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”

Have Fun and Honor the Sun’s Energy This Leo Season

“The Sun is the pull to Spirit and Self, a differentiation into individuality and separate awareness. It is the life giver, a source of power and indicator of destiny.”– Judy Hall, The Hades Moon It’s about to be Leo season! Leo season lasts from July 23rd through August 22nd. Being a July Leo myself, IContinue reading “Have Fun and Honor the Sun’s Energy This Leo Season”

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’?”

We Need Seeds, We Need Growth.

I recently realized that I only see seedless grapes in the grocery store. To be honest, I haven’t been to a farmer’s market in a while, but I do know that seedless grapes seem to be the norm in the stores. Why is seedless so popular anyway? Did people really demand seedless fruit or wasContinue reading “We Need Seeds, We Need Growth.”

A Sunset and A Second Wind

Some folks relish the sunrises.The dawning of a new day. Glorious rays of sunlightthat beam with possibilities of what’s to come. But the sunset always feels like home. The grand finale beforeact II for the night. As it ushers in the inky deep blue, we can slink away into the darkness. This is where IContinue reading “A Sunset and A Second Wind”

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”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

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)”

Two of Cups – The Flow of Love

This image that I captured at Prospect Park reminds me of the 2 of cups tarot card. Something about the gliding of the swans in the water evokes a sense of femininity. The waters remind me of emotions and the flow of life – which is also representative of the 2 of cups card. Ultimately,Continue reading “Two of Cups – The Flow of Love”

I See the Light But…

I finally see the sun through the forest. Slivers of light make their way through the dense packing of the trees. A clearing is in the distance. But—there seems to be a magnetic force around me. That’s what it is right? That’s why can’t I step towards the clearing. … what else could be preventingContinue reading “I See the Light But…”