People always ask me what I teach in the Urban Priestess classes. One of the most important aspects of being a woman of power, who is in touch with her intuition is to live in harmony with your natural hormonal cycles and know how to use your menstrual cycle to your advantage.
Finally, there is a book that easily and click to continue….
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Addiction affects each one of us. Whether it’s the “BIG 5″ (alcohol, drugs, sex, money, food) or more subtle addictions to coffee, sugar, work, codependency, perfectionism – we all struggle with compulsive behaviors and the desire to avoid, distract or anesthetize uncomfortable feelings.
This week, I interview my dear friend and soul brother, Tommy Rosen – founder of RECOVERY 2.0 click to continue….
One of the biggest pitfalls of being in a long term romantic relationship is slipping into routine and creating false assumptions of how your partner will show up or how a specific circumstance/conversation/situation will unfold based on previous interactions. We trap ourselves in the past – stifling any chance for growth, improvement or evolution. This stale fog of expectation and click to continue….
Deep connections, quality relationships – the experience of feeling seen, heard and understood brings us the greatest joy in life. Here are 5 tips to deepen intimacy in any relationship – a friendship, family or love relationship.
1. Ask for Help (sooner than you want)
Our attachments and intimacy with others are bred through our vulnerabilities.
The meeting of our vulnerabilities is the click to continue….
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This month’s vlogs are dedicated to all aspects of LOVE! Today, we’re talking about the beauty, magic and transformative power of making love.
Whether you’re single, married or in a relationship – below are some practical, yogic tools to transition from ‘having sex’ to ‘making love’. The key is to view our sexuality holistically – not just as a physical or click to continue….
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For many of us, the emotions that hold the tightest grip on our hearts are disappointment, resentment, blame and anger. They place a stranglehold on our happiness and the only person who can release them is YOU!
Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a much more lengthy process requiring click to continue….
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Tears. Low tide. Empty. Ebbing. Quietude and space for the deeper waters to rise. The power of time off.
In September, heartache drew my life to a sublime halt.
“Stop. Do nothing. Slow down. Be. Feel. Cry. Breathe…Breathe in this pain.”, it beckoned.
Somedays the sadness was overwhelming. I would ask myself, “What must be done?” Do only that. click to continue….
Posted in Aromatherapy, Communication, Emotional Processing, Grief + Loss, Inner Power, Inspiration, Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy, Relationships, Self Development, Self-Confidence, Stress Relief, Truth, v-logs, yoga, Yoga for Emotions
This week, I am beyond thrilled to announce the release of 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally – a ground-breaking book by my dear friend, Toronto psychologist and relationship expert Nicole McCance.
As a mind-body psychotherapy intern and yoga teacher, I am so passionate about eliminating the shame often shrouding depression (and exacerbating it) by bringing this subject to click to continue….
Magic. Mysticism. Merlins. Myth. A Modern Day Priestess.
Ten years ago, I read the epic novel “Mists of Avalon“– a retelling of the Arthurian legend as seen through the eyes of the women of Avalon. This was my first encounter with the term “Priestess”. Deep inside, my Presbyterian bones began to quake. Intuitively, I knew what a click to continue….
Posted in Authenticity, Emotional Processing, Grief + Loss, Inspiration, Keepin' It Real, Montage, Positive Psychology, Relationships, Self Development, Sex, Spirituality, Stress Relief, Taoism, Truth, v-logs, Yoga for Emotions, Yoga Psychology
What to do when the going gets tough? Keep going.
This post goes out to all of you who are navigating the tricky waters of transition, heartbreak, loneliness, disappointment or loss. I’m right there with you this month!
Both my parents grew up on corn and soybean farms in central Illinois. I come from grounded, humble, hardworking and loving click to continue….