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”

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”

Sagittarius Season: Shine the Light on Your Inner Compass

As the sun illuminates the Sagittarius zodiac,we’re called to shine the light on our inner hunter.To be bold, to search for your truth.Find your own direction. We’re asked to be lively, to be independent, curious, and pursue that thingthat sets you on fire.The Sagittarius centaur is a beast that’s hard to tame and ever soContinue reading “Sagittarius Season: Shine the Light on Your Inner Compass”

A Midsummer Symphony

Cicadas replace the sounds of birds on a summer morning,Crickets and grasshoppers sing their nightly symphonies;Sounds that could simply lull you to sleep. You walk around,you sit on the porch or the stoop,and the liveliness of the critters becomes the background noiseof your environment. Rattles, whistles, and chirps remind us that no matter what, lifeContinue reading “A Midsummer Symphony”

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”

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”

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”

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 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”

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”