The Healing Power of Salt

Soaking in a warm saltwater bath calms my soul. I come to stillness. My body is buoyant. My mind clears. Just 20 minutes in the tub soothes me and helps me get centered and grounded. Salt water acts as a kind of battery—considering that our bodies produce an electromagnetic field (sometimes referred to as an…

What Lies Beneath

Ocean waves

In a culture that's always pushing more, that says more, bigger, faster is better—what is enough? It's no wonder that so many of us doubt ourselves, doubt the core of who we are. Everything's for sale. Looks matter. But the surface is a mirage. And we all know it. What's inside? That's what matters. We…

Purpose, Love, and Fear

Lights of love - Julie Goolsby

Sometimes I get frustrated with the whole idea of "purpose." Why am I here? How can I be of service? How can I be in alignment with my purpose? What exactly is my purpose, anyway? The funny thing is, purpose is a combination of what lies within us and what lies outside of us. It's…

Do You Have 5 Minutes?

Colored pencils

I've been feeling pretty frustrated lately. I haven't been making time to write or do anything creative. Aside from picking up a book now and then, I haven't been doing much to feed my soul. And my soul is hungry. My first reaction is to get down on myself and start attacking myself with the…

Be Like a Dog

Be Like a Dog: puppy

I usually go on a walk each day. It's refreshing to get away from the computer, move around, and breathe in some fresh air. Like many people, I find my mind wandering all over the place during these walks. Projects and bills to pay and a million other things I need to write on my…

You Are OK, Really

Boundaries: ocean and sky

Do you find yourself hanging on to old ways of being and thinking that no longer serve you? Are these old ways cluttering up the closets of your heart and mind? My friend, it's time to Marie Kondo yourself. Maybe you're hanging on to old beliefs about money or your self-worth. Maybe you spend way…

All That Matters

Candle

I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I burn palo santo and diffuse frankincense oil. My salt lamp glows. It's still dark outside. I sit in silence at my desk. The stillness is a deep pool. Calming and refreshing. The traffic on I-65 in the distance roars like ocean waves. In this moment, I am here. I…

Season of the Witch

Tree with no leaves

We're now solidly in the in-between or liminal time of autumn. It's no longer summer and it's not yet winter. We are between worlds. The leaves continue to turn and slowly die and drift away from their branches. Squirrels hide acorns in preparation for winter. Nature begins to ready herself for winter and so do…