Category Archive: conscious living

lift your spirits.

One thing I think a lot of people forget is how much getting outside and moving your body can lift your mood. I sometimes forget myself and will be working inside all day… Continue reading

difficult moments.

Our lives are filled with good moments, bad moments and everything in between. It is what we do with the difficult moments that is most meaningful. Do we push them away? Do we… Continue reading

May is Celiac’s awareness month!

This month is dedicated to raising awareness about Celiac’s disease. It is estimated that 3 million people in the US have it yet only 10% are diagnosed. That means 90% of people are… Continue reading

hug a tree.

Happy earth day. We should take a moment or two today to thank the place we live and give it some love. The earth has taken a beating by us and we should… Continue reading

patience pays.

Why is it so hard to be patient? It’s something we have heard since childhood, our parents nagging us to “please be patient honey” over something that we are dying to have, yet… Continue reading

my move out west. and what it stirred up.

Ever since I was in college, I have had dreams of living on the west coast. I thought I could be a california girl and would just love being by the beach all… Continue reading

pure beauty.

The beauty that we are drawn to when looking at a flower stirs an emotion inside of us. There is a stillness between you and that beauty when you just stare at a… Continue reading

what I learned in sedona.

I recently took a trip to Sedona, AZ for a retreat and found that it is an incredibly beautiful and spiritual place. I went with an open mind to just experience the land… Continue reading

oh, mexico—feel the glow.

Just returned from a trip to Mexico and am thankfully still feeling the glow from being there—especially getting home to another snow storm. The country is filled with so much natural beauty: gorgeous… Continue reading

tips to survive the feasting season.

This is the busiest time of year for most people and the best way to survive it is to get yourself armed and ready. Here are some tips to help you get through… Continue reading

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