Acknowledging the Darkness That Comes with Wellness

Feel the feels.Sometimes the emotions rush in quickly like a hot, summer storm.Thunderous clouds roll through the sky with their downpours and flashes of lighting.The darkness has arrived.The path to healing isn’t linear, and it’s during the downward swings where you’re faced with your true coping mechanisms. This is when connection to spirit, to healthContinue reading “Acknowledging the Darkness That Comes with Wellness”

Are You Positively Influencing Your Community?

This post is from my January Newsletter about Aquarius season and its impact on 2021’s energy. In honor of the February 11th New Moon in Aquarius, I thought this would be a good post to share. We’re in an Aquarius stellium; the energy is strong! Start working towards those out-of-the world dreams of yours! Also,Continue reading “Are You Positively Influencing Your Community?”

I Finally Get the Hype About Roses; They’re Magnificent

I used to think roses were overrated. To be honest, they’re still not my favorite. But also … I LOVE THEM! Roses are absolutely beautiful. They grow in an array of colors and shapes, unfurling petals in a multitude of designs. A great addition to practically any bouquet. Fresh roses smell divine. To me, rosesContinue reading “I Finally Get the Hype About Roses; They’re Magnificent”

It Can’t Always Be About Winning

It seems that as a society, we’re all in a bubble of continuously chasing some sort of high. We’re hardwired to want to win SOMETHING. Winning by appearances, winning because of the money in your bank account, because of the amount of followers you have .. and so on and so forth. We spend soContinue reading “It Can’t Always Be About Winning”

Is Listening to Music a Part of Your Self-Care Regimen? It Should Be!

When you think about improving your overall health and wellness, do you also take into consideration what you listen to? I noticed that over time, as I started to seek more mental peace and balance in my life, my music selections began to change. I started listening to more music without words. I found myselfContinue reading “Is Listening to Music a Part of Your Self-Care Regimen? It Should Be!”

Confession: I Hug and Hold Trees.

What are you doing to feel good these days? Since I’ve been spending more time indoors this winter, I’ve been cultivating my inner space. I’m trying to stay on top of watering my plants, I’m meditating in the morning/listening to my Divine Goddess Affirmations, and lighting incense and burning lovely candles (Diptyque’s Narguile being myContinue reading “Confession: I Hug and Hold Trees.”

Let’s Be Real: How “Motivated” Are You Feeling Right Now?

I’ve noticed a shift on social media. I think we’re so traumatized by the year we just had that people have left the “new year, new me” memes in the past. I haven’t seen as many, “Let’s leave X,Y,Z in 20XX” as I’ve seen before. I think many of us have resigned to the ideaContinue reading “Let’s Be Real: How “Motivated” Are You Feeling Right Now?”

Focus on What You Can Control

Honestly, I don’t want to get into a whole, “new year,” type of post. But I will say that with 2021, I’m ushering in new traditions and less expectations. Or even, maybe not even really holding steadfast to any tradition in general but what feels right for me in the moment. I’m learning how to bestContinue reading “Focus on What You Can Control”

Winter: A Time for Quiet Reflection

Now that I’m older, I’ve really grown to appreciate winter. To be honest, it also probably helps that I don’t have to commute to work everyday and wear a bunch of layers 🙂 As an empath who needs a lot of solitary time, I also appreciate winter because it’s quieter and fewer people are out.Continue reading “Winter: A Time for Quiet Reflection”

2020 Enhanced My Vision; I Can See in Ways I’ve Never Seen Before

Resilience.2020 is almost over and I look forward to my vacation time so I can do a shit-ton of journaling and reflecting. What’s coming to me right now though is the idea of resilience. How 2020 has shown many of us how strong we can be. We went from a 2-week lockdown, to an unknownContinue reading “2020 Enhanced My Vision; I Can See in Ways I’ve Never Seen Before”

Delighting in the Simple Pleasures of This Dark Season

As a person who is quite sensitive to the energies around me, December is feeling a bit heavy already. With the lunar full moon eclipse on November 30th, the December 14th new moon + solar eclipse, and the planetary alignments on the 21st, which will usher us into the Age of Aquarius, I’m doing myContinue reading “Delighting in the Simple Pleasures of This Dark Season”

Fight the Power with Your High Vibration

We all know that 2020 has shaken the world up. And I don’t foresee things going back to what they were “pre-pandemic.” Too much has changed already. An unfortunate circumstance from the pandemic is the decline in accommodations and resources. At least here in NYC, it seems that there are more lines and subpar customerContinue reading “Fight the Power with Your High Vibration”

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”