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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This is not a self-help blog, and you are not broken.

I didn’t start Luminous Leanings to sell you a product forged in the fires of never-good-enough. I don’t have anything to give you that you don’t already have inside of you. There is nothing new here, no new magical formula or elixir that will cure your human condition. I have simply begun to realize how […]

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Cure-ated Care & Contemplation: August 5, 2018

Namaste & welcome to another installment of cure-ated care & contemplation – my weekly round-up of self-care and contemplative resources. Self Care: Ditch your goals for your core desired feelings & hold your fingers to regulate and ground. Stop goal-setting and start desire mapping! So often we feel crummy as a result of setting goals […]

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Presence is our true home and the cure for our suffering

The third noticing on the path to self-discovery is: presence is our true home and the antidote for fear, which we know is always the cause of suffering. Think about it: when you’re suffering from loneliness, it’s the fear of being separate from love; when you’re in pain due to illness, you suffer out of […]

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