I am breaking down 12 ways to conscious Holiday spending because this season it’s easy to get swallowed up in all the “must have,” “major deal,” advertising. In a season where nearly everything is telling you that you NEED to have x, y, and z in order to feel or look a certain way it’s hard to snap out of the conditioning to pressure purchase. And I am not saying it’s bad on you to go shopping or get a great deal or participate or… Read More
Boundaries, we either love them or hate them depending on which side of them we fall on. When we start implementing boundaries it can feel so freeing. Often when we have none life is simply too overwhelming and making time for ourselves with self-care does not happen as a result. This is why setting boundaries is so important. Why are boundaries so important? Structuring what we will tolerate and what we won’t tolerate allows us the freedom to live in the way we desire.… Read More
So you’re in a funk, or a bad mood, but you really don’t know why, and you can’t seem to get yourself to rise beyond it. Perhaps something happened at work, you are having bad communication with a friend or you and your partner aren’t on the same page. It could be even that you’re just feeling low, not exactly your enthusiastic self, but not sure how to change that. The first thing I recommend is to actually tune into what is it that… Read More
The holidays are a time that are typically one of three things for most people; over scheduled busy, joyous but full of obligation, or often tainted by loss. Underneath all of these is stress, and with that our stress hormones spike up. They aren’t such a bad thing, except for when they are prolonged over a period of time. Even when it may not feel like you are super stressed from the Holidays, there can be a certain amount of pressure around this time of year to be social,… Read More
In creating the ultimate self-care holiday gift guide this year I really wanted to give a broad range of ideas for all ways to show you really care and know the person you’re giving to. In this gift guide I have focused on self-care, beauty care, foodie friends, mindfulness, healing, the gardener, and movement. These are all areas of focus that will help to make anyone’s 2018 happier and healthier! Happy gift giving, may you give with love and intention! Follow & Share!
Last weekend I took a last minute trip down to Portland from Seattle. A friend of mine from college just moved there and I was due for a little getaway exploration. The months of January and February have been full to the brim for me with work, and other personal life engagements. I knew I was reaching a point where I just needed to be away from the possibility of working, because truly, with my work I never really “leave the office”… Read More
After living with an autoimmune disease for over a decade I have experienced both living well, and not so well during that time. I’ve had periods of flares, years of remission and years of soul-growth and healing. Each of your personal experiences in living well with a chronic illness will have parallels to mine and yet also be different. There are a few key factors to living well with an autoimmune disease that have profound impacts on daily life. They are spiritual, mental and physical… Read More
August has been about making a ton of things happen. From launching a video program (more to come!) to hosting my annual self-care program, to creating and amazing yoga workshop experience coming this fall, all on top of what I already do for a living (writing + coaching) it’s been a busy month in the most fun way. Follow & Share!
Self-care isn’t selfish, it is however, a choice to actively love yourself through actions, practices and rituals. Self-care is about learning refinement of how best to take care of yourself, not about attaining perfection. This comes from a deeper commitment to love yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you love every inch of your body, or if there are certain things you’re working on to better yourself. It is a strong connection to honoring yourself for where you are right now. It is a… Read More
I’ll be the first person to tell you to do what you want. Follow your heart and lead from what feels good for you. I help people tap into a deeper understanding about themselves by connecting more with what aligns within them. Before getting there though, and in order to get to this next layer of connection we have to first step into doing what is necessary, and that most likely may not always align with what you “want”. Or what you think you… Read More