The Art Of Surrender: Letting Go In The New Year

It has been all kinds of New Years recently: the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah was in September, Hindus celebrated the Diwali “Festival Of Lights”, and Muslims observed Muharram, in October. The Celtic and Pagan New Year, Samhain, was also in October, on Halloween. Chinese New Year is coming up this February. On January 1st, in […]

5 Tips To Surviving Holiday Parties As An Empath

Many of us are celebrating the holidays at this time of year. As with many socially observed holidays, it often comes with its own brand of stressors and triggers. But, let’s say you’ve been working on your triggers all year (as many of us have been forced to deal with our shadow selves for the […]

December 23, 2014 Healthy Living | 4 Comments

"Lil' Heart Just For You" by Kasia, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Why Disconnection From Self And Others Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Heart Chakra)

We return to our chakra series! Before you think that I’ve forgotten to write about something relevant for the holidays, I’m exploring a very appropriate topic for this triggering time of social unrest and holiday zest, the Heart Chakra. This chakra is so central to a lot of the work that I do in my […]

"McGill Vigil for Ferguson" by Gerry Lauzon, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Cultivating Peace Within When There is Unrest Without

We interrupt our regularly scheduled chakra series blog with some guerrilla self care this week. Saying that the energies have been intense, as of late, would be an understatement. The energies of social unrest have been culminating, as a result of systemic violence being no longer tolerated. We, as the energetic collective, have not only […]

"154/365 They're Coming To Get You." (cropped) by martinak15, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Why Fear Of Survival Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Root Chakra)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it! I went on holiday and spent time with family in Pittsburgh for the week. It was nourishing, somewhat relaxing, and a wonderful break from the concrete jungle of New York City! I say it was somewhat relaxing, because much of it entailed helping my […]