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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
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).
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).
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!
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!).