How to host a New Moon Circle

The New Moon is a time for inner reflection + intention setting. As cyclic beings we can be attuned to the cycles in nature and “New Moon gatherings” are a perfect way to infuse community + ceremony into life. Humans have always been attracted to the moon and its powerful energy, but women especially have had a strong connection to the energy of the moon. Female menstrual cycles are often referred to as “moon cycles” for good reason. Long ago, women’s menstrual cycles were in sync with the cycles of the moon with the new moon being a time to rest and shed while the full moon was ripe for ovulation. Research has shown that more women menstruate during a new moon than any other phase, suggesting that normal cycles do sync to a lunar pattern! The moon has a powerful effect on us. It has the power to move the ocean tides, and as humans we are made of 70% water. We can work with the energy of the moon cycle to help us in our lives.

What is a New Moon Circle? Its a time for women to gather together in community to hold for space for one another, connect and to heal. The New Moon is the darkest part of the cycle, representing a time to look inward and set intentions that will come to “light” on the upside of the cycle when the moon is full and bright. It also marks the beginning of the cycle. In the quiet darkness it is a beautiful blank canvas to create something new. When we gather as a community to honor nature’s cycles and build our awareness of this process we can create powerful changes in our lives. Women especially can benefit from gathering since the feminine is the energy of creation. Together we have the ability to transform the world through our collective intention + attention on healing. There is no doubt a rising of consciousness in the world, the old paradigm of masculine patriarchy is being replaced by the softer, more collaborative + creative energy of the feminine.

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Sleep Like a Baby

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Ahhh, the old phrase- “sleep like a baby” is NOT TRUE! My baby will not sleep! it should be “sleep like a husband” because he is the only one getting all the sleep around here these days.
Its awesome swapping war stories with other mamas. I find myself having hilarious conversations with complete strangers on the playground, in line at the grocery store or at a random birthday party. The thread that bonds all of us is motherhood… being a mom is one of those gigs that forces you to get your shit together even when you are not ready at all! But the conversations I have are interesting because its incredible how fast you can connect with another human being on these universal moments in motherhood.

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Get your shit together and run the house!

Let’s face it, its hard to be the one “On Duty” with little people all day. Its even harder, in my opinion, to do that AND run the house (i.e. groceries, cooking, cleaning, gardening, being a good spouse, planning, organizing, budgeting” .
Up until recently I was barely hanging on by a thread, and only when I had my third little critter was I thrust into the world of having my shit together. Sure, before I could whip a dinner together and made it to our activities on time but I wasn’t consistent and wasn’t always finding joy in it. After having the third baby, I had a mini-meltdown and realized if I was going to ever leave my house and have a life I needed to get my head in the game.

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So Damn Tired: 6 Quick tips to boost energy levels!

Are you tired? Like so damn tired? I haven’t felt this level of tired really ever. I am running on fumes most times and by 2 pm I am usually ready for a nap! I’m a full time mama. I am with my kids all day every day + it is down right exhausting. I love it but I’m not going to pretend it isn’t freakin’ draining. Plus I’m peppering in pockets of time to build my essential oils business AND consult for my bff’s company in San Diego. I usually roll out of bed at 6:00 am and run run run until 9:00 pm then (if I’m not already passed out on the couch) watch a space documentary (yes we LOVE The Cosmos) on Netflix and crash.

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How to get into alignment to access the Law of Attraction? Ideas for morning + evening routines for inner peace.

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Opening and closing your day with intention is an important element in raising your consciousness. What do I mean by raising consciousness? I simply mean feeling the deep sense of joy that comes when we are in alignment with our experience of life. When we are actually present in the moment and experiencing the fullness that life offers without trying to limit it through “past” or “future” thinking. Life unfolds in the Now. Life happens in the now. If we are not fully conscious we are missing it Continue reading

The BEST job ever (that you can do from home)…

I have this conversation daily with mamas (and dads too) who want a flexible career so they can be present raising their kids… what is the ideal work from home gig? I’m a hustler at heart and I’ve tried lots of things, you will love reading this post with all the crazy things we tried when we first became parents. When I say “work from home” what I really mean is work in a way that allows flexibility to live the life you want. We all know that working from home while also being a full time parent is impossible. Seriously. I can’t even take a shower when my toddler and 3 year old are around. Its the idea of a flexible career that you can fit in around life. It doesn’t require you to show up somewhere + have to find suitable childcare. It doesn’t demand 40 hours a week, it can be done from anywhere and you also get paid a kick-ass income that can turn to residual income for life.

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