Mindfulness

My Thoughts on Breaking Down Hate

When I was younger, my parents often told me that with great privilege comes great responsibility. That sentence played in my mind throughout my life, and it’s on repeat lately. I was born into a life of great privilege. I am a white, straight, able-bodied woman, from a financially stable...
Mindfulness

How to Stay Hopeful

A few years ago, I was really, really frustrated with life. I can’t remember exactly what was happening that had me in such a state, but I would guess it likely had something to do with boys, body issues, or the daunting question of life’s purpose. I remember sitting in...
Uncategorized

I’m Taking This Word Out of My Vocabulary

The content of my blog today may feel a bit shocking, and maybe slightly confrontational, so I’m sorry in advance! I’ve recently decided to take a word out of my vocabulary, a word that I feel has become a toxic place holder in our society. It’s a word that is...
Mindfulness

My Favorite Practice for Achieving My Goals

There are few things as frustrating in life as feeling stuck and unable to fully reach goals or manifest desires. There was a time when I lived in that stuck, struggle place, and it was so unpleasant, challenging, and annoying. I’ve encountered resistance in my life, and I tend to...
Love

What Self-Love Means to Me

In the spirit of ending Valentine’s Week, I wanted to share my stance on love, and particularly, self-love. I’ve written a lot about love over the years, and I’ve talked extensively about self-love, too. Like any relationship, my own practice of self-love has evolved over time, it’s ebbed and flowed,...
Mindfulness

My Tips for Receiving the Answers You Seek

I recently discovered something about myself. I’m a closeted know-it-all. It’s weird for me to write that, but I really, really like to be right, and I really, really like to know things. I honestly never would have characterized myself as such in the past, but I’ve come to own...
Happiness

The Importance of Taking a Break

If you and I were to be in a casual chat with one another, and you asked me what it it is that I do, unequivocally, without thinking twice, I would say that I am a writer. For years, my identity has been encompassed around my ability to write. I’ve...
Mindfulness

How to Tap into Your Intuition

I’ve been going to self-help, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness seminars for years. My intention of doing all this has been to be the best version of me that I can be, but also to tap into my own sense of inner strength and intuition. I desire to create a life...
Mindfulness

Five of the Best Things I’ve Learned

I like to describe myself as a student of life. I always desire to learn, grow, expand, and explore; and part of what I think my purpose in life is, to pass along this knowledge to all of you. As a student of life, I am not perfect. I try...
Happiness

How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

Happy Sunday! We are almost half-way January, can you believe how fast time flies? Now that we are fully out of the holiday swing and back into the grind of regular life, we may start to feel a little down and dreary. The holidays bring up so many emotions, often...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles