April, 25th 2020

Magical Matcha Date - April 2020

Hi friends! Thank you for joining me this month! I’m going to be sipping on my usual Matcha. What have you been sipping on lately? How have you been? Are you ready to hug people again too? Let me know in the comment section below.

What a wave of emotions it has been this past month… I’m not going to pretend that it has been easy to navigate the waters. There are moments where I feel so free, with nowhere to be, and then the next moment it’s like a wave of doom & anxiety crashing down on me. During this time it has brought up the anticipation of the unknown. If you have been following along for a while now or know me in person, you know that we love living in Laguna Beach but we have a hard time seeing our tiny studio be our forever home.

A Real Life View From My Tiny Laguna Kitchen.

We are so blessed with an amazing landlady and affordable rent (compared to the rest of the area) which makes it hard to think of anywhere else to go. Then emotion comes around to poke me, it’s asking me to be closer to nature, being able to grow our own food, a more sustainable life, to be in a place with a slower pace of life, and rooted in community. Now I know we aren’t the only ones who go through such things. If I am honest with you this as been a reacquiring cycle for the past 2 years or so. Yet we haven’t been able to make a decision. Mind you I am a Cancer Sun, therefore, the thought of leaving anywhere that has left like home, and the thought of being any distance away from my closest family is well…a very detailed and emotional process. One that I am honoring & one that it is hard to speak about or look to at times.

I am sharing this just in case you are also in the between and need the reassurance that it is okay to breathe right here in the transition. I am learning that my home is where my body and breath is, and trusting we will know when & where we have found the right place to call home.

Updated Spring Garden Photos right before sunset. 🙂

In the meantime…healing & opening connections

I have returned to being the most grateful for where we are right now, and especially for the time to heal, garden & create. This last month I also did a Reiki 2 training! The training has already completely turned my world right-side up again! I was skeptical of Reiki, especially distance reiki, but now that I’ve been able to practice with a few sessions, my whole perspective has shifted. Just curious, have you ever received an energy healing? If so, how did you feel after? I am also very excited to announce, that I’ll be opening up a few spots for you to sign up for distance energy healing work in the coming weeks! So please stay tuned for that!

So, the reason I am extending this offer out to you. I’ve been loving blogging full-time and so grateful for this space to create. But I’ve always felt something has been missing, For example, a deeper connection to the community, and all of you. Connecting below the surface rarely gets to happen over the web and social media. That is where the Energy Healing comes in, it’s a space to heal, shift, grow & expand together.

Please let me know if you have any questions! At this time my prices are half-off for the first 2 months of my practice, so once the website has opened please take advantage as I really want to make this work accessible for everyone. Especially during this time.

Our Sage is Blooming Flowers!

Want to take a class together?!

Herbal Academy originally closed the 50% offering on April 20th, but they EXTENDED the offering until tomorrow! After tomorrow, enrollments completely close, & when they re-open they will be back to full-price for good. I get a lot of questions from all of you asking me where I have learned about Herbalism. I wrote a blog post about How I Got Started Learning Herbalism Here. But in short, I’ve learned most of my knowledge there Herbal Academy. I went ahead and purchased the Introductory Herbal Course and the Intermediate Herbal Course. I highly recommend both if you are looking to expand your herbal knowledge, and what’s better than taking it online together? I’ve personally chosen Herbal Academy because I LOVE how the course is set-up, making it a very user-friendly experience, with videos, recipe cards, an online community, easy to follow content, amazing recipes & so much more. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions at all.

I also wanted to learn more foraging skills to not have to always rely on going to the grocery store or ordering online, and most of all connecting to the earth in a deeper & more intimate way. Therefore I am also taking Gather + Root by Colleen at Grow Forage Cook & Ferment. I love how approachable she makes it to learn all of the plants & she provides wonderful recipes to enjoy.

Viola’s popping up to say hello!

Always new content in the works!

I am still adding new videos & recipes to my NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL!! I would love for you to subscribe & join me, all of this content is 100% free. Oh, and I’m definitely going to be doing more Instagram Live Sessions! This will give you an opportunity to join me, make recipes, talk about all things energy + healing, and just hang out in a more intimate setting virtually! It will be so much fun so stay tuned!

Borage a beautiful edible flower known for sharing its healing properties & courage.

What else has been getting me through?

Routine & Gardening: Making everything a ritual & routine, anything from making myself a Matcha, or a cup of tea, to going out into the garden to connect with nature. Making it all a sacred practice to get quiet, turn inward, and nourish ourselves. During this time and all times, the message has been so clear to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others. What has been getting you through this time? Have you started gardening yet?

Movement as medicine: I could write a whole blog post and talk your ear off about this workout called The Class by Taryn Toomey. About a year ago on my last birthday, Dan and I drove to LA to the Wanderlust Hollywood yoga studio. It was a new workout that I had heard of described as a practice of self-study through physical conditioning. I took the class & my life was changed, I wasn’t able to drive to LA as much as I wanted to due to distance and time. However, The Class launched a Digitial Studio during the pandemic and I am hooked. This is NOT sponsored and I don’t make a penny off of telling you about it. It is just something I am in love with and wanted to share with all of you. If you are deep into healing, and movement combined. Without going into too much detail about my experience. The Class workout incorporates, dancing, yelling, shaking, crystal healing, all a practice to bring us back into our bodies. Who doesn’t need that?

Organic India Free Immunity Kit: Is giving away Free Immunity Kits! All you have to do is fill out a very short & simple form. I just happened to come across it the other day and wanted to share the love! xo

As always THANK YOU, for joining me, I look forward to sitting down and connecting with you on a deeper level every single month. xo