IN A PAST LIFE I WAS DEFINITELY FRENCH

It’s strange, but I have never really felt very connected to France and French culture. I took a European tour when I was in high school, and it was rather terrible. The chaperones got wasted every night, and they whooshed us through so many different cities in one day, I hardly knew where I was on any given morning. I believe I was in Paris for about four hours, and I wasn’t much impressed. And after that, I decided once and for all that I didn’t like France. Silly me. Because the older I get, the more I become convinced that in a past life, I was definitely French! And I’ll tell you why. Continue reading IN A PAST LIFE I WAS DEFINITELY FRENCH

WHAT BEAUTY SUPPLIES ARE HIDDEN INSIDE YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?

on my skincare regimen. Needless to say, I’m pretty obsessed with beauty and beauty supplies. And I don’t believe this is coming from an insecure standpoint. At least, this isn’t how it feels to me. I don’t hate getting older, and I’m not trying to erase my wrinkles (okay, well, maybe sorta, but in a natural, embracing kind of way). I don’t want to be pretty and feel pretty because I tie my worth to that. Okay, maybe that’s not true either! I mean, if you’re a woman in this world, you have most likely learned early that the prettiest people win, across the board. It’s so unfair, but also the way it seems to be. So, I openly admit that there’s always going to be a part of that within me, driving me. Continue reading WHAT BEAUTY SUPPLIES ARE HIDDEN INSIDE YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE INTRICATE WORLD OF MEDICINAL ESSENTIAL OILS

I have been working with medicinal essential oils for since 2012, so for almost 10 years. I began learning about medicinal essential oils with an intensive weekend workshop. And since then, I’ve been using them regularly and gaining my own personal knowledge and wisdom from hands-on experience and use. Continue reading HOW TO NAVIGATE THE INTRICATE WORLD OF MEDICINAL ESSENTIAL OILS

JUGGLING A BUTT STAPH INFECTION WITH MY SEARCH FOR LOVE

can’t really share about my butt staph infection without talking about it in terms of chakras. I have done a fair amount of chakra healing work on my body and my spirt. And viewing my ailments through the chakra-based viewfinder, is just kind of how I function. It makes sense to me, and whenever I have a body ailment of any kind, I often think about the chakra related to the area of the body where the ailment exists. Continue reading JUGGLING A BUTT STAPH INFECTION WITH MY SEARCH FOR LOVE

MY SOUL CRUMPLED A LITTLE WHEN I TRIED WEARING MAKEUP

I’m really not knocking makeup at all. I truly want to be that woman who can put it on and wear it flawlessly. But, it’s just so problematic for me. And even though I downright worship women who rock the makeup look, and have fun with it, and play and experiment, I just can’t. Does this make me less of a woman? I don’t believe so, but it’s definitely something I’m grappling with. Like everything, it comes down to deep and inner happiness, and soul alignment. And even though I wanted to enjoy this experiment, my soul crumpled when I tried wearing makeup. And there’s just no getting around it. I just can’t do it. Continue reading MY SOUL CRUMPLED A LITTLE WHEN I TRIED WEARING MAKEUP

YOUTUBE CHANNELS THAT I OBSESSIVELY WATCH TO DECOMPRESS

I have been meaning to do a YouTube article for awhile. But I can be really fickle about my YouTube tastes and didn’t want to create a whole article about my faves, only to find that they have changed within a month. However, I have been super obsessed inspired by these channels lately, and figured I would just take this article by the balls and run with it. It’s also 100% possible that within a month from now, I won’t like any of these channels. Regardless, for now, I’m here to share with you my favorite YouTube channels and why I like them. Continue reading YOUTUBE CHANNELS THAT I OBSESSIVELY WATCH TO DECOMPRESS

THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING INTO THE SILENCE ZONE

I have been on such an emotional trip lately. And during one of my dark days, my partner and I were driving somewhere, with me in the passenger seat. I was feeling so anxious, and for a moment, I just closed my eyes. Breathing silently, I began focusing on the blackness behind my eyelids. And after only a few seconds, I started to feel instant relief for the first time in days and days. I go in and out of my meditation practice (I am currently so out right now). But in this moment, it was impossible to ignore the benefits of silence. What’s crazy is how easily I forget, and how long I let myself go without stepping into silence. So, for your information, but also to remind myself, I want to dive deep into exploring the benefits of entering into the silence zone. Continue reading THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING INTO THE SILENCE ZONE

DELICIOUS MID-WEEK MEAL WHEN YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DARN

Every Sunday, I cook a semi-extravagant meal for the week. It might be a fancy pasta dish, or a meat dish with tasty sides. And for every Sunday meal, I cook it with the goal in mind that I want it to last us as long as possible…so I don’t have to cook again during the week. However, inevitably, Wednesday rolls around and our leftovers are pretty much made up of unsubstantial nibs and nubs. After hours of denial and resistance, I finally accept the fact that I need to go to the grocery store again mid-week (something I abhor!). However, once I calm down and give it a bit of thought, I am usually able to come up with something pretty awesome. I try to concoct low-maintenance, thrown-together-but-doesn’t-suck meals whenever possible. So, here is my “delicious mid-week meal when you just don’t give a darn” idea for this week. Continue reading DELICIOUS MID-WEEK MEAL WHEN YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DARN

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY, THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

I will start off by saying that I mean no disrespect to The Mediterranean, and apologize in advance for my American-ized version of Mediterranean food. Mediterranean culture and cuisine make my soul burst with joy! So, I hope my food ideas come across as more of an ode than an insult. Here is my interpretation of The Mediterranean Diet in one day. Continue reading WHAT I EAT IN A DAY, THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

6 WAYS TO CURB YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION

I am definitely a sugar addict and I struggle with my sugar intake on a daily basis. However, I do think different people struggle with varying levels of cravings, and I consider myself lucky, because when I finally decide to wean myself off of sugar (I go in cycles and never really, truly give it up all together, but instead drastically reduce my intake), I really do make a commitment. The tips in this article are all specific and thoughtful examples that I have personally used to curb my sugar addiction. I hope you find them helpful as well. Continue reading 6 WAYS TO CURB YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION