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Thrust From Life’s Saddle: How a Horse Guided Me Home
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes — I have experienced many ‘awakenings to myself’. I want to tell you of one that shook me profoundly — one that guided me to trust and start my path as a lightworker — the moment my life created a momentum of expans
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One Way Ticket: An Invitation to Return Home…To Your Intuition
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes — At a time when I would describe myself as an angry and resentful, 17-year-old teenager, sulking about and hating the world — my parents dragged me to the Philippines for a month. It was the last thing I wanted to
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Intuition: Aligning with Your True North
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes — I walked around for years with my intuition completely shut off, like a light switch that had been flipped. As a child of a parent who struggled with drug and alcohol issues, I donned a cloak of invisibility. I ma
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A Limited Edition Of One: Owning & Unleashing Your Uniqueness
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes — It happened in the main shopping street in Windhoek, Namibia. I caught sight of my smiling reflection in a shop front. The window was full of clothes that looked nothing like those I was wearing, or could imagine
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Something To Say: A Journey of Reclaiming Myself And My Intuitive Gifts
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — I almost didn’t write this because I didn’t think I had anything to contribute or share that would be interesting to anyone. I was wrong. I recently joined a group of beautiful intuitive women and felt like the od
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Collecting Soulful Wildflowers: Nurturing the Garden of Your Intuition
— Christmas happens to be my favorite time of the year. It’s probably no coincidence that I now live on and help operate a Christmas tree farm with my husband. However, it’s not something either of us had in our plans for our future. I grew up in the
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
Building Your Psychological Immunity
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — Just like exercise bolsters our physical immune system, spiritual exercise can bolster our psychological immune system. And just as getting enough daily vitamins supports our physical being, engaging in daily spir
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
Discover Yourself By Trying New Things
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes — There will likely come a time in your life that you question how well you know yourself. This might be the result of being stuck in something of a personal rut, or perhaps you feel that your career has plateaued a
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
The Art of Walking in Someone’s Shoes
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — The Universe is a persistent teacher. She throws us lessons repeatedly until we incorporate them into our daily lives. This muscle memory is akin to repeating a dance step over and over until you find yourself mov
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
What’s Joy Got to Do with It? A Q&A on Manifesting and Wealth with Patrice Washington
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — Every now and then, we come across a fresh voice — a new take on a familiar theme — and it has the power to shift our entire paradigm. Such was my response when I learned of the work of Patrice Washington and her
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The Women of the Village: How They Saved Us Again
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes — There is a history of women, subversive and marginalized, who gather to heal, dissent, bewitch or even birth. Alone and together, these women work to save and secure, to sanctify and celebrate. We know these histo
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A Guide for Traveling with Kids Because Life Shouldn’t Stop!
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — Traveling with kids can be fun (really!). Whether for the first time or the tenth, it can be also be daunting, but you can make it more meaningful and enjoyable for both you and your kids. Children start to rememb
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The Virtue of Vulnerability: How Miscarriage Reconnected Me to My Intuition
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes — I felt betrayed by my intuition after my miscarriage in 2015. Why hadn’t I felt that there was something ‘wrong’ with this baby? Because of this, and the emotional pain the loss had caused, I lost the connection w
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Fawning: The Missing Piece in Traumatic Healing
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes — We’ve all heard about fight, flight & freeze. These are trauma responses — the automatic responses from your body when you experience threat. They are all self-explanatory, but what about the fourth response? One
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Space to Grieve: One Woman’s Courage to Take On a Broken System
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes — Grief has been an integral part of my life and identity ever since the sudden death of my father, when I was fifteen. After losing my mother this past summer, I learned about Joyal Mulheron from a mutual friend.
