Cutting out the non-essential from my life

Do you ever find yourself coming back to certain ideas or approaches again and again? Minimalism has been that thing for me as of late. I’m pretty sure it started with my first clothing swap and culling the things I wasn’t wearing from my closet. I was shocked by the emotional attachment I had to my clothing and the subsequent feelings of lightness and freedom I experienced when I let...

How I make sure my time is spent on the things I value the most

Something I’ve been focusing on for the last few months (and have written a few newsletters about) is how I’m spending my time and whether it’s in alignment with the things that I value most. Ever since reading Better Than Before* by Gretchen Rubin, I’ve been been thinking about the habits — good and bad — that fill up my day. What I came to realize was that I wasn’t...

The downside of daily meditation. Because even things that are supposed to be good for you can suck sometimes.

The downside of daily meditation: because even things that are supposed to be good for you can suck sometimes. #meditation #mindfulness #awareness #selfdiscovery #wellness #wellbeing #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment

In last week’s post, I shared about some of the (more pleasant or “positive”) shifts I’ve been noticing over the last two and a half months of meditating daily. I realize now (thanks to a friend and meditation mentor) that I didn’t really paint a complete picture of what’s been going on. So I wanted to take some time this week to broaden the picture and share about the downside of...

The difference a little meditation can make.

The ease and the struggle of a daily meditation practice. An honest reflection of the impact a daily meditation practice can have. #meditation #selfcare #mindfulness #shadowwork #wellness #mindset

Back on April 3rd of this year, I embarked upon my 3rd 100 Day Project (!!). For someone who wasn’t sure she could do anything for 100 days in a row without flaking out, that feels like a pretty epic accomplishment. In previous years I’ve focused my time and energy on blogging (year 1) and yoga (year 2). This year, I thought I was going to spend my time painting faces but at the last...

4 of my favorite tools for personal growth

I wanted to share with you some of the tools for personal growth that I’ve been using as of late to get a handle on my time and be more intentional about where my energy is going. There are four tools in particular that have had a huge impact on my life and my mood: tarot, automatic writing, meditation, and weekly planning. What I love most about these tools is...

30 prompts to help you get in the groove with gratitude

30 prompts to help you get in the groove with gratitude

Journaling has been a powerful tool for self-discovery and growth throughout the course of my life. I grew up in a home where journaling and self-expression were encouraged. I had an English teacher in 8th grade require daily journaling as part of our class. Hell, my health coach training program incorporated daily free-writing (a la Morning Pages) as part of our coursework. I’ve journaled when it was just me, and...

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

I’ve always had a bit of a temper. As a kid, whenever I’d get in trouble I would storm out of the room screaming, run to my bedroom and slam the door as hard as I could, crank up my stereo to peak volume, and yell about the injustice of it all. I wish I could say that I’ve outgrown that response as an adult, but I’d be lying. Up...