Presence, Kindness and the Joy of the Season

This article was featured in the December 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings – Rhode Island edition. The holidays are a season of wonder and giving. When we recognize that every moment is a gift, everything becomes illuminated with wonder. Maintaining this wonder in the face of uncertainty in the world—whether from natural disasters, humanitarian crises,Continue reading “Presence, Kindness and the Joy of the Season”

The Gratitude Jar

This Thanksgiving, there’s a new tradition I’d like to start: the Gratitude Jar. It’s very simple – and you can probably already guess what it’s about! There are a variety of iterations of this idea: placing notes about your goals, craziest adventures, secret crush and so on into a container, which then gets passed aroundContinue reading “The Gratitude Jar”

Everything happens for a reason.

This morning my professor shared many words of wisdom and inspiration. As the day progressed, his words turned out to be particularly well-timed and relevant. Some of them are below. Choose to be around positive people Don’t listen to the “noise” Confidence before success Preparation is key Be willing to fail Understand how to feelContinue reading “Everything happens for a reason.”

The Importance of Prioritizing YOU: Self-care

“First you save yourself, then you save the world…” the song goes on. While we may initially feel guilty for prioritizing self-care, we must recognize that in order to best care for others, we must care for ourselves. Taking care of ourselves allows us to be at our best, so that our shine can upliftContinue reading “The Importance of Prioritizing YOU: Self-care”