Travel self-care: From South Africa to Colombia & back again

Have you ever experienced a breaking point? Where, no matter how hard you tried to avoid it, your body/mind/spirit wouldn’t allow you continue down the path of stress and anxiety you were on? The path of avoidance and resistance? Where you were forced on your back to stare at the ceiling and attend to your […]

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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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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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