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Video Series: Understanding Hate – Through Tolerance, Love & Forgiveness

December 21, 2017 In my line of work, I get to work with a lot of ordinary people who are trying to do extraordinary things, like learning to love themselves or learning how to find their voice, their truth, their happiness, or their purpose in life. I also get the pleasure of getting to know and making an impact on people like Johnny, a man covered with 33 swastika tattoos who’s on a journey of learning how to love. Johnny found me three days after the incidents in Charlottesville, VA — he literally walked up to me on the street… 


Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Starting to Fail? Here’s why.  

[unedited, raw, vulnerable] If you’re like most of us, you want to believe that as soon as you resolve to do something – especially something you desperately want – your life will magically change if you just put forth a little effort, determination and grit. We’re taught that we can accomplish everything we set our minds to. So many of us believe that letting go of what we no longer want in our lives is a testament to our willpower – and if we fail, it’s a testament to our lack thereof. Sometimes we even blame the people in our… 


A Goodbye Love Letter

[unedited, raw, vulnerable] November 13, 2017 Dear love, It’s been two days since I last said goodbye to you and earlier I found myself missing you already. In fact, as soon as I realized it was time to say goodbye, I found myself thinking of you, longing for you, and wishing, yet again, that we could have a better relationship than we do; wishing things were different between us. You see, the role you’ve played in my life has been purposeful, meaningful, and at times necessary. I had no other means by which to process my world, sit with my pain,… 


30 Days of Truth. Unscripted.

Christina Renee Joubert

[raw, vulnerable, unedited] On the morning of October 31, 2017, I woke to realize that the reason my wildest dreams were not coming true was because I was afraid for them to. I was afraid to live the life I’ve always dreamed for myself. Afraid to let go of all my reasons why I can’t shine bright. Afraid to let go of all the stories I’ve told myself and others about those who didn’t feel I was worthy. Afraid to truly trust my worthiness and the self-love that I’ve spent the last five years cultivating for myself. Afraid to trust… 


Finding Personal Peace in Times of Political Chaos

[raw, unedited, powerful] Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to find personal peace in times of political chaos? What if I proved to you that the political chaos we are currently experiencing is actually an invitation to deepen our resolve to show up in peace? It’s a rather perplexing suggestion: Chaos is an invitation to find more peace. Here are a few more perplexing suggestions: Hate is an invitation to offer more love. Intolerance is an invitation to offer more tolerance. Volatility is a test of faith over fear and attempts to divide are tests of our capacity to… 


Donald Trump Is a Soulmate: Learning to Love from Those Who Try to Make Us Hate

October 6, 2017 [loving, raw, unedited] Everything about President Donald Trump stirs “crazy” and “angry” in so many of us. Some of the things he does and says violate every aspect of our being and what we deem compassionate and humane. So much of how he moves through the world stirs up feelings of fear and uncertainty, lack and loss. This is how we know he’s a soulmate. He makes us feel and feel everything deeply. You see, our soulmates are usually the people who will hurt us the most and cause us the most heartache, angst, discomfort, and pain…. 


Video Series Preview: Understanding Hate – Through Tolerance, Love & Forgiveness

September 13, 2017 [raw, unedited] Three days after the protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville, VA — a man walked up to me — his body covered in what most consider symbols of hate. And I knew instantly that my life was going to change. I didn’t know how or why, I just knew that it would and that I was getting ready to take a ride on a rollercoaster of love, faith, compassion, tolerance, trust and truth. I also knew that I was being handed an invitation to grow, heal, evolve and get even closer to love. And I was… 


Connecting With Those Who Have Departed

August 7, 2017  [unedited, raw, written and shared in real-time]   Have you ever lost a loved one — either by death or the person leaving your life in some way? If so, have you ever had a moment when tears come to your eyes and you are instantly overcome with emotion and with a deep longing, a deep missing, a deep sorrow, a deep affection and pain for this person?  A deep wish for just one more hug . . . one more laugh . . . one more moment in the world together?  Just. One. More. This happens… 


Finding the Energy of: What Do You Do?

August 5, 2017  [unedited, raw, written and shared in real time]   What do you do [for a living]? This is a question I have always been able to answer with ease, clarity and confidence. But, yesterday a man asked me in the grocery store, near where I’m vacationing, and I struggled to find the words to describe what I do. Up until Monday, July 31, 2017, I was an institutional investment advisor working with institutions large and small on the set-up, compliance, operations and ongoing fiduciary oversight of their company’s retirement programs and the investments within those programs.  On… 


Loving Someone You Hate

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to love someone you hate? I mean, why the hell would anyone want to do that?! Well, read on. There’s a really important reason why. Loving someone you hate. It’s probably one of the most difficult concepts to grasp. And probably one that seems illogical. Why on earth, would someone want to love a person they hate? And what does “loving them” mean? Let’s deal with the first question first. Loving a person you hate means you desire peace over personal conflict. It means you desire freedom over self-imposed restraint. And it means… 


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