Like we cultivate a garden, cultivating joy is intentional and it can take work at times!
It is much easier to do after we have nourished our body, and renewed our mind.
It is about beauty. Connection. Purpose. Things that make life delicious.
Uncertainty is a fascinating and complicated topic. According to Tony Robbins – it is one of the main human needs. It WILL get fulfilled, whether we are conscious of it or not. (Learning this pretty much blew my mind and changed everything for me.) Certainty...read more
One year I read and summarized each verse of the entire Old Testament. While it was a bit tedious at times, and sometimes honestly confusing/bothersome (I have no formal Biblical education), there were some great lessons! My biggest takeaway was how often the Lord...read more
With any kind of major change or shift, people notice. It is very easy to feel vulnerable with that kind of attention. That vulnerability can keep us from shifting further, or even cause us to shift back to where we were. This is a picture of my second birthday....read more
Sean Croxton has a new “Quote of the Day” podcast out that is phenomenal. One of my favorites (so far!) is a quote by Tony Robbins about taking the should’s in your life and making them must’s. I highly recommend tuning in daily. CLICK HERE...read more
“We are all peers in the human experience.” This is a paradigm that I have been pondering. I first heard it from one of my teachers – Stacey Morganstern – and then again from Maru Iabichela. It can take a few times for things to sink in, so I...read more
Is confidence the antidote to stress? When I am stressed about how I am dressed, lack of confidence is the problem. Yes, this happens to me! When I am confident, I am comfortable in my choice of clothes and comfortable in my skin. If I am stressed about my...read more
Which is most important, being beautiful on the inside, or the outside? Let me come right out and say – I think both are important! Inner beauty lights you up. Kindness, compassion, love, confidence – true beauty! People who are complete jerks, but are...read more
Holiday stress comes in so many forms. I have been thinking about loneliness. Loneliness is best discussed with the help of a book that I love: Beloved, by Henri Nouwen. (Referral link.) If this is a particularly difficult subject for you, please read it! It is...read more
Beauty in nature is one of the most amazing anti-stressors out there. I breathe the beautiful clean air, or gaze at the majestic mountains, the crystal clear ocean, and the earthy forest…. There is nothing in the world that brings me more peace. Why does beauty...read more
My favorite day of the week is Friday. And I am not alone! There is even a restaurant named after it – TGI Friday (Thank God It’s Friday). What is so great about Friday? Considering it is a work day like every other day? Anticipation. Of fun and...read more