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Feeling our feelings

Feeling our feelings

Feelings.If you follow me on Instagram (@innerlightbotanicals), you'll notice a recurring theme about feeling our feelings.Some of you have reached out to me recently to let me know that you realized that you actually have a hard time feeling your feelings. And guess what? You're not alone. I want to let you know that it's okay to feel things. You have permission to feel whatever it is you are feeling right now. And if it's a bunch of different things at once- that's okay too.We numb ourselves. We bury our feelings. We build a wall around our hearts. We live in our...


Summer seasonal self-care

Summer seasonal self-care

Seasonal Self-Care: Summer There were times when I thought Spring wouldn't ever end, but what I learned throughout the last season at home is that nature continues moving forward. Nature is resilient. And so are we. We made it through and we will continue to make it through. So.. Happy Summer!!Here are some things I like to do for self-care during summertime: kayaking  smoothies ~ my recent favorite recipe is: [a handful or two] frozen kale, [1/2] frozen banana, [a handful] frozen blueberries, [1 scoop] green superfood powder, [1 tbsp] peanut butter, [1 tbsp] chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk hot...


Ahimsa. What it means and how we continue to practice

Ahimsa. What it means and how we continue to practice

I'm feeling the heaviness of all that is happening in our nation right now deep within my heart as someone who stands for non-violence, kindness and compassion so much that Inner Light Botanicals was built on a foundation with a mission to spread these values.Ahimsa in Sanskrit means "non-violence" or "non-harming" and it is part of our practice in yoga. This doesn't just pertain to non-violence to others, but to every one and every living thing.. including yourself. This includes physical and psychological pain. This includes the way we speak and the words that we say to ourselves.So in times like these what can we practice?...


Get cozy with your mind

Get cozy with your mind

We're dealing with a lot of unknowns today. Unknowns about when we will go back to work, unknowns about our own health, the health of our loved ones and our planet, unknowns about our finances, unknowns about when life will get back to normal so we can go out into our world without a mask and gloves and without having to wipe our groceries down or wash our hands until they turn raw. When will we be able to sit in our favorite restaurants and have a nice dinner? When can we go to a cafe and sit and chat with a...


Productivity can mean different things

Productivity can mean different things

How does it feel when we are stuck with being with ourselves with an unknowable amount of space and time? What do we do and how uneasy does it feel when we are left alone with only our thoughts and chatty minds?During this time of isolation, I've noticed how much chatter I've digested from the outside world. When you peel layer by layer of words that aren't yours in the quietness of your own space before you can get to the real you, your own voice, the depth of your own heart, and a calm mind. No wonder why we are...

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