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”

A Nightly Ritual to Attract Joy and Abundance

If you want to attract good things, you have to recognize what’s already good.

Hello, my lovely readers!

Hopefully everyone has had a warm and joyful holiday season. I know I’ve really enjoyed spending time with friends and family; it’s been a beautiful celebration of love.

If you’ve been keeping up with this blog for a while (or honestly, even if you’re just glancing at it for the first time), you’ve probably noticed that the things I choose to write about predominantly focus on various ways we can attract greater joy, abundance, and positivity into our lives—things such as practicing mindfulness, living authentically, exploring our creativity, accepting ourselves as we are, toning our chakras, listening to music, expressing gratitude, and embracing purposeful lives. Continue reading “A Nightly Ritual to Attract Joy and Abundance”

The Divine Feminine: Unleashing the Goddess Within

“the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body”

when my mother was pregnant

with her second child I was four

i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how

my mother had gotten so big in such little time

my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and

said the closest thing to god on this earth

is a woman’s body it’s where life comes from

and to have a grown man tell me something

so powerful at such a young age

changed me to see the entire universe

rested at my mother’s feet

 –Rupi Kaur, milk and honey Continue reading “The Divine Feminine: Unleashing the Goddess Within”

The Heart Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal

The fourth piece in the Chakra Series

Welcome back for the fourth post in my Chakra Series, which has everything to do with the heart chakra! With a recent major opening of my heart chakra, this is the perfect time for me to be writing about it. Continue reading “The Heart Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal”

The Solar Plexus Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal

The third piece in the Chakra Series

Welcome back to my Chakra Series for post #3—the solar plexus chakra! I’m extremely excited to be writing this article today. It has been a week of difficult but for-the-best change in my life, and I’ve felt my solar plexus chakra opening up and radiating with an incredibly intense energy. It feels like I’ve really come into my personal power, to the point where I’ve jokingly warned my friends that they are about to be overwhelmed by the love and energy that’s coursing through my veins, threatening to envelop everything within a 50-mile radius. Continue reading “The Solar Plexus Chakra: Signs of Blockage and How to Heal”

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”