10 Things I Loved In January

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One month of 2018 is officially in the books and DAY-UM, what a month! I spent this month in shaman bootcamp, followed by shaman school, and feel like I’m doing more things in a given day than ever before, yet have more time than ever before? It’s beautiful and energizing and freeing! I hope your start to 2018 has felt similar! Either way, let me know how 2018 is treating you so far in the comments!

Now, 10 Things I Loved In January

Shaman Durek

If you caught this post with my 3 big announcements of 2018, you know that I’ve been really excited to jump into shamanism this year! In January E and I had the opportunity to work with Shaman Durek one-on-one and study with him at shaman bootcamp. It was truly one of the most magnificent experiences of my life (and E’s too). We both have felt so empowered, clear, and rooted in love and compassion in a way that I don’t think either of us have really felt before. It’s been like kicking off the dust of your favorite long lost item. He does Insta-lives almost every day where he shares his gift with you all if you’re interested in learning more!

Exploring Wellness Trends

I kicked off the year exploring SO many wellness trends! I’m still loving my crystals from Energy Muse, shop them here (and grab their book about crystals here). Particularly the amethyst necklace I’ve been wearing. I’ve programmed it to help strengthen my energy field so other people’s energy can’t get into me like it has in the past and increase my connection to my highest good. I’ve gotten a lot of questions on cleansing and charging crystals (which I’ll be doing a full post on in the future – so keep sending them!) but a quick guide for you guys here:

To cleanse (not necessary for all crystals): most crystals you’ll want to plant in the earth for 24 hours, or lay on top of the earth if it’s delicate like a necklace or bracelet. Next you’ll charge it in the sun for 4-6 hours or under a full moon for a night. Then sage it.

To charge: Some crystals don’t need to be charged, but most love to spend the night on a block of selenite (selenite is one of those stones that doesn’t need to be cleansed or charged – it’s what I’m holding to my forehead below).

Woo-woo magic

Alright, shamanism? Crystals? If you’re thinking, “WTF is going on?!!?” it’s totally cool, you’re probably not alone. Which is why I wrote a post about what the heck all this woo-woo stuff is and how it fits into my life + how it can all apply to your too (and no, it’s not religious). You can read more about what this woo-woo stuff is and how it applies here.

Letting Love In

I think I’ve talked about this in the past, but letting love in used to be a great fear of mine. In fact, at shaman bootcamp to “introduce ourselves” we had to go up to a stranger say our name and one of our fears and that was mine. But I’ve realized recently that love was already in, it was just flipped upside down on it’s head. I’ve been learning a lot about how channel love in a healthy way for myself, others, and the world and one of the ways is through language in conversations. Last month I shared one simple sentence you can say in any situation that feels negative or depleting (find out what it is here).

Shop this dress here

To-Do list hack

We all have full lives between work, family, friends, and self care. Which is why I loved sharing this simple hack to get more done on your to-do list’s every day.


We all know that checking things off that to-do list feels great! So as your implementing the new to-do list strategy check in with my 31 Day Adulting Challenge and make sure your cleaning house across the board! Seriously, the challenge covers everything from your finances, home and organization, relationships, and more! Make sure to tag me when you share your progress or for some added accountability!


Debt Repayment Strategies

Obvi couldn’t leave you hanging in the adulting challenge without some added resources! If repaying debt is one of the things you need to tackle, then definitely check out these two debt repayment strategies to get the ball rolling! After all, it’s a lot easier to tackle financial goals when you have a plan!

Launching my Pinterest course

AHHH I’m thrilled to have launched my Pinterest course last month! The student’s who have already taken it have been sharing the GREATEST results! Everything from doubling and even tripling their traffic from Pinterest!! Click here to buy now!

Reducing Waste

Waste reduction is close to my heart. By 2050 there’s supposed to be more plastic in our oceans than fish!! That’s CRAZY! So obvi cutting out single use plastic is a topic close to my heart. I carry my own cup (or bottle) and reusable straw with me everywhere. But even more than cups in straws, I’ve been looking for natural and eco-friendly menstrual solutions! I found five that I shared on the blog last month, which you can read here.


And I mean really playing. So at shaman bootcamp we all went around the room and said how we played — everything from dancing on a street corner to walking a dog came up. Only… is walking your dog really playing? No. You see so many of us get caught up in the adult experience, that we forget what it’s like to actually be a kid and simply PLAY when we feel called to it. I asked in this Instagram photo how people play and was actually really surprised by the response (or lack there of) which made me realize I need to encourage you all to actually PLAY. Like go fly a kite, slide down some slides, build a fort, play video games, make the food on your plate talk to each other. PLAY. Walking your dog, going to a yoga class, and any other thing you picked up after the age of 9 doesn’t count (well it could count, but for the purposes of this exercise, let’s let it not count so you can actually challenge yourself to play like you did as a kid!).

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  • Helen @ Hel On Heels
    February 5, 2018 at 8:39 am

    This is a great list. I have loved following along with all of your new adventures. Hope February is just as great!

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    February 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

    You’ve had so many great things to love in January! I really like that amethyst necklace and that dress is gorgeous on you! Hope February is wonderful. 🙂

  • Emma Louise Joanne Conrad
    February 5, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Glad you included your to-do list hack! I read the post last month and loved it!

  • Megan Nichole @ LaziMILLENNIAL
    February 5, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Congrats on your shamanism journey and Pinterest course launch!

  • Hannah @ AndThenWeTried
    February 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Excited to hear more about your shamanism journey as it progresses! So cool.

