Winter Solstice Reflections {FREE Journal Printable}

Did you know that many Christmas traditions came from winter solstice? Yule logs, mistletoe and Christmas trees all have their roots in the pagan celebrations of the long night (source). The day is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection (source). I look forward to the Winter Solstice every year. When it […]

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Lessons on Human Nature from a Traveling House Guest

This transient life is a liminal doorway. A portal between the old and new, who I was and who I’m becoming, with one foot in a time of waiting and the other in a time of action. It is the decision to leave life as I knew it behind and walk backwards into that dark […]

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Everything is impermanent, & that is a reason for joy.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi A (wo)man with outward courage dares to die; a (wo)man with inner courage dares to live. – Lao Tzu I’d never really lost anyone close to me, […]

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Can You Goal-Slay with Gratitude & Contentment?

To be human is to strive, to have desires, to set goals and accomplish them. We don’t just want to reach what is necessary for our species biologically – i.e. to pass on our genetic material. We want to feel good, push the boundaries, excel to our highest potential and then some. But the experience […]

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Self-Compassion Meditation for Shame Spiraling

Follow me on Insight Timer & listen to this guided meditation on the app! We’ve all been there. One day we’re feeling on top of the world, and the next we are triggered into a deep shame spiral, a trance of unworthiness. We all need to be reminded at times to come back to the […]

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How to Set Your Intentions & Get Organized

My first job out of grad school, after months of nannying and working as a personal assistant, was organizing people’s things, in their homes and in their offices. Within minutes of meeting a client, I would be in their walk-in closet asking them to explain why holding onto five boxes of neckties they never wore […]

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Cure-ated Care & Contemplation: August 14, 2018

Namaste & welcome to another installment of cure-ated care & contemplation – my weekly round-up of self-care and contemplative resources.. this time on Tuesday. Self Care: Commutescape, Push-Pinch Away Your Discomfort, & a Check-List Turn your dreary morning commute into your solo self-care escape. Chances are, unless you work from home, you have a commute. […]

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