the continued journey to living in the present​

As I sat outside Sip & Ship, a wonderful locally owned coffee/shipping store, I sipped my hemp milk latte. Drake’s beats played in my earbuds as I pulled out my notebook to write- about what I felt was prudent for me & my community on this day- living in the present moment. As I putContinue reading “the continued journey to living in the present​”

i don’t know

Thinking back on my middle school years still, makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. It is such a time of change and transformation. (Why don’t they have a movie that explained you’re supposed to be awkward then, that plays in health class?) As my peers and I geared up, from leaving the “elementary nest” to transition into ourContinue reading “i don’t know”

step up & lead

Each day brings a new opportunity: To lead. Or to be lead. And we need both in our society. To be a leader one must be willing to do the work to understand where people need lead. They must have the ability to inspire and create action. They must lead by example, yet be able toContinue reading “step up & lead”

my morning ritual

You might say I am a dreamer. Meaning, I live most often in my mind as opposed to in my feet. I am constantly thinking, creating and dreaming up ideas about life/ the future- which I feel is great- for me. But sometimes, it can be unsettling taking me out of the present moment. YouContinue reading “my morning ritual”

sensational gratitude

With the evolution of our society and the plethora of opportunities available to us, it has become too easy to lose sight of the simple yet beautiful blessings we live with on a daily basis. Truthfully speaking, we never know when tragedy could strike. Instead of waiting for “the day”, can we remind ourselves ofContinue reading “sensational gratitude”

impermanence

In order to grow, you have got to let go. Nothing is ever permanent. The concept of impermanence is at the same time both comforting and frightening. Comforting in the sense, that painful life circumstances will pass. Frightening in the sense that we will, at some point, have to let go of all of thisContinue reading “impermanence”

balance during VATA season

From late fall to early winter the western hemisphere is in the energetic Vata season. When out of balance in this season you may feel excess stress, restlessness, digestive challenges, weakness, cold, anxiousness, or even experience insomnia. Energy can seem to come in sprits leading to burn out and fatigue. To balance Vata, make choicesContinue reading “balance during VATA season”

how we start our day

When my alarm goes off in the morning one of my first thoughts is, ‘how much more sleep can I get’. After doing the calculation, I lay back in bed, attempting to fall back asleep. This doesn’t happen simultaneously so as I lie there, I like to set an intention for the day. My intentionContinue reading “how we start our day”

mindfulness

I’ve been thinking, talking, and writing a lot about “being present” as it is, more than ever, a reoccurring theme in my life. Fall is this natural time of “airiness” with the wind swirling and leaves falling we feel a sense of movement. Any time we experience movement, it has the ability to uproot us,Continue reading “mindfulness”

trust

If you find yourself continually getting frustrated in the search for what’s next, you are not alone. Occasionally the vision is delicately placed in plain site for us to see and other times it’s hidden deep within. In the later scenario, the search can begin to feel pointless and full of dead ends, making usContinue reading “trust”