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Four Ways To Benefit From Meditating – Without Actually Meditating

If you’re like me, nailing my butt to a meditation pillow is a colossal lesson in self-discipline. And before you tell me that the discipline is part of the point, let me share my perspective. My modern day take on why most people believe they “should” meditate is because they want what they perceive meditating will help them achieve: more peace, relaxation and self-awareness.   Disclaimer: That's me. You may be different and if so, put your "why" for wanting to meditate in place of peace, relaxation and self-awareness   If meditation is working well for you then I encourage you to keep at it. If you find meditation isn’t happening for you or if you go in and out of periods of meditating with little success, then I...

It’s like she was waiting on the sidelines for the go-ahead.

We often talk about action being the agent of change but my experience has been that the DECISION to change is as powerful as the steps you take to make it concrete in your life. Have you ever been so damn fed up with the state of something in your life that you felt yourself draw a line in the sand? I have. I made a powerful decision to shift something in my life and before I got a chance to take any steps the universe started lining up the opportunities to make it so. It’s like she was waiting on the sidelines for the go-ahead. It was an enormous reminder of how speaking my truth - if only within myself - or rather, especially...

That time I pressed the PAUSE button –

I can’t tell you the exact moment when I realized that my constant striving for answers outside of myself wasn’t working for me but suffice to say, how I was feeling about my life wasn’t matching my achievement. It made me push a giant pause button - on almost everything. I resisted setting goals that were beyond the scope of my own inner connection. 🙋‍♀️ It felt good to be really okay with being where I was without pushing myself to get anywhere else. (A first for me). It was the best gift I have ever given myself. Slowing down to re-remember who I AM has allowed me to stand with confidence in the decision and goals I now make > that are deeply connected...

Why I Suddenly Love Doing The Dishes (and other mundane tasks of daily life)

Lately I've taken a deep dive into a whole lot of basic movement, sleeping in, nourishing food and the occasional mug of the most delicious dark roast, organic coffee.  It feels like heaven (as you can imagine), but there is a particular reason why my gratitude for these simple pleasures run so deep.   Last week I finished up a 5 day water fast.  This isn’t a post about fasting as much as it’s an acknowledgement of how what was once a collection of simple and mundane tasks and chores of daily life suddenly felt richly rewarding.   One of the most unexpected benefits of doing this fast has simply been that I feel grateful that I get to prep food for all my meals.   When was the last time...