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

IS VISION BOARDING POINTLESS, OR DOES IT REALLY WORK?

I’ll start off by saying that from my experience, no, vision boarding is not pointless, and yes, it does work. But, take it with a grain of salt, because it’s not the end-all-be-all of manifestation. But, it’s an awesome part of the process and it’s one of the many helpful tools that I have been using for years. Continue reading IS VISION BOARDING POINTLESS, OR DOES IT REALLY WORK?

ALCHEMIZING MY FEELINGS OF JEALOUSY INTO MANIFESTATION MAGIC

For most of my life, all I ever wanted was to find love. I really didn’t put much energy into other things. I mean, I went to school, got good grades, made my artwork, and found a good job. But, I really couldn’t direct my deepest soul yearnings towards anything else, until I had achieved relationship comfortability. And now that I have the love thing underway, over the last year, I have been able to focus on other things. For instance, I would really like to have something I can feel proud of in my life. I would like to have creative success and power. And I’ve been working my wheels of manifestation magic, spinning them to the max. But, like everything in life, there are roadblocks and lessons. And honestly, I struggle with jealousy and envy of others. Continue reading ALCHEMIZING MY FEELINGS OF JEALOUSY INTO MANIFESTATION MAGIC

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

TWIN SISTERS MAKING ART IN THEIR OWN WAYS

I never really thought of my twin sister as an artist. I was the artsy one and she was the book worm. She was always, always, always reading. And I was always, always, always making art. When we branched off to college, she received her degree in journalism, and I in photography. And only in recent years have I had the pleasure of seeing the authentically creative side of her. Turns out, she’s been collaging longer than I have! And it also turns out that she writes poetry on a regular basis. Good poetry! She just never really shows anyone or shares her work. And as we grow older and come to know each other even more deeply, I so enjoy the opportunity for us to discuss and share our art with each other. Continue reading TWIN SISTERS MAKING ART IN THEIR OWN WAYS

HOW TO GET HAPPY AT WORK

From my experience, the key to being happy at work is all about finding the right match. It’s kind of the same as finding a good relationship. You can work at it and improve yourself, reflecting and growing and changing along the way. However, if your partner sucks, or is just incapable of being decent, it really doesn’t matter what you do. And leaving becomes the best option for all parties involved. I do believe that the same is true for finding happiness at work. And it’s all about recognizing the warning signs. Continue reading HOW TO GET HAPPY AT WORK

CATCHING UP 20 YEARS LATER WITH MY COLLEGE ROOMMATE

I don’t often keep in touch with people I went to school with. My friends were few and far between in high school. And in college, I really only connected with a rare few, even though I desperately tried to find like-minded souls during that time. And although my college roommate and I had very little in common, and did not hang in the same circles, we still kinda dug each other. We most likely never would have been friends if we weren’t randomly assigned to live with each other freshman year. And when you live with someone, if all goes well, it’s easy to form a bond that can last well after you have both moved on. This POD-BLOG* article, and this week’s podcast episode, revolves around my catching up 20 years later with my college roommate, Molly McIntyre. Continue reading CATCHING UP 20 YEARS LATER WITH MY COLLEGE ROOMMATE

BODY IMAGE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN LOOK AT OTHER WOMEN?

Wow, the topics of body image and judgement are so huge. And I might be a total fool to try to tackle them. But, I think these are important topics for all women. We all want to believe we’re the best versions of ourselves at all times, but how can we possibly be? And I really would like to know, am I the only woman who goes into judgement mode when I look at other women? It’s terrible, I know, but sharing out loud about uncomfortable topics is my way of healing. So, without further ado, let’s let the healing begin! Continue reading BODY IMAGE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN LOOK AT OTHER WOMEN?

GEEKING OUT ABOUT POP CULTURE WITH MY TWIN SISTER

I know I’m super lucky to have a twin sis. And in many ways, it really is as cools as everyone thinks it is. We shared a womb together and were side by side, quite literally, throughout our upbringing. We didn’t always get along, and we don’t have tons and tons of things in common. But we have a shared bond that is not really comparable to any other kind of relationship. And for whatever reason, with all of our differences, we especially bond over one particular topic more than any other. And that topic is pop culture. This week’s podcast episode features me geeking out about pop culture with my twin sister. Continue reading GEEKING OUT ABOUT POP CULTURE WITH MY TWIN SISTER