In today's society, it seems not only encouraged, but mandatory to loose ourselves in the hustle and bustle. Work, socializing, family, technology, daily routines and habit are just a few aspects of life we get lost in. As it turns out, the more we connect with ourselves, the better we will be in relationships, at … Continue reading First things first …
"Hope is not specific to circumstance. It is an all encompassing belief in yourself." -TUM If you had of mentioned the word hope a few years back, it would have ruffled my feathers. It was a word I coupled with my Catholic upbringing. It was muttered many times, with no real explanation on how to … Continue reading BUILDING HOPE
"The mourning that takes place on a weekly or daily basis that does not receive the same recognition as its traditional counterpart." -TUM Mourning, such an intense term. Often used to describe the process of letting go of the deceased, mourning brings about visions of sadness and dispair. During these periods of mourning, the community … Continue reading Everyday Mourning + Attachment
Throughout my years, the expression "just let it go" has really bothered me as the how has never followed that statement. I realize though, like me, those slurring the words may not have known themselves, or, perhaps I was not willing to listen. Letting go is necessary when an item, person or situation no longer … Continue reading First Steps in “Letting Go”
"How can we trust ourselves if we are not 100% truthful with others?" -TUM Living with integrity is a common theme I've encountered over the past couple of weeks. To me, the word itself, integrity, has always been a powerful characterization used to describe high moral values and contribution to the our loved ones, society … Continue reading Living with Integrity
“Breathe. Process. Take Action.” -Paul Lara (Reiki/Meditation teacher at QiBelly) Over the past few blog posts, I have touched upon the nitty gritty of meditation and energy work. The struggles that come with it. The break downs. The pain. As I sit here writing, struck with anxiety, I reflect on my teacher’s words. After telling … Continue reading Anxiety. When your body speaks, listen.