What I Learned in 2016

What I Learned in 2016

  2016 brought a lot of learning and a lot of joy. My biggest lesson of 2016 was figuring out how to serve myself first in order to serve everyone else sustainably. People had always warned me about “burning out” but I had never hit my limit. Creating the 2nd Annual Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver for over 1,200 women was my greatest accomplishment. It was also what broke me. Although I could have blamed external challenges for breaking me. I realized that all my external challenges were reflections of my own inner struggles. So I went about investing everything I had into working on myself. Yoga, meditation, books, dance, music, purpose-driven leadership, cannabis, psychedelics and the School of Womanly Arts were my practices. We found a new CEO to take over my role at Women Grow on July 1st and I focused on myself full-time. Leaving the CEO role at Women Grow was the hardest transition I’ve ever made. The unexpectedly tough part of aligning your personal and professional purpose is allowing them to separate when needed. It took me almost three months just to stop thinking of myself and my role as one. I ran away to play in Spain, speak in Berlin, camp at Burning Man, and work Symbiosis. I traveled 26 weeks of 2016. I learned a lot. I learned how to love myself unconditionally. I learned how to stop using food to solve problems that food doesn’t solve (and lost 30 pounds). I learned how to stop caring about what people who don’t care about me think. I learned how to put myself first every day. I learned how to process dark emotions and...
Reading Up on the Cannabis Industry

Reading Up on the Cannabis Industry

People researching the legal marijuana industry often ask me how to get started in the Cannabis industry. These are the resources I read to stay up to speed on current Cannabis culture.

The Call for Self Regulation in the Cannabis Industry

The Call for Self Regulation in the Cannabis Industry

We have an opportunity to regulate the cannabis industry from WITHIN or will be subject to others doing it TO the industry. Not only because it makes financial sense but it’s also the right thing to do.