A Day of Giving

I have recently decided to dramatically lessen the material things I own.

For a few reasons.

I have more than I need.

I plan to spend some time traveling and having less belongings will be easier to manage.

And less things to pack when I decide to live in different locations.

I’m working on only owning and buying things which have deep meaning to me instead of buying just to buy or out of whim. (Mindful – intentional spending.)

Creating space for growth. Physically and mentally.

If I haven’t worn certain clothes or used an item in a decent amount of time, or if it has been stored away somewhere in a box for longer than I can remember….there is someone else who could use it more than myself.

I spent some time thoroughly going through all my possessions and asking myself:

Is this something that brings me joy?

When was the last time I used it?

Does it align with the person I am wanting to be?

Will someone else appreciate it more than I am right now?

Some items were very easy to let go of. Others I looked at, had a deep sense of emotion come to the surface, and had to revisit another day. In the end, realizing the attachment I had to the item was not serving me in a positive way.

A huge part of what helped me be able to give, and in such a big way, was coming to the understanding everything in this life is energy.

Everything, including us, ebbs and flows in and out of our lives effortlessly when we are connected to nature and free flowing.

It is when we latch on to something that we disrupt this natural flow. It is when we store items in our possession, physically or mentally, that aren’t in alignment with ourselves, or out of fear, that we block natures ability to allow more and better things to come our way. When we hold on to items and emotions, we stop the flow of new things coming into our existence that are meant to, which help us continue to grow and evolve.

Let nature be our teacher again.
So much beauty is found in the act of letting go. Letting go of the old, makes room for something new.

When we give, we in turn allow ourselves room to receive.

You know the saying – you can’t give without receiving something yourself in return.

The return is a slew of positive emotions which can dramatically raise your vibration. In turn allowing you the ability to live in a state of flow and effortless ease.

Now doesn’t that sound nice.

I spent a full day giving away items that I no longer needed and it was an incredible day. I utilized an Unconditional Give or Take Group I found where I could offer my belongings directly to those in my area. Being able to directly give away your items to the exact person and to feel their appreciation and gratitude is such a wonderful feeling.

I have a handful more boxes I will be going through over the next couple months to have another day of giving.

My intention is to inspire you to do the same.

To start in a single room of your home and one by one, go through your belongings and make piles of what you no longer want. 

Let it be enjoyable.

Feel good about what you’re doing ( because it is amazing! ) and let the physical act of cleaning out your belongs also be cleaning to your mental state.

Creating physical space, also creates mental space.

And then find someone ( or many) who could use it more than you. 

This practice creates a clean and open space vibrationally for you to receive what life is trying to give you.

This world we live in is consistently responding to our wants and desires, but when we are blocked we block our ability to receive what we ask for.

Try letting go of emotional attachments you have to items.

If you haven’t used it in a awhile…do you really need it?

When you look at it or use it, do you feel good about it?

If not, if it brings up negative emotions, ask yourself if you still want to carry those emotions inside you. If so, or if you’re not ready, it’s okay to keep it. But if not, let it go – and the emotions will go with it allowing room for new and better ones to come in. Ones you can now intentionally choose.

May your coming days of giving be beautiful and a time of immense positive change in your life.

Towards a life of pure enjoyment and ease.

May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be at peace. 

May your life flow with ease.

Broccoli Date Beauty Bowl

Our bodies have a built in way to let us know exactly what foods we need….and don’t need for that matter.

Just as a dog, or any other wild animal, we too can instinctively know what foods are good for us in the moment and which ones are not.

It’s about tapping into those subtle signs, understanding what they mean, and then actually listening to them and correctly taking action.

Eating what our body recognizes gives it the ability to preform at it’s highest level. Giving us the energy we long for, soft clear vibrant skin, shiny strong hair, sparkling white eyes, a humming digestive system, and luscious restful sleep.

We tap into this inner knowing by slowing down.

Yeah I know, the opposite of what we want to do. Or think we want to do…

For me, I did this by switching my mindset around meal times. Viewing eating as more of a sacrid spiritual practice that feeds my body and soul, rather than seeing the time I spend eating as not productive and almost a waste of time.

My relationship with food has been on both ends of the spectrum, but now…

I chose to cherish the time I spend eating, as well as the foods I chose to eat, just as much as all the other high priority items in my life.

The foods we eat are important.

But HOW we eat them is just as important.

We are fed much more by the food we eat when we take time to appreciate each bite.

Healing our relationship with food is a beautiful thing.

It doesn’t happen over night. It is a practice and a lot of inner growth can occur as well.

The food off our plates is also vitality important and feeds us just as much.

Healing our relationship with food may mean healing one, or some, of those other areas as well.

