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Home

"It's time to come home now. It's time to live as a home to yourself. A home that is both sturdy and gentle, both welcoming and safe. Tuck in and rest easy now. You are at home. Becoming home to yourself allows you to become a home to someone else." - Dr. Alexandra SolomonI read this quote this morning and knew right then that this is exactly what I wanted to share today because this has been a recurring theme resurfacing at different times for me throughout this last month.Home.After having an in-depth chat with a friend one afternoon early in...


Making space + nature practice

Making space + nature practice

Making space.This is a theme I've been paying extra special attention to over the last month.What does it mean to you to make space?What does space feel like to you?Does it feel like expansion?A deeper breath?Taking breaks?Not planning?Self-care?I'm approaching making space in my daily life by giving myself space. Space to slow down. Space to begin again. Space to feel my body and my emotions and the moment. Space to find joy and peace.I make space in my mind, usually narrow and constricted and laser-focused on my list of things to do, by having a Mandee Day and not having any plans...


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...