Right after Christmas and New Years S.A.D. usually sets in for me. It’s usually when the sky is grey and it’s cold out and there are no leaves on the trees. I just have this feeling that the world will never be warm again. It’s a bit dramatic, but it can also be the symptoms of Seasonal Depressive Disorder, and there’s a lot you can do about it!
What would you do if I told you that sitting between 10-20 minutes with your eyes shut and breathing could make you able to handle problems faster, be worried and stressed less, be less angry, make you smarter, and able to understand what you really want out of life? That’s what this post is all about. As a skeptic, I wasn’t sure how meditation could help me with my problems. It seemed too simple, but now I meditate most days first thing in the morning. I hope to explain what my experience has been and how it’s changed my life for the better.
This is National Family Caregiver Month! I learned very quickly about caregiving as a child. I was the oldest of three children, and I was often responsible for them. I was also homeschooled and often had to help my mother with her home daycare business. I was raised to not really think much of myself (which is not healthy, by the way), but for me, caregiving was just something I was made to do. However, as I got older and my mother became sick, I really learned how special and difficult it is to be a caregiver. In this post, I would like to share some tips and resources I wish someone had given me when I took care of my mother. If you are a caregiver, I hope this helps and gives you the allowance to take care of yourself.
Thanksgiving this year can be a bit difficult. 2020 was full of things that we didn’t really want, so it’s understandable if finding things to be thankful for is coming at a premium. However, no matter how negative things are, there are always things to be thankful for, and the Crystal Malachite is perfect if you’re trying to find what those things are to you.
Growing up in a really strict Christian home I was always taught that tarot was a tool of the Devil. However, I really started to learn more about it ironically when I started therapy. I started to also learn about the history of why Tarot is considered to be evil rather than helpful and I found that it has less to do with the spiritual world and more to do with how we think and see ourselves.
October is my birth month, so of course, I grew up getting opals. I always thought of them as pearly white with little flecks of color. Then I learned about the Australian Fire Opal which was way more my style with bright flashes of color. Then, last month, I learned about the Black Opal which is similar to the fire opal but with a black background that makes me think of nebulas floating in space. It’s a GORGEOUS crystal. The truth is though, it has it’s own metaphysical properties which I had no idea about, so I’m going to share them with you.
To be honest, Carnelian was not my favorite crystal. Slowly though, over time it’s grown on me. I’ve come to really appreciate it’s reddish-orange color and then once I started learning about its metaphysical properties, I started to like it even more. This is also the natural birthstone for those born from August 22 to September 22, so if your birthday falls in that range be sure to read on!
When I think of Summer I think of the ocean and pools and lots of cool beautiful water. So I think it’s only appropriate to dive in and see what the beautiful stone Larimar has to offer. It looks just like the sandy bottom of a beach or the cool blue of a pool and whenever I look at it I feel the peace I get when being by the ocean. It’s hands down my favorite stone!
I love self-help books. I’ve loved reading them since high school when I started my journey into the mind to understand depression and anxiety (since I was starting to experience both and didn’t want my life ruined by them as my father had). I’ve read some wonderful books and some downright awful ones, but this book is in a world all of its own. The Art of Happiness is life-changing and I’m about to tell you why.
Summer in my mind is all about eating healthy, and I know sometimes when the mornings are hot, I want a breakfast that’s not. One thing that is not only nutritious but delicious is this Mermaid Lagoon Smoothie Bowl. It tastes just like a Banana smoothie but is made healthy with the addition of Spirulina and Whey Protein. If you’re wanting to channel your inner Mermaid you MUST try this smoothie!