Monthly Archives: July 2015

stop. heal. be luscious!

We all have those little gremlins lurking in our heads, telling us all that we didn't do or that we screwed up or that we left that out or we just generally suck. What can we do to stop that gremlin?! What can we do to change the wiring in our heads that leads to that tape of negative self-talk playing over and over and over? It is a hard thing to change, especially if it is a regular way of thinking for you.  I fell into it in certain situations and places--UNTIL I decided that I was going to CHANGE! I decided I didn't always want be judging, complaining and whining in my head.  I wanted to have better thoughts. I wanted to have joy in my life.  I wanted to feel as much as joy as I could. So I practiced.  At first it was really hard and I sucked at it.  The gremlins still got me.  Ran me through the ringer.  I kept on that treadmill---playing that same old tape about how bad this is, how that guy is so lazy, how she doesn't do what she is supposed to do, how they keep showing up with the same questions and on and on.  I was complaining about everyone and then about myself.  UGH! Painful.  All of this in my head.  Hurting me. I kept trying, kept practicing and I wrangled up some new ways to trap those gremlins and send them off to Pluto. I changed the tape through silly games.  Guess what?  Silly games, work.  You might laugh.  I might seem shallow.  I might seem focused on the petty, but you know what my games keep me positive and have trained me out of the negative self-talk and complaining habit. So my games, if that [...]

Don’t let your beautiful spirit get weighed down. 3 ways to guide it to JOY!

Tragedy, hate, violence, destruction and more are all around us, whether in your immediate space or in the world environment at large. Most of us now live in a world of technology and information where we now have a global connection to all of it. There are positives and negatives to this. All of this information and knowledge can begin to effect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. What can we do when we start to feel the weight of all this? What can we do when this starts to creep in on our personal thoughts, actions and space? And then there are the things in your own personal life? Finances, relationships, home, laundry, car, groceries, work, etc. All of this--piling up on your beautiful spirit--weighing you down. Sometimes you just want to scream or cry or jump up and down or stand on your head... These antidotes are sometimes helpful...and do them if you must BUT I have some other techniques I like to employ as well. I like to start off everyday by filling out my daily sheet. (you can find it here) This where I set the tone for my day. Where I put down 4 things I am grateful for and then write 4 things that show I am on track with where I am going/feeling/doing/being. Next I write down a word or phrase for the day. This is important 'cuz it anchors the previous work of the sheet. So that when a stress or something knocks me off track, I can recall this and instantly jump back into alignment with what I wanted for my day. I sometimes use my tarot cards or the Water Crystal Oracle Cards as the inspiration for this. NOW my favorite part--I turn the page over and I write [...]