How living intentionally impacts your mental well-being

How living intentionally impacts your mental well-being

When I first started on the path of joyful and intentional living I had no idea how it would improve my life, especially my well-being. I accidentally fell into a simpler lifestyle from a place of exhaustion, burnout, anxiety, overwhelm, and making life far more...

How to live more slowly, joyfully & intentionally this summer

How to live more slowly, joyfully & intentionally this summer

Hey there friend! Can you believe we are half-way through July? Seriously though. Where in the world has the time gone? It may feel like the first half of summer has been a whirlwind of bbqs, weddings, graduation parties, vacations, social gatherings, events,...

7 benefits of practicing acceptance

7 benefits of practicing acceptance

I remember hearing the word ‘acceptance’ and mistakenly (and funnily) thought that I knew what it was all about. But in reality, I didn’t have a clue. In fact, I was far from practicing and embodying acceptance. I was a people-pleaser, constantly in comparison mode,...

The 5 pillars of my work

The 5 pillars of my work

For anyone who has been following me over the past few years has probably noticed that my  work and what I’m writing about has changed significantly. Sometimes it even shocks me how much I’ve outgrown some ideas and beliefs that I was previously so passionate about...

Self-worth is a verb

Self-worth is a verb

What would I do if I valued myself? This question is a favorite of mine that I ask myself often. This one along with “is this life-giving?” Usually when I’m stuck and am uncertain of what to do in a situation I ask myself one or even both of these questions, and...

Slowing down in a busy season

Slowing down in a busy season

It’s semana santa (holy week) this week and since Spain is a catholic country it’s one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. People from all over Spain flock to the city I live in, Malaga, to witness the processions and engage in the celebrations for the week....

A life that feels like home

A life that feels like home

When you start to slow down in a noisy world you begin to feel a homecoming within yourself. You also begin to feel which things in life feel off and are no longer working for you. The world is constantly telling you what to value, what is expected of you, what...

Discovering self-acceptance

Discovering self-acceptance

Last week I shared with you a small bit of my journey of going against the grain and courageously carving out a unique life. Today I want to share with you what was needed and required of me to create a path that veers off of mainstream, because as you probably have...

Against the grain

Against the grain

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been going against the grain. I’ve always wanted to do things differently, not because I’m a rebel (well, maybe just a lil’ bit), but because I felt where mainstream was heading wasn’t always for me.   I didn’t want to get married...