Emotional Alchemy

I’ve been playing a lot with this idea in my practice. I love the idea of transformation and integration. The idea that everything we experience, whether it is sad, disappointing or even traumatic can be transformed, transmuted and integrated to create a stronger version of the whole or of ourselves. For me, it speaks to the resiliency of humanity. Many of us have experienced loss, grief, or shock on some level in our lifetimes. We all process this differently. You may not have had the opportunity to process certain situations simply because of your own life circumstances. And, this skill is not exactly encouraged in our society. How often do you actually tell someone how you are truly doing when they ask you? We have so much coming at us between the news cycles, social media, and our daily work and family obligations that sometimes we barely have the bandwidth to navigate anything beyond that. It’s especially in these times that we need to resource ourselves by not only clearing our energy but building a reserve within us so we can be present to our lives, follow our path, and live our lives in alignment with our soul’s purpose. If you would like to open up to this type of transformation but you’re not quite sure how to navigate it, I am now offering in person and skype sessions to facilitate Emotional Alchemy. It’s a blend of intuitive, spiritual, and energy coaching to bring to light the unconscious and subconscious thoughts, feelings, and emotions that take up so much of your life force (prana) that you don’t have enough to offer yourself or your life’s vision. In each session, you will be guided to connect to your intuition and wisdom in order to feel...

From the inside out…

What we cultivate on the inside is directly reflected back to us on the outside. This could show up in the simplest of ways…when you are distracted, upset, frustrated, and all is seemingly going wrong – you also can’t find your keys, you spill your coffee, and things feel overwhelming. When you’re feeling clear on the inside, the outside world usually feels better. Those frustrating things don’t happen as often or if they do, your experience of them is vastly different. And isn’t the quality of your life based on your perception of everything around you? A reflection of your beliefs in physical form? Two people may be experiencing a very similar life situation but their perceptions are completely different. What accounts for these differences? It comes down to the structure of our thoughts, emotions, and belief systems. There is so much at play here. How we understand or experience something gives us a lot of information about our patterns of thought and energy. I will often use my external experiences to gauge what inner shifts I might need to focus on… Not in the sense that I need to be fixed or there is something wrong with me, but I start to consider, what can I clear so I can invite experiences into my life that reflect more of my true essence? Is there a boundary that is being crossed? Am I saying ‘yes’ when I really mean ‘no?’ Do I need to open up my understanding of a situation to help me see all the sides? Am I moving too fast or putting too much pressure on...

Grounding Tips For Travel

This is the season for heavy travel — you may already be on the road or packing at this very moment to take off for the holidays. Long periods of time in cars, planes, and trains can be taxing on the hips and the back. With potential delays and traffic, it’s not always easy on the nerves either.   Below are a few tips to help you ground and stay present while navigating all the randomness that can come with travel! BREATHE — Simple, I know… it’s amazing how often we forget how this simple act can shift our nervous system in miraculous ways. Take three long deep breaths with your feet firmly planted on the ground. Notice how far the breath is going. We don’t realize how often we hold our breath when stressed or we don’t allow the breath to move through our system. Let the belly expand. Let the breath move down to your root. Try it for a few minutes and notice what happens in your body and mind. YOGA – Once you’ve landed or arrived at your destination, try a simple yin pose like butterfly for 3-5 minutes or a restorative pose like legs up the wall. For butterfly, sit on the ground or at the edge of a blanket, place the soles of the feet together, and let the upper back round. If you have a back injury or pain, keep the back straight and don’t fold forward as much. Opening the hips can help your energy move downward. For legs up the wall, lay down with your buttocks close to the wall....
Let it go…

Let it go…

When we are wrapped up in something, it can feel like such a STUCK place… like there is nothing we can do to release it. This may look like replaying a conversation over and over again in our minds, feeling badly about a situation where think we could have said or done something differently, or maybe we are carrying a hurt or disappointment that we don’t know what to do with. This can be emotionally painful and feel overwhelming to our mind and body. Often, we are given the advice of ‘let it go.’ And, of course, if it were that easy, we would have done it already. People generally do not want to stay in uncomfortable or painful situations. The good news is – emotions are energy. When we can shift our energy or raise our vibration, our physiology changes as does our mood. We create more space and can feel more possibility, choices, and hope. This can be a truly empowering feeling. Physical movement is really helpful in this case. If you find yourself in this situation, below are some quick ways to shift your energy: Turn on your favorite music and dance – it can be for as little as five minutes. It’s nearly impossible not to notice a lift in your mood. Take a walk around the block. It’s a great combination of movement and a change in your external environment. Notice your breathing as you are walking and invite in long deep breaths. Be present with what is in your environment – the trees, the cars, the birds… Try a power pose! Read more about...