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August 9, 2018

You are ugly, you are too skinny, you are a bitch, you have gained weight, you look tired, you look like someone punched you in the face, you look like you should model for dog food, you look like a boy, you are flat chested, you talk too much, you lack spatial intelligence, you are not compassionate, you are not loving, you don’t have ambition, you are too sensitive, you are crazy, you are too much. 

Phewwww does that feel good to get that shit out of my head and

down on paper. Some of these things were said to me as early as kindergarten and some as recent as two months ago and I am sure there will be other opinions brought to my attention in the future but that’s not my concern. My concern is MY belief system because for so long those words have lingered in my head. If someone said it it must be true, right? No. So fucking WRONG... can you imagine going an entire life time where every persons opinion you took to heart? You would be a mess, there is NO way to please everyone nor should...

July 11, 2018

A year ago this photo was taken after a break up. I don’t try to hide when I am breaking down, bc that’s what we are programmed to do. Show only the good to people so that we aren’t perceived as weak. Or we think that depression, sadness, heartbreak should be private or never felt so we keep it under wraps like it’s a big secret. It’s not glamorous to let anyone know we are feeling low. And though we all deal with shit in different ways, my way is being honest about where I am, to look straight into the camera lens and with my eyes say ‘I AM FUCKING FEELING’.

I don’t feel so broken right now, but I was and I had to be. There is beauty in the breakdown because whenever you break down you open back up to yourself. Who you REALLY are starts to come through when you let yourself feel. I am not my fears, my past, what you say about me, what anyone thinks about me. I am ME- sometimes I am sad, most the time playful, occasionally extroverted, lately mostly introverted. You can be all these thi...

April 11, 2018

I am sharing a few of my holistic self care practices with you. I didn't wake up one day and add all these at once to my daily routine. I slowly added what I needed into my day to day. Each presenting itself when my body was asking. Taking care of my skin, teeth, gums, and overall health, both mental and physical. Not only do these practices help me stay fresh physically but they help PREVENT illness. These practices have also helped strengthen my confidence. How does cleansing my body and applying self care practices help me gain confidence?  When you start to take care of yourself in a more nurturing way you are proclaiming that you love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Acts of service is a love language for your body. I hope you enjoy this blog series- Easy Self Care Practices.

CBD rub 
Trigger Point therapy 

Yin Yoga

Tui na 

Chiropractic work

Muscle tapping

Breath work

Reiki 

Following a bath apply a CBD rub of your choice to areas of tension. I apply it to my sore muscles and it...

April 2, 2018

I am sharing a few of my holistic self care practices with you. I didn't wake up one day and add all these at once to my daily routine. I slowly added what I needed into my day to day. Each presenting itself when my body was asking. Taking care of my skin, teeth, gums, and overall health, both mental and physical. Not only do these practices help me stay fresh physically but they help PREVENT illness. These practices have also helped strengthen my confidence. How does cleansing my body and applying self care practices help me gain confidence?  When you start to take care of yourself in a more nurturing way you are proclaiming that you love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Acts of service is a love language for your body. I hope you enjoy this blog series- Easy Self Care Practices.

The ULTIMATE Bath:

Epsom Salt 

Lavender oil

Candles 

A good book or Podcast 


Fill bathtub, add two cups of Epsom Salt, a few drops of lavender oil, lite candles, crack open your favorite book.

Cu...

March 22, 2018

Here to share a few of my holistic self care practices with you. I didn't wake up one day and add all these at once to my daily routine. I slowly added what I needed into my day to day. Each presenting itself when my body was asking. Taking care of my skin, teeth, gums, and overall health, both mental and physical. Not only do these practices help me stay fresh physically but they help PREVENT illness. These practices have  also helped strengthen my confidence. How does cleansing my body and applying self care practices help me gain confidence?  When you start to take care of yourself in a more nurturing way you are proclaiming that you love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Acts of service is a love language for your body. This is the first blog of the series: Easy Holistic Self Care Practices. Starting with my personal favorite, mouth care. 5 easy practices to a healthy mouth and a whiter smile.

-Enjoy!


 

First, I floss.

Floss takes away plaque, removes old food stuck...

