What is Shamanism? Wisdom to Apply to Life

Shamanism has been practiced for millennia across the world. Shamans, who have either grown up as apprentices of their shaman elders, or have been to called to the service later without direct ties, undergo an important initiation process. Many will spend however long it takes (days to years) isolated in nature. They are informed ofContinue reading “What is Shamanism? Wisdom to Apply to Life”

The Uncertainty of Emerging Adulthood

You know when Britney sang I’m not a girl, not yet a woman? The song felt really relatable as an adolescent, but I’m convinced (and slightly concerned) its relatability has extended. There is a fairly new term that categorizes the age range of 18-25 year-olds called “emerging adults.” The attributes of emerging adults seem toContinue reading “The Uncertainty of Emerging Adulthood”

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”

Self Healing is Your Superpower

Before we slip on our super-suits, I think it’s important to determine what self-healing is not. Self-healing does not mean you’re rejecting of the modern medical model. To be a self-healer is not to take on your health and wellbeing all on your own. For some people, visiting a doctor has become increasingly impersonal whetherContinue reading “Self Healing is Your Superpower”

4 Ways to Cope With Change

As you’ve probably noticed, the world has recently seen some of the biggest, most drastic changes in decades. Congratulations, you’ve made it! What are your secrets to adapting to the changes? I’ll share 4 of mine.  From personal experience and wisdom from teachers, I bring you ways to gracefully move through constant changes and buildContinue reading “4 Ways to Cope With Change”

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”

Tea for Two: Our 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: Our Reality and Perception”

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”

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”

Picture This: No More Toxic Thoughts

This is perhaps one of the most effective tips I’ve received for eliminating toxic thoughts, low-self esteem, and self-loathing. A friend of mine from shamanic training shared it and swore by its results. It’s helpful for those times we’re really hard on ourselves, when we feel hopeless, or when we feel that we can’t seem toContinue reading “Picture This: No More Toxic Thoughts”