I am a big believer in the energy of people. It’s that “feeling” you get when you meet someone that guides the interaction you have before words are ever said. Call it your aura, your presence, your energy, your light - whatever it is, it is mystical, magical and powerful AF.
I think of Hunter S. Thompson’s words in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas “....once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can”.
So take out drug collection and insert your favorite self destructive behavior. That statement is so undeniably true. If you give yourself an inch you tend to take the next 26 miles and eat the whole wheel of cheese (or whatever your vice is).
Starting a meditation practice can be challenging - luckily there are a number of apps out there to help you get started. I've reviewed 3 of the most popular apps to help you choose which is right for you.
Sometimes anxiety is a tiny little cuddly kitten who is purring on a chair in the background and you realize your full control over it, let it be, walk out the door and rock out your life. Other times that kitten morphs into a friggin' jaguar that is blocking your door, clawing at you and growling like it will inevitably eat your face.
This is a list of my observations, my experiences and are totally biased of course. But, I’m a believer if you feel an inkling in your heart to try it, to go for it, whatever it may be - you should do it. Especially if it scares the shit out you.
What’s a yoni you ask? It’s a hindu term referring to a woman’s womb, reproductive parts or you know, a vagina. Really, it’s a beautiful word representing the divine procreative energy that resides in a woman and the home in which that energy resides. To be super clear here, we are talking about a vagina — specifically we are going to be talking about mine.
Anxiety sucks. If you've never had it - it is simply something that you can't understand.
If you do have anxiety, you label it as "yours". "My anxiety". Which I think is correct because no anxiety seems to be the same. It all has a similar feel but different roots.
Some days my anxiety goes along with me and I forget it's even there. Other days, it is this cloudy barrier in front of me at all times, where I have to constantly remind myself to breathe slowly and relax.
WRITER'S NOTE: The following was written outside of a cafe in Mexico as it was happening. These were thoughts as they were racing through my head....the thoughts of a celiac wondering if they just got glutened.
So those are two words that simply don't seem to go well together....Irritable Magic....Kind of like President Trump.... something about it FEELS off, contradictory, like it's a joke. Well, I can't speak on the latter pair of words but I can speak on Irritable Magic.
I started a journey with a Holistic Wellness Practitioner about 3.5 weeks ago.
If I am truly loving the home in which my soul resides it is worth every bit of planning, every frustration, every burnt hand towel along the way to make it better. Because I feel like this today does not mean I have to feel this way forever.
Ok, so I have a lot of funny things happen to me. That's part of what this blog is about. I lose things, break things, make significant messes, have overly amazing ordinary moments, undeniable moments of miracles and lots of mayhem.
Despite growing up with no significant injuries, allergies or major illnesses throughout my childhood, apparently hitting puberty was the done deal for me. This is also what this blog is about.
The night of this election, seeing results coming in I knew what was happening and I felt gutted. Like each of the 61.2 million people who voted for now President-Elect Trump had collectively come together in a line and one by one punched me in the gut as they voted and here I am, days later, still trying to catch my breath.
I kept getting this question - what could have been different? This came from parents of young children asking - how do I protect my little one from this? Or what can I do to help prevent something like this (sexual assault) from happening?
My heart has been hurting lately. I've felt an unease since the events that unfolded throughout last week (Orlando Nightclub Shooting). I'm trying to wrap my mind around what is happening, why and how do we as a society, a country, a human race, overcome the hate and fear that seems to spread like an ember when it lands on dried timber.