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”

There’s Beauty in Life and Death

Memento mori,Memento vivere.Remember you must die,Remember you must live. So often we find ourselves living through the mundane in life. We get lost in the annoyances. We forget to be thankful, to be appreciative, to love, and to honor ourselves through our health. We put things off until tomorrow and follow the same patterns. WeContinue reading “There’s Beauty in Life and Death”

I Miss the Moon

I miss the moon. I’m outside less and don’t see it as often.I feel like something is missing in my life. Food for my soul. The featured image was taken by me in Brooklyn, right before April 7th’s full moon in Libra. And now, we’re in the waxing phase of the new moon that fellContinue reading “I Miss the Moon”

I Still Haven’t Accepted the “New Normal,” Have You?

I’ve been off my game lately. My routine has been shaken up, and it’s hard. Doing everything at home just isn’t the same. I miss my routines, my deviations from them, passing by the bakeries, stopping in Chipotle, and definitely going to the gym!! Get Fresh Air — Disconnect from the Internet and Media forContinue reading “I Still Haven’t Accepted the “New Normal,” Have You?”

Social Distancing And Going Within

It’s interesting to see how this shift has affected attitudes, routines, the economy, and even our health. With all of this going on, despite all of the weaknesses it’s showing in our flawed system (politics, capitalism, healthcare), it’s important to, “find strength from within.” As cliche as it may sound, we have to also learnContinue reading “Social Distancing And Going Within”

Are We Seeing Saturn-Pluto Conjunction Effects During this Pandemic?

It seems like there’s so much I want to say but no idea where to start. We’re in uncertain times, but let’s consider that common sense, proper hygiene, social distancing, compassion, and inner peace can help us navigate through these difficulties. I was thinking about planetary aspects. Since this coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic, IContinue reading “Are We Seeing Saturn-Pluto Conjunction Effects During this Pandemic?”

Full Moon in Virgo 2020: Stop Holding Back

Heads up, folks! We’ve got a full moon in Virgo this Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 1:47 PM EST. It will actually be a super moon, which means the moon is closer to the earth and therefore, looks bigger. Virgo’s energy wants us to get serious about preparing for our present and future, heeding usContinue reading “Full Moon in Virgo 2020: Stop Holding Back”

You, Your Head, and the Environment

Do you ever just sit with yourself? Come home without turning the tv on? Commute without listening to your headphones? Sometimes it’s nice to just be quiet; to not depend on external sounds for comfort. Can you be comfortable when it’s just you, your head, and the environment?  Image captured by me at Bush TerminalContinue reading “You, Your Head, and the Environment”

Vibrate Higher in Nature

Did you know that the frequency of a city is lower than that of nature? It’s why people head out of town to their weekend home; there’s a pull to escape the city rush and be someplace more peaceful. It’s why we hike, swim in oceans or lakes, and enjoy nature parks. We gravitate towardsContinue reading “Vibrate Higher in Nature”

How Do You Find Your Life Path?

I keep wondering if I’m going down the right path in life. Often, I feel like I’m wandering. Sometimes I feel like I’ve got an idea of what my purpose is, then I question it when faced with some other plausible path to take. (It’s 2:22 as I type this). I know that my confusionContinue reading “How Do You Find Your Life Path?”

Mercury in Retrograde in Pisces

On February 16, 2020, Mercury went retrograde in the sign of Pisces. Everyone tends to freak out during Mercury in retrograde, but thanks to the influence of empathic Pisces, this should be a smoother retrograde. Key Themes: Go with the flow, slow down and reflect. It’s okay to be still and not as productive asContinue reading “Mercury in Retrograde in Pisces”

How to be Present in Nature: Part II (Observe the Trees)

Appreciate trees! They’re everywhere, especially in New York City. According to NYC Parks & Recreation, over 5 million trees are growing on public and private property. These trees help remove air pollution, capture stormwater, provide shade for homes, streets, and parks — and so much more. Have you ever noticed how different a neighborhood withContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature: Part II (Observe the Trees)”