Why is it so hard to make yourself the recipient of your own love? I believe there is nothing more important than self-love, because without it, it’s impossible to truly love others unconditionally. When I’m not taking care of myself, I get overworked and run down. Depleted and tired, I begin to resent any requests for my energy and attention. It’s tough to give when we’re empty. But, when I make time for my own physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellness there’s so much more SPACE for other people’s needs. Imagine a jar full of marbles. You are the jar, and all the demands on your life are the marbles. Marbles can be big or small, professional or personal, important or trivial, but they fill you up. Here are some tips to create more space in your jar for the things that matter most in your life.read more
Here’s a 3-Step Process that can help you let go of the past year, and what you did or didn’t achieve or make happen, and honor the highlights and successes to decide with clear intentions what you want to bring forward into the coming year.read more
I hope you’re feeling relaxed and restored after some time off over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you spent it locally or traveling, with family or friends, in nature or shopping, I hope you did something that filled your heart and soul.
While the holiday season is supposed to be “merry and bright,” for many of us it’s actually pretty stressful because there’s even more to do both at work and at home.
And with fewer daylight hours to do it all, overwhelm and anxiety levels rise.
This can quickly lead to insomnia, migraines, weight gain, digestive issues, irregular periods, or a flare up of whatever your chronic health issue might be. (Not to mention a lot of self criticism about how we should be doing it all, better.)read more
Today felt like one of those days I would’ve rather stayed in bed. It was still SO DARK at 6 AM when my alarm went off. My body felt tired, like all I wanted to do was hibernate. I share this little story of listening to my inner wisdom, pre-commitment to my goals, visualizing the end point, and “Just Doing It” in the hopes that it might inspire you, during these darker days when it’s harder to self-motivate, to get out there and breathe the fresh air, see the sun rising and shining, and break a sweat. You won’t be sorry you did.read more
Interested in slowing down intentionally together, and tapping into the quiet wisdom of your own heart? We’ll incorporate self-compassion and awakening joy practices to help ease this transition into the darker days of Winter.
Please join me for a 4-session meditation and discussion group. We’ll start with a few minutes of Qi-gong, a moving meditation, and then sit for 30 minutes together, followed by a discussion and integration. You’ll leave with home practices to continue between sessions.read more
I bet you have someone in your life that you’d call a “difficult” person. No matter how hard you try, this someone is a struggle to work with or get along with. You can’t avoid them, either, so this person is a source of pain. Work colleagues, friends, acquaintances, family members, in-laws, ex-partners, you name it…difficult people come in all shapes and sizes. For some reason they rub a sore spot in your soul, and you can’t just walk away and ignore them. Instead of spending time wishing they would change, or trying to placate them, If you’re up for some internal transformation, try this practice instead. Create an internal perspective shift.read more