Magic, Messages & Mondays: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius

Mondays are hard. I often find myself grappling with the discomfort of restless anxiety mixed with optimistic hope. Wanting to be productive and needing a slow ease into the week. Feeling a bit untethered, it takes a while to find my footing and get grounded. Today I managed my uneasiness by giving the day some shape – getting into my self-care practice before coffee, a Facetime convo with my mom, an engaging coaching session with a client, an impromptu meeting for a creative project. All attempts to give myself space to be with what’s there, allow, adjust.  Continue reading “Magic, Messages & Mondays: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius”

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A Movement

from the Image Factory 20-year anniversary
From the 20-year anniversary of the Image Factory Art Foundation in Belize City, 2015

It’s been a rough few days. I’ve been feeling more sensitive than usual which, as an empath, means I’ve been feeling all the things. Even from here in my quiet home in Belize, I felt the intense energy leading up to the inauguration, not just from others but within myself as well. Anxiety, frustration, loss. I’m still processing all that happened for me personally in 2016, which is working its way through. And we just found out we have to move again. Everything all at once.  Continue reading “A Movement”

2017: Choosing Connection

bench on dangriga beach2017 has gotten off to a quiet start for me. This is intentional. After returning from New York, I’ve been spending the past week sleeping late, reading my new book (Swing Time by Zadie Smith), doing yoga asanas and meditating, with a little work sprinkled in. As much as my head tells me to launch myself into the new year and push forward with projects, my heart tells me to go slow. I’m listening to my heart. Continue reading “2017: Choosing Connection”

Un-Anchored: On Missing A Day Of Yoga

feet on yoga mat photo by Kyana BrindleLast Thursday I forgot to do my daily yoga practice. That’s kind of a big deal. For one, I had been doing yoga every day for over three hundred days, so I broke my streak. I can live with that, as I’m not in competition with myself. I know that one missed day doesn’t erase all the other days I’ve done it. Still, when I realized the next morning that I’d forgotten, it bothered me. It’s still bothering me. Continue reading “Un-Anchored: On Missing A Day Of Yoga”

Finding My Flow

Dangriga beachLast week there was a hurricane here in Belize, which resulted in us being without electricity for three days. We were lucky in that we still had running water and no serious flooding on the farm, and there wasn’t much water damage to my belongings except for a few soggy books and journals. All things that can be replaced. Still, it was uncomfortable and exhausting, with hot and buggy nights, and spoiled food. Continue reading “Finding My Flow”

The Practice: Part 3

Tonight’s new moon in Gemini is a shift and the beginning of a new cycle. I’m getting into the energy and did a clearing ritual today. I smudged the apartment, Ro and myself with sage, refreshed my crystal altar, and used lavender essential oil and Reiki symbols to cleanse our space. I sat outside to reflect in my journal and clarify my intentions. I wrote a list of what I want to let go of, burned the list, and wrote a list of dreams and goals that I want to manifest. This moon is about release and renewal. Continue reading “The Practice: Part 3”

The Struggle: Being Empowered Versus Being In Control

May has been an interesting month. The destabilizing energy of Mercury retrograde combined with the new moon in Taurus, with its emphasis on grounding and connecting with resources, was a bit of a doozy. I found myself vacillating between wanting to slow down and push forward, holding on and wanting to release. It’s been uncomfortable and difficult at times. Nothing went as planned. I’m ending the month in a different place from where I started. I kinda feel like I’ve been through it. Continue reading “The Struggle: Being Empowered Versus Being In Control”