• How to Live in Awareness Instead of on Autopilot

      “Go for it now, the future is promised to no one” -Wayne Dyer You’re alive, so yes, you are living life! Are you truly living, though? It’s easy to simply exist and go through the motions of each day on autopilot. Have you ever gotten to the end of the day and not really remembered doing something you did that day, like driving home from work? As creatures of habit, most of us tend to love routine and the comfort it brings. Who wants to step out of their comfort zone and do something new, and possibly uncomfortable, all the time? Not me! Staying in your safe zone can…

  • How to Find and Follow Your Intuition

      It felt like my heart sank all the way to my toes. I sat there in my living room wondering if the phone call I just received was something I had imagined. But then all at once I knew, there were signs and cues that I hadn’t paid attention to.  Sometimes everything makes sense after the fact, and you wonder how you missed all of the signs that you can see so clearly in retrospect. Have you ever thought back on a situation and wondered why you didn’t follow your intuition? “Just follow your intuition” is a phrase thrown around ALL the time. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish what…

  • Becoming Present in a Chaotic World

      Have you ever noticed all of a sudden that you’re not fully engaged in a conversation or situation? You’re lost in thought, thinking about what’s going to happen with something you’re going through, daydreaming, or you’re just scrolling through your phone. You have no idea what someone just said to you or how to answer, I’ve been there-just ask my husband! How many moments have you missed? Not being mentally present as life happens makes you miss out on everything! I love technology and social media, and am not here to tell you to turn it all off! Whenever someone mentions being present or mindful, I feel like the…

  • 5 Ways Journaling Can Change Your Life

    A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to “become”.  It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember and dream         -Brad Wilcox When I think of journaling, at first it makes me think of when I was young and wrote all my secrets in a locked diary! That is not the kind of journaling that I do today though! Having a place to write down your thoughts each day is invaluable. It’s another tool to learn about ourselves and to see where we want to change and improve. It gives us a place to envision, and to create. I have…

  • The Power of Positive Thinking: 5 Quick Tips To Align Your Mind

    Is “The power of positivity” all just fluff? Positive thinking Positive thinking isn’t about standing outside in a tornado, forcing a smile and saying how beautiful the weather is. It is about finding the light on the other side of the storm. It’s training your mind to look for the good, rather than finding every single bad thing that could possibly happen. After some time, looking on the bright side becomes a habit. And guess what? People generally prefer to be around someone who is full of life and light, not a Debbie Downer! Do people leave you feeling happier, or bogged down with negativity? Escape the cycle of negativity Have…

  • Transcendental Meditation-Discover Your Inner Calm and Peace

      Why Meditate? If you’re considering or have ever considered meditating, stop thinking about it and DO IT! Give yourself about 21 days to try a new meditation technique. Usually, after a few weeks of daily practice, you will feel and see benefits. Do you crave decreased stress & anxiety, clarity of mind, inner calm & peace, improved decision making, and increased positivity?!  These are just a few of the positive effects you can experience from meditating regularly! I don’t know about you, but I was ready to jump on that bandwagon. I will discuss the specific (fancy!) benefits of transcendental meditation, specifically, below. There are several main meditation techniques, as I…

  • Happiness-3 Easy Steps to Live a Happier Life!

      Are your days happy? When someone asks how your day was, do you start with all that was great or unload all of your unhappiness? Have you ever felt like you’re just getting through each day, rather than actually enjoying where you’re at in life? It’s normal to have days like this occasionally (we ARE human, after all!), but when it starts to become your new normal, a change in mindset is needed! Where are your joy and happiness coming from? It’s important to take a real look at where your happiness is coming from. Do you rely on your significant other, kids, job, money, approval from others, social…

  • Stress Relief Tips to Help You Live Your Best Life

    When I think of living a happy life, how to relieve stress is one of the first things that comes to my mind. Do you find yourself stressed often and easily? How do you respond to daily stressors as well as the bigger ones? Do you regret how you’ve reacted to stressful situations? Stress can cause high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, weight gain, hair loss, headaches, etc. Learning how to respond and manage stress is one of the key ingredients to living a happy, healthy life and fully enjoying the beauty of this world! Your thoughts, not your world, cause your stress   -Wayne Dyer I don’t view stress as…

  • 10 Habits to Improve Your Health and Lifestyle

      10 Habits of Healthy People A habit is formed when you do the same thing repeatedly, day after day. Neural pathways in your brain change in response to these new habits. It can be difficult to break a habit, and challenging to begin a new one. If you wake up each morning and decide to exercise, at first it can be a struggle, something additional you need to get done in your day. After some time though, it’s part of your day, part of your routine, a habit you don’t have to put extra thought into. Studies show that it takes about 21 days, or more, to form a…