really means is, "I have 10, 30, 60 minutes to invest in you and I want to lift you up. How can I be of help to you?".  And then when I share whatever it is, they listen.  They hear me.  They feel my pain. ...


90 days in...

90 days in...

Throughout my management career, around 90 days in, I like to check in with new employees.   I ask them questions such as, "are you feeling comfortable in your role?"   Or "do you feel challenged enough?"  This time, I'm asking myself the same questions.  It is thrilling to answer with booming confidence, "YES!"   The past 90 days have been a roller coaster of emotions as my newest baby has been brought into the world.  The resounding support I've received from a vibrant community of Wellness Warriors is, "I've been wanting something like this - Thank you!" 

In my deepest heart...


Unpacking my mission

Unpacking my mission


What I thought was going to be a tedious experience turned into the highlight of my week.   This afternoon I spent 30 minutes at FedEx shipping out product orders to four locations in Phoenix, Denver, and Cincinnati. As I struggled to maximize my products per box and safely bubble wrap, there was a kind woman with beautiful dreads and glowing skin who processed the transactions. She asked, “So what is this?”. I naively wasn’t expecting anyone to ask about the products. So I softly told her how I’ve been dreaming about developing a wellness based beauty brand throughout my...


Thank you to the 263

Thank you to the 263

In the past two weeks, 263 unique individuals have given me the gift of feedback. They have taken the time to learn about the Arkadiance brand and thus have taught me so much already.  I’ve learned about shipping, website patterns, and how people are drawn to different products. Most of all, I’m touched by the trust individuals have given me by including Arkadiance as part of the way they care for themselves.   And I can't gloss over the amazing willingness to share the brand! I’m floored by the amount of doors that have been opened by people who resonate with...