March 21, 2018

Here to share a few of my holistic self care practices with you. I didn't wake up one day and add all these at once to my daily routine. I slowly added what I needed into my day to day. Each presenting itself when my body was asking. Taking care of my skin, teeth, gums, and overall health, both mental and physical. Not only do these practices help me stay fresh physically but they help PREVENT illness. These practices have also helped strengthen my confidence. How does cleansing my body and applying self care practices help me gain confidence?  When you start to take care of yourself in a more nurturing way you are proclaiming that you love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Acts of service is a love language for your body. I hope you enjoy this blog series- Easy Self Care Practices.

Face care products:

Baking soda

Clay mask from San Diego Cosmetic Acupuncture or Sprouts

Avocado mask :

    -1 Organic Avocado

    -1/2 Organic Lemon

    -1/2 A tea spoon ACV

    -1...

February 22, 2018

Being a sensitive Pisces means growing thick skin. This is a new concept for me. I am simultaneously growing thick skin and shedding the old skin. Shed, grow, shed, grow. After all, aren’t we all just continuously doing this? I am just choosing to expose and talk about the not so attractive flakey layers as they peel off. So what does one do when the peeling back gets painful? For me, I write. The card reader was so dead on though.. I write but I hide away my real writing, I only share small parts that dont reveal too much. This is slowly changing. I have this blog for a reason so why not use it? For those who are too timid to share, I give you this:

Imagine you could put on a pair of glasses and with these glasses you could do anything! These glasses make you feel invisible to the world, just you and the keeys. Pop on said glasses and put fingers to keys and write. Maybe choose a picture and post it. Click, click, BOOM. It's out there. Over time sharing starts to feel normal. As time g...

February 12, 2018

A Writer who resists writing is a funny thing. Can most writers relate to this? There are so many fascinating people out there who write but never share. Or maybe they simply don't write because they can't get pen to paper, in this day and age fingers to keys. Here I write because resisting the writing is no longer an option. You want to be a writer? You kind of need to write. So here we go..

Months ago, here in South Park, I went to get my cards read. I usually do my own card readings but not this time. The lady read to me: "You write but you don't share, you hold it for yourself. You need to share it. “Share MORE??" I already feel like I have held up my depression sign at the pep rally, have announced my anxiety issues to the world and exposed my heart breaks publicly. How much more open can I get?

When I write on my social media or my blog I feel very exposed and you can't take it back once someone has read it. It's a game of truth or dare. I continue to pick truth and not just for 6...

January 18, 2018

I was in bed for a few days to start out my 2018. Although it was a hard pill to swallow, pun intended, I surrendered to what my body was demanding. Sleep and rest which in turn quickly spiraled into a wave of depression. Being in bed for 6+ days can do that to a person. 

Why am sharing this with you ?— Bc its the truth. Its what’s real. I could give you my highlights but to be honest the low moments are the teachable moments, they are MY teachable moments. When the depression hits and things turn a bit dim thats the times to dive deepest. I start to take a hard look at whats going on. I peel till I get closer to the core of the onion, my truth. After so much introspection you have to go out and live it though, gather new experiences, push yourself, try new things, and test your limits. So here we are. I want to share some tips I use to help shake off the funk, the cloud, the depression, whatever word you want to use. Have a read, take what you need and leave the rest.....

1-Move your bo...

May 15, 2017

Photo by: Sarah Livingston 

I was repetitively telling myself "I can't meditate" when really I should have switched out the words "I can’t" with "I don't want to” because that was the actual truth. Avoidance is what it really was. I had to take the time to ask myself "Why is the silence so scary? Why don't I want to be with myself? Why do I need external things to numb my pain?” When I said I couldn't meditate that was like saying "I can't do yoga because I am not flexible." We do yoga and (may) BECOME more flexible, we use yoga as a tool to get into our bodies and in turn become less tight through breath and movement. Same goes for meditation. "I can't meditate because my thoughts go wild." Wellllll, that's why you meditate. To become aware of those thoughts, catch them in action and without judgment watch them dissipate. This practice has brought so much awareness into my life. Now even when I am not meditating, I notice when my thoughts start looping. As if I pressed play on an old m...

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