When you intensely and consistently focus on your spiritual values and goals (through meditation), you increase the blood flow to your frontal lobes, which cause the activity in emotional centers of the brain to decrease.
Losing my mom to suicide ten years ago steamrolled me onto a path of healing. And now, more than ever, I believe we need to take a closer look at mental illness and address the root of our emotional pain in a compassionate and productive manner.
Do you notice patterns and events that continue to show up in your life? They’re probably trying to teach you something. Taking a moment to tune into these life lessons can help give you clarity on your path to growth and healing.
This is for anyone interested in trying plant medicine, or on the flip side, anyone who knows without a doubt that mind-altering drugs aren’t for them, but are curious just the same. My story illuminates that whatever preconceptions you enter with, whatever you think will happen with plant medicine, probably won’t happen at all. But no matter what, you’re going to come out the other side viewing your universe in a completely different light.
We are taught that we should always be making ourselves better or striving to be different than we are right now, and so we tend to base our New Year’s resolutions around that idea. But what about accepting certain things just as they are?
When I say that no two of us are exactly alike, it sounds like Captain Obvious just called to tell you it’s sunny in Florida today, right? There’s an unconcealed fact that on the outside we are all completely unique. But on the inside, physically, we are just as different.
When you look back on your life, do you ever consider how things have fallen into place (or not fallen into place), that got you where you are today? And do you ever wonder if by listening to your gut, you’re actually following the path you’re meant to be on?
I feel, at times, as I navigate through this process called life, well, a bit manic to be honest. Among the choices of what to eat, how to live, and our environmental impacts, I feel as though I’d be a much better benefit to the planet if I found a little hermitage out in the bush, where I could live out my days among nature, consuming and wasting as little as humanly possible.
I am currently mid-way through my 200-hour yoga teacher training, and to say it's been life-changing would be the understatement of the century. I went into the course not knowing if I would even be interested in teaching. All I knew was that the universe was presenting me with a unique opportunity to better myself, and I had to take it.
How is everyone’s headspace this holiday season? To be honest, the older I get, the more I struggle. There was something about the magic of Christmas when I was young, that seems to have dissipated into adulthood, morphing me into a curmudgeony Scrooge every time December rolls around.
It's Thanksgiving. What does that mean? That it's officially fall? Well yes, we do have a slight change in the weather from the intense summer heat here in The Bahamas, but there are no leaves changing, no colorful gords decorating my tabletop and no scarecrows being exposed in the decaying remnants of the final corn crops of the season...