• 30 Day Self-Care Challenge (Free Printable)
    Self Love

    30 Day Self-Care Challenge (Free Printable)

    Download your free 30-day self-care challenge and challenge tracker below, plus get tips for how to approach each activity to best serve your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

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    What Is Self-Care?

    Self-care refers to the combination of practices you engage in to serve and support your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being. When you stick to a sleep schedule, brush your teeth, schedule medical checkups, eat healthy foods, and take walks around your neighborhood, you’re practicing daily self-care.

    But self-care also goes a little deeper. Self-care means making space in your life for silence. Connecting with the innermost you. Asking your soul what it needs. And then, giving yourself that thing.

    And at an even deeper level, it means noticing the trending direction of your thoughts. Are you speaking to yourself with kindness? Do you constantly criticize yourself? Are your inner dialogues loving and compassionate or condescending and judgmental toward yourself?

    And when you notice that you’re being hard on yourself, you then have the option to choose differently – to be a little gentler, a little kinder. A little more understanding. (This is directly tied to mindfulness.)

    Self-care is a deeply personal practice. What looks and feels like self-care to you might not align with someone else’s definition of self-care. And that’s okay. What’s important is defining what self-care means to you – and then, prioritizing it not as an option but as an essential aspect of your health and well-being.

    To help you with this, I’ve created a 30-day self-care challenge filled with practices that you can personalize to your own needs. In many ways, this is also a self-love challenge. This challenge is designed to help cultivate a mindset of deep care, kindness, and compassion toward yourself. (Because if you’re anything like me, you’re likely your own harshest critic.)

    As you begin your self-care challenge, I want you to remember that this is your challenge. So if there’s anything on this list that doesn’t resonate with what feels right to you, feel free to change it to something that feels better.

    You’re also empowered to define what each activity means to you. Below, I provide you with suggestions for how to approach each self-care practice, but if you have different ideas, please do what feels best to you.

    Don’t worry so much about being perfect. Rather, focus on what feels good and right to you.

    You can download your free 30-day self-care challenge and challenge tracker below. And if you complete this challenge, I’d love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this article, tag me on social media, or send a note through the contact form.

    I hope you find value in this challenge and that it serves and supports your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    30 Day Self-Care Challenge (Free Printable)
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    30-Day Self-Care Challenge

    Below, you’ll find some suggestions for how to approach each of the activities in this challenge. But remember, this is your self-care challenge. So if you have a different idea for how you want to proceed, or if you want to replace one of the challenge tasks altogether, go for it!

    And don’t forget to download your free 30-day self-care challenge here. No newsletter signup is required to access this free printable, but I do definitely encourage you to sign up for my newsletter, as every single time I create a new freebie like this one, I also send it to my newsletter subscribers. (Additionally, I also send a printable affirmation calendar to my subscribers at the beginning of each month.)

    Start A Gratitude Journal

    You can use a notebook, journal, or even your preferred notes app on your phone. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for. Then, for the rest of the challenge, keep writing 3 things you feel grateful for every day. If you need help, check out my list of 500 things to be grateful for today.

    Write Down 10 Things You Love About Yourself

    This one can also be done in a notebook, journal, or digital document. Pick 10 things you really love about yourself and write them down. These can be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual qualities – anything you want. If you’d like, you can add a “why” statement to each list item, diving deeper into why each of these things make you so incredible and unique. (Don’t hold back here!)

    Recite 1 Positive Affirmation Every Hour

    A positive affirmation is an uplifting statement designed to boost your confidence and self-belief. I have thousands of positive affirmations across this website, which you can find here. Recite at least one positive affirmation to yourself every hour today. If it helps, you can set phone reminders or write these affirmations on post-it notes.

    Set Phone Reminders With Uplifting Words

    Set phone notifications to go off throughout the day filled with words to uplift, inspire, and motivate you. You can be your own biggest cheerleader here, reminding yourself that you’ve got this, you’re worthy, you’re incredible, you’re more than enough – whatever you most need to hear throughout the day. Fill the screen with positive, loving words. You can also write affirmations or your favorite quotes here if you’d like.

