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.
"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 want you to hear it...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 beautiful...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 relaxation and...read more
Resistance. There are lots of forms! Endless, really. Yesterday I had a supplement sales rep pressure me into starting an account. It triggered me. There was nothing wrong with his offer, it was his persistence that got me. But my internal response was stressful...read more
Change Your Story. What is that? To change your story is to make the story mean something else. Something more empowering, more helpful. The meaning we put on a situation is often more important than the situation itself. When does a meaning need to change? Watch...read more