In order to study the art of happiness, we have to understand the significance of suffering. Even those situations that make us feel heavy and as if life is being unfair. In every situation, including the darker ones, there is something to be taken. It may be a lesson, a memory, awareness, or a reminder … Continue reading The Human Experience
As February 14th quickly approaches, so does the long list of expectations that comes with it. But what if this year you choose to do things a little differently?
With the coming of the new year, comes a spike in the need to set resolutions, goals and lofty ambitions. Are you feeling it? For years and years we’ve been trained to make lists, prioritize goals and if we’re good, even give ourselves delicious, motivating rewards. Something along the lines of “do this…and get that.” But … Continue reading New Year, New You?
I used to think that in order to live a happy life, everything needed to be perfect. I've always been driven. And at some point, I internalized that in order to be successful I had to be perfect. In my second year of graduate school, I birthed my first daughter into the world. Then continued … Continue reading Present is Better Than Perfect
As a Virgo, the art of giving myself grace can be a very, very difficult thing to do. Growing up, I remember opting out of all activities I thought I was “bad” at. Essentially, I tried to eliminate all opportunities for me to mess up in front of others and fall short of perfection. Somewhere … Continue reading A Little Grace
Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are times of change on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels. Motherhood teaches us to discover who we really are, beneath the roles that we play. Often, we approach children with ideas about what we can teach them about this life. It’s true that we have important information to pass … Continue reading Pocket-Sized Gurus
Just because you have been given a due date, it doesn’t mean that your baby will arrive on that date, nor does it mean that your baby is overdue. The date we are given is not the date your baby will arrive, it’s an approximate idea of when your baby will be ready to be … Continue reading A Time to Freeze
If we recall a couple of centuries ago, people simply lacked knowledge about bacteria or dangerous chemicals. They did not understand the need to keep their bodies clean and to prevent their food from going bad. We may look back at that time and consider it primitive compared to what we know today. We might … Continue reading Keep it Clean
Home should be the one place where we can go to retreat from chaos and raise our energy. Our home space which we surround ourselves is very often an expression of where we are emotionally and spiritually. I believe that our homes are a clear reflections of ourselves, for better or for worse. They are … Continue reading Heal Your Home
If your childhood play time was anything like mine, then chances were you were covered head to toe in dirt by the end of the day. I emphasize toes, because I was always playing outside or in the woods barefoot and free. Partially because I just didn't care back then and the other half was … Continue reading Get Dirty!