All in Self

The Ritual of Letting Go

Drawn from Pegan beliefs, the November full moon ritual practices the art of letting go,  entering the new year with less baggage. 

Rituals come to us in various shapes and sizes, labels and religions.  They range from a bedtime face washing routine to elaborate holiday ceremonies.  In a well curated life, we draw and create rituals from our outer and inner inspiration. 

Manifesting The Reality You Want

One day, I noticed friends living blissfully positive lives that others envied.  They had what they wanted, and when life went awry, instead of panicking, they saw the silver linings in tragedy.  Apparently this all had to do with this little concept of manifesting.  My mind was blown, this woo-woo b.s. was real.  Our thoughts and intention impact our reality.  A bad mood turns into a bad day.  A lucky penny leads to a day of gratitude.  How often do the things we dread come true because we spend so much time dwelling on them?  

Signs the Mind Body Connection is Missing

Surprisingly, the mind and body disconnect every day.  We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate.

Surprisingly, the mind and body become disconnected every day.  We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate.  I go through on a monthly basis, everything time I work on a new play.  Suddenly, my life isn't my own.  Self-care goes by the wayside as my number one focus is the actors, their clothes, and the wardrobe crew.  My body grows tired, but my mind screams "soldier on!"  This leads to sleeplessness, poor eating, and a sadness I just can't quell.  

I Spent a Week in Silence, Here's What Happened

Silence is a funny thing.  It has the power to restore the body and the mind, giving our brains a much needed break from the noisy world, but were so resistant to seek it out.  So, for a whole week, I turned off the car radio, shut off the music in my life, and got comfortable with silence. 

The think about silence, is that in this modern age, we're not so comfortable with it.  No one is used to silence.  The streets are noisy.  We always have headphones in.  Our cars blast music, audiobooks, and podcasts.  Even our yoga classes often come with a pan flute soundtrack.  So, when silence confronts us on a country night star gazing, or the day the radio gives out, we gravitate towards fear.  Fear of what sounds will come next, and fear of what might materialize in ours heads through the silence.  But, what if, we just carved out a little time every day to relish the quiet?