Upper cervical adjustments done, #ichoosebeauty Day 2716

Done! After nearly two years of upper cervical adjustments (with some gaps because of covid) due to an old injury, I only have to go to my chiropractor on an as-needed basis! My neck has been holding the adjustments well the past few months… finally!⁣⁣ It’s been a long road with many tough lessons. I … Read more

Losing a friend to suicide, and the mental health work ahead

I lost a friend to suicide last week.⁣⁣ I am heartbroken. ⁣⁣ Beyond the grief, I’m also even more aware that there’s still so much mental health work to do. ⁣⁣ Depression has an end stage, just like cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses do. We need to think about it the same way, … Read more

Do you feel your feelings? Or bury them down deep?

Do you shove your feelings down? Bury them deep? Keep them from coming up and out? ⁣⁣It may seem like it’s easier to ignore feelings of hurt, anger, and sadness. But if you don’t acknowledge them, they can really wear on you mentally and physically, and you might not even know it. ⁣⁣ Instead, try … Read more

Digging deeper to find the cause of my chronic illnesses

It’s been about a year since this pandemic marathon started. How are you doing? ⁣⁣ Up and down? Sick of it all? Hanging in there? ⁣⁣I wanted to share a bit about my last three months, in case it helps you in some way. ⁣⁣ The combination of another health challenge (shingles), pandemic stress, anxiety … Read more

Self-care to get through this political unrest

Whatever self-care you need to get through this time of overwhelming political unrest, do that. ⁣⁣Get out in nature, take a nap, listen to music that makes you feel good, light some candles, read a book, meditate, exercise, diffuse your favorite essential oils, savor your favorite food, watch a movie, take lots of deep breaths… … Read more

⁣⁠⁣⁠It doesn’t feel like a new year to me…

⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠I’m looking ahead, starting new projects, setting new goals… but something just feels off.⁣⁠⁣⁠ I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it doesn’t feel like a fresh start, clean slate, hit the ground running kind of thing… like it usually does at the beginning of a new year.⁠⁣⁠ Don’t get me wrong, I’m … Read more

Shine your light when you can; rest when you need to

That’s been my motto for the past couple of years, as I’ve learned to be better in tune with my body and what it needs to heal (cat cuddles always help). ⁠⁠I’ve been in bed a ton over the past several weeks. Because SHINGLES, you guys! Right in the middle of the busiest time in … Read more

Thanksgiving 2020 amidst covid

Thanksgiving may look different this year for so many of us, and it’s hard. ⁠⁠I’m focusing on all that I’m grateful for right now, which definitely helps. But I’m not ignoring my sadness. It’s important to allow ourselves to feel our feelings – anger, frustration, disappointment – all are valid. Feel them and process them. … Read more

How a sea of emptiness turned into a journey to fill my soul

⁠⁠It’s funny that what seemed like a sea of emptiness a few years ago was instead a journey to fill my soul in ways I never would have imagined.⁠⁠ Let me explain…⁠⁠ When we first moved to Maui almost five years ago, I left behind all my close friends and family. The loneliness was unbearable, … Read more

Election eve mental health

⁠⁠It’s election eve 2020. And I’m keeping myself calm by focusing on what I can control.⁠⁠ I haven’t watched, read, or listened to any news in more than two weeks. I stopped looking at the vile comments people somehow feel are okay to say to one another.⁠⁠ It was all too much. My anxiety had … Read more

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