Growing in big ways can be uncomfortable and even exhausting. But we’re reminded that all growth occurs in a container of discomfort – whether we’re at the gym, practicing yin yoga, or navigating the growing pains of personal growth. But it IS worth it, and it DOESN’T have to be a bad time.
Goodbye to the days of standardized instructions, a one-size-fits-all approach to life, and endless anxiety and unhappiness. Hello to honoring our mental wiring, living according to your own personalized instruction manual, and ongoing happiness and satisfaction.
Resolution real-talk: the changes we set out to make each January 1st have a notorious reputation for not sticking – why?? I think it’s because we go about it all wrong…our intentions are good, but our process needs updating! Learn to get off the teeter-totter of resolutions and commit to the life-changing growth of climbing the metaphorical mountain instead.
Not only does the Winter Solstice mark the beginning of longer days and shorter nights, it highlights that all important life lesson of finding light in dark. It reminds us that there’s always a speck of sunshine, a flicker of beauty, or some really important growth that occurs even in the things that seem the absolute crappiest, even if it takes us a really long time to see it.
Yes, hygge is about warmth, candles and steaming mugs of tea…but it’s also about taking a break, experiencing presence, practicing gratitude and encouraging togetherness. Explore the ways to cultivate both an outer AND an inner coziness!
We’ve just moved into our new home and – shit. is. everywhere. This Thanksgiving story reminds us…sometimes it’s the littlest of things that help us find our calm at the center of the chaos.
Last week my husband and I bought our first house. It’s pretty empty right now while we do all the hard work on the inside. Have you done your OWN inner scrubbing of sorts this fall? Explore the practice of gratitude to fill yourself back up with all the things that nourish and fulfill you!
One of fall’s greatest lessons for us is the idea of letting go. The trees do it every year, and actually so should we! Pair that up with a Full Moon, and you’ve got a double whammy of reasons to start practicing forgiveness, shedding the past, and letting go of everything that no longer serves you – which frees up a whole lotta SPACE for all the goodness that DOES serve and support you.
Every time we forget or miss one of the big lessons of life, life will put a situation right there in front of our faces to remind us. When I wasn’t getting the lesson, Crohn’s disease was the situation that kept reminding me…with a punch in the gut – but also what finally taught me to say: “wow, funny how that all worked out. That was PERFECT.”
There’s no other season that offers the same coziness as fall – warm tea, sweaters and scarves, and beauty all around us. If you want to make going inward and transforming yourself a little less scary and a little more cozy, you can’t beat fall!