Warmth as Our Power

I just want to start by reminding you of this— never underestimate the power of calm, peaceful space. In your mind. In your room. In your life. Anywhere. Clarity often breeds the thoughts we need to think and the feelings we need to feel the very most. The clear blue sky without clouds. The garden…

Foundation as Prevention

As I’m writing this, I am enjoying my first Saturday afternoon of the Spring semester. It’s peaceful right now, but I know that this is the calm before the storm. Every semester of college comes with its fair share of ups and downs, lefts and rights, and trips through the full range of human emotion—…

Smelling the Flowers Before Planting More Seeds

Well, I don’t know about all of you, but this year has been quite the year for me. I’ve been through it this year. Truly been through it. Looking back on my life, this year has been hands-down the most transformative year of my entire life— not just in circumstances, but also, most importantly, in…

With the Intention of Love

Throughout the day, I like to repeat things to myself that I really want to resonate in my  mind and heart. Little reminders of the way I want to be. Lately, this one has been in the front of my mind— act with the intention of love and watch how things change. This particular little…

The Power of Opposites

If I told you to sit with yourself for a moment, identify your mood of the moment, and then think of the opposite of that mood, what would come to mind? Maybe you’re relaxed, so you would think of feeling tense. Maybe you’re stressed, so you would think of feeling prepared. Maybe you’re busy, so…