For so many of us (myself included), it is hard to show up day in and day out as our true selves. Not giving weight to what others think or say. Not falling into the habit of pleasing others instead of aligning ourselves with our integrity first.
Its a challenge. We've been told what is expected, acceptable, and praised since we were oh so little. And breaking free of that conditioning in favor of stepping into this world as your most authentic, truest self is no small feat. But, quite possibly, the most powerful form of self-care. So here is my reminder to myself, and an invitation to you. Read More
I was pulled to write these words a few days ago, catching myself in the midst of sweet moments and strangely witnessing myself wanting to pull away instead of embracing and enjoying them.
My self-care suggestion is to read below and then answer the prompts following. Take some time for yourself to remember your truth, your self, and your beauty. Read More
When we chat about self-care, I often go the route of ease and being gentle with ourselves. I mean, life can be tough and I love for this space to feel more like a warm hug than a kick in the butt. I think far too many of us ladies can be so hard on ourselves. Many of feel as though we aren't good enough, we feel pressured to be perfect, and we lay the guilt on thick. So, I love to remind myself and you, that gentle is often the way.
In the midst of moving homes, I kept being gentle and gentle and more gentle with myself. And while I didn't need a harsh critic on my side, what I did need was to self-care in ways that didn't come so easy. Read More
I hope you had a great, long weekend. Mine was thoroughly enjoyed and contained a lot of sunshine, BBQ, and quiet time with friends and family. I was thinking a bit about different types of self-care over the weekend. The types of self-care that really make a difference. And for me, while pedicures and facials are oh so nice, they don't elevate and impact my daily life. Read More
In a world that constantly creates content, information, and motivation around self-improvement, a better life, better bodies, better homes, and a better self, I have been thinking lately about how we can all approach our personal growth in a gentler, kinder way. In a way that accepts and celebrates who we are at our core, while pushing and supporting ourselves to grow and step into what our unlimited potential has to offer. Read More
The change in season I see as opportunity. Opportunity to shift and change and realign with what is happening outside of myself, and within, in order to thrive. The evolving produce allows me to change up my diet, welcoming new foods in that are in line with the earth around me and what the season has to offer. The longer, warmer days motivate me to move my body a bit more than in the winter months. I begin to opt to surround and dress myself with lighter colors; I evolve with my surroundings to manifest a lighter mood. Read More
Before the past few weeks, I can't tell you the last time I felt bored. For pretty much as long as I can remember there has always been so much to do, so much available to keep me preoccupied. Read More
The best lesson I've learned this year was not how to make turmeric milk, although that one was pretty tasty. It was not learning to be a new kind of mom, although that was fun, challenging, silly, and heart opening. And neither was it learning and applying the Marie Kondo method (but that was another great one) or learning to be still (so good!) or how to put myself out there. Read More