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    Starting a New Journal

    The time has finally come – my first bullet journal is full. I started my journal back in April, about halfway through the month. And by the end of November, I was out of space. I didn’t jump right into a new journal, though. I took about a week to make the transition. Even now, my new one isn’t 100% set up, but it’s almost there. I love journaling and find it helpful for a multitude of reasons, which you can hear about in my How & Why I Journal…

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    Alcohol and the Holidays

    As I’ve been incessantly going on and on about, the holiday season is fast approaching. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and from there, it’ll be the end of the year before we know it. With this time of year comes holiday parties, celebrations, brunches, and then New Years Eve, all of which alcohol can be a big part of. Let me go ahead and say it up front – I rarely drink alcohol. If I do, it’s usually for a special occasion or on vacation, and even then it’s one and done.…

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    Seasonal Self Care Suggestions

    The weather has been very unpredictable lately. One day it feels like Fall, the next it feels like Winter has come early, but then a couple days later it goes back to the autumnal warmth. I’ve been thinking and speaking about transition lately, and it now feels like we’re in the thick of it. What season is it? Do I need a sweater or a coat? Are my energy levels high or low? Do I feel like staying bundled up inside under a blanket or frolicking amongst the fallen leaves?…

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    Lessons from the Moon: Part 2

    Days later, I am still riding high off this weekend’s Full Beaver Moon in Taurus and a full moon yoga class at Tough Love Yoga. Therefore, I am back with another Lesson from the Moon! This lesson is all about transition. I think it’s safe to say a lot, if not most, people don’t like change. We feel comfortable when we feel settled. I know I thrive on all levels – mental health, productivity, and general well being – when I have my routine down. I did have a brief moment…

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    Getting Back in the Groove

    Life happens. Unexpected situations occur. We get busy. We become stressed. And then our healthy habits and routines get thrown out the window. We have all been there. Last week was one of those for me. I was in good company with out-of-town family, but my routine was thrown upside down. I personally thrive on a routine, so when it’s out of whack, I very easily fall into bad habits. I stopped meditating. I drank more soda in a week than I have in at least the past two months. This…

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    My Quest for Less

    I have been on a serious cleaning frenzy for the past month! If you’ve been here before, you may have read my Out with the Old post about clearing out, making space, and evaluating my relationship with consumerism. I basically haven’t stopped since. Back then, almost exactly a month ago, I had been working on my office space – getting rid of unloved books (the tragedy!), organizing papers from more than 2 years ago, and just putting shit away. After that process, I realized how much better I felt. There…

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    Lessons from the Moon

    I have always had a fascination with the moon, but as I have made it part of my brand, I spend even more time thinking about it. I’m constantly questioning what it represents and what it has to teach me. Maybe this will become a series where I share what I’m learning and new ways I’m connecting with that big, beautiful rock in the sky, but today I want to focus on one specific lesson – equally embracing the dark and the light. Growing up, especially as a teenager, I…

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    A Gratitude List

    Last week I was feeling the love! I taught backbends in my classes and we discussed how love relates to vulnerability. We all feel fear at the thought of putting ourselves in a vulnerable position and expressing our feelings. But by doing so, we let love in. I have been working on being vulnerable, and last week it felt like it was all coming together and the vulnerability had been worth it. Riding off this love, I started reflecting on all of the positives in my life and came up…

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