Sonia’s Favorite Practice for Ushering in the New Year

…and I slowly and ceremoniously burn them.

Hello, and Happy New Year!

Does anybody else feel like 2017 flew by? Sometimes I feel like the older I get, the more quickly the years pass. It’s crazy. I’ve always really liked New Year, though. I love how everyone gets together and celebrates the leaving behind of the past and the raw possibility of the future. It’s so much fun, and honestly, it has always felt pretty spiritual to me. Continue reading “Sonia’s Favorite Practice for Ushering in the New Year”

The Sacral Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal

The second piece of the Chakra Series

Welcome back for the second article in my Chakra Series! If you didn’t get to check out the first piece in the series, The Root Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal, I suggest that you start there. It’s much easier to balance and open the other chakras if the root chakra, which connects us to the earth, is first balanced. Now, we are going to take a closer look at the sacral chakra, the second of the seven major chakras. Continue reading “The Sacral Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal”

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”

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”