Screen Time

My friend, Charlie, has been doing this thing where he deletes Facebook and Instagram first thing Monday morning, and then reinstalls it after work on Friday. He has been more productive at work and home, and makes an effort to connect with friends individually instead of through social media. After two weeks,  his iPhone usage…

Peace Within the Chaos

"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." My personal approach to life has radically changed out of necessity for survival, and I'm just now realizing its effect.…

Social Media Detox 2.0

Last April I stepped away from social media to help prioritize and refocus on the important things. It was a wonderful experience. This year, I'm repeating the detox with a new goal in mind: I'm working on myself for myself by myself.  The deeper I dig, the more I uncover. There is much fear to be met…

Jai Siddhatma: Victorious Are Liberated Souls

Two weeks ago, I sat alone with a glass of wine desperately trying to decompress from another week filled with dance classes, yoga classes, students of all ages demanding my undivided attention, rushing from one space to the next, and found myself googling "silent retreats." I stumbled upon Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat. After browsing through their offerings,…

Lessons from the Tarot

Those of you who keep up with me on Instagram may have noticed I've been posting daily oracle and tarot cards, followed by their meanings. While reading Ruby Warrington's, Material Girl, Mystical World, I read that "rather than a way to predict future events: A reading is a perfect reflection of your subconscious. And as such,…

Full Moon Ritual for Release

The Full Moon represents a time for releasing the things that no longer serve us. It could pertain to projects, relationships, negative thoughts, beliefs, or behavior patterns – pretty much anything that might be holding us back from truly loving ourselves. This is my favorite full moon ritual that is designed to help you cleanse…

What Are Archetypes?

What are archetypes? Archetypes are innate universal psychic patterns. They represent distinct personality traits that are present in everyone, but our dominant traits are all different. Archetypes are all neutral – though, there are light and shadow attributes of each archetype. While archetypal awareness dates back to Plato, who called them Forms, the brilliant psychoanalyst,…

Sometimes You Need a Good Punch in the Face

Five years ago today, my best friend traveled to Dallas to ring in the New Year. With crimson lips, sparkles, lashes, and stilettos we celebrated at the wine bar down the street. Classically Taurus, I overindulged and by 1am we were safely home and curled up on the sofa, my gentleman friend softly snoozing beside…