I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus in 2011… 1 week after surgery, our yoga studio had a special event of 108 Sun Salutations. I went. I asked my body what it COULD do, and I did those movements… It was incredibly empowering to rediscover that I wasn’t broken…Read More
What does the word exercise conjure up in your body and emotions? What feeling are expressed in your body when you think about exercising? What does the word movement bring to your mind and body? What feelings arise when you think about moving?
Our relationship and associations with the words and action will impact our success! Energy doesn’t lie…Read More
Why do we try to change—try to exercise and wind up quitting? Here’s what went on for me for many years…Read More
Want to create a movement habit but do not know how to start one?
Here’s some ideas!….Read More
As a child, I was what they call, sickly. My body didn’t seem to work as a whole and the random parts did their thing relatively disconnected to the other parts. Therefore I found my happy place in books and my big imagination. I ignored my body as best as I could and tried to make a life without it entering TOO much into the equation. Needless to say, this didn’t go very well. The older I got, the more my body complained about its neglect and needs… At nearly 48, I am SO much happier and healthier and energetic than I was in my teens, twenties or even my thirties….Read More
Ask yourself, and be honest: when was the LAST time you did something JUST BECAUSE? I realized that even playing games with my kids, though I thoroughly enjoy it, is something I value because it’s good for the family and our relationships. There is a purpose to it greater than myself. My business with essential oils is something I absolutely LOVE and so I enjoy that work. But it’s still about more than just me having fun.
This week, snowed in, I realized that there is very little in my life that I do simply because I love it and it brings me joy ALONE. If you are a mom of littles, I’m pretty sure you get that. We can be stretched pretty thin during that season of life.
So often, we drift, cruise or speed through life unconsciously… While the right here and now experience is on cruise control. This month, as we focus our habit making attention on breathing, we are going to continually harken back to awareness. To noticing things in our environment, in our body, in our emotions and in our mind…Read More
What comes up when you hear the word, change? Do you believe “the more things change the more they stay the same?” Do you dread change? Fear it? Fight it? Want it? Try to make it happen only to experience more of the same in your life? Let’s face it, as inevitable as change is, it can come with a lot of baggage. This month as we dive into the theme of BREATHING and AWARENESS, let’s consider how we roll with change…Read More
Consistency is NOT one of my top strengths. And it hasn’t stopped me from reaching many of my goals. You know why?
Getting back up and starting over is.
I’ve discovered that imperfect progress is STILL progress.Read More
A few key points to keep in mind as we prepare to launch together….Read More
In my last post I shared the KEY to creating lasting change.
When those shifts happen, what could developing a habit then look life?
Here’s an example of how we might approach the habit of exercise this way…Read More
Healthy Habits. A vibrant, sparkling, adventure of a life full of hope, enjoyment and empowerment. I didn’t start out with this AT ALL. Yet slowly, over time, that is what I finally I have begun to experience more and more. Over the past few years…Read More
When my son was a baby, I was a hot mess. Disorganized, overwhelmed, unwell, exhausted and clueless. I knew how I wanted my life to look and feel, but had NO idea how to create it. I wasn’t thriving. Some days I felt like I was barely surviving. Can you relate? Thankfully, things change. Read on to learn how….Read More
The Fall is a busy season of harvest and preparation for the winter. Of back to school and holidays and sweaters and transitions. Sometimes we feel depleted, yet can’t press the pause button on Life to rest. That can feel frustrating! If this is you, I invite you to consider some new thoughts around that.Read More
Home is where your heart is, I've always said. Mark and I have been gypsy nomads for the past 18 years with the longest stint being 6 years in Washington back in 2008. When we moved back to Duvall last year, I had hoped to be settled. While we felt like we would stay, we did not feel settled in at all, even though we were renting a beautiful property. Last week we moved into our new home in Duvall. Having lived here just one week, I feel more settled and at HOME than I have in the past 5 years.Read More
You know, NEEDING the approval of others can be a virtual prison of our own making. We cannot control what others think, feel or express. Trying to control it left me feeling drained, disempowered and frustrated. Have you ever spent time imprisoned there too?Read More
Journeys can be tough, painful, disappointing, and exhausting, even scary at times. But then, (imagine you are traversing up a mountain), you get these vistas that just take your breath away. So much beauty! Such a bigger, more beautiful view that you ever could have imagined, and you know the Journey is worth it! Ahead there will be more scary, hard times; more pain, and twists and turns that you just can’t see around; but pressing on and through, TOGETHER, we know there will be more of the beautiful moments that make it all worthwhile.Read More
There are countless sweet messages about how perfect and wonderful mothers are, and while I don't disagree, there is so much more to the story, and I want to acknowledge that here. With Mother's Day around the corner, you may find yourself missing a mother who has passed or lives at a distance.Read More
“To touch can be to give life,” said Michelangelo. Midnight, my niece and her boyfriend arrive at the hospital. Her father had just passed away. The three of us stood there awkwardly waiting until the rest of the family arrived. No words were adequate. I offered a hug and we waited.Read More
Whether with your children or your parents, these oils can support growth, healing and restoration. According to Daniel MacDonald's Book, Emotions and Essential Oils, Myrrh--is the oil of Mother Earth, helping us connect and heal the mother-child bond, increases feelings of safety and security.Read More