5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity in Challenging Times

Challenging times can be completely overwhelming and it can feel like you’re being sucked into a vortex of toxicity and rage. Whether it’s the current political climate, a family crisis or just coping with balancing the facets of work, family and life—keeping your cool can seem impossible. Many women turn to pharmaceuticals for help. More than one in five women are taking antidepressants, and self-reported well-being is at an all-time low. While coping with challenges in a sane matter may seem out of reach, here are 5 simple ways you can start down the path to well-being. It’s not forever When you’re…

When You Start Counting Your Blessings, Your Whole Life Will Turn Around

Practicing Gratitude is a sure-fire way to create your best life right now. While it might seem counter-intuitive—especially when you’re not where you’d like to be in your life—being thankful for what you do have is super-important.  Why? The main reason has to do with the Law of Attraction. When you are feeling lack, or frustration, you’re attracting more lack, and more to feel frustrated about. Feelings are sticky, and like attracts like—it’s just law. There is no discrimination. When you practice Gratitude, the same law applies, and those appreciative and happy feelings magnetically stick to more of the same—more to appreciate and…

Why Taking 100% Responsibility is a Superpower

Did you know that people who take 100% responsibility for their lives are the happiest and most successful people on the planet? Why? Because they embody the full realization that every single thing that happens to them is a result of their own thoughts, family lineage or point of attraction. To many, this concept might seem like crazy-talk, but the fact is, science has proven over and over the existence of the observer effect, which means that a particle behaves based on the expectations of the observer. Those are particles. If you zoom out, the theory applies to our whole life—as…

When You Can’t Decide

Why is making a decision sometimes so difficult? I used to be the worst at making decisions. I would labor for days over a major decision, talking it over with everyone I could in hopes of gaining insight and resolution—basically driving my friends and family (and myself!) crazy. If only there was a built-in mechanism for making the right decision every time—wait—there is! It’s the Unconscious Mind. The Unconscious Mind never shouts, she speaks in whispers. The Unconscious Mind’s primary objective is to run and preserve the body. It also takes in and processes up to 20 million bits of information per…

Mindfulness—What’s the Big Deal?

Our Western culture is literally bombarded with the word Mindfulness, but what’s the big deal? Be where you are? Mindfulness is noticing where you’re at, what you’re doing, what you’re feeling, and who you’re with. Mindfulness is being present, right now. Super-simple, right? Not so much. “The most exciting news of all is that the conversation between body, mind and genes can be transformed. This transformation goes far beyond prevention, even beyond wellness, to a state we call radical well-being.” People today are suffering from a host of ailments, including anxiety, depression (teen suicide is off the charts…), not to mention the many, many…

Why Gratitude is the Secret Sauce to a Bliss-Filled Life

For years, we’ve known about the many benefits of living in gratitude—it seems fairly obvious. But why does it work? When I was in college, I had a girlfriend who I worked with that was the most grateful person I had ever met. Even though she came from difficult familial circumstances, had just gone through a divorce at the time I met her, and was struggling to stay afloat, she always had a smile on her face. She kept her modest house clean, she enjoyed nothing more than a good cup of tea, a homemade scone, and to work on a creative project.…

Get Grounded, Feel Better Now

What is grounding anyway? Grounding is simply a way of connecting with the Earth’s energy field. In ancient times, humans were grounded all the time because they didn’t wear shoes, lived in naturally-made huts and spent 100% of their time in nature. Today, we live in a way that’s super-disconnected from nature, surrounded by electronic devices, Wi-Fi, and radio waves and we’re constantly stressed by all the imaginary stressors of western life. Symptoms of being ungrounded are anxiety, tension, worry, racing thoughts absent-mindedness, clumsiness, inability to focus and even illness or disease. Many of us live perpetually in an ungrounded state, with thoughts racing…

Introduction to the Four Body Systems

Plato said “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” Much of what I talk about regarding health and wellness has its roots in Hawaii’s spiritual system, Huna, as well as other ancient spiritual traditions. It is thought that many of the world’s religions have their roots in this one ancient philosophy. Joseph Campbell’s work on this is unmatched, as well as that of Max Freedom Long and Carl Jung, who came to many of the same conclusions regarding consciousness and spirituality. Even the Christian concept of the Trinity has its roots in this body of knowledge. What I’m speaking…

The Secret Power of Making a Vision Board

Most of us have heard of vision boarding—finding images in magazines, cutting them out and sticking them on a board or canvas. It’s supposed to work some sort of magic in the ether and bring all those things into your life. Some might think all that’s a bunch of woo-woo, psycho-babble nonsense. But is it? Does it really work? It absolutely does. The process of making a vision board, and keeping it in your home where you can see it daily, is a tool. It’s a tool that helps identify and express specific Conscious and Unconscious desires to the Universe for manifestation. Years ago,…

Three Reasons to Take Up the Practice of Eye Gazing

Years ago, I discovered a little secret that changed the way in which I interact with people. I don’t remember how I discovered this secret, exactly—maybe it was that childhood event at our county fair. I was about three, and my mother, father and I were at a bluegrass concert at the fair, and I wanted to request a song. ‘You Are My Sunshine’—it was my favorite—my mother and I would sing it in the car on the way to preschool. On that summer day at the fair, my father carried me down to the stage, where I told the fiddle…