When an idea for an experiment arises in my soul, I really feel the need to explore it.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
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
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
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”?
Instead of life happening to you, what if it was a part of a greater, more expansive, specifically designed experience? What if you self-selected the lessons, relationships, challenges, heart breaks, and triumphs? How could this idea shift your perspective?Read More