The Root Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal

The first piece in the Chakra Series

Welcome to my Chakra Series! Last week, I wrote an article called “Chakras: The Basics and How You Can Heal Yours.” There was quite a bit of positive feedback on the article (which I GREATLY appreciated), and to continue on the subject, I decided to begin this series, which will explore and discuss each chakra in greater depth, one at a time. We’ll be looking at the basic information about each chakra, as well as signs of imbalances and blockages and a variety of ways that each chakra can be cleared for optimal healing. Continue reading “The Root Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal”

On Living Purposefully

Everyone can find a way to make time to engage in activities that make them come alive.

/ˈpərpəsfəl/
adjective
Having or showing determination or resolve; having a useful purpose; intentional.

 

One morning about a month and a half ago, I was taking a shower, getting ready for work. It had been a long and exhausting summer at work, and although I certainly enjoyed aspects of it, I felt that every moment of free time was consumed by my exhaustion. I was burnt out, and it was difficult for me to put time and energy toward the things that brought me alive. Some of my creative endeavors—one of them, writing—were falling to the wayside, and I began to feel like a robot whose sole task was to go to work every morning and come home, exhausted, every evening. It was a hopeless, numbing feeling, and I did not feel like I was living intentionally, wholeheartedly, or purposefully. This is one of the reasons that, in the shower that morning, I simply decided that I needed to quit my job. At least for a while. Continue reading “On Living Purposefully”

My Struggles with Anxiety and The Best Ways to Cope

It’s important to own our stories.

This past Tuesday was World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of and shatter the stigmas associated with mental health issues. In honor of World Mental Health Day—and really, for the purpose of helping myself and others cope with all the crazy stuff going on in our beautiful minds—I want to give my take on mental health (anxiety in particular) and share some of the practices that have helped me heal and cope. Continue reading “My Struggles with Anxiety and The Best Ways to Cope”

All Natural: Reconnecting with Your Source by Spending Time in Nature

The earth is teeming with life-giving energy and nourishment.

We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.

–Henry David Thoreau, Walden Continue reading “All Natural: Reconnecting with Your Source by Spending Time in Nature”

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness has everything to do with present-moment awareness.

Hello, Sunshine!

I’m writing this post about a very important topic: mindfulness. It is something near and dear to my heart, and I strive to practice it each and every day. I want you to be able to practice it, too, so that you can see all the wonderful benefits of it! Mindfulness has been a hot topic lately, and for good reason. It’s essential to living a happy, balanced life. Not entirely sure about mindfulness? Read on to find out what it is and how it can help you. Continue reading “Mindfulness 101”