Sometimes, the ideas and phrases that we use to support others is the exact medicine that we need for ourselves.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
“Wellness” is a word that is thrown around a lot these days… to the point that I have witnessed people roll their eyes at the idea of it. I understand how unrealistic it can feel to focus on ourselves in this way. We are all doing the best we can at creating our lives, being adults, and surviving, so suggesting that we need to add to our to-do list by focusing on our wellness can feel out of touch, for some.Read More
At this point in the January Whole30 process, we have surpassed the milestone of more than one week of wellness, which is an impressive feat! Are you beginning to feel the self-healing power in your body? Are you seeing signs that your sparkle might be shimmering in a new, brighter way?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
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
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
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
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”?
Over the years I have become more and more aware of meditation, especially as it’s popularity has bloomed. I always loved the idea of getting grounded and centered and quieting my mind, but always assumed it just wasn’t something that would help me. August 17, 2017 is officially my one year anniversary of meditating every single day.Read More