In late November of 2022, I took all social media apps off my phone.
Immediately after I removed them, I would find myself grabbing my phone scrolling the screen twice to the right, where I had placed the apps.
With the intention to limit my social media and phone use, I had moved the apps thinking that this was going to help me use them less, but that wasn't the case at all.
At one time, I even had placed them in a folder where it took more effort to find them, and that didn't work either.
I knew it was time to take them off altogether.
It was profound.
I witnessed myself constantly picking up the phone and moving my hand in such a way to get to the apps, just like a robot.
It took maybe a week or two for this habit to disappear.
At first, I was quite perplexed as I consider myself pretty "aware".
I knew that I had taken the apps off my phone,...
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Years ago I was standing in line at the Starbuck's located just outside of my office building.
I would go everyday and get my Mocha Frappuccino and cranberry scone.
The line was long and extended outside the front door, but I didn't mind.
The longer I could stay away from my desk, the better.
I was enjoying the early morning sunshine on my skin.
It was a beautiful day in March, I could smell the orange blossoms in the air and for a moment life was tolerable.
I heard a loud rumble and looked to my left where there was a small parking area for Valet and quick drop-offs.
A bright red Ferrari pulled up.
It looked brand new and was stunning.
I waited to see who was driving it, hoping to see a hot, young, buff guy emerge, but it was a older man who stepped out of the car with his flashy glasses and sparkly watch.
He gently shut the door and scanned to see who was watching him.
I could tell...
Hello fellow human,
I like to think back to when humans lived 10's of thousands of years ago.
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Before the agricultural revolution.
Before we began farming crops and domesticating animals.
The human experience was SO different than today.
Humans lived and survived by hunting and gathering their food, there were no grocery or convenience stores to "grab a quick bite".
Contrary to popular belief, these humans did in fact have gardens, they were small, temporary, and always shifted to minimize impact to the soil.
They wore animal skins on their body and under their feet.
The only light they saw at night was light from the stars, moon, and the fire that kept them warm and the animals distant.
They slept on the earth.
Their bodies were grounded and synced with the cycles of Mother Nature.
They walked on average 9 - 25 miles every day.
The sun warmed their...
My alarm goes off at 5:22 am.
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It gives me just enough time for two 8 minute snoozes, where I slowly wake up to the dark morning.
I need this time to prepare to wake up.
At 5:38 am I get out of bed, I open the doors to let the cool morning air in, I go to the bathroom, put on my warm robe, grab my headphones, and light a candle.
I love the way the candle lights up the room.
I find one of my favorite meditations or meditative music and I settle on my bed with a straight back supported by my soft headboard and extend my legs.
I feel my body.
"Good morning, body." I say to myself.
I check into the universe that carries me everyday.
It's the first thing I do.
I notice any tension, tightness, and breathe deeply into the nook and crannies that store all my shit.
I take somewhere between 8-10 deep deep breaths before I settle in.
I always feel my shoulders and belly relax. ...
Happy 2022 my friends! I'm not sure about you, but in the past, I would always get disappointed around the holidays.
I have huge expectations and the season never ever lives up to them.
This year, I took a whole new approach and just reminded myself when I was attaching to some sort of outcome I could never control and to just breathe and be in the moment.
I really focused on accepting what was coming up and just living in that space.. in reality.
Instead of focusing on what I wish was different, I just appreciated the unfolding.
Truthfully, I found myself many times wishing myself out of the experience and wanting to change it... then I would remind myself that that's just a waste of energy and what was happening now is perfect and exactly the way it's meant to be.
How do I know this?
Because that's the reality of it.
Isn't it amazing that we do this in so many aspects of our...
There is this word.
A word that represents a state of being that promises us that if we achieve it, then we will finally embody the essence of perfection in life.
The state of existence where all is aligned and only in this place will evoke the feeling of centeredness and as if we have finally reached our destination.
Everyday we strive for this state, and maybe some of us get a glimpse or moment of it, we pursue this never-ending cycle. Life happens and we are thus set back into striving for it all again.
This state, this word... BALANCE.
Motherhood is not about balance. So many of us mothers are striving for this eluding state of life! We may in one moment feel balance, like we have it all together, and all is in it's place, and then something, life, happens and boom, just like that we are set back and striving again.
I hear SO many women and mothers use this word.
"I just need to create more balance."
Deep thoughts by Becky Wells....
As I scroll through different social media sites, it's hard not to notice the great polarity that is pulsating in our world.
Different ends of the spectrum screaming at the top of their lungs or laptops, striving to prove that what they believe is true and influence or change those minds that believe something completely different.
The thing is... what is the truth? Have you ever really asked yourself that question?
Why is YOUR truth the truth and not someone else’s?
Our beliefs, or really what we deem to be “truth”, is merely a compilation of our filters, conditions, experiences, traumas, and belief-systems we’ve picked up throughout our entire lives.
We pick them up from our culture, family, friends, peers, media, society, and the ALL the information we chose to absorb and digest.
This leads us to see that EVERYONE has their own version of truth, their unique bio-individual version of their truth.
How can we...
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