    Compliment Yourself & Others Throughout The Day

    How often do you tell yourself what a good job you’re doing? How often do you spend time simply being proud of yourself? How often do you look in the mirror and smile into your own eyes? Compliment yourself throughout the day. Then, spread these good vibes and compliment the people you interact with. Make someone’s day today!

    Journal & Reflect On The Past Year

    In the busyness of daily life, we can often forget to spend time reflecting on how far we’ve come. Take some time today to reflect. Journal your thoughts and feelings. If you encountered difficult moments, make sure to honor your own resilience and strength. Acknowledge both the good and the bad. Be kind, honest, compassionate, and authentic.

    Do Something That Makes You Happy

    This one’s pretty broad. Simply do something that makes you happy! Does buying yourself a special coffee make you happy? Does reading a good book or watching your favorite movie make you happy? Does time spent in nature make you happy? You’re not limited to doing just one thing. If you can, you might try to do one thing that makes you happy in the morning, one things that makes you happy in the afternoon, and one thing that makes you happy in the evening.

    Follow A Guided Meditation

    If you already meditate, this one should be pretty straightforward. Don’t meditate? That’s okay! I personally use the Insight Timer app for guided meditations. There, you’ll find thousands of free meditations you can listen to. See if you can find one that appeals to you. You don’t have to sit in a special posture or try to clear your mind of thoughts. Just sit comfortably, close your eyes, and listen.

    Express Your Creativity

    Draw. Paint. Write. Play with chalk. Make paper snowflakes. Color in an adult coloring book. Or a children’s one. Whatever feels good to you.

    Spend Time In Nature

    This can be as simple as going out for a walk around your neighborhood. You might also go out on a hike in the foothills or spend some time near a lake or the ocean. Whatever you do, see if you can unplug for a bit. Notice the moment using all of your senses. Inhale peace. Exhale anything that doesn’t serve your mind, body, and soul.

    Cook A Special Meal For Yourself

    You can cook your favorite breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (Or all three!) You might also try cooking one of your favorite recipes from childhood. And if cooking sounds more like self-torture than self-care, order out from your favorite takeout spot!

    Practice Yoga Or Do Some Light Stretching

    If you don’t feel super comfortable with yoga but are willing to try, there are tons of great yoga routines for beginners on YouTube. You can also find a light stretching routine to try out!

    Write A Letter To Your Younger Self

    I’d definitely recommend doing this practice when you have some uninterrupted time to yourself. You can grab a notebook, lined paper, stationary, or open up a blank digital document. Visualize yourself at a certain age, whether it’s when you were 8, 11, 16 – whatever feels right to you. What do you want to say to this version of you? Is there something you think they really needed to hear? Write these things down. There’s a good chance your present-day self needs to hear these things, too.

    Read A Book You Genuinely Enjoy

    Do you have a favorite feel-good fiction book? Is non-fiction more your thing? Is there a new book you’ve been dying to read? Make time for some reading today. I’d recommend reading at least for an hour, but this is completely up to you.

    Spoil Yourself – You Choose How

    What does spoiling yourself mean to you? For some, spoiling themselves means buying a special coffee or meal. For others, spoiling themselves looks like candles and bubble baths. Try to find at least one way to spoil yourself today. (But it’s completely okay to pick more than one thing! Encouraged, even.)

    Try An Artistic Endeavor

    You don’t have to be a poet to write poetry, and you don’t have to be a painter to paint. Even if you’re a creative person already, see if you can try something you wouldn’t normally do. Don’t judge your work. Just have fun with it.

    Make A Music Playlist Of Old & New Favorites

    See if you can remember your favorite songs from childhood. Add in some of your current favorites. Fill your ears with sounds you love.

