Money Makeover: Healing Your Relationship With Your Finances

What are some of your earliest memories involving money? Without getting into the intricacies of my business (pun intended), I’d say my money memories from childhood were okay. On TV decimal numbers would glide across the bottom of the screen before school because my dad would watch the stock market channel in the mornings. ThereContinue reading “Money Makeover: Healing Your Relationship With Your Finances”

Healing Visions and Vaccination Choice: How do we impact society? How does society impact us?

We each make something like 35,000 decisions a day. Not all of them are life-changing, but even the ones we’re barely aware of moment to moment are responses and contributors to our perceived reality. Maybe the decisions you consider more important are the ones you choose to spend more time thinking about, weighing pros andContinue reading “Healing Visions and Vaccination Choice: How do we impact society? How does society impact us?”

Ayahuasca in the Amazon: Healing Through Plant Medicine and Sacred Ceremony

I embarked on one of the most important excursions of my life, and it was perhaps the greatest experience of my life so far. Over the last couple of years I noticed I’d dream about being given a plastic cup of dark, earthy liquid to drink. Sometimes in the dream my vision would become distorted,Continue reading “Ayahuasca in the Amazon: Healing Through Plant Medicine and Sacred Ceremony”

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”

“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”

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”

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”

Mantras, Words to Live By

Mantras are often referred to as the words by which we live. Here, I’ll discuss the significance of mantras and how it can help you, suggest useful mantras, and provide some guidance on creating your own mantra. Like other mindfulness practices and philosophies, mantras have been adopted and adapted by “Western” culture from its ancientContinue reading “Mantras, Words to Live By”