In 1949 Mental Health Awareness month was born in the United States. The Mental Health America organization chose May to be a month dedicated to focusing on this hugely important aspect of health and wellness. After all our mental wellness determines our ability to be healthy in our bodies, present and connected in our relationships, … Continue reading Back-to-Basics pillars for your mental health
Something really special has happened the last few evenings. My kids and I have discovered a new evening ritual. We call it Journal Time. Normally the time after dinner and before bed is designated for quiet time. We’ll play cards, listen to soothing music, read books, sip hot tea, or as of late, just sit … Continue reading Journaling is like a serenity vitamin
Today I’m grateful for: Practices like this one that give me a place to sit safely in discomfort.Being reminded of the power of my thoughts—meditations that provide peaceful affirmations when my mind is whirlwindy and obsessed.Fear and anger that open me up, push me towards evaluation, and ultimately evolution.Quick turnarounds on medical tests.Care providers that … Continue reading On Rebellious Gratitude
Tashlich means to “cast off.” When you do Tashlich you toss little bits of bread or stones into a body of water, like a river or ocean. Tashlich is a ritual that is traditionally performed during the time of the Jewish New Year celebration, Rosh Hashanah. It’s a symbolic gesture—you toss away things that haunt … Continue reading Out with the old. Calling in the new.
Knowing when to say yes/no. Understanding and prioritizing our basic needs helps us know when to say yes or no. Our basic and personal needs are important things to consider and protect. And when we prioritize them we insure a firm creative foundation for our lives, we can show up as our best selves and produce quality work that we’re proud … Continue reading Setting Boundaries for Work/Life Balance
Have you been feeling the need for revised clarity? Evaluated evolution? Productivity that provides peace and stability? If so, you aren’t alone. It’s a natural thing that happens when seasons turn over or transitions abound. We respond to the light and energy of the Summer Solstice— it's pulse of creative agency beating in our own … Continue reading Quarterly Review for Business & Life
When I was 15 I lived in Florida. And I was miserably obsessed with Alaska. I’d lived in Alaska from age 11-14 and in that short period of time I’d seen places so beautiful they made my eyes not want to blink. I had adventures that made my heart feel like a happy wild horse. … Continue reading Collecting all the pieces
Are you starting a business? Launching a product? Looking for your next client/customer? Promoting your next event or offering? Here are 5 simple and soulful strategies to add to your marketing plan and promote your beautiful work in the world. Tell EVERYONE you know what you are up to. Make a list of friends, family, … Continue reading 5 Simple Soulful Marketing Strategies
Last night I curled up in my bed and cried into my pillows until I was too tired to think. Life felt hard, overwhelming, my day was a carnival ride of first-timer mistakes and unknowns. I spent hours riding highs and lows. Wheel-spinning, head-banging, minutes fumbling my way through new assignments. Researching, writing, pacing, long-staring … Continue reading Trust that it’s enough.
Mia was feeling tired, overworked, and out of sync with her needs and desires. She worked a full-time job, raised 3 kids, and whatever time she had left— she put towards building her personal business that she intended to replace her day job with soon. She longed for vitality, freedom, and deep connections. She sat … Continue reading You Have the Power to Choose
Maybe your art is a meal, or a space, or a business, or a silent intention that ushers love and peace out to the world. Maybe your art takes up physical space in this world. Maybe it does not. One is not more real or more important. We need all the art. That’s why we … Continue reading No art is too small. No art is pointless.
I wrote this debut article (below) for the Northern Light Newspaper 8 years ago. My job was to write a little opinion column series entitled Take Five. I was excited to finally have an opportunity to write a column! And I was terrified. I was ready! And I was not ready… The 5 B’s of … Continue reading Publish it anyway
Ahh… The smell of mud, the sound of boots treading the earth, the magical shinny world that lives in the mirror of a puddle. But first…. You should know that usually when I start out on a walk, my back is a bit tense, my mind is muddled with brain noise and questions. "How will … Continue reading Have you tried an exploratory jaunt?
I know I desire a slow form of living this year. So that I can notice more and pay tribute to more and let myself flow. I’m learning what slows me and delights me. Quietude. Sometimes writing my way through noisy storms in my mind. Some times just sitting, watching, breathing. I want to pause … Continue reading Flow Rituals
What’s the next way you want to feel? What pieces, people, and possibilities are involved? What if you had a Manifestation Map that helped you know, remember, do, and have this feeling you desire, this thing you crave? Make a Manifestation Map - a list that clarifies and leads you towards your deepest desires. Most … Continue reading Manifestation Maps