Posts in Relationships
Your way isn’t right, but neither is mine...

One aspect of personal development is about taking responsibility for our life and actions. It’s also about opening our minds and hearts to other ways of thinking, living and being. Each one of us is a product of the family we were born into, as well as the culture and city we grew up in. Education, jobs and life experience also play a role in how we view the world. What seems normal to one person could be totally foreign to another. Who’s to say who’s right and who’s wrong?

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Cultivate the Mother in You (Men Too)

Whether you are a man or a woman, whether you’ve never had children or ever intend to–you have the essence of a mother in you. May you celebrate and cultivate this part of you because it’s an important part–it enhances all aspects of your life. What is the ultimate mother in you? This blogpost highlights that ultimate traits of a mother, which all exist within you! May you grow and nourishing all of these parts of you…

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The Dance Floor is My Teacher

I love to dance. Dance is my medicine. It’s therapy. Food for our soul. It’s something we humans have done since the beginning of time. It’s written in our DNA. What happened to this lost art that allows us to embody our prayers, let go of tension and stress and release what is no longer serving us? Why have people stopped moving to the drum when it’s a natural antidepressant and teaches us about relating with ourselves and others?

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Why you NEED to be yourself

It seems kind of obvious right? Be yourself. This is one of those cliche phrases that you hear over and over and it seems so obvious. But are you really embodying it? Anytime we hold back from expressing what we are living, experiencing or feeling in any moment, we are NOT being ourselves. It takes courage to be ourselves. Consciously or subconsciously fear of rejection is the most common reason behind us not being ourselves. We think the other person won’t like us. 

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What kind of relationships do you have? 

Relationships are everything in life. Life is about human connection. If we don't have harmonious, fulfilling relationships, we cannot be happy. We are here to love and be loved. The relationships we have in our lives are a reflection of where we are. There are many nuances to the kinds of relationships we can have, here are 3 of the most common... The third type may demand the most from us and be challenging at times, but will allow for our greatest growth and the deepest love and fulfillment. 

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Life–Union of Masculine + Feminine–Quest 6

The union of the masculine and feminine is not just about sex. Our entire reality, as well as each one of us as individuals, is composed of a dance between the masculine and feminine. The union of the masculine and feminine creates life. Both the masculine and feminine within ourselves is needed to create a life we love. Being and doing. Flowing and deciding. Art is a beautiful example of creation that requires both our masculine and feminine nature. Even relationships between men and women from a non-sexual standpoint are important for the co-creation of life...

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Holidays are a Spiritual Practice

The true essence of holidays is to connect us with our hearts and our spirituality. Though disguised as religious celebrations, the holidays are really a time to celebrate our humanity. The holidays provide the space to come together and love each other. For some this may be really easy, for others it can be challenging–nonetheless a gift if we choose to see it as so. Here are two healing ways to connect more deeply with your spirituality during the holidays. 

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Why it’s important to give YOURSELF a gift.

The foundation of all relationships is the relationship we have with ourselves. How we treat ourselves is the standard for how others will treat us. The time spent purchasing gifts for our loved ones is just as important as the time we give ourselves. The balance to which this occurs is a reflection of our self love. What we desire from another, we must give to ourselves first. 

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The Purpose of Living in Community

“Why would anyone want to live in community?” some of you may be thinking. “Seems kind of hippy dippy.” others may be thinking. Do I think community is beneficial for everyone? Yes. Do I think it’s challenging? Yes. Most importantly living in community is a spiritual gym. How compassionate can we be when someone eats our last banana? Community is the perfect barometer to measure where we are on the spiritual journey. It provides us with the perfect container to continue to grow and evolve into our brightest selves. 

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7 Reasons to Connect With Your Ancestors

Though wisdom is not measured in Earth years, great insight is received when we connect with our ancestors. During ancient times, as well as in indigenous communities and some families today, elders are a vital part of society. We can learn much from the many years they have lived. Here are 7 reasons why you want to connect with your ancestors. 

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The Greatest Love

I am a Love Ambassador. Not because I am the perfect example of love in every moment. Rather, because I am committed to a life filled with love. I am human. I make mistakes. I am willing to work through the challenges and rise in love. I am willing to take responsibility and see how I can choose more love next time. It begins with compassion–the greatest love of all...

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Looking for More Intimacy? 8 Easy Ways

Intimacy does not mean sex, and sex does not mean intimacy. Intimacy is about authentic, heart to heart connection. There is no right or wrong way to be intimate. The other person can be of the same or opposite sex. It doesn’t only happen in relationships. And for those in relationships, intimacy doesn’t have to end with others because intimacy is not about sex. Check out 8 easy ways to cultivate more intimacy in your life. 

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Spring Cleaning for the Soul: It’s OK to Say Goodbye

Our life is a reflection of who we are. As we change so does everything about our existence–the places we go, the things we do, the way we think, the people we meet–all of it. If we resist, the process is tortuous. If we allow, it will be the most beautiful journey. When we say goodbye to what is no longer serving, we create space for something even greater to come in. The most amazing life is possible if we put ourselves out there, remain open to change and allow the flow of life to serenade us. What are you ready to say goodbye to?

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The Power of Sisterhood: Why you want it. How to find it. How to keep it.

Why you want it... There’s a reason I always feel so good after female bonding time–studies have shown it is good for our health. Female bonding time fights against depression and encourages healthy hormone production. And the benefits exist far beyond health. Read more on how to find and cultivate sisterhood. 

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A Loving Reminder: The Power of Connection

As I recently shared with you in my Burning Man post, I have discovered the power of community and connection in a whole new light. Community, and the deep connections within them, are reminders of who we are. Choose to be around those who truly see who you are. Those who smile to see you blossom. Those who inspire new ideas and endeavors, painting your life with more color and excitement. Let’s elaborate a bit more on why connection with another human is so important...

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Are you limiting love in your life? 7 ways to STOP

#2 and #3 hit home for me recently. Sometimes we don’t even realize we are limiting love in our lives and hence why I decided to write this post. I am guilty of limiting love in my life in all of these ways at some point or another. But because of my commitment to personal growth and because I am a love ambassador I share these ways to love some more. 

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