“The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” ~Eckhart Tolle Where are you right now? Maybe you are at your desk, scrolling through emails, trying to put off the morning’s work in hopes that it will go away if you don’t acknowledge it.
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” ~Paulo Coelho “Am I focusing too much on my anxiety?” This very question weighed heavily on my mind
Recently I woke up uncharacteristically early for a Saturday to meet a friend and her baby for coffee. I am embarrassed to say that by “uncharacteristically early” I mean 8:30am, which is not that early. I get it. As I walked by two chipper twenty-something-year-old girls in skintight leggings either in route to or on
“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” ~Anais Nin When I was young, I used to stare out into the big, blue sky and ask, “Is this really the right place?” “Did they drop me off on the wrong planet?” I wondered. It felt like I didn’t fit in
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton Balance is everything and is really what we are striving to find in life. Balancing work and play. Balancing food and exercise. Balancing a social life and solitude. Balancing being and doing. Finding balance is finding freedom. Once I
I think I know you pretty well. I know I don’t know you, know you, but I’m guessing since you’re here, you’re a lot like me. You want to be your best self. You want to make the most of your life. You want to be the best you can be, physically and mentally, for
“When the world feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals. Do the dishes. Fold the laundry. Water the plants. Simplicity attracts wisdom.” ~Unknown I’ve suffered from anxiety since my childhood, but it was only seven years ago that I was formally diagnosed. My symptoms began to get worse after my long-term
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” ~Pablo Picasso This article is about the day I realized Picasso wasn’t born Picasso. If you’re already opening Google to find what his name was at birth, I’ll save you the typing and tell you here… He
“Understand that healing and growing can distance you from people who you once had a bond with, and it can also bring you closer to those who will heal and grow with you. The time in between can be difficult, but there is so much to learn in solitude.” ~ @themoontarot There have been many
“It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.” ~Hans Selye I was driving home from work, minding my own business, when a car cut in front of me. Pretty common in Sydney traffic, right? Normally, I would just brush it off. But not today. For some reason I couldn’t explain, that simple
**Though this is a sponsored post, you can trust I only recommend products and services I personally love! If you’re like most people, you’re probably starting to consider the goals and dreams you’d like to pursue in the New Year. Maybe you’re visualizing the person you want to be, reflecting on what you hope to
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” ~Joseph Campbell It’s been just under five years now since I had a head injury that changed my life forever. Unfortunately, I spent more than two years going to multiple kinds of therapy and doctors several days a week and
“Ultra independence is a coping mechanism we develop when we’ve learned it’s not safe to trust love or when we are terrified to lose ourselves in another. We aren’t meant to go it alone. We are wounded in relationship and we heal in relationship.” ~Rising Woman Do you feel like you have to do everything
Embracing the holiday season can sometimes mean embracing alcohol with gusto… or not. Fortunately for those who choose the former, “Dry January” has caught on over the years and it’s a fantastic concept. Going through a refresh is a perfect way to rid the toxins and melt the bloat away. I’d like to throw out a
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~Coco Chanel I believed I was ugly and blamed it on my dark skin. I hated my skin color. Looking back, I realized it’s because I didn’t fit in with the white kids, nor did I fit in with the black kids. I am mixed race.
“It’s okay to let go of those who couldn’t love you. Those who didn’t know how to. Those who failed to even try. It’s okay to outgrow them, because that means you filled the empty space in you with self-love instead. You’re outgrowing them because you’re growing into you. And that’s more than okay, that’s