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Finding My Lane: Pandemics, Pools and the Royal Family
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — The trick is getting to the pool early enough to claim the best lane. I want the one with the long wire running lengthwise above the water, or else I’ll crash. Not like car crash crash, more like beginning backstr
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияCooking, Food & Wine
The Source: A Woman’s Journey from Food Dysfunction to Healthy & Happy Eating
— My food journey has been a wild one! I have had a dynamic emotional relationship with food since the age of 8 years old. My story is a long emotional one and I actually have a book coming out soon on my relationship with food. I started having diso
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
The Most Beautiful Thing You Can Wear is Confidence
— Like most women I know, I spent the entirety of my teens and early twenties thinking that being beautiful meant fitting in. That, to be attractive, I had to look, dress, and behave a certain way. At the time, the rules of what was considered pretty
Best Self Magazine3 мин. чтенияPsychology
Redefining Fitness And Community In A Post-Covid World
— Before the pandemic, I was a member of a local gym, and a big motivator for me to show up to class each week was knowing I would see my buddies. We’d send group texts or Facebook chats to each other: “Who’s in next Sunday morning?” While fitness is
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияSecurity
Data Breaches and Mental Health: A New Wave of Anxiety
Data breaches have become a stress-inducing hazard in the modern world; here are some ideas to minimize your risk — If you keep up to date with the news, chances are you’ll have come across a story where a cyber-security incident has led to personal
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияMedical
As Mainstream Medicine is Failing Us, is Functional Medicine the New Frontier?
— Our healthcare system is evolving in a direction that increasingly focuses on treatment of symptoms rather than addressing the underlying problems that have created those symptoms. This is for many reasons, including financial pressures on healthca
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
Finding My Voice: The Unexpected Silver Lining in a Traumatic Life Chapter
— Sometimes the most unexpected things happen. Like witnessing snow fall on a seemingly cloudless day. Most of the time we wonder aloud before making minor adjustments to accommodate. “Look, it’s snowing!” we exclaim with our noses to the window befo
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A Call for Women to Redefine Self-Care by Taking Care of Your Finances
— Money can feel daunting! Is managing your money creating anxiety? Remember: Everyone shares their own unique relationship with money. Depending on a woman’s childhood, family, background, culture, socio-economic influence, family traditions etc. —
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Approaching Spring with a Sustainable Mindset
— In the fall of 2020, then-presidential-candidate Joe Biden referred to the upcoming colder months as a “very dark winter.” Now that those dangerous months are officially behind us, it’s time to move forward into a more hopeful spring. As we all pre
Best Self Magazine5 мин. чтенияPersonal Growth
4 Ways to Choose Happiness Today
— When I was a kid, people would ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My response was, “Happy!” “No,” they would say, “What do you want to do? You know like being a doctor? A lawyer?” My response was still, “Be happy!” Apparently, this was
Best Self Magazine4 мин. чтенияPsychology
Alternative Health: Natural Stress Coping Strategies for a Calmer Life
— Everyone is affected by stress, worry and anxiety at some point in life, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it when it happens to you. It’s important to address the signs of stress before they consume you, destroy your mental health and start
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5 Essential Nutrition, Diet and Wellness Trends for 2021
— After the year we’ve had, many people have completely reframed how they think about health and wellbeing, including their attitudes towards nutrition. Some diet fads seem to persist no matter what happens, but it seems that the pandemic has helped
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BE STILL: The Power of Stillness & Silence
— Stillness is such a powerful skill in our time. So much arises when you allow yourself to just be. When you let go of the doing and the thinking and feel into the miracle that is you, simply as you are right now, intuition rises.  Silence and still
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Wait For It: Exploring The Virtues Of Patience
— On a bitter 23 degrees morning, my walking partner and I set out on our daily constitutional walk along the reservoir. As we crossed the bridge over the frozen water, I saw a man quietly sitting on a chair on the ice, holding a 12-inch rod with lin
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Turning Your Home Into a More Healthy and Productive Space in 2021
— The work-from-home revolution of 2020 may have been dramatic, but it was hardly the first time that employees had tried working remotely. Nevertheless, the size and scope of the adjustment was truly enormous, and the first goal for most enterprises
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