notes on conscious living
Can You Ask For What You Want?

Can You Ask For What You Want?

It seems such a simple thing to do, yet the terrain is riddled with potholes. Have you ever felt you deserved better pay or wondered where’s mine? Are there moments when you want to be heard, but are too afraid to speak? It’s tough to watch opportunities pass by...

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Getting Ready For The Holidays and A Special Gift For YOU!

Getting Ready For The Holidays and A Special Gift For YOU!

Getting ready for the holidays? Are you excited, hopeful or just wanting the holidays to be over and done with as soon as possible? I see you. With so many lists, family dynamics, wants and needs to take care of, at times it feels like an epic military campaign...

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On A Positive Note

On A Positive Note

I would like to issue an advisory: please stay on a positive note. When we read and/or watch the news or get on social media, it doesn’t surprise me that afterward we feel uninspired, unmotivated and imagine worst case scenarios. “Oh my God! Donald Trump will have the...

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The Solutions Are The Changes We Make

The Solutions Are The Changes We Make

Being part of the solution is easier than we think. But the first step in solving any problem is admitting you have it.   Here’s one of ours: we spend more time focused on being consumers than on being citizens engaged in building a better society. We want the new...

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Going Forward From Here

Going Forward From Here

It’s not easy to wake up and want to move forward in a world that suddenly feels wrong. When you see what appears to be a complete change overnight and not in the direction you had hoped. This change is not just our shared recent events, but anytime we are confronted...

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Positivity For Difficult Times

Positivity For Difficult Times

We need positivity, especially in difficult times. My stomach churns when I think of the unimaginably daunting challenges facing us. Our planet, our country, and our lives seem destined for an inevitable darkness. We watch the chaos that is the US election this year...

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Light To Guide Your Way

Light To Guide Your Way

                                                                                                                                                                                                          At this moment, right now, someone somewhere on this planet is...

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Can Being Right and Righteous Be Wrong?

Can Being Right and Righteous Be Wrong?

Payback. Poetic Justice. Schadenfreude. Call it what you like, but don't we just love it when someone gets their just deserts.That satisfying feeling that comes with seeing someone get what’s coming to them. But can being right and righteous be wrong? There was a time...

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You Have To Love Yourself

You Have To Love Yourself

“You have to love yourself.” That statement confused me beyond measure when I first heard it in my early 20s. It felt like someone had vomited on my shoes and expected me to clean it up. I was annoyed as well. What right did the person have to tell me what I needed to...

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Best Ways To Invest Your Time, Money and Energy

Best Ways To Invest Your Time, Money and Energy

Whether working to pay the rent or starting a new diet to trim a few inches off of our waistlines, we all run into the challenge of not having enough time, money, or energy. Rarely do we think about how to invest that time, money or energy for the best return on our...

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First … World… Problems

First … World… Problems

“I know this is a first world problem but….” It seems I am hearing this disclaimer more with each passing day. It is meant to convey that the speaker understands that any hardships or challenges they may face in life are incomparable to those suffered by many in the...

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Painful Being You? Here Are 5 Ways To Fix That.

Painful Being You? Here Are 5 Ways To Fix That.

Has anyone ever told you to, “Just be yourself”? Did you try? Was it comfortable or did you find that being yourself also meant confronting self-doubt, fears of failure, painful memories? And, let’s not forget the pain of not fully realizing your dreams, financial or...

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3 Steps To Tapping Out Anxiety

3 Steps To Tapping Out Anxiety

Not long ago, I received a series of “tapping”* treatments in which my parasympathetic nervous system was activated to benefit my healing process. This was accomplished by tapping on my body to help rewire the nerve pathways and tap out or diminish the physical pain...

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Do You Cry During Yoga?

Do You Cry During Yoga?

I just had a big cry a few hours ago during a yoga class. It had all the classic traits: big, fat tears, snot, sobs, and to top it all off, I  judged myself for the tears, for being a wimp and wondered why I was still swimming in these turbulent waters 6 years after...

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When You Realize You Don’t Fit In

When You Realize You Don’t Fit In

I remember wanting to fit in. I didn’t want to be a coconut, you know? Brown on the outside and white on the inside. But I did want to fit in. My sister had talked my auntie into giving her a haircut with bangs (fringe) to fit in. She wanted to be cool. At first, I...

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“Silence equals death” when it comes to PTSD

“Silence equals death” when it comes to PTSD

Recently, whilst reading Bessel van der Kolk’s book, “The Body Keeps The Score” about trauma and PTSD, I came across the phrase “Silence equals death” It feels strange to think of silence in that way. Not as the place I associate with it- a warm, nourishing embrace or...

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10 Good Excuses For Not Chasing Your Dreams

10 Good Excuses For Not Chasing Your Dreams

  “If money were no concern, what would you be doing right now?” Every one of us has come across this question in our lives. Many of us know exactly what we would be doing and some even have ideas and plans on how to get there. So why aren’t we at least en route?...

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You Can Start Your Life Today

You Can Start Your Life Today

To rise and shine: Jump out of bed, Rub your belly whilst patting your head. Bike down a hill, build up a sweat. Exhale for longer than you inhaled that breath Try something new and not just the same. Try to win a staring contest with a candle flame! Not quite your...

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