You may be wondering what "owning your goodness" is all about. Well, for me, it's been quite a journey of self-discovery and self-love that I'm still on everyday. It's the practice of loving yourself no matter what, under all circumstances. It's seeing yourself through your most cherished loved ones' eyes. It's feeling confident in your … Continue reading How Do You Own Your Goodness?
I don't know about you but sometimes all the hype and excitement around the new year can feel a bit overwhelming. Don't get me wrong--I love the communal increased energy and inspiration around this time of year. But I've also been in the parking lot of the gym come mid-February and seen the drop in … Continue reading A New Year Can Start At Any Time
This winter solstice I've decided to celebrate the increasingly longer days with creative gratitude. The holidays can feel very hectic and rushed at times and that's when we need to feel grounded most. If not, the stress can get to us and bring our spirit and mood and immune system down. How do I prefer … Continue reading Holiday Grounding Through Creative Gratitude
On my journey to greater well-being, creativity and mindfulness, I started out by recording what I was grateful for on a daily basis, thanks to the inspiration of Oprah Winfrey who talked a lot about the importance of having a gratitude practice. It helped me feel more positive and I began to feel a little … Continue reading 3 Ways Gratitude Can Cultivate More Mindfulness in Our Lives
Here is a piece I wrote 3 years ago for my sister site, Meditations From My Ecua-Gringa Life, on the importance of taking breaks, AND not feeling guilty about it. It's an important topic that I need to remember. I think a really important lesson in life for me is learning to take time to … Continue reading Even Superwoman Takes Breaks
Before I learned about mindfulness and conscious awareness of my thoughts, feelings, actions, and the world around me, I viewed myself and the world differently. Anxious feelings meant something was wrong with me and mean people were just mean. But as I learned to be more mindful, through LOTS of practice--and I still practice and … Continue reading My Life Before and After Mindfulness
In true Brene Brown style, I looked up the definition of sentimentalism and Google said it means excessive tenderness, sadness or nostalgia. And you know what, I think I'm okay with that because if I'm going to be excessive about anything, I think tenderness is right up there with excessive fruit and vegetable eating. 🙂 … Continue reading Embracing My Sentimentalism
I haven't been writing as much as I'd like to lately. Of course as a new mom with a mobile 10.5 month old, it's easy to imagine why, but writing centers me, it gives me space to reflect and share my experiences, to record what I'm feeling, and to release what no longer serves me. … Continue reading Releasing the “Gunk” We Sometimes Carry Around With Us
I first started reading about the benefits of collaging to prepare for a professional development session I led in my workplace 3 years ago. The session I taught was on collage art as a creative stress management tool. Several sources said that collage art is recommended when under stress and feeling a lack of control … Continue reading Practicing Letting Go Through Collaging
*I originally wrote this blog post 3 years ago, on May 20, 2014 on my sister site--the blog I created to document about my journey to creative wellness, Meditations From My Ecua-Gringa Life. And Owning Your Goodness is the fruit of my first passion project! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I had a wonderful conversation over lunch with … Continue reading What’s Your Passion Project?
Disclaimer: Even if you're not a parent, these tips can be helpful in transforming any nagging, pesky feelings like anxiety, other kinds of guilt, or plain old stress. 8 and a half months into this amazing and wild journey of motherhood and I'm beginning to see how detrimental a thing called “mommy guilt” can be. If … Continue reading 3 Ways to Transform Mommy Guilt
“...the only way to stay creative is to keep moving forward.” ~Dr. Travis Bradberry Whether you think of yourself as a creative person or not, creativity is what fuels any kind of change in our life. This year my creativity has taken on a completely different form--motherhood. It’s active, it’s in-your-face, it’s singing many times … Continue reading Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors
I think I've always been the nostalgic kind of person who was totally excited to be the historian of the honor society club in high school, the unofficial family photographer of close friends, the keepsake-scrapbook-trip journaler type. I love making memories. And now it's even easier to “think back” and “remember when” with technology and … Continue reading Mindful for the Memories