Surrender

Sometimes in order to receive, we must let go. In order to allow things to unfold naturally, we must stop resisting the tide. To surrender to life’s mysteries means to see all of the events happening in our lives, good and bad, and appreciate what they have to offer. We must first understand that to let go of our perceived control makes space for healing to occur. I’ve learned a lot over the passed few […]

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Living the Simple Life

I’m going to be real with you. I haven’t been publishing blog posts or on social media so much, because well it has felt better not to. Some days I’d have the inspiration to write an article, but then be too meticulous about how it reads and scrap it. Other days I’d take a picture of a pretty plate of food with the intention of publishing it somewhere, but then get caught up in the […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Listening to Your Body

Have you heard about intermittent fasting? Though it may sound like some prolonged food restriction, it is truly much simpler. The amount of time you “fast” depends on your body and gender and just how you feel, but is generally somewhere between 12 and 18 hours over the course of a day. The easiest way to practice this is over night. We all do this unconsciously already: eat dinner, go to bed, and not eat […]

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Eco-Conscious Grocery Shopping

When you go grocery shopping are you conscious about what you are buying and how that affects the environment? I have for a while now been conscious about purchasing organic food and reading labels. My shopping experience has been very much in tune with the health of my body. However, I have not fully shopped thinking of the environment, and how much of what I buy is wrapped in plastic and other non-recyclable material. Until […]

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Be Here Now

As I sit outside sipping my coffee with coconut cream on this beautiful fall equinox, I realize something: Life is truly something extraordinary. It is wonder and beauty and love all in one. And we get to be part of it all; growing and changing, learning and adapting. If we can just let things flow, without trying to alter or skew anything, we can see how effortlessly it all works out. Days like today are […]

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Life Lessons from A Cat

Watching my cat as she sleeps so soundly next to me, teaches me about rest. Take time to give herself deep rest. Not quite asleep, but laying silently still. The steady breathing in and out. There is no need to force the breath, but just allow it to happen. Effortlessly and elegantly. The rumble of her purring as it heals her soul reminds me about healing. She teaches me that my body is a self-healing […]

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A Month Without Instagram and Finding the Balance

As someone who is well adapt in the social media world, it almost seems unfathomable to live without it. We connect with friends across the country and the world in seconds. Family we rarely see can be reached by the click of a button. Inspiration, information, and communication are so readily available everywhere we go. Some may argue this is the greatest advancement of our time. Others will say it hinders us. The virtual world […]

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Meditate Anytime, Anywhere (it’s easier than you think)

When you hear the word “meditate”, what comes to mind? What does it mean to meditate and how do we practice it? Perhaps when you hear someone is “meditating” they are off by themselves in some peaceful environment. Maybe you think of retreat centers filled with like-minded individuals all sitting cross-legged in a room practicing deep breathing. Though all of these are quite realistic, perhaps we are over-thinking it. Instead of putting this idea of […]

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Balancing Screen and Real Time: 5 Action Steps You Can Take Right Now

We have all been there. In a group of people hanging out and someone is on their phone. Perhaps they are bored of the conversation. Or maybe it is just out of habit. Nonetheless, despite your efforts to look them in the eye, they are continuously scrolling through their feed, listening to you, but only half listening. “Look at me, damn it!” I want to yell. How dare you look at your phone while we […]

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Food Sensitivities and Making Peace with Your Body

Many of you may already be well aware of what you should be eating and what you shouldn’t. We know the common food sensitivities like dairy, wheat and sugar, but what about the not-so-common ones like eggs, nuts and beans? Are we fully aware of how we feel when eat eat these foods? If so, to what degree are we suppose to limit them? The problem starts when we assume because it worked for somebody […]

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