{Thrive} “Manifest Joy” November Mini-Retreat!

Manifest Joy Retreat“Gratitude is the flashlight that leads us through the darkness” – Deepak Chopra

I continue to be in awe of the power of gratitude. Gratitude practices help us stay in the flow of grace and allow us to stay grounded and present moment. Gratitude connects us with the FACT that everything we have is everything we need and everything we need is everything that we have. With this in mind, my dear friend and colleague Julia and I created this accessible retreat to give you the opportunity to explore gratitude and abundance with us. Continue reading “{Thrive} “Manifest Joy” November Mini-Retreat!”

{Thrive} Change is hard, isn’t it?

I’ve been MIA. You may or may not have noticed but the truth is that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that I am eager to reconnect with with all of you. I haven’t had much to say over the past many months and I know that’s okay. Just like it’s okay to not always be okay. We all get stuck in the mud sometimes and the past several months have felt muddy. Muddy and hard and confusing but I’ve been doing my best to trust the process and the lessons that lie within all of these moments. And by moments I mean a lot of transition. Change is so hard, isn’t it? Continue reading “{Thrive} Change is hard, isn’t it?”

{Thrive} Do I Need To Buy Organic?

5 Ways to Store and Prolong Produce Shelf-life

Do I have to buy organic to be healthy? I get this question a lot and it came up several times in the survey responses so I figured this was a topic well worth discussing. Out of the gate, I want to put your mind at ease.Fear is more debilitating to your body than eating any food, conventional or organic. So YES, you can eat an immensely nourishing diet with out purchasing organic foods. Continue reading “{Thrive} Do I Need To Buy Organic?”

{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki

Every night before bed, Hudson asks me to give him good vibes, good spirits and good energy. In other words, his nightly Reiki treatment. Grounding, clearing and calming, regular Reiki sessions were a huge part of my healing process and they continues to be a part of our self-care practices. I’m sure some of you are are asking, what is Reiki? I get it. I had never heard of this gentle yet profound,  healing modality prior to my battle with chronic illness. That being said, I’m sure you have just as many questions as I did. Continue reading “{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki”

{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing

One of the things that holds us back from achieving our wellness goals is lofty intentions. I can speak from my own experience on this one. When I was sick, I used to avoid my yoga mat if I didn’t have the energy to practice like I used to. Then, when my energy returned and life got busy, I would avoid it if I didn’t have at least 30 minutes. Why? Because I was subscribing to the “shoulds” and some self-imposed rules.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing”

{Thrive} 5 Tips for Beating Winter Dryness + Giveaway

As the temps get cooler and the heat goes on, it often feels impossible to stay well hydrated inside and out. My skin, scalp, nose and throat feel so dry that I am tempted to bath in oil every night. Last fall and winter were particularly rough on my skin and body so I implemented a few simple self-care routines that really helped. I’m hoping they will help you too. Plus, enter to win a FREE BeautyCounter Calendula Lip Moisturizer because dry winter lips are no good! Continue reading “{Thrive} 5 Tips for Beating Winter Dryness + Giveaway”