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Resisting Quiet: Why Meditation Can Be Scary

Resisting Quiet: Why Meditation Can Be Scary

DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF RESISTING QUIET? FINDING ALL THE WAYS TO FILL THE SPACE?

I MEDITATE. DAILY. AND YET, I STILL SOMETIMES RESIST THE OPEN, THE QUIET, THE UNSTRUCTURED. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING THERE THAT NEEDS MY ATTENTION. BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN IT'S SCARY

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Come True

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Come True

The closing of the old, the dawn of the new. The new year's resolutions. So much possibility...so much pressure. How often do your resolutions stick?  Or have you given up on them altogether, because of past failures? Eating healthier, getting to the gym, a daily meditation practice, gratitude journaling, having more patience with your kids, making a bigger dent in your student loans, spending more time with your friends, starting that blog or business idea.  Whatever your new year's resolution, lasting change is hard.

Here are four key strategies to make your New Year's resolutions come true.

Coconut-Almond Maca Latte

Coconut-Almond Maca Latte

 This drink is my new go-to. Creamy, comforting, and a little bit sweet, it hits all those spots in super healthy way. Plus I've added adaptogens to help your body manage the stress from a broken heart, cuz heartbreak puts some big ‘ole strain on the body.    All it takes is some heating and blending - so easy you could make it every day. And since it's caffeine-free, you can sip it in the afternoon or evening without worrying about disrupting your sleep. 

3 Steps To Transform Rejection

3 Steps To Transform Rejection

Because rejection is just. so. fun. 

I feel like this has been the year of rejection. Small rejections all the way to soul-crushing rejections. And not coincidentally, also one of the most powerful years of my life.  Not always the most fun (although there has been a lot of fun), and definitely not the easiest, but in a whole caterpillar into butterfly, beautiful growing pains way kind of best. 

So. Maybe you're working hard to make some changes in your life, and things just aren't going your way. Maybe you were dealt a really rough blow, or a series of small rejections. Please don't give up! Try this. (From someone who knows.) 

Standards vs Perfectionism

Standards vs Perfectionism

Standards are about meeting your best effort, at your growing edge, where you are NOW. As you grow, so do your standards. Perfectionism is about control. Control has the appearance of, well, control, but it's really about fear. 

Get What You Want By Letting Go of What Doesn't Serve You

Get What You Want By Letting Go of What Doesn't Serve You

Letting go of who and what doesn't serve you makes space in your life for what does...When you know who you are, it becomes easy to recognize who and what supports and uplifts you, and the things that don't. The more you get to know yourself, the harder it becomes to accept and allow things in your life that don't serve you.

 

So, Why Meditate? My Top 5 Reasons

So, Why Meditate? My Top 5 Reasons

SO, WHY MEDITATE?

Studies are great, but I don't need a study to tell me why I should meditate. Observing to my own body, mind, and emotions are more than enough. (And yeah, if you google meditation benefits, you'll likely find all of these listed somewhere, just probably without the swear words.) 

HERE'S MY TOP 5 REASONS WHY I MEDITATE. 

A Surefire Strategy for Dealing with Stress

A Surefire Strategy for Dealing with Stress

Feeling stressed? I was feeling a little blah and uninspired the other day, but also really needed to do some creative brainstorming; not good match. And then I felt stressed about not getting my work done! So here's what I did - are you ready? 

I went for a walk in the woods. 

Mantra for hope, and when things don't go your way.

Mantra for hope, and when things don't go your way.

This, or something better.  

That's my mantra these days. And I really like it.  Mantras may seem cheesy, but sometimes you need something, and I find more and more that your outlook really does shape your experience.