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Look back, but only to see how far you've come

To be honest, this is the first time I've ever thought to look back over a decade. I mean I've looked back over the last ten years of my life, but there is something special about ending a decade and beginning a new one - and being aware of it. Maybe it never really dawned on me because I didn't used to care about a whole lot, or maybe it's because from your 20s to your 30s you actually become an adult. Its exciting to think about the next decade and how much more I will learn, grow and evolve.

Looking back to 2010, I was 24 years old and thought I had my life together. I was "confident" and in complete denial that I was living my life in toxic chaos. Of course I had lots of highs, but I had some very dark lows. I lived in a adorable "village" with my best friend (we're talking childhood friend, a sister from another mister). I was also in complete puppy love with a drug addict and fell hard into the depths of my co-dependant relationship with …


Aligning With The Earth's Vibration

Our family is inspired nature, it's always been that way. It's an ancestral pattern we don't mind repeating. Each member of our household is attracted to different parts of this planet. My son loves to observe and explore bugs, insects are his thing. My husband is tapped into the mycelial network. A few years back Jeremy developed a fascination with mushrooms and other fungi. I am captivated by plants, mostly trees and flowers. The family as a whole is inspired by this fascinating globe. We try to take as many moments to connect and acknowledge the beauty this planet offers. This is something we truly value as a family. It has become a priority for us, so much so that we  schedule on our calendar at least once a month to get outside as a family. Hiking is one of our favorite ways to do this. It meets all of our interests.  My husband can photograph, and mushroom hunt. My son can run the trails burning off his high energy, and discover insects along the way. I can be the caboose who day dreams away in the rustling leaves. Mother Nature truly influences all aspects of our lives.

I don't even know when it began. I always feel a deep soul connection when I would spend time outside. Maybe it began when I would walk with my father through the nature trails of Kensington Metro Park feeding the birds? It could have been canoeing the Au Sable river every summer for 10 years? Or maybe when I would take my solo hikes and used it as therapy for the darker moments of my life? Another gratitude moments I sit a lot with is that I have a partner in my life that experiences the same thing. It's even more amazing that together we have taken our meditation practice to the outdoors. At our campsite around the fire, or on the trails sitting on old tree stumps sitting and listening is so magical. Tapping into the vibration of the earth is so accessible! It helps ground you during times of stress, and brings a lightness to your heart. Even if you spent a few minutes walking barefoot in the grass taking a few deep breaths it can ground you back into your body and mind. The next you're outside I highly recommend sitting for just 5 minutes listening and breathing.

I hate to admit it, but my whole household manages anxiety. I have hormone imbalances and my son has adhd. All of these obstacles that we face, we manage with our diet - and a few other things that of more of a holistic approach like essential oils, tinctures and supplements. I truly believe, and have read lots of case studies/research, that you can heal yourself with a positive mind and a positive diet. Food can heal you. The earth provides so much healing abundance. I could probably go on for pages, and pages about different plants, and fungi are so good for you and can heal our world...another blog! My family and I decided to become vegan, maybe 3 years ago. I stopped counting after one year because it doesn't really matter. What matters is how good we feel. We feel good physically, mentally and emotionally. We are still learning on this new path, but I really look forward to exploring and sharing with you all my hippie, holistic, healing discoveries!


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