Awareness, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey

Curiosity About Strong Emotional Reactions + Excellent Angry Song

The Buddha taught the truth of impermanence. Everything in life is impermanent. Our bodies Looks Relationships Thoughts Feelings Jobs Houses Health Cars Finances The way things are now… The good news is: if something in your life sucks right now, you are 100% guaranteed that it will change. The bad news is: if something in your life rocks right now,…

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Health, Health Education, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, vegan

Change Takes Time: My Vegan & Raw Vegan Transition Story & Slip-Ups

If you read my “Why Raw Foods” Part 1 and Part 2, you may be a little scared. You may be thinking, “FML, I am eating toxic cooked junk.” Or you may be thinking, “That sh*t is whack. I don’t buy into the raw foods nonsense whatsoever.” Chances are you are somewhere in between. I want to acknowledge and welcome…

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Addiction, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Addicted To Stress & What To Do About It

Are you hooked on being wired and stressed out? If you experienced childhood trauma, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and/or other mental illness(es) early on in life, or if your sweet mom was stressed out during her pregnancy, you are probably addicted to stress! If you resonate with all of the above, you are not alone! Me too. It’s not as…

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Self-Care, Spiritual Journey

Coach Myself As I Coach Others

If memory serves me correctly, the Golden Rule of Christianity is to treat others the way you’d like to be treated. My new Golden Rule is to coach myself as I coach others. In my travels–especially my solo travels thus far–I’m starting to more deeply and fully apply my own health coaching style to myself and my life story of transformation.…

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Self-Care, travel

Walking on the Beach & Playing in the Ocean

Seriously, it’s magical. I’m speechless. It’s therapy. I may feel frustrated, confused, sad, lonely, lost, and uninspired. I walk on the beach, and that energy is transformed. A dip in the ocean does the same. Negative energy transmuted into lightness of being. The combination of nature, healing rhythmic sounds, sunshine, soft sand, natural cleansing, and vigorous movement lifts my spirits…

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Addiction, Awareness, Psychology, Spiritual Journey

Emotional Availability: Presence and Openness in the Heartspace

Emotional availability is the extent to which an individual can receive and share heart-based connection with others. This idea has been a theme of my growth for the past year. It has helped me discern which relationships are serving me and which require adjustment to be healthier and more expansive. Emotional availability is a spectrum along which individuals vary greatly,…

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