Labyrinths: The Winding Road to Healing

Labyrinths are powerful ancient symbols, and if you’ve been following Live Fluently, you know that I love symbols. The purpose of this symbol, even more closely aligning with my interests and inspiring my extensive knowledge of it, is to represent a healing journey inward. Interestingly, the inner structure of the ear is called a labyrinth,Continue reading “Labyrinths: The Winding Road to Healing”

Enter the Dream World

Lot’s of people pay little attention to their dreams or claim they don’t dream at all. This is unfortunate because dreams help inform us of our health, contribute to problem solving and creativity, and sometimes even have an extraordinary impact on our waking lives. I can recall dreams from when I was very young, andContinue reading “Enter the Dream World”

12 Ways to Flow With Your Moods

Moods can feel intense and shift with the wind. They have affected my day, my decisions, and the people around me. In efforts to manage them or perceive myself as having some control over them, I have tried one or more of these 12 ideas at a time to either prevent or stabilize seemingly dramaticContinue reading “12 Ways to Flow With Your Moods”

What to Look For in a Yoga Class

Yoga classes can be fun, relaxing, invigorating, intimidating, relieving, mind and body-bending, and forever onward. The experience depends on a number of factors, namely your approach and the setting. I’ve been doing yoga pretty regularly since I was 12, and became a trained instructor in Vinyasa flow at 16. I’ve tried a variety of stylesContinue reading “What to Look For in a Yoga Class”

A Slice of Wholeness

‘Wholeness’ is among the growing list I have of words and phases that are thrown around but possibly not deeply discussed nor fully understood. I don’t claim I have a full understanding of wholeness, but here’s a perhaps deeper discussion of it! First, this is what I think people mean when they mention wholeness: SomeContinue reading “A Slice of Wholeness”

Your Blank Canvas: The True Power in the Creative Process

Do you ever notice a deep sense of connection from looking at an image, listening to a song, tasting homemade food, reading, or watching a film? Maybe if you’re an artist you’re familiar with a particular feeling in the creative process that is difficult to explain but happens from the moment you begin executing anContinue reading “Your Blank Canvas: The True Power in the Creative Process”

Igniting Inspiration in Burnout

Have you ever experienced burnout? The fire goes out, and you don’t even feel like fanning the embers. This lack of inspiration and motivation is difficult to overcome, although the endeavor feels less like a mountain ahead and more like a ditch to push out from. The slump doesn’t last forever, but if you wantContinue reading “Igniting Inspiration in Burnout”

The Art of Giving and Receiving Compliments and Criticism

Both compliments and criticism have the ability build you up or break you down. When giving and receiving both, it goes without saying to practice empathy and respect, but I said it anyway because who doesn’t welcome a criticism disguised as a friendly reminder? I’m about to disclose what I think is the most importantContinue reading “The Art of Giving and Receiving Compliments and Criticism”

The You-man Being in the World

Self expression…ahh the freedom, possibility and beauty. There are so many ways to express yourself, and they vary from being among company to being in solitude. As a believer in collective consciousness, individuality is fascinating to me. Because people are attracted to different colors, styles, genres, and other people, we see how the human experienceContinue reading “The You-man Being in the World”