Tapping into the Steady Rhythm of Life

Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.  That seems to be the theme these days. Life feels like a giant race most of the time as we all gallop around at full speed on our horses, often seemingly out of control and overwhelmed, about to crash at any moment, but somehow – somehow we manage to stay on.  We manage to keep … Continue Reading

Imposter Syndrome and why it’s OK to feel it ALL

I want to talk about something that has been on my mind lately, and as usual, it’s been on my mind because it’s happening to me.  *Disclaimer – this post is NOT for attention, but rather to highlight that it’s OK to feel a full range of emotions and energy and it’s all OK. And that thing is feeling like … Continue Reading

You Can Do Hard Things

I’m sitting on my little green couch, as I do every morning, having my coffee, and feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for the life that I have, for every breath that I take, and for being able to have this experience of growth. This post is part reflection, part practical update on Japan. It’s … Continue Reading

Is it really worth it?

“Is it really worth it?”   This thought has popped into my mind on many occasions and in many circumstances over the years, and especially as of late. I’ve been thinking about this because things aren’t always easy. And when they aren’t easy, I think many of us start to ask – Is it all really worth it? Maybe you’re … Continue Reading

How to find connection when you feel lonely and discouraged in life

It’s easy to feel disconnected, lonely, and discouraged as we move through our day to day lives, sometimes unable to see the bigger picture around us. I know this well; I’ve been there, and still experience these emotions from time to time. When I was a little girl I always had this image of a spiderweb threading across the sky, … Continue Reading

Japan, Transition, and finding Ease and Grace

I’ve been in Japan for 2 weeks now, and I’ve got to be honest, there’s been the good, the bad, and the ugly – I guess there always is. Japan is so different than the United States, and even very different from living in Thailand. For starters, I’m in a completely different situation as far as my job goes and … Continue Reading

What to do when you don’t know what to do?!

Before you read any further, if you are more of a listener, you can watch this video HERE instead of reading! But for the readers… Life is not always interesting, and you don’t always have it all figured out. If I have figured out one thing for sure, it’s that most of life is actually kind of monotonous. No matter who you … Continue Reading

How to have a better relationship with food [inside my head, real and raw]

Preface: This blog post was hard to write. It’s a sensitive subject, especially for me, and I’ve never shared this much about my struggles with food to the public. As I’m writing it, I feel naked and exposed, but I feel compelled to share my story because maybe there’s someone out there who feels the same way. So, here goes… … Continue Reading