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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...

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...

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...

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...

April 25, 2017

The other day while grocery shopping at sprouts, I witnessed something that pierced me. I was scoping out my veggies and I heard a guy yelling at some woman saying I don't want to be near you anyways, you're nasty. Get your fat ass away from me! Apparently she had cut him off, by accident, while walking in the grocery store. What? Really?! That made you blow up like that, brah? He continued to walk by me yelling at her, at this point I was still really confused on what was going on. He continued to call her fat and right as I was trying to muster up the word stop, he quickly ran away. I didn't really know what to do in that moment. I wanted to chase after him and give him a piece of my mind BUT that moment of him yelling at her I saw SO much hurt and pain on his face. I stared in this guys eyes and froze, completely taking him in. I felt bad for this man. I know that sounds backwards but its not. For someone to act out and lash out like they woul...

April 20, 2017

As festival season is upon us I cant help but notice my FOMO coming up here and there. Last year I was lucky enough to go to two life changing festivals, Desert Hearts and Lightning in a Bottle. So much to say about my experience at both of those. Too much actually. There is a reason I bring up festivals though. As me and my roommate discussed our festival going experiences I realized that our favorite thing about the festivals were the same. The love and human connection. 

The other day I was listening to someone tell a story about their new puppy and how the puppy needed to meet every new person that walked their way. He was curious about them and also wanted to express his love to them. She brought up a great point. Why do we breeze past people and not even so much as smile or say hi? We look down or we avoid eye contact or avoid touching. What if as we sat down at a bus stop we looked to the person to your left or right and said, Hi, how is your day? They may lab...

April 20, 2017

Last month I had an Ah-ha moment when I was trying to get into a class at hapa yoga and it was full. I sat next door in the other empty yoga studio with no music and no one cueing me where to go. I was bummed things didnt go my way. My first instinct was to just go to Starbucks and wait till the next class. Most likely I would spend the hour mindlessly looping through social media. Right then I had that Ah-ha moment. I lead yoga often so why couldn’t I lead myself? Honest truth, I didnt want to be with myself. I didnt want to sit in silence, I didnt want to breathe alone, I didn't want to move alone. It was in that moment I realized how much I have been avoiding being with myself. Despite being alone in my room very often I always have my computer, phone and roommates near by so really I never felt alone.

This is where the real work began. I sat in a dimly lit room in silence, breathing, moving and meditating. I was peaceful a...

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