Want to be successful? Banish this word from your vocabulary!

When you are going through a transition or a shift, whether it’s personal or professional, it’s natural to experience feelings of insecurity, fear, indecision and joy all wrapped into one. After all, when you leave behind what you’ve always known to embark on a new path, a new way of BE-ing, a period of adjustment is in order.

But, especially among the highly-conscious, sensitive-to-energy folks like you and I, there is one word that can (at least in my personal opinion) block you from opening up to the full potential of your new chapter change.

That word?


How many times have you heard someone share their intention with you or maybe you’ve even included it in a statement of intent/mantra or repetitive thought yourself.

“I just want to feel or BE comfortable.”

“I want X experience to be peaceful, easy and comfortable.”

“I just want to make enough money to be comfortable.”

You’ve shot yourself energetically in the foot right there.

Because let’s face it.

You are a powerful Be-ing.

The words you say DO have energy and vibration behind them.

Golden Nugget:
Very often you don’t get exactly what you ask for. 99% of the time, you get what your subconscious is programmed to believe is possible.

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And if you are using the word COMFORTABLE, here’s my take on it:

1. If you had the intentions above AND you acted in full alignment with it (no couch-sitting!), you would probably feel peaceful, you will probably draw in enough money to pay your bills. Things may even feel easy..at least for awhile.
2. But you’ll most likely stay exactly where you are. Where you probably are right now. Comfortable.


You’re Different


But if you’re reading this, I have a feeling you don’t just want comfortable. You don’t just want “okay.” You want superstar success and sparkly energy and the whole shabang!  You probably know that there is something MORE for you. There’s something you’re not FULLY stepping into. Maybe because of what someone told you growing up, maybe because of a fear of failure or even more common, a fear and expectation of success and what could come with that! You have to move past that if you want a different result in your life.

3. When you’re living your Purpose, when you are acting from your Goddess/God space, and you are EXPANDING and GROWING, it is NEVER comfortable! It’s downright UNCOMFORTABLE, painful and Ego-shattering. (I know, I made it sound very not fun!) The pain is the EGO dying and the Truth being brought to the surface so you can make a different choice.

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Discomfort in Action: 3 real-life examples

#1 A funny thing has happened to me each time I go through a major transition.

My low back would go out. Like I’m talking on the floor, can’t walk, feel like I’m 1,000 years old stuff. Painful stuff. Crying in the middle of the night because it hurts so bad. And it almost ALWAYS happened during a crazy big overhaul of my life.

Some of the ones off the top of my head? Leaving a thriving practice behind in California to venture to Arizona with no real guarantee it was going to work out. Surviving a painful breakup with a man I thought I was going to marry and having to get real that it wasn’t going to happen and I was alone again. And finally, every time I’ve massively up-leveled my income/business, my back decided to sit this one out. It would always pass (sometimes it lasted a day and other times, it lasted a few weeks!) But it ALWAYS passed. My heart and intuition was in exactly the right place, but my body and subconscious were freaking out and needed time to catch up and know it was going to be okay!

#2 One of my clients shared with me that after she decided to let go of what she felt she HAD to do and stepped fully into what she really WANTED, she felt like her whole body went through a crazy shock. Shaking. Nausea. Headaches. (The body was freaking out, but it was temporary).

#3 Another mom confessed to me that when she got clear on what she knew to be true in her relationship (it had run its course and she wasn’t receiving what she really wanted-a deep soul connection), she felt a big fear storm come upon her. It required her making some BIG choices that would affect her and her family. And it required fast action from her gut.

Did she feel comfortable? Absolutely NOT. But she hung in there and even amidst the rampant fear thoughts like “Can I really do this?” “Who am I to do this?” “What will everyone think of me?”
she is on the other side. I got an email from her Friday and she’s feeling more expansive and alive than she has in a long time! But it wasn’t overnight. It required her going through the DISCOMFORT trusting that she’d get to a better place.

The Point and Your Turn:
If you KNOW you’re at a crossroads right now, and you know you’re in the middle of a fear storm, my invitation is to banish the word COMFORTABLE from your mantras, affirmations and intentions and remember this:

“If I am uncomfortable, I’m growing. I choose to swap being comfortable for being ALIVE and fully ME.”

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1) What is YOUR intention for this week?
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3 Ways to Deal with Delays

Delays. Miscommunications. Frustration.

Any of the above sound familiar to you?

It’s actually a blessing in disguise but if you are new to looking at energetic cycles, the whole thing can be maddening, confusing and make you question yourself big time.

To keep it simple, basically starting the 23rd of this month (Saturday) to March 17, there is a particular astrological shift called Mercury Retrograde. It’s a time when the planet Mercury (which rules communication) basically decides to take a snooze and sit this one out. This period actually gets a very bad rap but I have come to actually embrace and love the Retrograde cycles.

