Intentional life

Intention. More urbanites are living a life of intention as they embrace lifestyles such as minimalism, shopping local, and digital detoxing. All of these practices are rooted in a desire to live a more intentional life.   In minimalism, the intention is to shift priorities and focus on real value in life. When you shop local, […]

i ditched the razor and gained self confidence

I’ve never been an obsessive shaver, but I have fulfilled my feminine duty up until this point in my life, by keeping my legs and pits shaven bare on a regular basis. I endured the inevitable itch when it all began to grow back, as it does, because it’s supposed to be there. I spent 20 […]

A lesson in consciousness

A Lesson in Consciousness & Why You Should Raise It

Let’s begin by talking a little bit about what consciousness means. When you look consciousness up on dictionary.com, you find several definitions, but each is rooted in being awake and aware.   However, we are not discussing simply going from sleep to wake in the actual sense. Or from fainting to regaining consciousness. We are […]

How to get the most out of your Sundays.

5 Ways to Own Your Sunday

Ah, Sunday.   The ultimate lazy day, and who doesn’t love a lazy day? A day to let go of all our busy thoughts and set aside the ever growing and seemingly never ending to-do list. A day to relax, reflect, rejuvenate and fill our tanks back up for the week to come.   For […]

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste on the Daily

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste on the Daily

For many years, a blind eye has been turned to the growing problem of excessive waste.  This issue had skyrocketed in the past due to major industries and their focus on money, even if that was at a sacrifice of the environment.   Fortunately, there have always been activists and hippies and tree huggers and […]

You have a purpose and it matters.

Finding Your Purpose, When You’re Feeling Without

What is the meaning of life & what is my purpose?   Two of the big questions we so crave answers to in life. Now the meaning, we will save that doozy for another day, but today I want to talk about purpose.   Purpose is the reason for which something exists. Now, consider for […]

happy now, not happy when.

Choose Happy Now, Ditch “I’ll Be Happy When…”

All we have is here & now.   Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is a mere idea. So in this moment, in all that exists, shouldn’t we choose happiness? If you don’t know this yet, as it is not widely known and it is a powerful tool, happiness is a choice, and you can choose […]

Embracing your authentic self.

Embrace Your Authentic Self

Every minute of every day we are bombarded by marketing and media telling us how to be, who to be, and why to be that. Genuine individuality can easily be lost, without intention, amongst the layers of societal influences.   When I was a store manager, one thing we all used to say to one […]

Priorities, finding real happiness

I Left Money & Gained Happiness

Back in May of 2016, I left a management job where I was making enough money to live comfortably. I could pay my bills and still had “fun money”. I could go to Target and impulsively buy $50 worth of stuff I didn’t need and I didn’t think twice about it. I thought this was […]

Develop a healthy relationship with exercise.

How to Develop a Healthy & Lasting Relationship with Exercise

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am unabashedly, unconditionally, without falter, in love with and devoted to… Zumba. Now wait, don’t dismiss it just yet. Let me tell you how Zumba has changed my life, and not just because it has given my inner Latina lady her time to shine. I am going to […]