• Dance as Therapy

    Dance Therapy

    Dance has always been a part of me but it wasn’t until recently that I really understood how important it was in my life. The Early Years I’ve danced for as long as I can remember. As a kid I would move to the sounds of Enya and Abba when they played at home. I fell in love with artists like Shania Twain, Cher and Madonna at a young age. I even danced and lip-synched for the full six minutes of “Just Like A Prayer” for my grade three talent show. That song choice shocked a lot of parents and my music teacher, but for the rest of the class…

  • The Call of the Witch

    The Call of the Witch

    “Where there is woman, there is magic” – Ntozake Shange   What do you think of when you hear the word witch? Are you picturing an old, green faced woman with warts on her nose with a bone chilling cackle? Do you see a group of four teenage girls skipping class and doing seances behind the school? Maybe you are envisioning someone flying through the air on a broom stick with a wand in their hand. When I think of a witch I picture a woman, just like you or me, alone in the forest. She is attuned to herself and one with her surroundings. She is taking a moment…

  • 4 Mindfulness Practices to Adopt Today

    4 Mindfulness Practices You Can Adopt Today

    The word mindfulness is thrown around a lot these days. I’m sure you’ve seen it staring back at you from bookshelves and it’s almost always seen in the same sentence as meditation. So what exactly does mindfulness mean? Mindfulness defined is: a quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. So why is everyone telling us that we should start practicing this? Here is my answer to that. These days there are so many things constantly trying to grab our attention. Everywhere we turn there are screens distracting us. Real time is spent living virtual lives on social media. We follow the day to day updates of celebrities…

  • The Four Virtues My Father Taught Me

    The Four Virtues My Father Taught Me

    I’ve mentioned my father in a few of my blogs already. I like to give a nod to him every once and a while because he deserves a lot of credit for shaping into the woman I am today. I had a very unique relationship with my father, Edward. He was a single parent and he raised me full time. He spent all his energy on teaching me the important truths of life and making sure that I had a good head on my shoulders. I took a trip down memory lane this Father’s Day. It was my first without him. My father taught me so much and not a…

  • Your Love Language and Your Self Love Practice

    Your Love Language and Your Self Love Practice

    Have you taken the test to determine what your love language is?  There’s a book written by Gary Chapman called “The 5 Love Languages” and if you make your way to his website you can take the test to learn your love language for free. The five love languages defined by Gary Chapman are Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time and Physical Touch. Once you discover your personalized love language it has the power to change all of your relationships. If you are in a romantic relationship you can take the test with your significant other to learn the ways in which communicating and caring for…

  • 3 Ways To Show Your Skin Some Love

    3 Ways To Show Your Skin Some Love

    Let’s talk about nudity. Some of us are fine with it, others can’t bear to go from their bathroom to their bedroom without wearing something to cover up their skin. I believe that one of the most important pieces of self love is creating a better relationship with your body. And what better way to do that than spending more time with yourself, naked. Nudity has always been a part of my life. As a child I would spend lots of time running around the backyard sans clothing. I got sun on all my places and didn’t have a care in the world. This ritual stayed with me in my…

  • Self Love and Self Care - Your Most Important Tools

    Self Love and Self Care – Your Most Important Tools

    I’d like to introduce the topics of self love and self care, as they are the cornerstones of this whole site. Some of us may not be sure what “self love” actually means but I believe that self love is the most important tool that a woman can have. Self love is the high regard for your own wellbeing and happiness. It means wanting the best for yourself. When you engage in the practice of self love you only think good thoughts about yourself. Your vibes become contagious and great things begin to happen to you. You become committed to satisfying your needs first. Some may confuse this with being…

  • Getting Comfortable With Our Emotions - The Benefits of Crying

    Getting Comfortable with Our Emotions – The Benefits of Crying

    When it comes to the topic of crying, I have a lot of experience. I was raised differently than most. My father was a single parent and I was homeschooled until I was eight years old. He did his best to teach me the way of the world, key truths of spirituality and mathematics, often over breakfast or during our walks through the park. He made it clear to me that emotions should never be swallowed or hidden. If I was ever feeling anything I should show it. But he also did things like cut out the bad parts of movies so that I wouldn’t get sad or be exposed…

  • How To Redirect Comparison

    How To Redirect Comparison

    We all compare, and with social media taking over our lives it’s becoming harder and harder to stop comparing ourselves with others.  Let’s talk about comparison and why it is a confidence killer. Lots of us struggle with comparing ourselves to other women.  Whether it’s physically or financially, we’ve been doing it long before Instagram and Pinterest. Media is so focused towards women and making us wish that we looked and felt differently.  And we constantly buy into it. We see someone is skinnier than us, we want to be skinny. Someone is curvier than us, we want to be curvy. Someone has more vacations than us, we want more…

  • My First Heartbreak - How I Set Myself Free With Self Love

    My First Heartbreak – How I Set Myself Free With Self Love

    The things I’ve learned about love I’m still too young to know all there is to know about love. But I sure have some experience. In my 26 years of life I have loved a lot. I’ve loved my father, my siblings, my grandparents, my friends, my pets and two men in my life. With the two men I have learned the most about myself and about love. My first love was also my first many things. I was young and naive and he was older and more experienced. He was also manipulative, emotionally abusive and selfish. But I loved him, and for four years (only two of which we…