L.I.F.T.ing Up

I spoke at my first L.I.F.T. (Ladies Inspiration for Transformation) series 2 years ago and had the privilege of returning a week ago.

The energy in the room was electric. Ok perhaps that was due to the thunderstorm that kicked off the evening but the ladies kept the power flowing and were the most fabulous girl gang to be a part of.

Here is an overview of my talk for those who were there and asked for the notes and for those who may be interested…

2 years ago I chose an analogy based on the basics of gardening for my talk. At the end of the talk, I asked the women in the room that evening to find a place in their soil that is warm and nourished. A place they KNOW to be beautiful. Once rested go to this place and plant that one seed. Then nurture it and tend to it. Watch it grow.

Sometimes the advice we give is the advice we need and sometimes we are even smart enough to take it. Since that night two years ago, I have followed the plan I shared with the group and tended to the seed that was planted that evening.

Through many experiences, difficult and wonderful, that seed was watered, nurtured and sprouted into The Radiant Alchemist.

The Radiant Alchemist is a website, a blog and youtube vlog that shares what I call my life’s vocation of Radiant Alchemy.

RADIANT: sending out light; shining or glowing brightly.
ALCHEMY: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.

I believe when we shine our own light brightly, it helps others who may be in the dark, flick the switch on to theirs.

In my journey so far, these are 8 elements I have identified.

(You will see these themes throughout my blogs and vlogs. I expanded on them during the talk but for this purpose they will be listed along with a blog in which the theme appears)

What is Going On In That Pretty Little Head of Yours?

Please Stop the Glory-Whoring Your Busy!

Please Join Us in the Dance

Why Today is the Bravest Thing You Can Do

What the F*&k Is Gentle Fierceness

Which brings me to the the two elements that have become


It’s about not being paralyzed by the fear. Knowing that baby steps are just as brave as taking a leap.                                                                                                                                                                                       Fearing Less

It’s about learning how to feeling our way through the dark – eyes shut, heart open – because when your heart is closed it’s impossible to follow.
Feeling Through the Dark

It’s about trusting that what you need is there – Let it go, let it flow
That’s a Nice Set of “it’s” You’ve Got
It’s about “Currender” – letting go of control
The Best Bad C Word

The world doesn’t need more super heroes. The world needs us to be brave and to fear less.

Catch Yourself
Faith Trust and Pixie Dust

Being yourself in this world is not a selfish act. It’s your only responsibility and it’s the most generous thing you can do.

And the best way I see to do that is by loving ourselves more. It’s in theory the easiest thing to do as it’s the most natural, and in reality the most difficult because it means we have to believe in the magic that pulls all the elements together.

That magic is you.

You are the only one who can wake up to be conscious,

To listen to and distinguish the voices in your head.

It is only you that feels the rhythm of your gratitude.

You alone have the power to set your intention and the chose the manner in which you set forth in these intentions.

It is you that must be brave and fear less.

Only you are the magic that can open your heart to love more.


Big Sister & Little Sister

xo xo

A little red couch reflection the morning after the L.I.F.T. talk

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