My initial reaction to the request of submitting a blog piece was in a word; resistance. The voice in my head said something like “Me? Write a creative piece?? No, I’m best at left-brain analytical problems with simple black and white answers. I’m not a blogger and I’m too busy anyway.” I think this defiant attitude was the easiest way to hide behind my fear that perhaps, I would have nothing valuable to say.
After breathing through it and doing a little Internet research (yes I looked up the word “blog”) I lowered my own expectations and decided to look at this assignment as an opportunity to communicate about issues that feel important. Ultimately, I am passionate about living a happy and healthy life and part of my commitment to that means talking about what I believe in – whether in written or spoken form. I believe revealing and sharing is an important tool for us to learn, teach, adapt, and integrate through our confusing and sometimes stressful existence. I also feel intuitively that this contributes to our living in a more peaceful world together.
There are times when telling our stories can help heal the wounds of others, and now I see with clarity that this blog provides a forum for this process. As Rainbeau often says” What’s in the way, is the way,” so instead of running from the door that most scares me at the moment I am opening it and walking though with as much courage as I can muster. They say fear and excitement can feel so similar in our body that we mistake one for the other, so let’s step towards creating the world we want to live in first by embracing the “excitement” along the way.
How can you tell if you are out of balance? In this article, I’ll share with you how you can tell if each Dosha is balanced or imbalanced so you can assess and treat yourself.
Enjoy the many benefits of essential oils in a long-lasting solid perfume. Simply add a favorite essential oil to the mixture and pour into a unique container for a personalized perfume.
Cleaning the bathroom is not an experience people look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small closed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be hazardous to your health.
Research makes a strong case for taking your practice into the wild—or at least your backyard.
I saw a recipe for lavender-blueberry-banana bread but didn't want to wait an hour to taste all those wonderful flavors, so I made a shake!
At RML we strive to be a source of positivity and inspiration in light of all the challenges, injustice and devastation occurring around the world. September is National Preparedness Month and we feel it would be remiss not to also offer some practical solutions, particularly when faced with all the recent natural disasters.
Are you a victim of the afternoon slump? If you find yourself struggling to make it through the day, your diet might be to blame. While sugar and caffeine often give you a quick energy boost, they also cause you to crash just a few hours later. If you’re relying on coffee and energy drinks to perk you up, you’re actually doing more harm than good.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed or being consumed by negative thoughts is often a part of the roller coaster of life for many people. But it doesn’t have to be. Making the decision to live a more positive life is the first step in kicking the negative thoughts that bring you down. Follow the tips below to help relieve stress, find peace and live a happier life.
Every naturally occurring event gives energy to the earth. Its surface acts as a conductor, constantly receiving and distributing energy to all its inhabitants. For most of humanity man was one with this primordial connection. Walking barefoot across the land, our bodies were continually linked to this massive energy field.