What happens when three highly sensitive empaths face a busted-up nose emergency? It turns out that yesterday's energetics were full of "thanksgiving chaos" (see astrology report from Tara Greene Tarot) AND BOY WAS THAT THE CASE. The first one (and oldest one might I add) starts yelling at the victim of the accident - he's … Continue reading Sometimes you are the glass door, sometimes you are the nose slamming into the glass door
First an announcement -- I had issues posting my blog post yesterday and want to make sure you see that I'm giving away some art and stationary to my readers! You can enter by clicking here and entering your email (just so I can contact you if you win - I won't keep it!) and … Continue reading I’m grateful for you!
Image from Magdalas.com - follow her Facebook page for all sorts of lovely insights! When I read the above quote it kind of blew my mind in that things started to click for me in a new way around flow, abundance, and giving and receiving. I viewed flow state as sort of its own thing. … Continue reading Receiving and giving, it’s really the same. (Plus, a giveaway to kick-off the giving-receiving season!)
I'm done with pushing. I don't like it, I don't want it, you can have it back thank you very much. I'm talking about the energetic pushing. (Not the physical pushing - though definitely not into that at all!) The powering through, or powering over, a situation. Not my jam anymore. The results of this … Continue reading The magic of finding flow and dropping struggle in parenthood
What if we bet on ourselves for once and became our own best friend? What magic might unfold?
Image from Instagram account @roseunfolding You worry too much. Live out loud. Your thighs look great. Stop wondering about what will unfold. It’s all beautiful. Trust. You are a badass. Play! Don’t wait until you are an old wrinkled coot to play and be crazy. Try some pottery. Get some new lipstick for crying out … Continue reading Some advice from my future self (aka “old fart Sarah”)
What finally clicked was realizing I wasn't having enough fun in my life. My spiritual work had become purely WORK (I mean, it's challenging and all but it shouldn't be drudgery!). I needed play and spontaneity! I needed that inner child to do her little dance again.
What keeps me listening to fear when I know it has no business being in my world? Habit mostly. The brain has been running this old crappy program that’s sorely in need of an update. It’s like I’ve still got Windows 97 running with Clippy telling me to be AFRAID, be VERY AFRAID! (Side note: did you know his official name is Clippit?)
So many people are passing through hard times. Pretty much everyone in my life actually. And lots of people who I don't know, too. I want to hug each and everyone of you (whether I know you or not - I am originally from the Midwest after all. We hug everyone!)
I spent a lot of time in therapy, women studies courses and chat sessions about how we can dismantle the patriarchy to discover I wasn't fully getting it. Finally exploring these questions as part of my spiritual work made me see it in a whole knew way.
If you stumbled upon this page, it's possible that the secrets of the divine feminine are ready to be whispered from my ear to yours. That is how I first found out about this therapy that opened so many doors to healing for me....
Today I wanted to talk about the role that bodywork, such as acupuncture and massage, can play in restoring balance for women. Let's bring some ease and grace to our healing, shall we?!
I've been blogging all week about how to restore the balance of your inner masculine and feminine to help restore vitality and joy. Yesterday I talked about Ayurveda as a resource and today I thought I'd share about Yoga Nidra. When I became consciously aware that my feminine energy was tamped down and really blocked, … Continue reading Finding inner balance with yoga nidra
If you are looking for ways to nurture your divine feminine essence, Ayurveda has so many beautiful ideas that do just that.
A brief story...remember how I said that I made it my goal to restore my vitality and joy? Once I made that choice I was shown all sorts of resources/supports/people that appeared like bread crumbs from the universe. One of them was a podcast I heard with an interview with a woman named Acharya Shunyas, an Ayurveda scholar/author who was being interviewed about a book she wrote. In the middle of the interview I heard her say, "Joy and Vitality are your BIRTHRIGHT!" My jaw dropped to the floor. I knew this in my core but hearing it from her gave me so much hope! It was like a signpost -- yes, Sarah, keep following this path!
This week I'm writing about a journey I've been on for the last two years to get my groove back! I'm sharing my story because goodness knows I'm not the only woman who has faced down exhaustion/anxiety/ptsd/infertility or some other host of ailments and longed for something more. Because there is more! [please know that … Continue reading It’s all about that inner balance, baby
I'm called to share this journey because so much has been given and it's time to pay it forward. What is happening to one woman is happening to us all in some way or another. It's practically an ethos in the United States (where I live) that to be a modern woman is to be frazzled, overworked, over-tired and spent. WHAT GIVES. You are entitled to so much more!
The creation of the art might be a spiritual act, but if you keep it to yourself you have only done half of the work. In sharing it with the outside world you make it sacred. That final step can feel scary and vulnerable but it's also so freaking POWERFUL. It becomes a full circle moment. Not just receiving but giving it back to source in a new way.
The other night I read my daughter a book that mentioned how lobsters hide under rocks while molting a new shell. First of all: lobsters molt?! I I’m am showing my ignorance of the crustacean family here but I had no idea. Also, gross. Maine-ly I wanted an excuse to use this adorable Lobstah gif … Continue reading I’m coming out of my shell! (And it’s a little scary)
I would like to now interject and add, What kind of nutty conditioning have I undergone that makes the embracing of joy so difficult and dare I say REBELLIOUS? I have this precious life in a body, a body that can eat starbursts (yes the candy) and go roller skating and sing karaoke and dance to "Thriller" and climb trees and paint pictures! HOW AMAZING IS THAT!
If you are reading this post you at some point clicked "FOLLOW", maybe because you have known me since I was in diapers (though I no longer am, let me be clear), maybe because we went to school back in the days when I owned a Debbie Gibson-style hat (and wore it to school though sadly there are no photographs to document this), or maybe because you were sleep-scrolling on your phone and thought, sure, I'll read the random ramblings of this lady and follow her blog and never think about it again.
I've been hiding in my shell but it is finally time to come out! (HI)
I've received not one, not two, but THREE messages today about needing to embrace my freedom the way a toddler does. . . and what do I see in my blog reader but this beautiful post that captures just that! Enjoy this post from Find Your Middle Ground and be sure to follow her lovely … Continue reading Learning Something New – Be Like a Toddler — Find Your Middle Ground