The World Needs You Now (more than ever)

My dear – there’s a lot of negativity out there. You and I know that in order to change the world, we have to let our own light shine…

I put this together more than 2 years ago – and it tapped me on the shoulder many times in 2017.

I have no idea why it came to me so powerfully today, but I’ve learned to listen to those whispers without trying to understand them.

Now, apparently, is the time.

3 Steps for Taking Care of Yourself in the age of Social Media

It’s 11:00 a.m., and I have deliberately stayed off social media for the morning.

I’m feeling good—you know, just cruising happily along answering emails, running my business—that sort of thing. And then I hop on a call with a client in California.

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Photo courtesy Elephant Journal

It’s 8:00 a.m. out there, so her day is just starting. When I ask how she’s doing, there’s a long pause, and then a sigh.

Instinctively I think, “Oh sh*t, what’s happened now?”

I don’t think this for her, but rather for the world—or more specifically, for our country.

As it turns out, it was the first morning of the California wildfires. And while my client was safe in Santa Barbara, many of her friends had posted about their evacuation from Napa and Sonoma.

As she said, her heart was broken open for them.

And in that moment, an awareness dawned:

I myself, nestled safely away in my Rhode Island bubble and having no contact with the world beyond the school drop-off route, had been happily going about my own life.

My client, in her Santa Barbara bubble, would have been (continue reading on Elephant Journal…)

4 Ways Men can get Happier

I’ve had a number of articles published lately, but none have gained the traction that this one has (it quickly became a “featured article” in Elephant Journal). I believe that’s because the topic is exceptionally relevant. It’s time for men to hear how much they – and their happiness – matter.

4 Ways Men can get Happier

photo by Lesly B. Juarez via Elephant Journal

I had a heart-to-heart with my 12-year-old son yesterday.

And believe me when I say that it was a coup d’état. He’s not the emotional type. He’s very strategic, extremely focused, and remarkably driven. He doesn’t wallow, and frankly, doesn’t have patience for kids who do.

But he’s also human—and I could tell that things were brewing. And because I am deeply committed to raising my two sons with a full bandwidth of emotional intelligence, I gently, without prodding, asked him some questions.

And believe it or not, he responded.

He talked, I listened. I didn’t push back, I didn’t point out the things most parents would point out. I just held a safe space for him to be real, without judgment. He talked about what’s been tough for him with his buddies, on the sports field, at home.

He opened up about which kids were doing what, although never in a way that betrayed them (which, I have to admit, made me super proud of who he is). He told me how the bad times seem to last in his memory, while the good times quickly fade away.

It was one of my favorite moments of the year thus far. Not only did I get to see the deeper layers of what’s going on behind his beautiful eyes, I also paved the way for more of these moments.

Just as importantly, it reassured me that I’m helping him become a man who can communicate his emotions (read more…)

Unlock the Secret…

It’s obviously really cool to announce my Amazon Best-Selling book, The Power of Practicebanner-linkedin-power-of-practice“The Power of Practice is for those who are ready to become unstoppable, to own their power, and to go on a transformational journey of self-discovery. Julianna Ricci provides step-by-step tools to shift your energy – out of stuck, old patterns that have been holding you back – and into the realm of infinite possibilities.”

– Bruce D. Schneider, MCC, Founder, iPEC Coaching; Author, Energy Leadership

Filling with Light

A Guided Meditation

Energy is bubbling, and it is giving us the chance to choose what we want that energy to become. It is up to each and every one of us.

My last post was about what each of us can do, with our unique gifts.

This is me, offering mine.

Rock Music and Big Dreams

I have a secret to share.

For many years I have held the dream of working with rock musicians.

That’s right. When I first entered the healing and coaching world, my Big Dream was to work with bands – with the guys (or girls) making serious waves in the world through their tunes.

I had more than a few people tell me this was crazy (okay, there were only a few people who didn’t tell me it was crazy).

But that didn’t matter.

The pull was real and it was deep.

So I persevered. I made it happen. I worked back stage Keep Reading…>>

The Discomfort of Being Human

I spent a number of days last week wrestling with some uncomfortable growing pains. Connecting In

At first I was blaming these pains on things in my physical world…my puppy is once again acting up; my book is in the exciting, but intense final stages before publication; we’re renovating our kitchen; my husband is in Africa for a couple Keep Reading…>>

Letting go of Negativty in 4 Easy Steps

I am furious.

At my dog. Who ran away. Again.

Actually, if I’m being truthful, he sauntered.

Photo Courtesy: Gratisography

Photo Courtesy: Gratisography


Regardless – this is not about the speed of my dog’s movement, but rather the speed of my movement.

As I stood in my kitchen seething with a quiet rage (at being duped, at having to take the time to go find him, and having ever-more stuff on my plate), I realized this was one of those times where I could choose to walk my talk (as an Energy Mastery Coach), or I could inadvertently let my emotions take charge of me.

I knew which I wanted, and my question soon became Keep Reading…>>

Why Softness Matters

5 ways to do more by being calmer

I was feeling pretty hard-edged for the first few months of the year. If you’ve read any of my recent blog posts, you may have noticed as much.

Oddly enough, I didn’t even notice it.

Photo courtesy Flickr (dictay2000)

Photo courtesy Flickr (dictay2000)

And the funny thing is, as an Energy Coach, it would be the first thing I’d notice if I met myself on the street. I wouldn’t judge it – I would just see it for what it was.

And I would realize that with some balancing, I’d be a lot more powerful.

But since it was me, and my own life, I was blind to it. I just kept on plugging away, pushing things into being, Keep Reading…>>

My Money Wasn’t Where My Mouth Was (or something like that)

Vulnerable stuff ahead…

I had an “ah-ha!” moment with my coach last week (yes, even I have a coach…and I’m way better for it!) that my definition of SUCCESS didn’t add up to my definition of success. It sounds convoluted, and it is, which is perhaps why I hadn’t even noticed it before.

Here’s what happened:

Photo – Courtesy Gratisography

Photo – Courtesy Gratisography

I have a business that I LOVE!

But…. I’m not yet serving as many people as I know I’m meant to serve. And I don’t yet have the income that I know I’m meant to have.

And I just now realized (yes, just now) that because of these things, I often feel more like a failure than a SUCCESS.

Which makes sense…but also TOTALLY doesn’t. Keep Reading…>>