30 Must-Read Books for Women by 30


As I sit and reflect on my 20’s I am most proud and thankful for the personal growth work that I have done.  If there is one bit of advice I would give to women in their 20’s, it would be to spend a lot of time getting to know and love yourself.  If you’re like me and want to be the highest, truest expression of yourself, that means doing a lot of the self work.

Books have been a bit part of that journey for me.  So, as I move into my 30’s, I wanted to compile a list of books that either I or other women recommend as Must-Reads before you hit 30.  I have not read them all, but I have read many.  This will also serve as a list for me to refer to when I need a new read. [Read more…]

Salt Water Flush for Constipation and Cleansing



Potty talk is not the easiest to have, but regularity is really important for your health.  Without consistent bowel movements, fecal matter can build up in your intestines and serve as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Recently I felt super backed up and really uncomfortable.  None of my normal tricks (coffee, fiber, etc) were working.  Luckily, I shared this with my boyfriend (not the most exciting topic to bring up) and he told me about salt water (saline) flushing.

What is a Salt Water (Saline) Flush?

The Salt Water Flush ‘flushes’ your entire GI Tract – removing waste, including gas, from the small intestine, unlike a colonic which cleans out the colon. Also, the high quality salt used in a Salt Water flush can act as a healing agent as it works to normalize the pH throughout your entire GI tract. A healthy intestinal pH reduces the amount of bad bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and fungi that create all kinds of nasty digestive issues.

The Salt Water solution is the same gravity of your blood so it simply moves as a tidal wave through your GI Tract, taking all of the built-up matter with it. [Read more…]

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Whenever it starts getting cold I start craving pumpkin. But, sugar doesn’t like me, so I try to find the healthiest options without processed sugar.  I came across a recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Bread and knew I needed to make it + it turned out pretty fab.  After baking, I let it cool and cut with a serrated knife and store in the fridge.  Delicious warm with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning – mmm, mmm!



  • photo1 cup Almond Flour
  • ½ cup Tapioca Flour*
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup full fat coconut cream (cream only save water to drink)**
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Tired of chasing ‘success’?

the desire map workshop with amy jo beaver

Let’s talk about your life.

Do you feel free? Joyful? Connected?

Most importantly, does your life feel the way you want it to feel?

When I read The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte for the first time, my life was not feeling the way I wanted it to.

I was chasing career success – and every time I thought I was getting to where I wanted to be, I never felt fulfilled.  Can you relate?

The Desire Map was the catalyst for the change I needed.

This book isn’t just intellectual theory. It actually walks you through the process of practically (+ soulfully) creating a life that you actually want to live, connected to people, experiences and things that you actually want to be connected to.

It seems so obvious, right?

Of course! My life should feel good!

But the thing is, so many of us aren’t living that way. We’re fixated on what others think we should do. We’re pushing ourselves to meet someone else’s expectations of The Great Mom, The Successful Businesswoman, The Patient Wife or The Forgiving Friend.

And in all that striving to meet other people’s expectations, a lot of us have lost ourselves. For a while, I did.

The Desire Map snapped me out of it and got me back on my own life track, moving towards a future that feels right for me.

And because of the profound impact desire mapping has had on my life, I want to sing about this work from the rooftops. I want you to have this opportunity to reclaim your life too.

Which is why,

When I heard that Danielle was creating a Licensing program so that people could teach this material, I was one of the first people waving my arms at the front of the line. I knew I needed to rise.

And now,

I am thrilled to announce that I’m an official Desire Map Licensee (cue the confetti!).

I’m preparing to host my first in-person workshop(s) in Houston (January 2015), New Orleans (February 2015), and Atlanta (March 2015).

If you’d like to join me, click here for more details.

It’s never too late to live a life that feels good. A life that you consciously choose and design, based on your own core desired feelings.

I’d like to help you uncover those feelings so you can start building a life that helps you generate them.