    Write Down 10 Self-Promises

    A self-promise is a commitment you’re willing to make to yourself about your life and your future. For help here, you can check out my article, 100 Wholehearted Promises To Make To Yourself Today.

    Write Down & Release 1 Limiting Belief

    A limiting belief is a deep-seated belief that holds you back from realizing your limitless potential and living the life that you know you’re truly meant to live. It’s the thing that’s preventing you from moving forward. Your fears. Your worries. Your doubts about your own potential.

    Take some time to identify what beliefs you carry that aren’t serving you. Write at least one down. Then, create a new, reframed belief. So if your limiting belief is that you don’t have what it takes to succeed in your chosen career path, you can create a new belief that you’re more than capable of succeeding and thriving.

    You can learn more about limiting beliefs here. And for even more guidance, I’ve created a digital workbook for releasing limiting beliefs to help you begin releasing your old, limiting beliefs (and creating new, empowering beliefs) today.

    Unplug For At Least 2 Hours

    What makes you feel good when you’re not on your phone or devices? Do that thing.

    Brainstorm Ways You Can Destress Your Life

    What are the biggest stressors in your life? Write them down. Then, write down some ways you can remove some of your daily stress. Ideas include going to bed on a set schedule, meditating first thing in the morning, meal prepping at the beginning of the week, organizing your office, decluttering your email inbox, and anything else that might remove a little bit of the daily stress you often experience.

    Write A Letter To Your Future Self

    Choose a specific age in the future: one year from now, five years from now, ten years from now – whatever feels best to you. Sit down and write a letter to this version of you.

    You can write about what’s happening in your life right now and share some funny or heartfelt stories that will make your future self smile. You can write about your hopes and dreams. You can write your favorite quotes and/or something you heard recently that’s especially meaningful to you.

    When you’re done, place your letter in an envelope, address it to yourself with a date on the front, and stash it somewhere for safekeeping.

    Write Down Your Goals For The Next Year

    I’d recommend writing down five to ten big and small goals. Then, pick a goal and write an action plan for it. What’s the next step you need to take to achieve this goal? You can write next steps and action plans for as many goals as you’d like.

    Treat Yourself – You Choose How

    This one’s just like the spoil yourself day – you get to define what treating yourself means to you. Maybe it means a spa day. Maybe it means treating yourself to a couple hours of uninterrupted you time. Maybe it’s buying your favorite dessert from a bakery or going to the bookstore and picking out some books. Whatever it is, just make sure it feels special and good to you.

    Make Space For Fun & Play

    What’s fun to you? What feels like play to you? Engage in activities that make you feel good. Play video games. Have a crafting day. Build a blanket fort. Create your own Lego masterpiece. Go to the beach. Dance like no one’s watching. Connect with your inner child and let yourself come alive in pure, unadulterated joy.

    Connect To The Earth & Nature

    My favorite way to connect to the earth is to stand with my bare feet against the dirt and close my eyes. You can also do this while watching the night sky. Gardening is also a profound way to connect to the earth. What can you do today to connect to the trees, sun, stars, ocean, wind, and all parts of nature?

    Compliment Yourself When You Look In The Mirror

    Every time you look in the mirror, look yourself in the eyes and say either internally or aloud something really kind to yourself. Offer yourself sincere compliments. Speak with loving kindness.

    Declutter Your Social Media Accounts

    Go through your most-used social media accounts and unfollow/unfriend anyone who may cause you to feel negative energy within. Keep the ones that uplift your spirit, inspire your dreams, and/or make you laugh. If they feel like positive energy, keep them on your list. If they feel like negative energy, send them love and gently distance yourself from them.

    Try 1 Thing You’ve Never Done Before

    It’s easy to get in a rut in your daily life, so this is a chance to do something new. It doesn’t have to be a really big thing like skydiving or traveling to a new country. Maybe there’s a restaurant you’ve never tried or a dish you’ve never cooked. Maybe there’s a crafting activity that’s been hanging out on your Pinterest boards for a while that you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe there’s a park you’ve never been to that you can go visit. This can be as big or as small of an activity as you want.

