Category Archives: Mind

5 DAILY PRACTICES FOR LOWERING STRESS

April 17, 2015

LOWERING STRESS

Ah, stress! One of my most disliked words, yet one that I’ve had a close relationship with throughout my life. Stress reared its ugly head all throughout my late teens and early adulthood. I would get stressed out over petty things and this could quickly snowball into crippling anxiety. Looking back, I just didn’t have the right tools to cope Continue Reading »

STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT THIS

February 16, 2015

STOP FEELING GUILTY

This past week has just been one of those weeks. The kind with a to-do list that feels a mile long, several appointments, later bedtimes and no down time to just kick around the house. Not my favorite kind of week, that’s for sure. It’s left me dreary, a bit stressed and overall out of whack. All I Continue Reading »

THE ONE MISTAKE THAT ISN’T WORTH REPEATING

November 18, 2014

WHY GOOD THINGS AREN'T HAPPENING TO YOU

This year started off really great. My husband and I welcomed in 2014 from Nashville with my family. To be more precise, we rang in the New Year at my parent’s log cabin overlooking the lake as the snow fell like tiny ballerinas dancing down from the sky. On New Year’s Day, I officially launched this Continue Reading »

RELEASING EXPECTATIONS: How To Listen To Your Truth

August 26, 2014

Releasing other people's expectations: how to listen to your truth

When I was 22, I took a major leap and moved from Nashville to Perth, Australia. I was fresh out of University and ready to burst out from the familiar bubble I’d created around me. Longing to see the world and meet new people—eh em, including my future hubby—I chose a city I’d never heard of. I got on Continue Reading »

3 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR JOY

July 29, 2014

3 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR JOY

I listened to a talk this past week that really rubbed me the wrong way. Boiled down, the message was that feeling overwhelmed is a normal and expected part of life. Furthermore, it was suggested that the only real place that true change and growth takes place is during times of feeling overwhelmed. Essentially, the place that Continue Reading »

THE TIME I CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN

June 2, 2014

Have you ever climbed a mountain? Let me tell you about a time I did. Back in 2005, I spent a month in Northern Ireland as a camp counselor. We set up camp in the Tollymore Forest, outside of the town of Newcastle. It was an incredible 4 weeks. I ran barefoot in the grass and Continue Reading »

WHEN TO JUST GO WITH THE FLOW

May 22, 2014

go with the flow

Imagine you’re floating on your back down a river. Your body—buoyant, relaxed, calm—moves with the current as it carries you. Surrendering to the river’s current, you let the water move and mold you with every turn, dip or surge. The course is easy and enjoyable as you go with the flow. Now imagine the current Continue Reading »

3 REASONS WHY AUTHENTICITY WINS EVERY TIME

April 24, 2014

authenticity

Recently, I had the most amazing conversation with two new friends. I’m talking about one of those soul-bearing, heart-sharing, invigorating conversations that leaves you buzzing for the rest of the day. We exchanged stories and struggles and ah-ha moments over a delicious organic feast and beautiful, bold coffee. I’ve only known these women for 6 Continue Reading »

EMERGING FROM EUPHORIA: MY VACATION RECAP + LESSON LEARNED

April 21, 2014

EMERGING FROM EUPHORIA: MY VACATION RECAP AND LESSON LEARNED.

Last week, Craig and I went on vacation to beautiful Esperance, WA. Before leaving on our glorious adventure, I set the intention to leave my to-do list behind and spend the holiday just being present. No blogging. No work. No mental strain. My mind and body were crying out for a break from the busyness. I’d Continue Reading »

WHY IDLENESS IS ACTUALLY PRODUCTIVE

April 11, 2014

idleness

I think we can agree on one thing: life is perpetually busy. Our days are filled with appointments, obligations, tasks, and social activities. Idleness is the last thing on anyone’s mind because life’s to-do list is never-ending. I used to enjoy making checklists because I loved that sense of accomplishment I felt from putting a Continue Reading »