For the Love of Essential Oils

Essential oils can be found in everything from recipes to cleaning products (many times found in products labeled “natural”). It’s a frequently used product both in spiritual practices and general life. What’s the hype about essential oils? They are created by nature and are potent. A little about essential oils… What is an essential oil?…

The Seven (Main) Chakras

Have you heard of them? … These seemingly magical energy centers in our bodies? It’s not magic. It does correlate with spirituality, however. Back to chakras… I like to think of them conceptually. Thinking conceptually creates a deeper understanding for me because, to me, chakras are similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (did you know…

Stress: The Not So Secret Culprit in Our Problems

Wait a minute… I thought I was stressed because I have problems?! Yes, we all have problems, and… Yes, when something goes awry in our lives, we get upset. We experience some level of anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration, or any of the other negative emotions humans feel. However, when these problems arise, and we begin…

Tips for Getting (and Staying) Organized

Getting organized in life is all about systems. By system I mean the process in which one decides where to put or how to do things. Depending on what’s being organized, different systems are needed. For item organization, one might need a labeling system, storage system, cleaning system, and/or a rotation system. When organizing your…

Live Life…Organically

It’s been a while, Family.   A lot has happened (if you happened to have missed 2016 – 2020, please do a deep internet search). I am ready to decompress.   I have felt a lot of emotions and have overcome many obstacles. I’ve practiced my Yoga as deeply as I could and found compassion…

What Does “Holistic Living” Really Mean?

When looking into Holistic Health, it is easy to find information on eating organic, better nutrition, Yoga, and alternative medicine practices such as Ayurveda, acupuncture, herbalism, meditation, etc. There is a lot of information, and it can be overwhelming at times. However, the basic idea that one may get is that Holistic Health is all…

Why Wellness is a Daily Job

“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” (from Forrest Gump) And to further that quote… “You get what you settle for.” (from Thelma and Louise) Because… “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” (from Lord of…

Writing for Wellness

Living in a technologically-driven society and joining the movement for sustainability (i.e. paper and waste reduction, energy efficiency, renewable resources, and biodegradable, recyclable, eco-friendly products), it’s a wonder I even write anymore. I cringe at the thought of wasted and unrecycled paper. If we are going to cut down our trees – the Oxygen source,…

The How and Why of Malas

When I first started my Yoga practice, I didn’t realize how important Malas are to many Yogis. I didn’t even know what Malas were. A few years ago, however, I wound up in a studio where Malas were very present and meaningful. They adorned the necks and wrists of the Yogis I admired. They sat…

The Relationship between Wellness and Joy

Question: In this moment, how do you feel? . . . . Why do you feel what you feel? . . . . Again, how does that make you feel? . . . . The purpose of those questions are to connect you to your emotional body (so please make sure you answered them). Emotions…