Giving Yourself Permission to Do What You Really Want

"You've got to go with your desire to feel good." - Abraham Hicks Our desires shape our lives. These can be desires of avoidance: I don't want to be ridiculed, I don't want to get hurt or desires of accumulation: I want to live in a house by the beach, I want to find love. We

Relationships Can’t Fulfill You Unless You Fulfill Yourself First

"If you aren't happy single, you won't be happy taken." As a former serial monogamist, I used to believe being in a romantic relationship was the key to happiness. If I was single, I was always looking, and guilty of downloading dating apps or smooching someone new within days of a breakup. Despite loving my

A Beginners Guide to Self Love- Part I

"You don't have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be." -Oprah Winfrey Self-love is the answer. "How do I make my life suck less?" is the question. With self love, you make choices that make you feel empowered, healthy, beautiful, and alive. Without it, you kind of just bump along, taking whatever

Learning to Trust and Let Go

"Let come what comes. Let go what goes. See what remains." -Ramana Maharshi Choosing to trust makes hardships less of a burden to bare, and it keeps our hearts calm in uncertainty. Trusting that things are happening for our highest good lets the light in when we need it the most. When you have faith,

Rest Like It’s Your Job- It May Make You More Productive

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu This week, and the past couple of months, the universe has lit up a neon sign outside my house telling me to rest. Not literally, but that's how it feels, and I've been reflecting on how often we put off rest, and how so many of us

You’ve Already Arrived- Learning to Enjoy the Process

"Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life." -Joyce Meyer We spend so much of our lives jumping from one goal to the next, one destination to another, always thirsty for the next thing, putting our joy on hold until we get what we want. And as soon as

Shopping Ban Challenge and Minimalism

"The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don't." -Marie Kondo For the month of January, I did a shopping ban that allowed me to spend my money on food, necessities and bills only. No flowers, no new clothes, no books, no movie tickets, no plants,

How Meditation Can Change Your Life

  "The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts. It's to stop letting them control you." -Unknown   When I first heard about meditation, I thought it was some weird thing monks did in the mountains, and for years I brushed it off as "woo woo," and not for me. Whenever a yoga instructor

Self Care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Necessary

"Self- love is not selfish. You cannot truly love another until you learn to love yourself." -Unknown. We don't learn self- love and self-care in school. Sure, we learn to brush our teeth, wear clean clothes, eat right and exercise, and all of those things are crucial to our well-being, but self-care is so much