    Repeat Your Favorite Activity From The Challenge

    This is the equivalent of the free space in bingo. What activity did you really love doing over the past 30 days? Do it again! You can also repeat multiple activities if you want. For instance, you can recite positive affirmations once per hour throughout the day while also making time in the evening to read a good book.


    If you complete the 30-day self-care challenge, be sure to share your experience in the comment box below!

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.

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  • 500 Things To Be Grateful For Today
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    500 Things To Be Grateful For Today

    In this article, discover 500 things to be grateful for today. For easy reading, these 500 list items have been divided into 15 categories. Use this list to help you develop your own gratitude practice and remind you that while life may not be perfect, there’s still a lot of really wonderful things in this world to feel grateful for.

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    Finding Gratitude

    Embracing gratitude is the practice of expressing sincere appreciation for your daily miracles. But these daily miracles aren’t necessarily “really big” things. Often, it’s the normal, everyday experiences of our lives that provide us with the biggest reasons to express our gratitude:

    Having a safe, warm home to live in. Being loved and appreciated by family and friends. Possessing a strong heart and healthy lungs. Your first sip of coffee in the morning. The ability to open your eyes and greet a brand new day.

    Every morning, I write down at least three things I’m grateful for that day. However, in this practice, I find myself often writing down the same things week after week. And while there’s nothing wrong with this, I wanted to see if I could come up with a longer list of people, places, things, and experiences to feel truly grateful for in my life.

    Below, you’ll find 500 things to be grateful for today. I’ve separated these list items into subtopics such as Body, People & Relationships, Past Experiences, and Nature. However, you’ll find that many of these list items can fit under multiple categories.

    Whether you have an ongoing gratitude practice or are starting a new one, I hope that this list of 500 things to be grateful for today helps you to view your life from a perspective of true abundance: seeing it for all that you have rather than all that you lack.

    Not all list items will apply to you, and that’s okay. They may still help you to spur new thoughts and ideas about things you feel grateful for in your life. Because while 500 things to be grateful for may seem like a lot, it’s actually just barely skimming the surface of all there is in this world to appreciate. (For instance, after I finished the list, I realized I didn’t include very much about your job and career!)

    And finally, no matter what’s going on in your life, I hope you remember that expressing gratitude doesn’t mean you have to ignore the your heavy emotions or suppress any frustration you may feel in this moment.

    Rather, it’s an opportunity to take a deep breath and acknowledge that even when life isn’t perfect, there’s still a lot of really beautiful things in this world to feel grateful for.

    500 Things To Be Grateful For Today

    Body

    • Healthy lungs for breathing
    • A strong heart
    • Eyes that give you vision to see the world
    • Ears to hear music and laughter
    • A nose to smell flowers and freshly baked cookies
    • A tongue (and taste buds!) to taste your favorite foods
    • Lips to kiss your partner, your children, or your pets
    • A functioning brain for thinking, problem-solving, and all-around living
    • Healthy legs for walking, running, and dancing
    • Arms for hugging the people you love
    • Hands and fingers that allow you write, draw, and hold a hot mug of something warm and tasty
    • An immune system that keeps you healthy
    • A liver that removes harmful toxins
    • Muscles that help you to move, lift, speak, and enjoy life to the fullest
    • Strong bones to help you stand, move, and experience the world
    • Resilient, self-repairing skin that shields and protects you
    • Those scars you have that are proof of a life fully lived

    Yourself

    • Your skills and talents
    • Your kindness
    • Your compassion
    • Your strength
    • Your courage
    • Your resilience
    • The challenges you’ve faced with your own courage and strength
    • Your ability to see the world through the eyes of love and appreciation
    • How far you’ve come
    • Your endless capacity to love
    • Your ability to persevere, even when life feels hard
    • Your generous heart
    • Your integrity
    • Your intelligence
    • Your creativity
    • Your problem-solving skills
    • Your deepest, most heartfelt dreams
    • Your passions
    • Your humor
    • Your unending hope

