Crystal’s Corner

Dec
02

What is your Dominant Emotional Archetype: Mother, Daughter or Woman Energy?

As a very small girl, I’d developed what I now call my Dominant Emotional Archetype: Mother Energy. I knew exactly how to put my own needs last to take care of others first and foremost. I was brilliant at making others happy. This was my survival mechanism. The ‘Parent’ archetype dominated my life even though […]

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Oct
23

Is this Self-Care, Self-Indulgent, or Self-Punishing?

Yes, I’m the Cheerleading Captain of the Self-Love Movement! Yes, I believe that until we accept ourselves for all of ‘who we are’—the good, the bad, and the ugly—we will never feel whole, authentic, or completely empowered. Yes, I believe that true change only comes once we love ourselves as we are, right now. But […]

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Good Intentions Doesn’t Guarantee Good Outcomes

I recently spent some time with some very good intentioned people; people who are absolutely doing the best they can with what they know and believe. In fact, they believe so strongly in what they believe that a lack of integrity would be a very hard thing to convince anyone of. The trouble is what […]

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Sep
22

Nothing Short of Miraculous. Only two weeks away!

When someone talks about magic and miracles, I pay attention. But when someone tells me that what I do is nothing short of miraculous, I gulp. Smile. Blush a tad. And then say, “Thank you. I am so grateful. We’re both so blessed.” It happened again this past weekend…   “The Simply Woman Retreat was […]

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Aug
27

What is Empowerment Coaching?

As the founder of The S.W.A.T Institute, I’m often asked, “What is Empowerment Coaching? How does it differ from Life Coaching?” Enjoy this short video I made to help you understand the profound difference in our processes and interventions! Love,  

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Aug
18

Emotional Growing Pains

I’m lucky I never felt physical growing pains as a teenager but one of my best girlfriends did. Her long legs would ache as they grew into her 5’11” gorgeous body. Her mom would take her to the doctor and he would simply assure them 'its just good ole fashion growing pains.' Many of us [...]
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Jul
27

Are You Afraid or Excited? Anxiety Can Be Hard to Decipher.

You finally get that huge promotion… The man of your dreams finally proposes… You lose the weight and you’re getting more attention that you ever dreamed of… But instead of feeling happy, you have anxiety. You feel afraid. Unsure. Maybe you have the Imposter Syndrome? Are you actually ready for this? Does this resonate with […]

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Jul
21

My Mantra for Acceptance

What do you do when you love someone but you struggle with getting along with them? You love them but they frustrate you? Upset you? Irritate you? You love them but they sabotage and are maybe even, selfish or condescending? What do you do? Here’s the thing: You can’t change anything until you accept it. […]

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