{Breathe} How to Find Gratitude in the Things That Feel Hard

Journal This: How Can You Bring Gratitude to the Things That Feel Hard? 

Twice today, I was in discussion about gratitude but we weren’t talking about sunshine or flowers or a roof over our head. We were bringing gratitude to the moments in our lives that have brought us to our knees because these are the moments that have cleared the path to truly show us the way. Continue reading “{Breathe} How to Find Gratitude in the Things That Feel Hard”

{Breathe} Reboot Your Resolution with an Intention Worth Keeping!

5 Health Intentions for the New yearDid you know that 80% of New Years resolutions fail by February! Ugh. That’s a startling statistic and it might have you thinking, “why bother”? I’m right there with you. That’s why I gave up on resolutions a few years ago and, to be honest, I don’t regret it one little bit. Wellness doesn’t manifest from lofty goals and deprivation. You have to be more gentle and compassionate with yourself to see positive results.

You don’t believe me, do you? You’re still convinced that to achieve your healthiest self your have to starve yourself all the while participating in some bootcamp from hell. Deep Breath. Enjoy the exhale. 

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{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Everything is Going Your Way

Mindful Monday | Everything is Going Your WayWe are what we think. Our reality is a snapshot of the things that we choose to see and believe. We can choose to float in the light or drown in the darkness. It’s truly a choice you see. I went to sleep a few nights ago with the intention to choose the light the next day–ALL DAY, No matter what was thrown my way. It’s an experiment of sorts as I wanted to see how often I tended to dip into a negative place. Want to join me?  Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Everything is Going Your Way”

{Thrive} Tired of Dieting? Try This.

When is the last time you truly tasted your food? Seriously. Think on that one for a minute. A hazy memory of the first bite of your last meal doesn’t qualify. There is very little enjoyment in that. Have you ever considered why you choose to eat a certain food? While there are many answers to this question, the number one reason tends to be taste. Yet, we rarely taste our food! Our fast paced lives have caused many of us to disengage and this includes our eating experiences. Fortunately, we can always make the choice to be present. We can bring the joy back to our tables and we can start right now; here’s how.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Tired of Dieting? Try This.”

{Thrive} My Top 5 Intentions for the New Year

my-top-5-intentions-for-the-new-yearI haven’t set a New Year’s resolution in years because I’ve learned that overwhelming myself with a lofty goal simply doesn’t feel productive. I’ve got enough on my plate. Don’t we all? Plus, I am constantly resetting throughout the year. Enough of the drama around this one day. It’s only a day. There are many. Instead, I use the New Year as a touch point for reflection and I approach this with as little stress as possible. The start of the new year is a great time to re-group and take note of the things that are going well, the lessons you have learned along the way and its a good time to assess the areas in which you may like to focus your intentions. I try to avoid terminology like “improve”, “change” or “failure” because these types of words do not lend themselves to compassionate, positive progress. We are all doing the best that we can and that is enough. You are enough. I am enough. And within this space of self-acceptance we can still offer ourselves the opportunity to grow in a loving way. Here are my top five intentions for the New Year. Some are carry-overs from last year as I am still working on them. I may be for years to come and that is okay. Any progress is positive as perfection will never exist. Set backs are reality so expect them and compassionately continue along your path.   Continue reading “{Thrive} My Top 5 Intentions for the New Year”

{Thrive} Spring Cleaning- getting rid of clutter

SpringCleaningBucket_zps0e2444c8[1]After a long winter of nesting the warm weather and crisp, refreshing Spring air inspires many people to tidy up their homes! Clutter is organized, closets are cleaned and windows are opened allowing the Spring air to freshen up the stagnant winter fog that seems to fall on our homes and our being.  This process is so important because a clean, well-organized environment goes hand-in-hand with a clear mind.  This spring add a little twist to your spring cleaning using this  “out with the old-in with the new” approach.

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

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