We live in a culture where our busy schedule feels like a direct translation to our value. If we are booked solid with activity, travel, and appointments, our brain shifts into go-go-go mode, tricking this feeling of productivity into a false sense of purpose.Read More
Embrace your emotions. Check in with your self. Listen to your desires. Value vulnerability. Express your authentic self. Feel your feelings.
These are all ideas and phrases that sound promising, but what do they actually mean? Why are they important? And most of all… how do we put them into practice?Read More
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
‘Tis the season of celebrations, festivities, and abundant opportunities to indulge. This perfect storm of excess may lead many of us to toss our wellness habits to the backburner and plan to begin our new, perfect, healthy, Instagram-worthy life come the new year.Read More
Recently, a friend inquired the ultimate question: Does anyone ever get over food addiction? Even when I'm eating "right" it feels like yet another addiction or obsession, just a healthy one.
This, my dear Sparklers, is no easy question to answer.Read More
The idea of nourishing myself has always left me feeling a little prickly. As someone who has struggled with body image issues, weight shame, food addiction, and size fluctuations, nourishment was always a bit of a trigger point for me. For the majority of my life, the idea of nourishment was never, ever a part of the conversation. Specifically, with food I did not nourish.Read More