The "Good Mom" Conundrum

The "Good Mom" Conundrum

We’re a modern society with women awakening to their true presence and power. You’d think by now we could have come up with a better term for a woman who is giving her all, doing her best, and loving her child as much as she can.

Oh… I have it. 

How about mom?

Or mommy.

Or mama. 

Can we please strike this notion that being a good mom is something we have to strive for?

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One Decision at a Time...

One Decision at a Time...

The sunlight was beginning to glisten on the water and the morning steam was rising off the lake. I had jumped out of bed that morning before the sun with the most energy I’d mustered in a long time. It was morning walk day with my dear friend, Ashleigh

You know when you have a soul sister who converses with reflection that gives way for the rising of something to the surface that’s buried within? She’s one of those for me.  

The last time we talked I was inspired to be of a more of a yes girl when it comes to life and intimacy. On this very morning with the summer steam already throwing a layer of warmth on the ground I was ready to feel that spark lit within in the way only a walk with another yes girl can do.

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The Untold Stories of Legos - Life Lessons in a Box

The Untold Stories of Legos - Life Lessons in a Box

If you are a parent of a child who owns legos, surely you’ve heard, “mommmmm!” can you help me find….. Like with most toys that sink my child into the depths of thought and enjoyment there is love for the longevity of legos, and there is hate - for stepping on another piece of lego may permanently injure my foot! 

I used to dread this call of duty, knowing I’d be tasked with finding the most obscure lego piece is a sea of pieces as if to test, how crazy are you feeling today, Stephanie, huh? This will show you! 

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Move Through Anger Quickly with this One Question

Move Through Anger Quickly with this One Question

Have you ever been so angry at another person you wanted to throw your water bottle (or whatever happens to be in reach) towards them?

Some may call that rage, but if you understand what I’m saying, we’re now friends. We get each other. 

When you recognize the fire within that is so explosive sometimes it ignites surprising even oneself, I’d say you’re a beautiful being on a crazy soul journey. Is the feeling shocking? Yes. Alarming? Maybe. Immediate relief comes from taking the desired action - just talking about throwing something makes my inner darkness smile with glee - but energy boosts come when you move through the ego and transcend into the work of the inner goddess.

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You Can't Walk in Fear & Be in Alignment with Love

You Can't Walk in Fear & Be in Alignment with Love

When you are in tune with the energy of fear, you know the paralyzation of your body and your emotions. It’s seemingly easy for your mind to take over and shift every thought towards the negative - for fear breeds fear like a virus running rampant in the body. 

Once you’ve lived through fear and fully released the energy from your body, it's easier to understand that underneath these dark life experiences there is massive growth.

With each spiritual experience comes a new awakening to who you are in this world and your infinite power.

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Goodbye baby tooth, hello big boy

Goodbye baby tooth, hello big boy

May I always remember that warm August day when my oldest looked at me and said, “mom, something feels weird in my mouth” and I looked to see two adult teeth - shark teeth as they say - popping in behind his very first loose tooth.

At first there was shock and fear. The thought my son’s teeth would look strange forever floated through my mind. After a deep breath and some calming thoughts, I wanted to see again. His very first loose tooth! I instantly and equally felt both joy and sorrow. Crossing this threshold brings my baby boy to a new level of consciousness - a tiny step towards adulthood - and into school age readiness. In some schools of study they call this very event, the first puberty...

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Grounding Your Dreams Through the Sacredness of Sisterhood

Grounding Your Dreams Through the Sacredness of Sisterhood

If friendships were valued in numbers, we’d all be rich in love - to prove this all we need is to look at any of our Facebook friendship numbers.

And yet, how many of us have felt lonely, misunderstood, alone in our parenting, and lost in our adult lives? Maybe even in your marriage? Stepping into vulnerability territory can feel both scary, and scared, all at once. Finding a tribe who reciprocates your openness, who sees you as the light you are in this world, who hears your struggles as well as your successes is a key to showing up as the wonder woman of your life story. 

