What role does ego play in your life? Over the past few years, I have been working to become more aware of my ego, recognize it’s obsession with survival, and appreciate when it roars at me with the intention to keep me safe and alive. Some days this is easier than others.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
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
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 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
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
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