How to be Present in Nature Part VI: Listen

I find the simplest thing to do while being in nature is to listen. Typically, we’re walking the streets with our headphones on, exercising in the park while listening to music, or talking to someone on the phone — we’re preoccupied with keeping a sound barrier between us and the world. These days, I spendContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part VI: Listen”

Checking the Ego During Scorpio Season

Wow, what a Scorpio season this has been in 2020! Have you felt it? Between the full moon in Taurus on Halloween, the veil thinning, the Mercury Retrograde (with its the pull to do shadow work), Mars being in Retrograde (9/9 – 11/13), and then the 11/11 portal, I’ve been going deep within myself. I’veContinue reading “Checking the Ego During Scorpio Season”

Activate Your Light During the 11:11 Portal

This mystical Scorpio season of 2020 has brought us a Mercury Retrograde (in Scorpio), a Taurus full moon on Halloween, and it will also herald the 11:11 portal on November 11th. Not only does the number 11 look aesthetically pleasing, but it’s actually quite steeped in divinity. 11 represents the balance of divine feminine andContinue reading “Activate Your Light During the 11:11 Portal”

Facing my Shadow as Mercury Retrogrades in Scorpio

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” —Carl Jung This Mercury in Retrograde (which is in the mysterious, deep-diving sign of Scorpio), I’ve unexpectedly been hit with the task of facing some shadow aspects of myself. What’s funny is, I’m dealing with familiar themes but almost feel more awakened to them now. More triggeredContinue reading “Facing my Shadow as Mercury Retrogrades in Scorpio”

Inspired by a Photo: A Brief Exploration of the 4 Elements of Life

To me, this featured photo encompasses representations of the 4 major elements that are the foundation to life: fire, water, earth, and air. You’ll find that these elements are important to occult practices (5 elements, if you include that of the spirit). You come across more representations of these elements when we explore the zodiacContinue reading “Inspired by a Photo: A Brief Exploration of the 4 Elements of Life”

Stop. Think About “The New Normal” For YOU

STOP. This Libra season I ask, how does one find balance if one is always on the go? I believe many people are spiritually awakening or at least questioning reality as we’ve known it, but as we live our day to day lives, it can be quite easy to get sucked back into the cycleContinue reading “Stop. Think About “The New Normal” For YOU”

What’s Your Daily Spiritual Practice?

“One of the pillars of soulful living, according to inspiring yoga teacher Leila Sadapghee, is the establishment of sadhana, daily spiritual practice. This needn’t involve prayer– it could be a daily meditation, mantra repetition or yoga practice with an underlying spiritual intent.” — Pip Walker, Deeply Holistic I highlighted that quote in the book IContinue reading “What’s Your Daily Spiritual Practice?”

How to be Present in Nature Part V: Earthing

When was the last time you felt the soil and grass beneath your feet? Or even the sand between your toes? It’s way too easy for us to physically disconnect from nature these days. Unless you intentionally spend time in a park or the beach, most of us are missing out on connecting to theContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part V: Earthing”

The Stronger We are as Individuals, The Better We are as a Collective

“The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.”– Friedrich Nietzsche We live in a society that has programmed us to live in fear. We’re led to believe there’s something to be afraid of on every corner, fear just lurking – waiting to take something away from us. Unfortunately, it seems like there’s aContinue reading “The Stronger We are as Individuals, The Better We are as a Collective”

Alone, Together

I enjoy my own company. Even while at home, I’m rarely bored; there’s always so much to do. Clean, write, journal, organize, learn, create art. I have a rich inner world. Sometimes it’s a blessing and a curse. I often go to the beach alone. To the park alone. Simply because I enjoy it.Conversations don’t always need toContinue reading “Alone, Together”

Practically Manifest Your Goals: It’s Virgo Season

The below blog post is from my most recent newsletter. I typically create content specifically just for the newsletter, but I thought this one would be good to share as a blog post. Can you believe it? The year is more than halfway over! We’ve come to the end of August, Leo season is done,Continue reading “Practically Manifest Your Goals: It’s Virgo Season”

How to be Present in Nature Part IV: Skygazing

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been entranced by sunsets and skygazing. I remember during a trip to South Carolina in my youth, I was in complete awe looking at the night sky. Everywhere I looked, just more and more clusters of stars. The whole sky was be-speckled in them! As a young girlContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part IV: Skygazing”

We Shouldn’t Externalize “The Revolution”

The revolution won’t be televised. Why not? Because I honestly believe the revolution starts within. It starts with how we think about ourselves. Our outlook on our own lives, the intentions behind our actions, the way we prioritize our health and mental states. The little things we can do in our lives to help bringContinue reading “We Shouldn’t Externalize “The Revolution””

Long Gone Are the Days

Seems like the quiet times these days are the early mornings, the stormy days, the rain,and the night time (when people start to head home). Social mobility post “quarantine lock-down” has been beneficial, but let’s face it –we’re all outside!Some people are still quarantining, but most of us are out trying to enjoy slivers ofContinue reading “Long Gone Are the Days”

Do You Listen with Intention?

“The conversation lingered in my head for hours —” – Outkast (Big Boi), Rosa Parks How often do we find ourselves in conversations where we say, “I was thinking about ‘that thing’ you were talking about the other day?” to someone we know? Let me ask you this – is it often enough? I likeContinue reading “Do You Listen with Intention?”

Sometimes I Float In Between

I only know the light because I’ve lived through the dark.My body, buried in the heavy, damp soil.Ready to decompose with the earth.Destined for more,My soul wouldn’t rest. Though suffocated by the soil,Spirit clawed its way through the dirt that tried to encapsulate it,simultaneously being kept alive by way of the earth’s minerals and nutrients.Continue reading “Sometimes I Float In Between”

Swimming: An Artful Escape

That moment when you glide smoothly into the water;it’s like you’re transporting yourself to another world.Swimming; it’s so therapeutic. Without regular trips to the gym and a daily commute, my mobility has lessened.I do take walks and go for jogs, but that only makes up for a portion of what I’ve lost.I’ve been fortunate enoughContinue reading “Swimming: An Artful Escape”

How to be Present in Nature Part III: Connect with Open Water

Apparently, due to coronavirus lockdowns, there were people who have spent more time in nature than usual, as a way to cope with the stress and uncertainty. For those 3-4 months, going to your yard, local park, beach, lake, or pond, was the only escape for a while. In this Vox article, Quarantine Has ChangedContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part III: Connect with Open Water”

Reconnect with Self This Cancer Season – Where’s Your ‘Home’?

It’s summer time in NYC and it’s also Cancer season. Cancer is a feminine, water sign – represented by the crab (hard exterior, soft interior) and connected to the moon. We’ve had some wonderfully summer weather lately, and with the beaches open, it’s been the perfect time to feel the healing energy of the ocean,Continue reading “Reconnect with Self This Cancer Season – Where’s Your ‘Home’?”

You Are Responsible for Yourself.

I was scrolling on social media and saw this post (left image) which read, “grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.” At the time, I was reading a digital download of “Freedom From the Known“ by Jiddu Krishnamurti. I did as instructed, and this was the sentence thatContinue reading “You Are Responsible for Yourself.”