Life is a very messy rollercoaster sometimes. With all this stretching and changing over the past few months, I have felt like I SHOULD. I should be figuring life out faster, I should have my answers, I should find clarity, and I should have all the lessons beautifully wrapped up in a bow to present to the world.Read More
When was the last time you took a moment to listen to your body? Do you know the language that your soul-suit speaks? Are you open to receive the information that our physical selves communicate to us?Read More
Every December I find myself surprised by how busy life feels. The to do lists keep growing (and my Type-A tendencies get more and more triggered) as I envision closing the year with every loose end tied up in a perfect, beautiful bow. Sometimes, I need to stop and take a dose of my own sparkle medicine and remind myself of the sparkle in the messiness and the chaos.Read More
It is hard to deny that these days, the cultural norm celebrates a busy, full, or even packed schedule. Busy, filled time means that you have people to see and places to be. Managing a tight schedule, an overbooked week, or being desperately overdue for a day off means that you are a “success”. For a long time I fell into this trap, and truthfully, my old ways still sneak up on me.
A full schedule does not equal a successful life.Read More
Sparklers, the time has arrived. We are stepping into the holiday zone where ~all the treats~ are available and in your face ~all the time~. For me, Halloween is a time of fun, play, and lots of sparkle, but if I am not careful, I easily find myself waking up mid-November in a deliriously bloated state, wondering what the hell happened. And then, upon looking at the calendar, I throw all my healthiest habits to the wind because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sound familiar?Read More
After I shared a “me, too” post on my personal Facebook page, I felt wildly vulnerable. I didn’t share any specifics or details. Just adding my voice to conversation with two words, words representing that I had experienced sexual harassment or assault, made me feel a resurgence of shame, guilt, fear, and vulnerability.
Two words triggered feelings of being less than, being damaged, needing to numb.Read More
The brain loves to know information… so much so that when it is trying to put the pieces together of a situation (especially when our all too human ego gets involved) it can start to fill in the blanks. To give it credit where it is due, this is a tool that is used for survival. But what happens when your brain starts filling in the blanks, telling stories, that are not true or helpful?Read More
I don’t remember exactly when food shifted from nourishment to vice status. When we face our vices and speak the truth about the tools we use to disconnect from ourselves, we can begin to release the power these vices have over us. I have allowed my mood, self-worth, and emotional wellbeing to teeter on the edge of the balance beam that is my disordered eating habits.Read More
The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. – Maya Angelou
What does it mean to you to “come home to yourself”?