In this day and age of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, so on and so forth and the illusion that a certain amount of followers equates to a specific status, it’s really no wonder why we’ve confused our worth with our titles, social media followings, even our material possessions.Read More
Life is a journey for each of us. The sooner we can remind ourselves that every adventure will require awareness, curiosity, compassion, and vulnerability, the sooner we can breathe out that impossible idea of having control over every single aspect of our lives.Read More
As I enter almost one full year of full-on entrepreneurship, this journey has been an interesting one to say the least. Considering everything that has happened and everything I am about to share with you, I am rejoicing in the choice I made in January and I am proud that I am still standing, still writing.
But it hasn’t been all rave reviews and smooth sailing since that fateful day in January.
It’s been in the works for months and we’ve been busy behind the screens a few hundred miles away from one another, but it’s here! Welcome to The Human Hour with Christine Barnes and Katie Kurtz!Read More
I wouldn’t wish my path to this exact point on anyone as I’ve felt incredibly lonely at many different times, I’ve certainly questioned my sanity, and I’ve chosen to stand by my passion rather than listening to those closest to me. Yet, that is precisely why I've marched on and I’ve decided to write and share this piece of my heart with the world. Because I cannot stand the thought of someone sitting back and impatiently waiting to pursue their dreams simply because they don’t have a support system of their own.Read More
Whatever my future looks like right now or whatever shape it begins to take, the decision to leave my job to pursue my entrepreneurial dream was absolutely the best decision. This decision was the beginning of my personal revolution.Read More
As badly as I longed to fully & wholly devote myself to building a business, I never wanted to contribute to the sleazy side of creative entrepreneurship that sends the message that you can quit your job & make your first million overnight.
I am here to share my experience with you which looked absolutely nothing like any of those shady ads plastered all over Facebook & Instagram.Read More
In a sense, I had unintentionally resigned myself from dreaming big & attaining the life I desperately longed for.
Resilience will only take you so far. You have to meet it & then make a move if you want to switch up your stagnant situation.Read More
You are going to run into naysayers & people who doubt your ideas or ability when you are breaking the mold to do something different. If your life matters to you, and it absofuckinglutely should, you’ll politely tell these people to kick rocks as you move forward in your purpose.Read More
My path to this point doesn’t look anything like I had hoped it would back when I was a teenager. I’ve learned we cannot predict what’s coming to us or who shows up, but we absolutely have a choice in how we react & the action we take moving forward.Read More
I’ll come right out & say it: 2017 wasn’t the year I wished for on a lot of different levels.
I don’t believe you can welcome a new chapter without processing what’s been which is why I like to share a year’s end review of sorts.Read More
Fresh Finds is back and what a coincidence that the first roundup of who & what is inspiring me in 2018 is a group of seriously brave women 😉Read More
For the record, I am all for reevaluating our current state of affairs and wanting more for ourselves & our lives in a next level of true fulfillment sort of way. It is by no means selfish to want more regardless of where that “more” falls. To me, wanting & asking for more means you have evolved. You’ve learned what is no longer a fit for your life because you've outgrown where you're currently at for one reason or another. And to be crystal clear, more doesn’t always equate to more stuff or another title or some new shiny thing.Read More
You’ve heard me bang on about really l-i-v-i-n-g life, as in living the life you want for yourself regardless of outside opinions and traditional or societal norms. But, if we’re being honest with one another, then we need to state the obvious. Doing so—living life for yourself—means you will inevitably be met with hardships and crossroads.Read More
I’ve now been riding the wave that is entering your thirties for six months. And what a ride it has been.Read More
A visually stimulating snippet of my adventurous week in beautiful San Francisco 😎 ✌🏼 ❤️Read More
I’ve been back in my usual routine of working, coaching, creating, & general adventuring on the east coast now for a month since leaving Portland, Oregon. The purpose for my time in the beautiful northwest (ya know, other than to get out & see this incredible world) was to attend World Domination Summit (WDS). In case you haven’t heard of WDS, it’s designed for those of us who are living or aspiring to live a non-traditional lifestyle while also wanting to make a mark. In short, it’s kind of like an adult summer camp for the genuine do-gooders & dreamers.
Going into the long weekend which was going to be filled to the brim with meetups & activities on top of numerous keynote talks, I knew I needed some sort of game plan to maintain both my energy & enthusiasm. Here is how I stayed jazzed while having just about the best few days with a few thousand strangers.Read More
Fresh Finds is back with a home grown roundup of who & what's inspiring me. I highly encourage you to check out the following two groups, website, & podcast because you never know when you'll read or hear just the thing to kick your motivation up a notch.Read More