Category Archives: Nourishing

Caring for yourself so you can care for others.

How to Be Yourself


“You have never been taught to become you. You have been taught to become “somebody.”… We have been taught wrongly for all these years. We have never been taught to be peaceful or how to achieve peace of mind when everything is upside down… The time has come. You have to be you—a beautiful, bountiful, blissful human. Nobody can create you. God created you in His own image. Don’t create your own images. Just have one image of you as you being the being of God.” -Yogi Bhajan

I’ve shared this quote before, but I needed it again. “Don’t create your own image. Just have one image of you as you being the being of God.” I too often try to create my own image, and even try to create the image of my children. Yet,… we were already created. No wonder the pursuit of another image is always an uphill battle. Let go of the shiny image chase. #reallifebalance #youarealreadycreated


Write and Burn

Have you ever heard of the write and burn method? A spiritual mentor of mine introduced it to me this week. For years I have been doing Julia Cameron’s “Morning Pages” ritual, that consists of journaling stream of conscious thought for ten minutes. It’s a great way to get junk out of our subconscious soContinue Reading

How to discern your intuition

I had a great mentoring session with my spiritual mentor last night. She taught me that when I intentionally seek guidance from my intuition, that the first thought is always right. the second thought it always doubt, and the third thought it always fear. Learning to trust that first thought is so important. We canContinue Reading

You are Enough

This crazy world of comparison can often make it hard to believe that who we are is already amazing. As I have studied the topic of identity this year, one of my most surprising discoveries for me has been in the realization that what we ‘do’ and what we ‘have’ is not our true identity.Continue Reading

You Are Good for People

“I realized that one of the reasons I’d been so isolated was because I’d subconsciously believed I wasn’t all that good for people. It’s true what I’m saying. If our identity gets broken, it affects our ability to connect. And I wonder if we’re not all a lot better for each other than we previouslyContinue Reading

The Value of Time

So what constitutes “Apply it well”? I think I’ve had a false impression on what well spent time actually looks like. So often in the pursuit of life balance, I get trapped into thinking of life as a checklist instead of a feel-list. Asking, “how do I want to feel” is a great way toContinue Reading

Take Time to Get Away

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” Barbara de Angelis I loved the recent advice I heard from Greg McKeown, author of “Essentialism”. He suggested that every person plan for a 24hr off site retreat every 90 days. This isn’t some grand vacation, orContinue Reading

What is Your Calling?

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy ofContinue Reading

Treat Yourself With Kindness

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” -Goethe This applies to yourself as well! In fact, starting with you is the perfect beginning. We are too often hard on ourselves for not being who we think we should be.Continue Reading

On Gratitude, Vulnerability, and Courage

I stumbled upon this podcast episode recently. It’s actually an older episode dated back to 2012, but when you have content this good, it is ALWAYS relevant. I already have deep respect for Brene Brown and her work, and have been changed by reading her books. This conversation with Jonathan Fields was both real, encouragingContinue Reading