Is it a Routine or an Unconscious Habit? The Power of Intention

At the beginning of each year we are all working with the pressure to create positive change in our lives. Recently I had a real life experience of a long loved morning routine becoming an unintentional and unconscious habit. (It involved coffee.) This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer. This year, instead of doing a new years resolution, I decided that I was simply going to live more intentionally and more...

How to Work With Interruptions In Your Creative Flow

As creatives, established or aspiring, interruptions in our work can show up as: Family needs Toddlers Pets Households Smartphones Email Thoughts To-dos Emotions Blocks Excuses No drive No self-discipline This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer. When I discovered what creative flow was I quickly realized that in order to experience more of it, I would have to extend my ability to focus. I would have to learn how...

The Healing Power of Chiron Retrograde in Aries

As I write this Chiron (the wounded healer) is retrograde in my 5th house in the sign of Aries. But what does that really mean? This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer.   First, if you’re new to astrology, let’s break this down in simple terms. (Also check out my Astrology Basics Guide if your curiosity is fired up!)  You commonly recognize your Zodiac sign which is your Sun sign (the Zodiac sign that the...

Where Creativity and Spirituality Can Overlap

The right brained, creative, free flowing mind often associated with creativity takes us beyond being human. In today’s world, being human demands a lot from our left-brain; daily tasks and logic. Much of what it takes to live, or even just to survive, can demand much of our analytical thinking. Yes, it can help us get fed, sleep, and stay out of harm, but what else do we need to feel fulfilled and whole? This post is for informational...

Why Use Meditation for Creativity?

We can use meditation with the intention to improve our creativity, creative performance, or creative problem solving skills. Meditation can help tap into a deeper flow (state of mind where things are flowing and easily connecting) in our work. This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer.   This flow state involves two primary components. Firstly, we can come to an expanded state of awareness in meditation that we...

Your Sun, Moon, & Rising Astrology Sign Can Support Your Life’s Work

You’ve likely read your astrology horoscope several times and heard the term “zodiac sign” but did you know that there are actually many different “zodiac signs” that are contained within your unique astrological birth chart? In this article, I will share three that are most commonly discussed: sun, moon, and rising. Knowing this information can allow you to express yourself more fully, relate more to others, and better understand how...

8 Tools to Support Your Higher Calling or Life Purpose

People of all ages are still figuring out their life purpose. The incredible Tony Robbins was once a broke janitor in LA before landing his dream as a motivational speaker.  The amazing Oprah persevered through a challenging childhood and became an international superstar. The point is, you have a story and you have time to change your story. That story will drive your higher calling. As you read through this list, remember to keep an open...

JadeYoga Mat Comparison by a Certified Yoga Teacher

Did you know JadeYoga mats are made from trees? The materials are made from the natural rubber from rubber trees so that means no PVC, EVA, or synthetic materials making them a sustainable & eco-friendly mat.  This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer. Did you know that for every JadeYoga mat sold the company plants a tree? So far they have planted over 800,000 trees since 2006.  Did you now that JadeYoga...

5 Rules for Positive Mental Health and Well-Being

If you are an empath, healer, or just in general "in tune" you may have noticed big shifts happening in the last couple of months.  It has been exhausting mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. A lot of you are probably now breaking through the stagnation that can bind to depression and anxiety, and for that progress- be proud of yourself and keep going! This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer. After doing...

How to Create a Vision Board and Harness the Law of Attraction

  Visualization Similar to the law of attraction, visualization is the mental act of bringing images into your mind.  These images are specific to what you want to create in your life. Visualization is the first step of manifesting your dreams.  Imagining activates certain networks of neurons in your brain. These are pathways that link what you think with what you do. When you mentally rehearse an action or feeling over time, it will...

3 Steps to a Successful Morning Routine

If you have ever succeeded at becoming a morning person you know very well it is a sacred time. During this time you carefully construct how your day will go. This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer. I'm determined to figure out exactly what makes a morning person.  You don’t have to like mornings or aim to call yourself a morning person. The goal is to bring self awareness into your life and use the morning...

8 Tips to Conquer Poor Sleep

  Sleep It is the weirdest yet necessary function that we spend ⅓ of our life doing.  Some of us spend maybe ⅕ of our life sleeping which can make for trouble later down the road.    This post is for informational purposes only.  Please see our disclaimer. The body uses energy during the waking hours, therefore we need to allow it time to rest, recover, and restore itself so it can function optimally. What will it take to convince...

Ayurveda and a Balanced Life – Pacifying the Vata Energy

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Understanding the Chakra Energy System: From A Yoga Teacher

At first the chakra energy system may seem complex and mysterious, however it is possible connect with the subtle energies of the body.  A lot of folks do this through meditation, yoga, reiki, nature walks, and even through relationships. Fundamentally the chakras are energy centers of the body, spiraling within the auric energy field. Every body has an energetic system with these vortexes to carry and disperse energy from the internal and...

What “Good Vibes” Means: An Interview With A Reiki Master

We hear a lot these days about healing energy, crystals, yoga, and people having “good vibes.”   But what does “good vibes” really mean? Well Hot Coffee, I was fortunate enough to meet a gem of a young lady named Robyn who carries an abundance of good vibes with her and shares them with everyone she meets.   Robyn is a Reiki Master and Life Coach with a beautiful story of transformation. Caught up in the neverending search of who we...
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