I shaved my head today. I actually had the idea on Sunday but waited till today, when the new moon was happening. I was intentional on having my partner support me by being the one who did the shearing (thank you Matt!). While he lovingly shaving my head, I was intentionally chanting about the things … More Recreate Yourself Through Ritual
Fun Fact: The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days. Pretty cool but what does that mean? It means this trick of nature allow yous to learn to love new flavors and foods if you give it time. … More Don’t Be a Hater: Learn to Love New Foods
What other activities are you engaged in when you are eating? Are you watching your favorite Netflix show? Reading a book? Scrolling through your Facebook feed? When we don’t pay attention to what we eat, to the fact that we are eating, it has long-term consequences on our health. Unlike what we are taught in … More Hey, You are Eating! Did You Notice?
Inspired by this post: Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier I admit it, I have a strong tendency to be in control. It feels scary to not feel in control. I have this false belief that it says something about my character if I can not control a situation. I want to constantly prove I … More Slip Into the Masterpiece of Life
Do you become annoyed when someone tells you to cheer up and smile? Ever think they might be onto something? Science shows that turning that frown upside might actually make you feel better! Your mental state and physical state are inextricably interconnected, also known as the mind-body connection. Your mood is determined by a complex networks of … More A Smile Is A Two-Way Street (with a dip in the middle)
Your brain is a tool, and you gotta know how to use it to your advantage. We are continually discovering how we can work with the brain, instead of it working us. When you think about “eating healthier”, do you bemoan all the food you can’t have? When we focus on the food we can’t have, we are still focusing … More Eat, Drink & Sleep More for Your Health
Knowing how you want to feel can help you make good decisions about how you live your life.
Wait, what?!? Haven’t we’ve been taught to believe that emotions fog our decision-making, that “clear-headed” thinking comes from taking emotions out of the equation? Yes, we have and it’s totally wrong. … More At the Heart of Decision-Making Are Emotions
Dearest Dark Passion, You and I have quite a history together. In the early days of our relationship, I was frightened of you, and you have nearly killed me a few times. But I have come to learn what a wise and masterful teacher you are. … More A Love Note to My Beloved Dark Passion
Dharma talks, which are sort of like Buddhist sermons, are one of the many tools that have helped me ease feelings of anxiety. Tara Brach, who is also a clinical psychologist, is one of my favorite teachers. Many people view Buddhism as a form of psychology than a religion. The Buddha (which means the “awakened one”), was … More Anxiety Can Be a Friend If You Know How to Relate to It
I want to encourage you to trust your instincts in the kitchen. Sound scary? Welcome to the edge of your comfort zone! I want to inspire you to be comfortable with opening up your fridge and to be able to make something with whatever you have (assuming you have some veggies kicking around).
Today, I want to share with you the building blocks for kale salad. … More Meal Ideas: Massaged Kale Salad