  • Deborah
    February 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Wow, sounds like you had quite a month! I definitely want to hear more about Shamanism school!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      February 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Yasss! I think I’m going to go super deep into it on my podcast that’ll be launching in the next few months! It’s SO much to write and sort otherwise. But I’ve been incorporating a lot of the energies and understandings into my newer content!

  • Betsy Glenn
    February 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Sounds like you had a really busy January! I’m saving the to list and posts to read later. I love a good to do list and goals lists!

  • Shelby Stover
    February 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Oh my lord there’s a 31 days of adulting challenge?! How unbelievably necessary lol

  • Anna Hubbard
    February 5, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I’ll definitely have to check out the adulting challenge! It looks like January was a great month for you!

  • Miss ALK
    February 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    I really enjoyed your Adulting Challenge and Debt Repayment posts! I pay off my biggest school loan in April, and I am SO excited for that burden to be lifted soon! It’s motivating me to tackle my remaining loan with a lot of force after April too!

  • Jasmine Maria
    February 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I really need to take your Pinterest course. I want to continue grow through Pinterest.

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      February 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Do it! Let me know if you have any concerns/questions before jumping in (I know before I buy stuff I always worry, am I going to know all of this beforehand lol)

  • Ruth LovettSmith
    February 5, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing month! Props to you for doing what you want and sharing. Not woo-woo at all. 🙂

  • Kiara Catanzaro
    February 5, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Yes girl to all those things you loved in January! Can’t say enough positive things about your post on love and responding with love in situations in life. Update: your tips WORKED so darn quick and actually got a positive response. Thanks for that 🙂

  • Audrey White
    February 5, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I’m LOVING your Pinterest course! I enrolled the second I heard about it! I’m also contemplating the idea of a waste-free lifestyle and what that would like for me! I love all of your posts 🙂

  • Jenny
    February 5, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Rachel, I know this sounds weird to say, you seem like a much happier person with life overall since you started Shaman School. I can just feel your positive energy radiating through here and your social channels.

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      February 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      haha it doesn’t sound weird at all! I know exactly what you mean! Honestly, last year was super tough for me and before even jumping into the shamanic life I had cleaned house of a lot of blogging relationships and habits that weren’t serving me anymore, and then the shamanic life just crystalized why I did all those things and what it all means so it feels amazing lol sending you lots of love <3

  • Kristi McAllister
    February 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I love this and I loved reading all about your goals! I’ve always been super interested in shamanism, so i’m excited to see where your adventures with that take you! I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  • Seersucker Sass
    February 5, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I have loved following along with your January adventures, especially learning more about your Shaman school experiences. I had no idea all that was involved with crystals… I learn something new every time that I’m here 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what February and the rest of 2018 has in store for you!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      February 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Ahh thanks girl!! I’m going to dive deep into the shaman stuff when I launch the podcast! Haha and yesss! Like I said, not all crystals needed to be cleansed and charged, but the majority do! Do you have any crystals?!

  • alexisreliford
    February 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    I love reading about/watching your Shaman school experiences. It’s all so interesting and I can only imagine how it must feel to have so many good vibes circling around you. And Pinterest course? Where have I been. That’s the platform I suck the most at and definitely need to look into taking this course!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      February 6, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Ahh thanks girl!! It’s feels like floating haha! Definitely take the course then!! It’s a total step-by-step guide (and it doesn’t rely on tailwind or boardbooster like all the affiliate bloggers push out there!)

  • Crystal @ Dreams, etc.
    February 6, 2018 at 1:05 am

    It was so cool to read your debt repayment strategies post since I’m taking Financial Peace U right now and learning his strategy. I don’t have much debt to pay off… just a little bit of an outstanding credit card balance that I need to prioritize and can pay off quickly if I do. But, I’ve been into budgeting and all that since I’ve been taking the class. Who knew I’d get so excited to work through budgets? 😂

  • Gery G.
    February 6, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Great post, very inspiring and interesting! I hope February will be amazing for you too! 🙂

  • fairyprincessjord
    February 6, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Ugh the stat about there being more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050 disgusts me. I’m glad you shared it though because it is a great reminder to do what I can to be green! Yay for adult playing and tackling debt! Get it girl <3

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      February 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Right?!? Honestly I can’t believe how much plastic waste is carelessly thrown around! I was at a restaurant the other day that brought a new straw with every new cup (7 straws by the end of the meal for 2 people!! – she kept refilling without asking first so i never knew they were coming lol) – and then to boot, a plastic cup for dressing when they had metal washable ones! #SMH

  • Ruthie Ridley
    February 6, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Wow! You had an incredible month! You are such an inspiration girl!!!!

  • Adriana
    February 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Your Pinterest course sounds so awesome! Such a great month of January! 🙂

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    February 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I never do these about products lol! Every month I do them as a little life update, recap of the posts, and occasionallyyyy I’ll throw in 1 or 2 (max) products I’ve been obsessing over lol That would be so boring to read IMO – What don’t you believe about shamans? And there are MANY types of shamans and shamanic experiences one can have!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    February 6, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    It does! Many blessings to you!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    February 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    yay!! Let me know if you have any questions about the course!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    February 6, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Do it! I LOVE energy muse – I know some people say don’t buy crystals on-line but Energy muse is SO ethical (there are a lot of counterfeit crystals out there) and I just know that whatever they are sending me is the stone I’m supposed to energetically have at that time! Plus they explain everything so well on how to use it, and they even have a “crystal picker” test you can take (which is like the best way to choose a crystal anyway)!

    • Sabine and Carine
      February 7, 2018 at 6:46 am

      Oooh, I’ll definitely be checking it out, thank you!

  • mckenna bleu
    February 7, 2018 at 2:04 am

    The Pinterest course sounds awesome! I need to look into that.

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