Sitting inside an old grocery store turned children’s swim lesson station, I found myself in a perfect moment. Watching my two favorite humans splashing, smiling, and stretching through the process of learning to swim brought tears to my eyes. Not only was I filled with emotion because I was lucky enough to be with my niece and nephew in person, but also because I realized the beauty in recognizing a truly perfect moment. When was the last time that you were living so fully, present, and aware in a moment that you realized it was absolutely perfect?Read More
Just a few years ago, the words “Shaman” and “Shamanism” seemed to show up everywhere I turned. It wasn’t a concept or label that I was very familiar with, but each time it popped up, I took note and listened.Read More
What makes you sparkle? Over the past months, I have been reflecting on many different aspects of sparkle. Sparkle shows up in many forms, which is why I adore it so much, and why I continue my practice to untap my sparkle. By exploring sparkle in new ways, we provide our very human selves with the chance to find new ways to sparkle brighter and brighter.Read More
Untap Your Sparkle launched in August 2017, and over these past few months, we have discussed many different facets that all build upon the practice to untap your sparkle. Each of us is unique, just like our sparkle practice. Here are a few of my favorite blogs from our start in 2017.Read More
When I first made the decision to untap my sparkle, I put a ton of pressure on myself to make huge, sweeping changes. I thought one major change or decision would quickly lead to my new perfect life. I was all about those quick (ahem, unsustainable) fixes when I first sought sparkle. What I have discovered along the way is that true sparkle can be found in the simplest of moments.Read More
Collagen seems to be a hot topic as of late, doesn’t it? I thought collagen was only used to make fancy humans look younger via costly medical procedures. I did not yet understand the magic of this powerful protein. So… what the heck is collagen?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
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of lifestyle is the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture. You can design your lifestyle in any way you choose. Sure, labels may help define certain aspects of the human experience, but they absolutely do NOT define the actual human. What's included in your sparkle lifestyle?Read More
As humans, we tend to stick to fitting into specific boxes. There are so many things that we don’t allow ourselves to feel/think/do for approximately one million reasons (we aren’t worthy, we don’t deserve it, that would be weird, what would people say, etc.). Inspired by Dr. Brené Brown's new book, Braving the Wildernesss, let's give ourselves permission.Read More
It is all happening.
The roar of the Lion. The cycles of the planets, moon, sun. The energy in the air - changing, shifting, transitioning.
Are you taking time for you? Are you fighting these shifts? Is your ego pushing and pulling and screaming to stay stuck? Are you stretching and smiling and weeping and feeling it all? Are you saying YES?Read More
Leo season is here. On August 11, I turn 35 years old. This is a milestone birthday, coming during a year of significant, stretching, overwhelming change. Being human is hard, right? As I have been reflecting on my habits, practices, and potential in my journey to continue to expand and untap my sparkle, I am knocked over specifically, by one piece.Read More