Embracing Wisdom

Life, food, wellness and love

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About 15 years ago, I began to listen to my intuition and to what my soul was calling me to do. I knew I was here to do great things, as we all are. 

It is my belief that we are all here to serve and make a difference in some capacity. Sometimes we get caught up in the thinking that it has to be something grand or famous, but the truth is even the simplest of lives can be the most impactful.  It isn’t about being seen, but rather meek in your actions to create a world that is more peaceful and more full of compassion and unity. 

When I began to get the nudges to look deep inside, I did so without an intention of a return. So often our culture teaches that you give to get. I was certain I was not going to fall into that. Instead, I listen to my gut and lived in a way that served my highest food with zero attachments to an outcome. 

Eventually, I was able to leave my day job (and a dysfunctional relationship) and now I do what I am called to do, and that is share yoga and wellness with people who are living with a disability. I specialize in brain injuries and seniors but I enjoy all types of people and my client base includes a spectrum of abilities and interests. 

My services include adaptive yoga, wellness coaching, essential oil education and level 1 healing touch.  Each day I head off to work I realize that this isn’t work, it is soul. 

Have you found your calling? If  you are still seeking, stop thinking so much and instead try a few of these ideas: 

  • Ask yourself this–“I am best when I am ________”. Be truthful. 
  • Journal about the things that bring you joy. They may be subtle like children laughing, making sure neighbors are taken care of, cooking, nature, laughter, etc. 
  • What are you passionate about and where do you speak up? Sometimes those “triggers” lead you toward something. 
  • Start to identify your everyday actions and interests that could lead you to a life of meaning. Cooking, sharing success with others, natural living, yoga, teaching others a skill, and more. 
  • Practice gratitude.  Just you being you is a worthy adventure. Celebrate who you are by identifying things about yourself you are grateful for. 
  • Stop comparing yourself. Your life journey is yours and yours alone. Remember that when we fall face down, that is often when we come up even stronger. Wipe off your dust and keep at it. 


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Seasonal Stress Tips

For many it is impossible to not feel stress during the holidays.  Shopping, wrapping, cooking, the expectations of others, holiday parties, and staying healthy are just a few of the common stressors of the season.

It is a common misperception that one cannot have holidays without stress.  Certainly the time of year can be chaotic, but maintaining your practice can be what holds you steady.  Try this:

  1. Start your day off with gratitude.  Breathe into the simplicity that you are alive and all is well.
  2. Prioritize yourself.  Make time each and everyday for at least thing that serves your soul.  A walk around the block, a bubble bath, time at the gym, time alone, a good cup of tea, or read a chapter in a  book. Make the time.
  3. See the joy.  It is everywhere.  Smiling children, sparkly lights, couples arm in arm, excitement in the eyes of others.  This may be one of the few times of year when people are experiencing more joy than any other….take it in.
  4. Be generous.  With your time, your energy and your actions.  Give to others that have less without judgment, offer to help someone, and be willing to spend time with someone who is lonely.
  5. Stop and observe. Take time to actually look around. Observe others, observe yourself. Look for goodness in others.  Truly look.