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.
Jump and let the world catch you. I’m so grateful to have been able to travel the world, and even more grateful to have maintained my yoga practice while doing so.
If there's ever a sign that I'm doing too much, my throat is the first to tell me. At first it's the feeling of a slight tickle, then all too quickly, the white spots appear followed by the razor blades and the dreadful pain that comes from swallowing. Then of course there's the golf balls in my neck. Many of you know the feeling, yes?
Another fun segment with the Green Divas on getting reconnected with yourself through yoga and much more.
With the warmer weather quickly approaching, a healthy grilled meal could be exactly what you need to get in the spring mood. These delicious and easy black bean burgers with essential oils are sure to be loved by everyone in your family.
Kale chips are a delicious, easy, and inexpensive way to get more greens into your diet. Try this recipe for original flavored kale chips or spice them up with other herbs and essential oils for more options.
“My family is addicted to this recipe! It has the perfect balance of heat, sweet, spice, and salt”.
Hot summer days can sometimes call for a cold and refreshing treat—like this delicious strawberry citrus slush made with essential oils. With fresh lemonade and lots of ice, this easy and delicious recipe will be sure to make the family smile with relief from the heat.
Unplugging now could save you literally millions in the future. Here are 5 Reasons why you should book a retreat somewhere you can completely let go, right after reading this.
These popsicles are a fun and cooling recipe to make with the family on any hot summer day.