How to Recognize and Relieve Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome has recently been brought to my attention, and I must say, I feel a bit seen. By the sound of it, I imagine a dramatic reveal that all along everyone had been bamboozled. Maybe like in Scooby Doo when the crew pulls the mask off of the villain and the mystery is solved.Continue reading “How to Recognize and Relieve Imposter Syndrome”

Consciously Living and Dying

How often do you think about your existence? I don’t know about you, but I think about death a lot. I think about life too, and it’s these moments that feel like true reality to me. When I was going into second grade I had my first “awakening experience”. Part of this experience was blissfulContinue reading “Consciously Living and Dying”

Your Purpose and Answers Written in the Stars

The skepticism of astrology, like many other things, is likely due to some lack of understanding of it. So before you write it off as pseudoscience, let’s explore a bit about what might be written in the stars for and about you.  You’re probably aware of the month you were born—cool. That’s a start! ThisContinue reading “Your Purpose and Answers Written in the Stars”

Tea for Two: On Reality and Perception

We seem to talk about reality in limiting ways. Reality as a constant, as a larger force beyond our control, a life truth. The thing is, reality is all of these things because we create it to be that way. Often, when returning from a vacation or doing something fun we’ll say, “Back to reality!”Continue reading “Tea for Two: On Reality and Perception”

2 Meditative Practices with Mandalas

Some of us will never understand the use or make use of the Pythagorean Theorem in our lives, or what an isosceles triangle means for advancing in life. For this, we remain obtuse, but what about sacred geometry? Mandalas, certainly in North American culture, rose to popularity through the trend of adult coloring books. TheContinue reading “2 Meditative Practices with Mandalas”

Summer Bummer

A few months ago I posted about Winter Solstice traditions and how the purpose is to celebrate light on the darkest day and the dawn of days progressively getting longer. Well. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it may not yet feel like it, but the days are on the down swing ofContinue reading “Summer Bummer”

The Psychology of Color

Seeing the world morph from black/white/grey to color is like an epiphany, a new vibrancy for life. The rainbow after a monotone storm is a beacon of hope. The darkest most northern locations on Earth are graced with Aurora Borealis, the streams of color dancing across the sky. I believe color psychology has something toContinue reading “The Psychology of Color”

“Leggo” Your Ego

The ego is a loaded topic, though I’ve decided to spare us all the deep dive into its Freudian roots. In its simplest, most basic explanation, the ego is the idea of who we are.  Often ego is recognized by its exaggeration like “He’s got a big ego” or “All that praise will go straightContinue reading ““Leggo” Your Ego”

From Sunrise to Siesta: a Piece of El Camino de Santiago

El Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a pilgrimage trek towards Santiago de Compostella, a cathedral for St. James in Santiago, Spain. There are numerous ways to get there, most commonly walking or biking vertically from Portugal or across the north of Spain from France. One woman I met began in BelgiumContinue reading “From Sunrise to Siesta: a Piece of El Camino de Santiago”

Psychedelic Substances: An Evolutionary Medicine

There’s heavy stigma on psychedelic/hallucinogenic substances. I have little faith that this post will reverse the stigma (certainly not on a cultural level), and like other Live Fluently topics, I approach merely as a humble devil’s advocate. I write about what I’m learning and what I like to talk about. This topic is no exception.Continue reading “Psychedelic Substances: An Evolutionary Medicine”