Happy New You and One of Ten Golden Rules for Transformation


The New Year has come! What I say to that, is happy new you. Welcome to the new school of thought from 2014 boo! This is the time I want all of you to think about what are the things that you would like in your life. It can be anything you want, from a new job to a new way of life, whatever your heart desires. You can have it, and you deserve it. I mean it! It all starts with you.

To kick off the New Year in 2014, I have a new book coming out that I would love to share with you all here. The book is called Total Transformation and in this book I go into great detail about my ten principles of transformation and how they can be applied to our everyday lives. I use these principles with my clients and ultimately within my own life. The book will be released sometime this spring and I wanted to share a little preview with you for the next ten weeks.

In each chapter of the book, I give growth work exercises. Feel free to write these down and begin your transformational journey with me each week and pick up the book as well for more growth work and tips. 

Check out the excerpt below:



What is the meaning of success?

            Let’s talk about success. I always say that you have to ask the big questions. Let’s make sure we are thinking big. I want you to think big and remove any limitations.

The big question is: What are your goals, desires and intentions for your life?

Will these things change? Yes. And as we grow, our desires, goals and intentions will expand and change. This comes from any of the trio: your mind, body or spirit. The thought can be anything from finding a new job, to finding a new love.

Growth work: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?

The Power of Giving Back

givingbackWell need to give back, it doesn’t matter how we do it as long as we find ways to incorporate the action into our lives. When we give back, we are creating an energetic force that wraps itself around us and flows from one person to the next.

When we give back, five things will happen:

  1. You will realize you’re not alone
  2. You will be giving back to yourself, because we are part of the collective.
  3. We empower others to give back; it’s like a domino affect.
  4. You increase your vibration of goodness around your own personal feeling.
  5. When you give back, you up level your ability to receive blessings.


On The Shift Radio this week, we had a wonderful guest who harnesses her creative ability to give those who are suffering form breast cancer a voice. Liliana Komorowska recently directed the documentary entitled, Beauty & The Breast that follows nine women throughout their experience with breast cancer. The movie connected so many underlying themes, addressed many different important issues and raised awareness of breast cancer throughout an array of communities.

The movie did a phenomenal job of connecting with multicultural women and let them know that they are not alone. We learned that there can be laughter and peace in a time of struggle and hardship all the while learning not to be afraid and take the plunge to be happy—there was even some skydiving in there. But skydiving was a little too much for me. Like my friend Rob Gallo said, “why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?”

The film brought breast cancer awareness not only to women but to men as well, because we know that both men and women can be affected by breast cancer. Men are contracting this disease and it affects many people around the world and we should all know about it.

IMG_0275Cycle for Survival’s team Pasadena is coming at you again this year strong in the fight against rare cancers. I loved participating in this event last year, coming together with hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. to help support cancer research.

cycle for survivalThis event brings the community together, helping to change the world by helping fund cancer research of all kinds allowing people who cannot afford the treatments gain access to clinical trials, top-notch treatments and more. If you or anyone you know has ever suffered from cancer, here’s your chance to support the team race against the big C. Click here to donate.

The Benefits of Mediation and the Deepak Chopra Challenge


As many of you know, I have been posting about my 21-day mediation challenge. The challenge was started by Deepak Chopra accompanied by my girl Oprah and is designed to help you unravel, open up and let love and prosperity come rushing in. Mediation has more that just these benefits of unlocking what lies within; there are medical benefits as well as spiritual. If you have decided to take the challenge with me—it’s only a few weeks long—then you are already a few days into it and may feel the benefits already. If not, you may need some inspiring information about meditation and what it can do for you and your body.


Meditation can truly help when it comes to organizing your thoughts and conditioning your body for the stress factors to come in your life. Meditation goes hand in hand with mindfulness and when we are mindful of our body, our thoughts and our actions it becomes much easier to distinguish our feelings, ailments and the little things we could change in our lives. Here are some wonderful benefits below that will come your way when you decide to take the challenge:

  1. Reduces stress
  2. Helps harvest and support creativity
  3. Improves focus and drive
  4. Can help reduce respiration issues such as asthma and bronchitis.
  5. Can help with weight loss
  6. Improved mood
  7. Cultivate patience and endurance in any situation
  8. Can help with attention deficits
  9. Help you understand your emotions and work through them.
  10. Helps you sleep better
  11. Increased immunity
  12. Support you in accomplishing your goals

Many of our ailments and life stresses can be lessened if we just listen to our bodies. The problem is, that most people don’t know how to do that. Meditation is the key to becoming mindful and learning how to listen when your body speaks to you. Who knows, you may be able to lower your medical bills and find that spark for life that is waiting to be acknowledged. So join me in the three week challenge and find out how meditation can help you.

Books That Inspire

There are four books I’m currently reading that continue to inspire transformation in my life. Take a look at how I use them and maybe you will be inspired by the written word to move into your practice as I have done.

1239The first book is the “Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh. This wonderful book helps guide me in my meditation. It offers a simple approach to being mindful and living my life open and awake to my place in the Universe. I use it because it gives me examples of meditation practice that are easy to hollow and they make sense. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us how to be mindful when we are washing the dishes, waiting in line at the grocery store, to when we are walking out along a path in nature. Mindfulness is the miracle, if you are willing to see it.

