How to stay on track with your practice and healthy lifestyle during travel or family/friend visits?
|Posted on November 29, 2017 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
Photo credit: Ben Harper @bharper4000
With the holidays, literally right around the corner, this is the season where our attention is shifted more towards family and friends, travel, and lots of yummy food traditions. It’s a time where we tend to put our “diets” and exercise aside, at least until January 1st rolls around with the fateful New Year Resolutions. We always say ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 18, 2017 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
The cleanse ended a couple of weeks ago now, and I can honestly say it also marked the end of an era. No, not the end of eating gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc., but that of sugar's domination of my life. The main reason I wanted to do a cleanse was to help rid my brain of its cocaine-esque addiction to the sweet substance, and to give my body a chance to kill off the rising amounts of candida I can only as...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 17, 2017 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
I can just. be. me. For the first time, I could hear myself say these words. I've said it many times. Other people have told me many times as well. But never did I actually hear them. Hear those words.
It took 20 years of battling chronic tension and pain, the guidance through visualizations of letting go and clearing out old energies, and the hands of a skilled massage therapist in myofas...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 11, 2017 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
I just want a cookie. Or maybe chocolate covered almonds. Or that aioli I made before I started the cleanse, that's ok right?
Hello cravings. For the first time during this cleanse I am feeling the brain. The cravings. The strong pull and manipulation of the mind. Logistically reasoning with me that it's ok to have any of the above things....or maybe even a piece of toast with jam. No! Gah. It just won't quit. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 9, 2017 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
Whether I am changing a job, a school, a city, a family, a tire, or the sheets, rarely do I find myself feeling perfectly cool, calm and collected. With change, comes stress. Maybe not a mountain of it, but there is some sort of response the body and the mind will likely produce when it is told that something in its norm will be different. Even though I am one who travels, and seems to be free spirited with a wanderlu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 6, 2017 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Today I take the first step in putting myself first, in the most intimate way I can think of, through my intake of fuel. No other way is more personal in my mind. From the food we eat, or don't eat, every organ and system is fueled to either function efficiently or fail. Or for most of us, it falls somewhere in between those two extremes on the spectrum. We as a culture here in the United States have lost sight of viewin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 20, 2014 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Gratitude and openness. An ethos of gratitude, for all that has come before, allows for an openness, an eagerness to say yes to all that lies ahead. Give yourself permission to be thankful for both the positive and the negative moments in your life, because without them you wouldn’t be who you are today. Who you are right now, in this instant. You wouldn’t be you. You wouldn&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
When are you your happiest? Is it with your family? On an adventure? Hanging out with friends? Is it at your job? At school? Or sharing your experiences with others? Take the time to really figure out when you are your happiest, and see if you can make that a bigger part of your life. Then on the flip side, figuring out when you are your least happy, and eradicate that situation from your life. Commit your who...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 28, 2014 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on June 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
Find the strength to stay in the present. Lose your attachments to the past and the future, and allow yourself to be here in the Now. Forget about perfection. Don't try to wrap it up in a cute little box, with a perfectly tied bow. Let it all hang out. Let it be messy. Raw. Organic. The present is ever changing; so celebrate it's different forms. Learn who you really are-not just on the surface by what job title you have,...Read Full Post »