To help you make the most of the weeks to come, I’d like to share some other dates and THREE ways that you can prepare for this (and dare I say, actually ENJOY) the delays!


1. Back-up your systems NOW

(and buy any necessary electronic devices before the 23rd or after the 17th!) 

  • Do you have an external hard drive or back-up system for your computer? If not, consider investing in one NOW before the 23rd. (Wow…I’m also reminding myself as I write this!)

NOTE: If you buy between the 23rd-March 17th,  there’s a high probability that something electronic you buy could have a defect and you’d have to take it back to the store.

  • Consider putting your contact info or taping a business card to the back of important electronics like your cellphone or laptop, especially if you plan to travel during this time.
  • Have a reservation somewhere? Call ahead and TRIPLE CHECK you’re in the books! Things can go awry, paperwork can get lost and the more you can plan for the unexpected and have details handy, the smoother this ride will be. If you have a plane to catch, get there earlier than you would and pack light if possible. Bring a book in case you encounter lines or gate changes, etc.


 2. Listen to your BODY (seriously listen)

  • What foods has your body been asking you to avoid? Are you listening or ignoring?
  • Great time to start a cleanse, eliminate the stuff you KNOW is toxic. Also, if you’re bored with your workout routine, now is the perfect time to change it up and ask yourself, “What would sound like FUN?” Listen to your body vs. the scale or even your head to let you know what type of movement to commit to. The more you move your body, the more energy you release and the greater the space you create for more to come your way.
  • If you are curious about doing a cleanse, check out Tanuja P’s Love your Body Project


3.  Reconnect and Make Amends

  • Has an old friend, lover or perhaps “enemy” that you have been trying to avoid been coming up in your mind? Perhaps it’s time to have that uncomfortable conversation, to let go and to open up space for a new connection (maybe with them or maybe with someone else!)
  • What or who do you perceive has HURT you? That’s the place to look inside yourself for what is still needing to heal. This is a great time to take your energy and power back in that situation by asking yourself, “What was my role in all this? What did I agree to that maybe I would not have agreed to now?” Listen. Learn. And then it becomes a lesson vs. something you have to survive.
  • Great time to see old friends, have an impromptu gathering, swap clothes/objects/anything you’ve outgrown that could be someone else’s treasure. De-clutter + FUN=the name of the game.


To top it ALL off, on the 25th (Next Monday), we have a FULL MOON energy around, so it will be especially important to wrap-up unfinished business with another, yourself and I’m feeling intuitively, anything related to finances and the government (hello tax preparation!). Create a plan, get your papers in order, enlist help where you feel overwhelmed and remember that it’s okay to FEEL the emotions. They are there to inform you but you are more than your emotions. Listen to what they have to say, move with them and they will carry you light and free through this Retrograde. You’ll come out the other side ideally:

  • Clearer in what you want
  • With a clean, open and de-cluttered heart and home/space
  • More compassion and appreciation for the simple things, including your connections with others

 See. It’s actually a GREAT period. Easy does it. I’m rooting for you! 

Take Action: Your Turn! 

1. Which one (#1, 2 or 3) speaks to YOU to work on this week? Why?

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Have a fantastic week and I look forward to hearing all about the miracles and manifestations you create during this Retrograde/upcoming Full moon energy cycle. To YOU! 

With Love and Blessings,Diana 


With my orange tree. Mother Nature reminds me that we are ALL abundant!

With my orange tree. Mother Nature reminds me that we are ALL abundant!

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The Secret to Lasting Love: A word from the wise…

With Valentines’ Day quickly approaching and just coming off the heels of the New Moon in Aquarius, you may be contemplating your closest relationships (or lack of relationships and intimacy). It can be so easy to judge ourselves, going into a tailspin of thoughts and fears like…

I should have X by now because I am (insert your age). What’s wrong with me? I wonder if I’m even capable of having a lasting relationship.  Maybe I should just get used to being alone. If you’re in a relationship, the day may bring up all sorts of expectations about how your lover displays his/her affection and what that means for your future status.

It can be a real bit^#, right?


grandpaandmeWell, I do have some words of wisdom to support you along the path of discovering LASTING LOVE. They come from my wise Aquarian grandfather, Carlos, who just turned 90 years old last weekend! I had the good fortune to spend some quality time with him alone. I always look forward to our visits and he’s famous for giving the impression that he’s comfortable with letting me get away with small talk and surface discussion, but then he’ll launch unexpectedly into some deeply philosophical conversation that forces me to look at things in a whole new way. It’s maddening at times, but there’s no denying that beyond the youthful twinkle in his eye, is a wise One. 