This next book reminds us that we are the divine this_thing_called_youemanation of LIFE, moving, living and having our being in God. “This Thing Called You” by Ernest Holmes was one of the first books I studied when I began my journey of discovering metaphysics. This was the first book that helped me truly understand my divine connection. It is my favorite “go to” book for my new clients that are on the path of transformation. Ernest invites us to examine our lives, to know that we are connected to something greater and that we have a divine experience.

the-four-agreements-cover-300x300“The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz invites us to live by four simple spiritual principles: 1. Be impeccable with your word,2. Never take anything personal, 3. Never assume anything, and 4. always do your best. My favorite agreement is number 4. Always do your best. If we approach our life setting the intention to do our best, then we are in integrity within our soul.

spiritual-liberation2“SpiritualLiberation” by Michael Bernard Beckwith is the final book that I highly recommend. This is the book that has helped me to deepen my spiritual practice, from up-leveling my meditation to understating what is meant by, “Dark Night of the Soul.” One of the greatest lessons Micheal teaches is that we are not our thought, we are what is listening to the thoughts. We are not our emotions, we are only having an experience. We have the power to liberate ourselves from the paradigms of lack, limitation, doubt, worry and fear. Through the practice of prayer, meditation, sacred study, affirmations, giving, service and fellowship, liberation is attainable.

The practice of Sacred study will empower your life. Take some time to explore these books and expand your consciousness. Remember, everything that you desire is already within you. Take the time for self exploration. It is time to activate the power that lives within you.

True Independence

i_am_freeWhen we talk about independence, we want to think about being spiritually and physically independent from everything that does not serve us. We want to be able to remove ourselves from anything that is holding us back from being out true authentic self. For the body temple it might be something that you’re dealing with emotionally and or mentally. There are many things that can block our transformation of the body temple, such as putting our families before our health, putting our jobs before our health, or placing food before our workouts. We must learn to take care of ourselves before we try to help others.  If there is an emergency on a flight and the oxygen mask drops, we must first put our on mask on before trying to help someone else. Being healthy is the number one priority–an active pursuit and nothing should stand in the way of achieving your goals.

Mental blocks can hold you back and keep you from following through when it comes to engaging your healthy lifestyle. Thoughts that block your mental independence are things like: I can’t do that or I’m not good enough, strong enough or powerful enough. We want to shift away from these mindsets and embrace a positive way of thinking—we are strong, we are good enough, we are powerful enough and worthy to be health wealthy complete.

Our Souls are independent from lacking and limitation but interdependent with God. Affirmations are a great way to remind us of who and who’s we are. We are connected to the Universe that give us the freedom to be the greatest expression of The Divine we can be. Affirmations help us to move into a healthier thought process. Affirm the truth, ‘I am loved, I am independent, and I am free’; Interdependence  is the ultimate vibration of independence.

Here are 10 Affirmations to help empower your transformation.  Happy Independence.  I bless you on your path to absolute  FREEDOM!

1. I am Abundant = free from financial challenges.

2. I am Love = independence in relationships, freedom to Love wholeheartedly.

3. I am Joy = freedom of emotional domination.

4. I am Healthy = independence from Body Temple Challenges.

5. I am free to be what I am meant to be = freedom and independence to be ourselves.

6. I am Amazing = independence from self-doubt.

7. I am strong enough = freedom to overcome anything.

8. I am Powerful= freedom from Lack and limitations.

9. I am Enough = freedom to move forward.

10. I am Blessed = freedom to receive blessing.

Keep Moving

IMG_0275There are times in our lives when we feel like giving up.  There are moments when we can’t see the benefits of the transformation work we have said “Yes” to.  There are days that we think that nothing is happening and we don’t even want to get out of bed.  You must not give up.  You must keep moving no matter what.

When you hit that fork in the road, you have 2 choices: to give up, or to keep on pushing forward.  You have to believe that you can make it through anything.  Your are at a very important point in the journey.  You are at the edge of your personal breakthrough.  The power to transform your life is within you, waiting to explode.  Don’t kick yourself or beat yourself up, this is part of your character building.  I call it, the “Power to Stay With It” attitude.  You are on a journey with no destination. Yes, we set goals but this race is never won by the fastest–it is won by those who stick it out!

This week I want to give you the tools to help you push past your blocks and empower your transformation.
1. Keep your eyes on the vision.  Think about what goals are;  what are your desires in life?  Look in the direction you are headed instead of where you have come from.
2.  Do something everyday to move your transformation forward. Do something that will empower your intention, no matter how you are feeling.  This will level-up your vibration and your energy.
3.  Don’t beat yourself up.  If you fall, get back up and push the restart button.  Start again, and again,  and again…
4.  Get a coach or a transformation buddy to help you stay accountable.
5.   Change it up a little.  if you are bored you won’t stick with it.  Do something new for your transformation.
Remember you have the power and you always did.  Use it to wake up and change you life.  Get moving Boo!  Keep Moving Boo! and never give up.

Early Inspirations of Healthy Living

The blog this week is about your early inspirations, going back to the first memories. Who first inspired you to shine above all else?

In honor of my mother Rebecca Jennings’ 80th birthday, I’m reminded that she was the first person who taught me about health, fitness, and living right. She was the very first person who talked about herbs, supplements and the holistic approach. She introduced me to exercise, getting outside to play, and staying active in my every day life. Mom Jennings, as everyone calls her, told me to staying away from smoking and other vices that would jeopardize my health. She was my inspiration to spirituality and taught me about mindful thinking. I remember her telling me once that, a man is as a man does.  I live be that affirmation to this day.

You could say, My mother was my first transformational coach.

When I think about my mother, I am reminded that she has always been about health and fitness. The most important value she has passed down to me is my is consistent spiritual growth and the cultivation of my relationship with God. My mother has inspired me to work hard, creating the life I want, and to never take no for an answer.

Mama would say: “Never give up son, God has a plan for you.”


My  mothers healthy living has helped her increase the longevity of her life so today we celebrate long life, health, fitness and most of all—happiness.