MARCH:  WHAT’S LIGHTING ME UP?!

 

MELISSA AMBROSINI PODCAST.

A friend introduced me to Melissa’s interview with Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness. Y’all… you HAVE to listen to this podcast! HAVE TO! Every woman and man (especially those who ever want to procreate) needs to listen to this podcast episode—Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Life with Kirsty Wirth. I thought I knew a lot about digestive health, but holy moly, there was so much of this I didn’t know. So grateful to learn it!

 

THE FEMALE MENSTRUAL CYCLE + HORMONES + MOON. 

I know, I know…. the menstrual cycle is lighting me up?! But it’s true… The more I learn about it, the more excited I get about it! We are taught our menstrual cycles are a “curse” or that it has to be a miserable time of the month that all men fear and women dread. Unfortunately, this stigma comes because we don’t know the true nature of how a Woman’s body works, and how inextricably it is linked to the moon. Knowing and embracing the cycles of the moon is knowing our true nature and feeling at home in our bodies. It’s important to know the 4 different stages of the menstrual cycle + what activities to do during each phase. It’s important to know your hormones affect your cycle, your fertility, and your life: sex drive, mood, energy, weight, and skin. Want to learn more? Tips for how to do it?

Check out:

Alisa Vitti’s work at  https://www.floliving.com 

Sara Gottfried, M.D. work at www.saragottfriedmd.com 

Dr. Christiane Northrup work at http://www.drnorthrup.com

 

LEONARD COHEN’S LAST ALBUM. 

You Want It Darker is the 14th and final studio album for Leonard Cohen. Leonard always scratches a moody music itch for me… When it’s gray outside, I play it on repeat.

 

BOB ROSS NETFLIX

Random huh?! One episode playing in the background when I’m stressed or anxious and I’m like I’m floating on a happy cloud.;) Sounds crazy but I dare you to try it and see if it doesn’t make you feel like you’ve just taken a Xanax. ha!:)

 

BODY OIL.    

After body brushing and a bath, I apply organic sesame or coconut oil to my skin. Our skin is the largest organ so it’s important to hydrate and use organic whenever possible.

When I really want to indulge, I use Elizabeth W’s Orange Flower Chamomile Body Oil. It’s amazing! From their website, “Nurturing, tranquil, softly soothing. A floral bouquet of orange flowers, ylang-ylang and iris extracts, enlivened by the rich balsamic notes of Roman chamomile.”

I buy it from my friend Holly Williams’s store, White’s Mercantile, in Nashville, TN. Tell her I sent you!

 

ONLINE CLASSES.

“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I’m a perpetual student and adore learning about things that interest me. The Skill Share is my favorite online place filled with classes (design, writing, digital, photography, songwriting, computers, etc.)  that could keep your mind expanding forever.

 

FINDING YOUR OWN NORTH STAR. MARTHA BECK. 

If you know me, you know my love for all things Martha Beck. (Hint: I’m a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach). This book changed my life back in 2009 and I will forever be grateful. I’ve been diving back in this book with a new client and I’m falling in love with it all over again. Check it out HERE

I’m thinking about doing a book study on it this spring or summer… Thoughts?? Let me know if you’re interested!!

 

NEW ART SERIES BY MICHELLE ARNOLD.

Adore this new series by my friend and fabulous photographer, Michelle Arnold. The background image is a cyanotype of a starry sky – reminding us that we are all made of stardust. Each symbol, which is hand gold leafed, represents different aspects of the divine feminine. See the whole series at HERE.

 

Did any of these LIGHT you up?!  Let me know! And leave a comment below and tell me what’s LIGHTING you up lately!

Love and Light! xo

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