A lot of the time we crave certain foods, not because our body actually wants them, but for reasons other than nutritional needs.

We may be craving fulfillment in other areas of our life such as

Relationships
Movement
The work we do
Spirituality

Be patient with yourself.

Set an intention and allow yourself the space to let it unfold.

This is what I am currently eating a lot. With different variations. If this is completely different from how you eat…baby steps. Pick up some dates the next time you’re at the store and try those out. They are little pieces of sweet heaven. Add those in to your next typical salad or just as a snack.

Dramatic changes don’t happen all at once…and we don’t want them to. There’s to much resistance when they do. Baby step your way into it…and it’ll manifest way quicker than if you try tackling it all at once.

Broccoli Date Salad

Red leaf lettuce

Spinach

Arugula

Parsley

Red cabbage

Broccoli florets

Cucumber

Dates

Pecans

DRESSING**:

Avocado Blood Orange Oil ( this stuff is bomb. I received it as a gift last week, it is heaven. Slightly sweet and perfectly rich)

Hemp Oil

Maca powder

Barley Grass Juice Powder

**You don’t have to use this dressing. Something simple like olive oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup is wonderful. A mustard vinaigrette is nice as well. Whatever sounds good to you.

Keep it simple and try to make your own dressing to keep it as whole and unprocessed as possible.

***For those suffering from gut issues and low stomach acids, go ahead and leave out the red cabbage and add everything else. This is a wonderful meal for the gut, makes digestion easy on the stomach, and provides a  lot of nutrition.

Chew thoroughly 🙂

Letting Go

There is an incredible degree of peace that can be found in letting go when it is done properly. 
If all I am ever able to give to the world is the ability to find peace from letting go, I think I will feel accomplished.  


I hope my words drop you into the same state of peaceful being I currently reside, as well as give you the tools to practice letting go yourself to reap the benefits in your own life.


A couple years ago I made the decision to live a life of constant improvement. Where I am forever learning, growing, and sharing my journey. A journey of living as peacefully as possible.  I felt called to do so by my environment consistently giving me signals to ‘wake up’. These words were spray painted on a post I drove by almost daily, along with countless other signals conveying the same message. I ignored it for a few years thinking it was crazy to be even thinking anything of it. 

I have now learned our environment is constantly providing us information to improve our current state of being. 

These signs to ‘wake up’ were there for my benefit.

I was certainly intrigued, and became more comfortable with their presence over time. It wasn’t until my own physical health took a plummet when I chose to do whatever it would take to get well.  In turn, I was agreeing to waking up.  


It has been the best decision I have ever made. While not a smooth path, it is one that has brought the most peace and joy into my life.


I tell you this, to tell you the importance of learning how to let go.   We are energy, as is everything around us. Constantly changing and evolving, ebbing and flowing. It’s when we block this natural ability for life to flow, that problems start to arise.   Holding on tight to anything blocks anything else from coming into our reality.  It severely disrupts our natural balance causing a disturbance in our mental and physical realities. The formation of anxiety being what I feel is the most common.  Our intuition can tell there is an imbalance and it tries to communicate this to us. One way being creating an over active mind. 


I recently had to learn how to allow myself to surrender into letting go of something that had been, and still was, so important to me. Leading up to this point there have been a handful of emotional moments where I had to stop and allow myself to release the build up of energy and let it pass through me. 

I have been going through my belongings lately to give away items I no longer need, and in turn coming across a few I was still emotionally and energetically attached to.  While I thought I had already let go, seeing them showed me I hadn’t fully yet.  So each item I came across I sat with it. Literally. Allowing any emotions to arise and my mind to scramble, I then deliberately brought it back. Back to my original intentions of aligning to this path I have chosen. Remembering and reminding myself why Ive been making the decisions I have. And then choosing again to let go to bring forth a more aligned and joyful self.  

Physically holding on to something in your being for so long, and then choosing to let it go, can bring a lot of emotion to the surface as you choose to not only physically let it go, but energetically and emotionally as well. This is emotional / mental cleansing.  Once you’ve gone through this process a few times, you learn it’s sequence, it’s progression quickens, and it’s wonderful release intensifies.  Physically and mentally letting go of things that you have a large attachment to opens up an incredible opportunity to feel completely at peace. 

The mind becomes very quiet.

Time slows way down.

A feeling of immense peace, wholeness, and oneness with everything around you comes into being.

You’ve allowed yourself to open for new energy to come into your being.

You’ve allowed life back into your life. 

You’ve allowed the natural flow of energy back into your reality.


And suddenly living takes on a whole new meaning. 


May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be at peace. May you be free. May your life flow with ease.