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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...


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...


Thoughts about self-care overload and personal practice

Thoughts about self-care overload and personal practice

Self-Care. You hear about it like it's the newest trend out there. So you either go after it full force, decide it's not for you and not even try, or attempt it half-heartedly and it eventually falls off your radar as the demands of life crowd in and take over.  I usually ping pong back and forth between going in full force and letting it fall off my radar but in the beginning of summer I chose to go all in - I read an inspirational quote in the book "Find Your Happy Daily Mantras" by Shannon Kaiser in the morning,...