The Secret

The topic of love came up (of course it did!) and when he asked if I was in a relationship, I said yes. He continued, smiling but never letting up. “So, tell me. Is he a machista? Is he arrogant? What is his impression of women?” (Here we go...I thought to myself, smiling.) 

I replied with, “He’s great, Grandpa. You would really like him. He’s an Aquarius like you. He’s pretty quiet but we love each other and he says he wants to make me happy. I hope you get to meet him someday.”

 (I paused for reaction).

He just stared at me and was silent for a few minutes. (Great. I could take the barrage of questions, but not that stare. It’s penetrating and it feels like he’s looking into my Soul. Have you ever had someone look at you like that and you wonder how they can know so much about you, more than you know yourself?)

After what seemed like an eternity, he started laughing and giggling (I wasn’t sure if it was at me or at his own thoughts!) 

And then he came out with this:

“People (meaning me apparently!) confuse making someone happy with love. You see, happiness is a state of mind. A state of contentment. You give a dog food. He’s happy. It’s very easy. But love, true love on the other hand, that’s different. True love is when you intend to create an environment, a space, where the other person can be fully themselves.”

Whoa. I had to take that in.

But I didn’t get a chance to. He continued. 

“So, Diana, does he do that? Do you do that? Are you both committed to creating an space where you can both be yourselves, no matter what?”

Talk about being on the spot. 

I shouted out, “YES!” without much thought, which made him smile and honestly surprised me a bit. (Yes, even I have a tendency to come from my head sometimes before my intuition!)

He laughed again and then he shouted back, “Mija, let’s have some oranges! And I have Hershey chocolate too!” (Totally out of left field. I love Aquarians.)


The  Lessons and Your Turn

  1. Happiness is a choice we make independent of anyone else (single or attached.) Tweet This!

  2. Being in a loving, mutually beneficial relationship (even with ourselves) requires a commitment to allowing each person to be fully themselves. Where true love exists, there is no room for inauthenticity. Tweet This!

3. Your Turn: Fill in the blank.

To me, true love is _________________________. Post a comment with your response! Feel free to get creative!


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Want more success? Make this phrase a regular part of your vocabulary!

Do you want more success?

That’s awesome! You so deserve it. You are after all, a Divine Being.

But first, have you caught yourself (or someone else) saying or thinking any of the following?


  • Things aren’t happening as fast as I want them to.
  • Things are okay. They could be better, but they are okay for now.
  • I plan to leave my (job, relationship, etc) but now’s not really the right time.


All 3 of the phrases above have something in common:

They are all based on passivity-thoughts or seeing some external force as the thing that’s keeping you from what you want. 


These thought patterns are most likely based on fear. 

Fear of rocking the boat.

What if I take action and it doesn’t work out?

What if I make the wrong choice?

What if (insert a person’s name, etc) won’t like me anymore?

Who am I to (insert what you REALLY want)?

These aren’t rational fears. No fear really is. 


5-word phrase to help you break through this way of thinking:

MANTRA: “I act with Unwavering Commitment”

This came to me from a quote I read in Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T.Harv Eker from the explorer W.H Murray who said the following during a trek to the Himalayas. (.71)

“Until one is committed, there is a hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”




The Lesson: 3 Steps to Success

In short, if you want something to change in your life,

1) You must acknowledge your fears but you must have the courage to act in spite of them.

 The limiting thoughts that are based upon the idea that there is a “Luke-warm Plan B. A Fallback Plan that really makes your Soul cry or that you can’t possibly find any joy in. An escape route that is there simply to make you feel ‘comfortable.” Because given the opportunity, your subconscious will choose Comfortable Plan B over Uncomfortable, Risk-Taking, Ego-crushing super high SUCCESS-potential Plan A. 

Once you COMMIT to Plan A ALL THE WAY, even if you fail, you will have won giving it your best shot. Only then can you clear the energetic space for the Universe to truly deliver on its promise to help you manifest your true intentions.


2) Follow the guidance you are given through your intuition without question.

Even if it’s hard. 

NOTE: Part of “Plan A” may involve creating a strategic exit route from a job, relationship, etc that takes your basic needs into account. That’s different than defaulting to a Plan B. That’s just making a calculated risk and that’s smart and sometimes necessary! When it becomes an issue is when you say you want Plan A, but really you don’t want to let go of Plan B (so you don’t!). 


3) Stay Open

Once you are committed, you take action when nudged from within, then you need to stay open to receive! That means if you encounter worry, try something like the WORRY BOX to help manage your fears when they come up! You’ll be ready to receive your gifts with open arms and a feeling of peace and ease and that is truly the recipe for lasting success!


With my orange tree. Mother Nature reminds me that we are ALL abundant!

With my orange tree. Mother Nature reminds me that we are ALL abundant!


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