Cloudy days, sharp winds, icy streets, and cold temperatures are just some of the conditions that New Yorkers and folks in the Midwest and Northeast deal with during the winter. Oh, and of course, short days when the sun is setting by 5pm. It’s not really the ideal weather to be outside enjoying nature andContinue reading “Do You Prepare Yourself for the Winter Blues?”
Can you recall a year when your personal life was completely shaken upside down? I think 2020 was one of those years for most people. Aside from that, I’m sure there have been defining moments in your life where you can recall the year in which it happened. It’s one of those, “Yep, I rememberContinue reading “3 Brief Lessons From a Woman Who Was Stretched Too Thin”
Scorpio season is steeped in all things deep and otherworldly. Has this transformative time stirred anything within your soul? Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos, All Souls’ Day, and Diwali fall within this zodiac, when the veil between our physical world and the spiritual world is at its thinnest. We think about our connections to the spirit world,Continue reading “Transformation & Tears This Scorpio Season”
“I just needed time alone, with my own thoughtsGot treasures in my mind but couldn’t open up my own vault.My childlike creativity, purity and honestyIs honestly being crowded by these grown thoughts.Reality is catchin’ up with meTakin’ my inner child, I’m fighting for custody.” Kanye West, Power Remember when we were children and had opportunitiesContinue reading “Feed the Inner Child”
This Pisces season has been wearing on me.Mentally exhausted.Longing for the rejuvenation of spring. Though I understand I can’t let the external affect me, it’s an ongoing practice.I have been performing mental gymnastics.I meditate, journal, and do the things “I know” will benefit my mental health. Sometimes, these are the very things we neglect whenContinue reading ““Take Care of Your Needs””
Feel the feels.Sometimes the emotions rush in quickly like a hot, summer storm.Thunderous clouds roll through the sky with their downpours and flashes of lighting.The darkness has arrived.The path to healing isn’t linear, and it’s during the downward swings where you’re faced with your true coping mechanisms. This is when connection to spirit, to healthContinue reading “Acknowledging the Darkness That Comes with Wellness”
In the spirit of Aquarius season (1/20 – 2/18/21), I’ve been thinking about identities. The way we often cling to a group, or something familiar in order to label ourselves. Since Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of all things unexpected, there’s a bit of a rebellious energy that we may experience around thisContinue reading “Aquarius Season May Have You Questioning How You Relate To Yourself and the World”
I’ve noticed a shift on social media. I think we’re so traumatized by the year we just had that people have left the “new year, new me” memes in the past. I haven’t seen as many, “Let’s leave X,Y,Z in 20XX” as I’ve seen before. I think many of us have resigned to the ideaContinue reading “Let’s Be Real: How “Motivated” Are You Feeling Right Now?”
Honestly, I don’t want to get into a whole, “new year,” type of post. But I will say that with 2021, I’m ushering in new traditions and less expectations. Or even, maybe not even really holding steadfast to any tradition in general but what feels right for me in the moment. I’m learning how to bestContinue reading “Focus on What You Can Control”
“The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.”– Friedrich Nietzsche We live in a society that has programmed us to live in fear. We’re led to believe there’s something to be afraid of on every corner, fear just lurking – waiting to take something away from us. Unfortunately, it seems like there’s aContinue reading “The Stronger We are as Individuals, The Better We are as a Collective”
I’ve been off my game lately. My routine has been shaken up, and it’s hard. Doing everything at home just isn’t the same. I miss my routines, my deviations from them, passing by the bakeries, stopping in Chipotle, and definitely going to the gym!! Get Fresh Air — Disconnect from the Internet and Media forContinue reading “I Still Haven’t Accepted the “New Normal,” Have You?”
Three drinks by my side. Because my emotions are running deep. How do I maintain a semblance of balance? Whiskey on the rocks, a band-aid for my pain. Green smoothie; I’m being healthy about “detoxing.” Water, to stay properly hydrated. Seems I will never be vice-free. Image captured by me.
I finally see the sun through the forest. Slivers of light make their way through the dense packing of the trees. A clearing is in the distance. But—there seems to be a magnetic force around me. That’s what it is right? That’s why can’t I step towards the clearing. … what else could be preventingContinue reading “I See the Light But…”
12:11AM It’s June 6th; the first night I hear sounds of summer. Crickets chirp outside as I try to sleep but my mind is racing. Photo captured by me, NYC.
Sadness is my friend, sadness is my foe. Sometimes I can sit with it and let it be. Other times it bubbles to the surface and boils over, leaving a mess in its wake. And sometimes I let myself just be consumed by it; I submit to it. Photo taken by me at Green-Wood CemeteryContinue reading “Sadness is my friend, my foe”
Been spending time in the shadow as of late.Not sure what forces are at play,but there’s been a shift somewhere, something is unsettled.
It was thick and opaque like fog rolling in overnight. A silent killer, eating me away inside; I didn’t even realize – My heart was hardening. Mind always racing, pacing, thinking. A paralyzing anxiety.
I got lost in the dense, opaqueness All the thoughts in my mind, obfuscated.
Feeling lost.Seems to be more than just a feeling. A lifestyle. Pic taken by me on Fulton Street by South Street Seaport, NYC.