October 31, 2019

Have you become disenchanted with the constant barrage of self care; self care; self care? Have you ever paused to consider who is benefiting from this marketing? Are you benefiting from these self care practices? How can you take care of yourself?

September 25, 2019

The ability to travel is a privilege and it is not one that is afforded to everyone. I am continuously grateful for all of the opportunities I have had in my life to travel and learn, because I truly feel that to travel is to learn. As cliche as it may seem, I find tha...

May 29, 2019

I often start my day by reviewing, adding to, and editing my to-do list. This is a list of tasks I have outlined for myself about what I should and should not accomplish on any given date or week. I often end my day by reviewing, adding to, and editing my to do list. A...

April 24, 2019

I acknowledge and recognize that being busy is a badge of honor that I have worn with great pride and great cost throughout many aspects of my life. I know that a large portion of my identity is tied up in being busy and keeping busy. I am also painfully aware that bei...

March 27, 2019

Busyness is a badge of honor for so many in our society-but at what cost? How can I re-frame my relationship with busyness to truly value myself and the work I do?

February 27, 2019

There have been  a few moments in my life when I have realized that I have bit off more than I can chew. The moment when I realize that I have completely and utterly worn down my body and I NEED to rest. Usually by the time I am standing in these moments I am past the...

October 31, 2018

I am an advocate for the power of language and the importance of using language as a tool to make things better-whether that is your state of mind, your relationships, or the community you live in. There are three words that are often used interchangeably within the wo...

October 17, 2018

I am a strong believer that words and the language we use have tremendous power. Especially in repetition. The words we say to ourselves over and over and over again become internalized. They become truth. The phrases we repeat to ourselves become internalized. We beli...

October 3, 2018

The way that we perceive things, whether it is a situation or a person, influences how we interact with the situation or person. For example, if we consider a situation to potentially be unsafe, we may act with more caution. This is a part of our survival instincts as...

September 19, 2018

 The story of the lotus is the story of being human. The story of growth and moving out of the mud to bloom. The lotus also has many lessons to share beyond the widely known lesson of no mud, not lotus.

A lotus blooms one petal at time, slowly unfurling itself to becom...

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