All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl...but it also renders her susceptible to dysfunction in her hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid-gonadal axis, dysregulations in digestion and immunostasis, and vulnerability to infections—which was the case with me recently. A confluence of factors, including sleep disruption, escalating stress, and a higher intake of refined sugar intersected to compromise my immune status and I recently came down with a recalcitrant upper respi
We can’t hate ourselves to happy or punish ourselves to health. Many of the practices we engage in are worthy of introspection—the intent merits examination.
Guzzling green juice in the context of self-loathing, punishing ourselves with exercise in service of some unattainable cultural ideal, eliminating more and more foods from a place of fear and deprivation does not beget healing.
Coming from a place of abdicating our intuition in favor of an external authority figure,
In my early twenties, I underwent a cataclysmic shift in my worldview. I began to shed systematic layers of indoctrination. I came to recognize the subterranean stratums of my being that had been woven and forged like a convoluted web of lies.
Like a delicate house of cards, I began to deconstruct each part of my identity, each vein of my belief system, and recognize the fallacies, the contradictions, and the inconsistencies for what they were.
The straw that broke the ca
How utterly magnificent, stop-dead-in-your-tracks, awe-inspiring is this view from the top of Boulder Mountain? If nothing else, standing in reverence of nature's majesty made my troubles feel infinitesmal. Witnessing these rock formations, that have endured the test of time, that have weathered the infinite storms, made evident my own innate resilience---as we are all cut from the same elements. Rather than a rock and an island unto ourselves, our existence is fundamentally
What you resist, persists, and where your attention goes, energy flows. What are the narratives, the negative self-talk, the preoccupation on limiting beliefs, that you need to release in order to engender healing? On the other hand, which patterns and habits do you aspire to develop and cultivate, to ingrain into your routine? The reflective practices that will elevate your consciousness and help you to actualize your healing potential? Rather than investing in the outcome,