Is it just me or does there seem to be a conspiracy against a relaxed and healthy holiday season?
First, there are all these expectations about gift giving and sharing love.
If you manage to prepare early and be conscious about what you share then comes the travel.
You either join a sea of other humans in a small confined space for hours, sleep on a bed that isn’t yours and are in a totally new climate or altitude. Or you host people that aren’t usually in your home, clean for days and prep to make sure they have everything they need.
If you’re able to travel with joy and ease or are totally relaxed about hosting, next is the food...Read More
Excitement rises during the holiday season. Love, joy, delight, they all make star-studded appearances, but with all the energy, tension and stress sometimes tag along for the ride.
There’s this other thing, maybe you know what I’m talking about, that happens over the holidays, it’s when a part of you feels like you “should” do something even if you don’t want to.
Whether it’s attending certain gatherings or eating certain foods, saying, “No, thank you,” is hard enough in our day-to-day lives and during the holidays it seems to be twenty times more challenging...Read More
Holiday season tends to be a whirlwind of energy and emotions. I know that I have to continuously remind myself to slow down, breathe and actually enjoy it all rather than run around like a crazy person until I crash.
Kids, too, can get a little (or a lot) stir crazy as the days get shorter and the holiday buzz hums around them.
This holiday season in particular may be especially challenging to navigate post election as we're all worn out and beat up.
With so much to process it can sometimes feel easier to detach mentally, emotionally and physically. Forget our bodies, ignore them and numb them.
Be gentle with yourself...Read More
Ever have one of those days where you get bulldozed with negative energy?
Like you were just going about your business as per usual and then whack! And by the time you get home you feel like you've been hit by a bus.
Maybe you've felt it in the past few months with the election. Many people I've interacted with have felt the stress of such negativity and fear hanging over our country.
Whether you're a highly sensitive person, empath or not, we all soak up energy that isn't ours to carry...Read More
Around Halloween we can’t help but brush shoulders with fear.
Mostly we get to play, push our fear buttons in a safe and controlled way, maybe even embody something that used to cause us fear but now makes us feel powerful.
I personally have been chatting with spiders (which I used to be absolutely terrified of) and letting myself tolerate a little extra fear walking down my street looking at all the creepy and scary decor (which a few details really do bring up old fears)!
During Halloween we’re a bit more conscious of our fears, but on a day-to-day basis fear is pervasive and mostly unconscious.
We find ourselves angry, irritated, upset, in a funk and...Read More
Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. My heart goes out to those who have lost their babies, no matter at what stage or age. I honor you and send so much love to you.
In addition to working with women and children who have experienced birth or early childhood trauma, I have also had the opportunity to serve women recovering from miscarriage.
Today's technique is a powerful tool to help in that recovery process.
It is exquisite for helping all of us feel safe in and connected to our own body...Read More
I had a client a few years back. A young boy. His biggest challenge was boundaries - emotional and physical.
I’d been working with him for months and in my perspective, he had come so far! He was so much more aware of his body and capable of being gentle, focused, calm and grounded.
I went in to see him for our regular session and mom pulled me aside and mentioned he had pushed his friend and she was concerned as this wasn’t normal behavior...Read More
I believe support and love can come to us in many forms. Sometimes it's a person we know, a stranger on the street, a workshop, a sign by the side of the road, a rainbow, an animal, a detour or even pain.
We can choose to see all of the above as just luck or coincidence, we disregard them entirely, or we can decide to see them as gifts, as messengers offering loving reminders of who we are, what we can heal and how we can grow.
A few weeks ago I had an experience in nature that was just too aligned and filled with meaning to ignore...Read More
Every single morning I meditate, move my body and write. These three practices prepare me for the day, for health and for success. Without them the world starts to pass me by. With them, I own my power, I remain present and I feel at ease.
A huge part of my vision is to share tools with people just like you all over the world. Simple and effective tools. Fun tools. That make you feel nourished, loved, supported and capable.
Meditation is one of my tools and I made a FREE Meditation that nourishes you from the inside out, reconnecting you to your intuition and to your source of energy, creativity and power. All in just 8 minutes...Read More
Technology can drain our time and energy if we let it. And these days our phones are our lives. Everything is on them - calendars, business, emails, contacts, games, music, movies. You name it, it’s probably on your phone!
The other day I was having issues with my iPhone and I finally decided to do a complete reboot - wipe everything from it and start completely fresh.
Although it was frustrating to have to surrender and reboot, it was actually the most brilliant thing on the planet...Read More
Sometimes it’s easy to go with the flow and trust that when our plans get set aside or pushed back or changed, that it’s all for the best. But sometimes it just feels wrong.
Take heart, my friend, you’re not alone!
And I’m here to tell you that there is light around the corner, and most likely magic.
What may feel wrong to you may be the universe conspiring on your behalf. If you lean into it you are going to be delighted, surprised and blown away by what’s around the corner...Read More