When the pain is real

Photo by Lua Valentia on Unsplash   Last week, I was in A LOT of pain. Physical pain, emotional upheaval, mental turmoil. It was rough. And as hard as it is to admit, I made it so much worse than necessary. Let me explain…   A couple weeks ago, I was having a FaceTime conversation with a friendContinue reading “When the pain is real”

When one person heals, we all heal

Happy Thanksgiving!   What are you reflecting on today? Perhaps you’re looking around and bursting with gratitude for all that surrounds you – your family, your friends, your home, an abundance of delicious home-cooked food (or amazing take out). I’m exceedingly grateful for all those things too, and I also find myself being thankful forContinue reading “When one person heals, we all heal”

Ultimate Moon-Time Smoothie

As a woman, it is normal to live in a cycle, rather than a straight line. Your body goes through a natural cycle every 4 weeks or so, with four distinct phases of change in hormones, energy levels, physical strength, and mental capacity. It doesn’t make sense to expect the same level of productivity, output,Continue reading “Ultimate Moon-Time Smoothie”

How to lift your energy

This past week I was feeling incredibly exhausted. The past few months were characterized by nonstop movement, literally from location to location, and also lots of movement in my business and personal life, so it’s really no wonder I was feeling spent. As a kindness to myself I rested whenever possible this week, and listenedContinue reading “How to lift your energy”

Nurture yourself with this delicious veggie wrap

It’s moving day! Needless to say, life has been a little on the chaotic side lately. In order to curb the inevitable stress of packing up one’s life, I’ve been doing my best to take good care of myself. I haven’t been perfect (wine and brownies are being consumed regularly), but I making sure toContinue reading “Nurture yourself with this delicious veggie wrap”

Don’t be duped into a detox

Make real lasting changes this spring!   I love spring!! More than any other season, I feel it inspires intense inward reflection and motivates one to clean out and clear out the old in order to make way for the new. Spring-cleaning happens on many levels, and you will no doubt be bombarded by messagesContinue reading “Don’t be duped into a detox”

How surrender inspires healing

Surrender is one of my favorite topics explore. It’s a very difficult concept to grasp for someone that tends toward overachieving and overworking. Yet repeatedly, I see how the act of surrender inspires healing, while resistance creates stagnation.   I am generally not a cooperative patient. When I get sick, I tend to view itContinue reading “How surrender inspires healing”

Why natural skincare is best

I adore me some skincare products, particularly body moisturizers because I love my skin to feel soft and smooth. A couple years ago I started to get a little anxious about the long list of chemicals in my lotions and potions. Being very conscious of what I was putting in my body yet not soContinue reading “Why natural skincare is best”

A mini detox diet that works

I was so excited to find a mini detox diet that didn’t involve starving or living solely off of liquids, and actually worked! Alas, I must share it with you.   You might find it odd to be talking about detoxing right as we’re gearing up for the Holiday season, but there’s actually no betterContinue reading “A mini detox diet that works”

If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard

I’m a hypocrite. That’s right, I preach from the mountaintops the importance of self-care and that a hugely important part of it is making time to receive bodywork. Yet how often do I receive massages? Rarely my friend, very rarely.   It’s not because I don’t believe what I’m saying. It’s simply that I fallContinue reading “If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard”