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Why Routines Work

We see routines all over the internet – morning routines, evening routines, in blog posts, on YouTube, on Insta story takeovers, some celebrities’s on a big name website. They are everywhere. And you know why? Because they work. My schedule is different every day, so as part of a new year, I really want to get better at having a set routine. I know myself and I know I am much more productive and grounded when I have my routine down.

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

In 2018, I’m hoping to gain mindfulness with my shopping habits. After cleaning out my closet, for the 3rd time in 5 months, and watching The True Cost (highly recommend), I have broken up with fast fashion and have devised a plan for future shopping. I accepted less is more, and I’m totally okay with that. Once I had a system of mindful shopping down with my closet, I started investigating other areas of my life and considering where else I can bring in more mindfulness. The first thing that popped into my mind – grocery shopping

How to Choose Mala Beads

I recently had the opportunity to work with Mala Prayer and I jumped at the chance. With the 30 Day Meditation Challenge, I have been experimenting in my meditation practice and working with mala beads was a technique I wanted to implement. Mala Prayer’s are beautiful, afforable, and help support a good cause. As stated on their website, “With every purchase made we help enrich the lives of women entrepreneurs by providing them with access to money to invest in their business, homes and community through micro-finance loans.” I am down with that.

When Life Throws You a Curveball

It’s a Tuesday morning. It had started snowing the night before, so I eagerly hopped out of bed to open the blinds. There was an elegant dusting of snow on everything – the trees, the road, the few cars parked in front of nearby houses. It was beautiful, but cold. I snuggled back under the sheets and grabbed my phone from the nightstand. Like usual, I checked my email first. That’s when I saw it – an email from YouTube …

Top Reads of 2017

2017 is almost over and I finally finished my reading goal for the year. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know if I was going to make it this time. I knew this year was going to be busy with my training, so my goal was only 40 books. Though my number was lower than usual, the quality was high. My book choices deeply reflect where I was this year. I had a rough start, which resulted in starting therapy. After learning more about myself and how my brain works, I spent a lot of time…

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 …

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.