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Choosing Creativity over Addictive Energy

Choosing Creativity over Addictive Energy

Deep inside your soul, there is a goddess alive.

She’s ready to carry forth your power and your purpose in this world. She is vibrant, possibly fiery and ferocious - almost with a rage that says, “Let me out! I’m ready to shine. This world is mine!”

You may know this voice as the voice of confidence. You may hear her when you envision the future as you dance between the worlds of who you are now now in step with whom you wish to be. 

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You and God Pull from the Same Healing Energy

You and God Pull from the Same Healing Energy

You’ve felt the awakening, the spark of your own magic. When your eyes are closed and the world is quiet, you know deep within that you have a soul purpose which goes beyond even your sweetest imaginations. 

We don’t even have to know how or why to sit with the truth that we are all healers on this beautiful Earth. 

Expansive. Empowered. Strong. Like a Goddess within.

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Even in Discomfort, I Am Safe {Mantra Monday & Video Series}

Even in Discomfort, I Am Safe {Mantra Monday & Video Series}

So many of us have lived through events where we physically, emotionally, and spiritually experienced the world is not a safe place. 

Many people around you are living with this overall belief today. 

When we have past experiences, particularly as a child, which pattern our brain to believe I am not safe, we begin to equate all discomfort with fear. 

Energetically, if we equate discomfort with fear, we get stuck - thereby limiting our potential.

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PRIORITIZE TO ENERGIZE {AN ENERGY REMEDY}

PRIORITIZE TO ENERGIZE {AN ENERGY REMEDY}

You’re a modern day mom, giving your all to your family, your husband or partner, your career or passions, and striving to maintain that perfect balance between giving to others and taking care of yourself. From the time your eyes open in the morning until the time they close at night, you are always on - doing, being, and loving. Somedays it feels as if no matter how much you do, it’s never enough. At the end of the day instead of feeling fulfilled, you are exhausted.

FOR SO MANY OF US, THAT EXHAUSTION SEEMS TO STILL BE THERE IN THE MORNING WHEN OUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR. 

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RECLAMATION OF THE FEMININE PHYSICAL BODY

RECLAMATION OF THE FEMININE PHYSICAL BODY

I’ve always heard there’s an opportunity in yoga to take it to the mat and tears may emerge. What those people mean is, when your emotions feel heavy, when you can’t find the answers, get yourself to a class, stat.

I used to question the thought of someone crying in yoga. Like, how does that even happen?

Until it happened to me.

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LIVING THROUGH AN IDENTITY CRISIS

LIVING THROUGH AN IDENTITY CRISIS

2016 - it’s been a year of cycling through all these identifying questions. 

Ones like, Who Am I? 

What is my purpose in life? 

Who am I serving? 

Do I even want to work to serve? 

What if I just quit it all and wrapped up in a blanket and never showed anyone the real me?

Could I live happily just me and my family, no outsiders let in? 

 

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IF YOU WANT TO TRULY KNOW A WOMAN, ASK HER THIS

IF YOU WANT TO TRULY KNOW A WOMAN, ASK HER THIS

If you want to know a women, don’t ask her the number of children she has; Rather ask her the number of children she’s carried in her womb. 

For there’s probably not a day that goes by she not thinking of her spirit child. 

Here’s your opportunity for opening the door so she may share with you her love for a child, that often goes unrecognized.  

 

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WHEN YOUR BEST IS(N'T) ENOUGH

WHEN YOUR BEST IS(N'T) ENOUGH

This quote came to me while golfing, of all places. I was in a scramble - which means 4 players hit each time and you play from the best of the 4 shots. So the three guys went and their shots were meh. It was my shining opportunity to bring one home for team. I hit. It went sailing. Gorgeous air. By far my longest tee shot ever! But it was off to the right. Unplayable. In the woods.

At that very moment I had both joy and disappointment evenly mixed. Here was my best shot ever (If it had gone straight) and I was completely disgusted and felt like I let my teammates down. I felt like I let myself down. Knowing how the brain works, I knew it would continue to associate these negative feelings with my best shot ever, unless I shifted mindset.

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