Intent of the Day: To Connect


If you’re sitting somewhere with your head down, just trying to make it through the day, we’re with you. This is why our intent today is about connecting. Sometimes it is when we want it the least that we need it the most. We want to encourage you to pick your eyes up and look around. Who’s there? Maybe it’s a barista. Maybe it’s your best friend. Whether it is a person you will see again or not, we encourage you to make the most of today by reaching outside of your bubble and allowing yourself to be impacted by those around you. Let them be impacted by you too. The world seems to be in desperate need of it!

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Intent of the Day: Embrace


We can rush into a Monday with all kinds of feelings.
Excitement to be back to work on an important project.
Hesitancy because we don’t know what the week will hold.
Utter defeat because we know we don’t want to be where we are.

We like to think of feelings as a smoke signal- it is an identifier of other things going on.
If you’re walking into Monday with excitement and expectancy, this is a great indicator that you are thriving in the place where you are. Clearly.

However, if you’re walking into your week with trepidation, what does that mean? Is there an issue within yourself? Perhaps you don’t feel confident. Perhaps you feel like you’re letting people down. Perhaps you feel unqualified or unprepared. Could it also be that external factors are out of alignment with your expectations? If you’re working as a doctor, but you want to be a baker, walking into that hospital everyday may always be frustrating.

So today our intent is to embrace where we are. We want to take an evaluation of the process. Here are 3 questions you can ask yourself: Continue reading

Is it Really the End?

A photo by Kristopher Allison.

When you feel like you’ve come to the end, it only means you’ve come to the end of yourself.  You’ve come to the end of your limited experience and knowledge.  They can carry you no further.  Now you are in uncharted territory.

It’s terrifying.

When you get to the end of yourself, when you feel like you can’t go on any further because all is lost, you are experiencing a death so that the new you can be born to go places the old you could never go.

The new you is, of course, terrified, like a newborn moose still wobbly on its legs, and just learning to walk.  Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Best for Our Bodies


It was this year that we got serious about our diets- how much sugar we were consuming, how much we were dining out, how many miles we were running. In little ways, we edged out the processed foods and replaced it for real food and it wasn’t very long before momentary relapses produced interesting results. A cupcake before was barely a speed bump but now it could bring on a headache within several minutes. When there was a routine schedule for eating, it could get messy to deviate from it. It was then that our team started to notice that our bodies really did have something to say! We just hadn’t noticed before because the airwaves were so noisy with all the things coming and going: stress, processed foods, children, spouses, dates, vacations, the list goes on and on.

So today our intent is to listen to our bodies and find what works best. Not every meal plan, exercise regimen or relaxation technique will work for you. Your job is to listen and notice.
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Action Plan

action-plan    Today I want to do a little something together.  You’re going to need a pen and paper, because we are going to write our action plans for the day (if you’re reading this at night, go ahead and do tomorrow’s).

As a codependent, one of the things I tend to do is procrastinate.  Some things don’t seem as important, and they go to the bottom of my list.  Something as simple as doing the dishes will be left for days, because I live alone and it doesn’t bother me, so why do them?  Beyond that, I forget to do things I had planned, or I plan to do too much, and then berate myself for not getting it all accomplished.  Making an action plan has helped me remain accountable to myself for the things I want to do, and it helps me adjust my goals if I find that something stays on my plan for more than a few days.  When this happens, I look at the task, and see if I can break it into smaller, more completable goals that won’t discourage me. Continue reading

Vision Boards and Vision Statements

vision     I think it’s safe to say that most of us have heard someone say, “Visualize what you want and you will get/achieve it,” in our lifetimes.  If we’re lucky, we’ve heard it more than once, and if we are even luckier, we’ve tried one ourselves and found that it can be a great tool.  If you have yet to discover them, then today is for you!

Today’s project can be one of two things: either write out a vision statement of what you would like your life to look like in three to five years, or create a vision board filled with photos that represent what you want your future to look like.  It’s a fun project, and it helps us really realize exactly what we want.

The vision board or statement works through the law of attraction.  The energy that you put into the universe through it is what you are going to attract back.  If you are able to, look at your board or read your statement every day.  Remind yourself what it is you need and desire, and let the universe know what you want so that it may respond appropriately. Continue reading


codep     When I first realized I was a codependent, one of the things that I began to understand was that I lived my life playing the victim.  Everything was always happening TO me, people were always doing harm to me, and I was completely innocent, and the list could go on forever.  I victimized myself, and I wallowed in every bad emotion I had.  Doing this made me lose sight of the good things in life.

Today, I’d like everyone to grab a pen and paper so that we can make gratitude lists.  This is one of the tools that helps me feel good about myself and my life, and it helped reframe the misery I was putting myself in. Continue reading

Stop the Insanity: The Scientific Case for Ingesting Essential Oils


The essential oil space has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years. This growth generated hundreds of thousands of new essential oils users that are forced to wade through the conflicting ocean of essential oil information that plagues the internet. One of the most hotly contested subjects is the ingestion of essential oils, with traditional aromatherapists bellowing the “dangers” and progressive essential oil experts championing the benefits.

One side largely relies on customary practices, whereas the progressives seek to find the answer to this divisive discussion through science. When you cut through all the rhetoric and objectively analyze the evidence, this dispute can be encapsulated in to four elements: 1) empowerment versus control, 2) potential, 3) knowledge, and 4) comfort level. Continue reading

Intent of the Day: More Water


We’re continuing with nutritional goals this week by drinking more water. How much is enough? You probably grew up hearing that 8 cups is the official goal, but is that still the case? The truth is it depends on things like our age, gender, and activity level. You can decide what is right for you here. Once  you know, join in on this intent to drink more water.

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