habits & the inevitable ruts we dig

As I sat down on the porch this morning to read, I stumbled upon the quote by Miguel De Unamuno, “To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.” I wrestled with this statement for the next hour. Sure, some habits are great. But more often than not, when asked about ourContinue reading “habits & the inevitable ruts we dig”

Behind the Darkness

As I hopped into my car Friday afternoon to drive out of the city, I couldn’t help but feel a wave of nervousness wash over me. We were gearing up for a camping weekend- my younger sister and I- and I had not yet really settled into the fact that we would be alone inContinue reading “Behind the Darkness”

life: your movie reel

Your mind creates the world you live in. Quiet literally, you are the director, star actor, supporting roles and extras for you own personal movie. And you get to choose: What reality do you wish to create? What perspective will you take? Sometimes it is hard to see the silver lining. Life catches us in negativity,Continue reading “life: your movie reel”

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”

beauty in simplicity 

If you were stranded on a desert island what would you bring with you? Got it? Okay- let’s come back to that? (Don’t cheat yourself!)  This weekend, while camping, I was reminded of the beauty in simplicity. No cell phone service, alarm clock to wake you, no shower to rinse off in and no toiletContinue reading “beauty in simplicity “

scorpio NEW MOON

“Powerful avalanches begin with small shifts.” Pamela McFarland Walsh New Moon- New Opportunity. Welcome to the next chapter of your life. The Scorpio new moon symbolizes a time of death and rebirth in our lives. Goodbye beautiful fall leaves, hello winter. Right now we have this amazing opportunity to recreate ourselves- if we wish- orContinue reading “scorpio NEW MOON”

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”