Today I challenge you to have the courage to find the happiness within YOU, no matter your current outside circumstances. It may be easier said than done, but nothing worth having comes easy, right? So, how do we do this?Read More
I love getting into the holiday spirit, but the clutter that typically comes along with it? Not so much. In these last two years, I’ve discovered sooo many ways to light up the holiday spirit without seasonally themed dish towels or random knick knacks strewn about. Don’t get me wrong— if that’s your jam, own it! But if you’re interested in keeping your holidays happily low-key (and saving some moolah on decorations), read on!Read More
Today, I’m reflecting on the changes I made to start turning my life around and successfully inviting more happiness into it. One thing I’ve learned for sure is that when you do things to purposefully cultivate more joy and less stress into your life, you’ll find yourself waking up generally happier and with a better attitude throughout the day. And that’s something we all deserve!Read More
Comparison only has harmful effects on our self value, confidence & love. And in today's world, it's way too easy to get caught up in comparing our own journey to someone else's. Since I started consciously making the effort to stop comparing myself to others, I feel more successful, inspired and generally more HAPPY. Here’s why!Read More
Over the summer months, I found myself slowly, but surely, transitioning towards more of a minimalist lifestyle, resulting in more room to breathe, move & think more clearly. Since I’ve begun the journey, I’ve truly started to believe that less is, in fact, more.Read More
I believe that the moon affects us day in and day out, whether we realize it or not. But believer or non-believer, the New Moon is a time of heightened energetic activity. It’s the perfect time to get crystal clear on what we want in life and how we want to feel.Read More
Forgiving & letting go. Easier said than done? I’m sure we’ve all been there enough times to know that that’s a solid “yes.” But the act of forgiving has been proven to enhance our physical health, happiness and overall well-being. We don’t forgive for the sake of the other person, we do it for ourselves. Something to think about….Read More
We’ve all got one, and it’s a voice that comes from a place of fear, rather than love. Getting past this can be a challenge. I’ve come a long way since the days I would obsess over numbers on the scale, but I’ll admit I still have days when my inner critic refuses to be unheard. It’s human nature to overanalyze, overthink and pick apart things we want to change. However, it’s important to remember that ultimately, our self confidence is alllll about mindset. Getting to a place where we can acknowledge that inner critic, and politely tell it to f*%# off because we’ve got better shit to do is where we will bloom and thrive.Read More
Hello, I’m here to remind you how important it is to take care of yourself throughout your mission to take care of the world. Today, I challenge you to take a few selfish moments to feel proud, to rest & allow yourself to sit with gratitude for everything you’ve already accomplished in life. Rediscover your peace because you deserve it.Read More
Happy May, loves! Nature’s beauty is in full bloom, and so shall we be! Join me in welcoming May, Growth and planting the seeds of our future.Read More
From personal experience, I can assure you that living up to anybody's standards of success aside from your own will only leave you feeling unfulfilled, incomplete, and like you failed. After all, if you judge a fish by how well he can fly, he'll spend his whole life believing he's stupid!Read More
In honor of April being Earth month, I'll be sharing a small series of posts (leading up to Earth day) that include some tips and suggestions for living a more eco-friendly lifestyle! Yay! We'll cover everything from making your showers more green to adjusting your small, daily tasks. In making these simple changes, you can feel good knowing you're doing your part in our efforts to maintain a clean planet.Read More
Hello, April! And Happy Easter, lovelies.
Spring is in the air! I love this time of year. What a privilege it is to witness everything around us come back to life after their long winter sleep. The smells, the colors, the warming air- I am so excited to be able to take my yoga practice back outside. But, what I love the most about April is the swirling sense of new inspiration that awakens with the rest of the world.
Theme of the month
That being said, I figured a perfect theme for this month would be "awaken." I hope you all use this motivating and refreshing time of year to awaken to your passions. Let your heart follow it's true path to finding what makes it siiiiing!
There is limitless light, wisdom and excellence inside of each and every one of us. And we're each here to fulfill a unique purpose in this world. When we are in tune with ourselves, when we are awakened to our purpose, we can shine it into the world like beaming sun rays. Your purpose will stem from doing what you truly love, and doing it with intention.
What do you love to do? Do more of that.
Say yes to any new opportunities that present themselves to you this month. You never know where inspiration is hiding or what you'll encounter that awakens those true passions inside of you. Remember, it's never too late to fulfill your heart's desire.
Quote of the month-
“Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.” The Buddha
There is nothing comparable to the one who is awakened. There is nothing that could stop you from reaching your goals if you believe in them, and your power, whole-heartedly. Follow your path fiercely and trust it.
Whatever this quote translates as for you personally, keep it in mind throughout your month. Come back to it, re-examine it. Set your intentions around allowing yourself to be awakened.
Mantras of the month
"I am ready to receive"
"My heart remains open to what's meant for me"
"I allow myself to recognize the fear that comes with finding my purpose"
"I am brave"
"I am a field of all possibility"
The common theme here is simply remaining open to what may manifest into your life. And be brave! Trust yourself, trust your journey, open up your heart and mind- good things will come to you.
Don't offer resistance to things that come your way by letting self-doubt and worries block the path- simply acknowledge those feelings, notice that they do not serve you, and let them pass. And then continue along your path to total fulfillment!
Yoga Pose of the month
Any variation of Camel Pose that calls to you. The perfect, heart-opening pose that can really push you to the end of your comfort zone. Find your edge in this pose and then push yourself JUST slightly past it, being mindful not to push too far. Listen to your body and play here! My favorite variation of Camel is adding mermaid arms (I dig the extra stretch anywhere I can get it). Try working this pose into your own flow a couple times.
Tips for Camel Pose-
Keep your alignment in mind- Keep your knees hips distance apart (toes can stay tucked for balance or untucked for more extension), draw your hips directly above your knees and tuck your tailbone in.
Engage your core- pull in your belly to engage, this helps to protect your lower back
Backbending- imagine you are rounding backwards over a giant beach ball- reaching through the crown of the head and keeping your core engaged! Place your hands on your lower back for support to start.
Breathe, breathe, breathe- Use your breath to draw you deeper into the pose.
If you're new to Camel- play with bringing one hand down to your heel at a time and switch. Then maybe try both hands to heels!
Essential Oil of the month
Aspire- Enliven & AWAKEN your senses with this magical blend of lime and cardamom. This oil matches our theme perfectly by creating a sense of mental openness and clarity, but also providing a grounding sensation with Hyssop and Cedarwood oils. Plus it smells SO delightful! I will personally be wearing this as my perfume for the entire month of April.
You can grab your own bottle on my Döterra website!
If you take away just one thing from this post, let it be the belief that what is meant for you will come (in time) through staying true to yourself, your journey, and doing what you love. Intentionally awaken yourself to these things! You can't go wrong when you're coming from a place of love!
Wishing you all a bright & happy Spring!
Sending all love,