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.”

The Shadow Self: Are You Aware of Your Projections?

According to Carl Jung (Jungian psychology), we all have a shadow, and it’s the unconscious aspect of our personality. Our egos choose not to identify with it; the integration of our shadow self and ego can be quite challenging. Our shadows are our own personal “unknowns.” The parts of ourselves that we don’t want toContinue reading “The Shadow Self: Are You Aware of Your Projections?”

Birdwatching in Brooklyn; An Act of Mindfulness

As I’ve mentioned in one of my previous posts, birdwatching is a great way to spend time being present in nature. It’s a great way to be present, period. Bird calls are easily and most notably heard in parks, and we often hear common birds like sparrows, pigeons, starlings, robins, and mourning doves in ourContinue reading “Birdwatching in Brooklyn; An Act of Mindfulness”

Mornings Spent in Quiet

In the mornings, I spend some time alone without any sound. The birds have been so active that I just listen to them for a bit as I get myself ready for the day. I light a candle. Or maybe incense. Stretch. Drink lime/lemon water, drink coffee. Interested in thought-provoking content and more high-quality photosContinue reading “Mornings Spent in Quiet”

The Pandemic Reinforced the Importance of Food Sustainability

Once word got around about the effects of COVID-19, strengthening my immune system became my main concern. I continuously stocked up on fruits and veggies and took my supplements. Thankfully, my local grocery stores always had the items I needed to keep me healthy. Because of this experience, and the thought of being affected byContinue reading “The Pandemic Reinforced the Importance of Food Sustainability”

“A Room Without Books Is Like…”

“A room without books is like a body without a soul” -Cicero I love having books around. Especially journals. I’m always writing. The last book I finished was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. One of my favorite quotes from the book is: “And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you toContinue reading ““A Room Without Books Is Like…””

Be Healthy and Feed the Energy of the Divine

“We want to feed the energy of divine perfection that empowers healing rather than feeding the power of illness. What we give energy to, we give life to. What we feed grows.”– Sandra Ingerman, Speaking with Nature – Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth There is a lot of great insight and wisdomContinue reading “Be Healthy and Feed the Energy of the Divine”

Rollercoaster of Emotions

“How do you feel?”  “I’m good, I feel fine. Just some adjusting to not going out to bars and restaurants, otherwise I’m dealing.” That’s my typical response. Under the surface, I’m distracted. Some days I’m more focused than others. Some days, I’m able to focus on getting work done, doing more research about work, andContinue reading “Rollercoaster of Emotions”