*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
How we turned a previously described “dreary” day into a more “cheery”--or at least more mindful day... This morning when I got up, my energy was pretty low and when I looked at the window, there was the infamous Seattle area drizzle happening. It didn't feel very inspiring. But staying inside isn't always the answer. … Continue reading The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day
Almost 4 years ago I started collaging again, after not having done so since I was a kid. I started with a vision board collage and didn't even have a glue stick. I just sat on the couch while my husband and I were watching TV and plowed through countless magazines I was wanting to … Continue reading Why I Collage: A Reflection
Self-care and wellness are two of my favorite things to read about, practice, and share with others. So it's pretty ironic that when I became a mom, I forgot how to care for myself. I guess I figured that my extended maternity leave was enough since it felt like a gigantic step to taking care … Continue reading Baby Steps Back to Self-Care
Sometimes I put pressure on myself to get stuff done, to do magic tricks and juggle caring for my four-month-old while taking care of our home and starting my own business. But then there are days when my baby girl has a cold and so do I and both our energy is waning and all … Continue reading The Courageous Act of Rest
You may be asking what coaching is all about. I discovered the meaning and benefit of life coaching after embarking on a personal development and stress management quest/independent study to find ways to feel less anxious and more joyful more of the time. I was working in an extremely stressful environment–high pressure, fast-paced, many impatient … Continue reading What is Coaching?
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?