    Nature

    • Sunsets and sunrises
    • Dreamy blue skies
    • Fluffy white clouds
    • The breeze against your skin on a warm day
    • The endless beauty of the ocean
    • That glorious mountain in the distance (or the one you’ve climbed)
    • The trees that stay rooted to the ground, no matter how hard the wind blows
    • The changing of the leaves from lovely green to spectacular reds, oranges, and yellows
    • A peaceful lake, river, or creek
    • The warm sand beneath your bare feet
    • The brightness of the full moon
    • A sky full of stars on a clear night
    • Beautiful, majestic wild animals
    • The soft whisper of the snow as it blankets the earth
    • That one place you can always find peace, no matter how heavy life feels
    • Birds chirping outside your window
    • The smell of freshly cut grass
    • Wildflowers
    • Lavender fields

    People & Relationships

    • Your mother
    • Your father
    • Your siblings
    • Your children
    • Your partner
    • Your grandparents
    • Your stepmother
    • Your stepfather
    • An adult who helped raise you
    • Your aunts and uncles
    • Your cousins
    • Your nieces and nephews
    • Your in-laws
    • Your first best friend
    • Your high school best friends
    • Your college best friends
    • Your current best friends
    • Your boss
    • Your coworkers
    • Your neighbors
    • Your community
    • Your first love
    • Your past and present mentors
    • Your coaches
    • Your mentors
    • Your classmates
    • Your religious leaders
    • Kind strangers
    • A teacher who made a difference
    • The cashier who knows you by name
    • Your mail deliverer
    • Your doctor and nurses
    • Your work best friend
    • Your roommates
    • Your hairdresser
    • Your therapist
    • Someone you barely knew who said something that sticks with you to this day
    • Someone who makes you feel safe
    • Someone who always makes you laugh
    • Someone you can be your true self with
    • Someone who has seen you through your highs and lows and still loves you, no matter what
    • Someone who makes you believe in the goodness of people

    Entertainment

    • That song that always makes you want to dance
    • That song that touches your heart every single time you hear it
    • That song that reminds you of a special memory
    • Your favorite band
    • Your favorite singer
    • Music, in general (and its healing power)
    • Your favorite movie
    • A movie scene that always makes you laugh
    • A movie quote you love
    • The best acting you’ve ever watched
    • That TV show you can rewatch 100 times without ever getting tired of it
    • A nostalgic video game
    • Your favorite podcast
    • Your favorite content creator
    • Your favorite writer
    • Your favorite book series
    • Lord of the Rings Marathons
    • Harry Potter Marathons
    • Watching Home Alone every December
    • Anything with Keanu Reeves
    • Going to a concert
    • Going to a show
    • Going to a sports game
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the game
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the commercials
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the snacks
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the people you get to spend time with

    Past Experiences

    • Past experiences you’re really proud of
    • Past experiences that made you stronger
    • Past experiences that helped you to grow
    • Past experiences that brought you joy
    • Past experiences that made you laugh so hard you cried
    • Past experiences that showed you the beauty of being alive
    • Past experiences that led you to where you are today
    • Past experiences that you wouldn’t take back, even if they didn’t lead where you wanted them to
    • Past experiences that showed you that you’re so much braver and stronger than you realized
    • The smallest moments that made the biggest difference in your life
    • Past experiences that brought you peace
    • Past experiences that showed you the power of forgiveness
    • Past experiences that surprised you in the best way
    • Past experiences that helped you to learn from your mistakes
    • Past experiences that helped you to break out of a rut
    • Past experiences that made you shake and tremble with nerves – but you got through them
    • Past experiences that allowed you to feel truly alive
    • Past experiences that showed you the meaning of true love
    • Past experiences that helped you to connect to yourself
    • Past experiences that helped you to connect to others
    • Past experiences that helped you to connect to the universe as a whole

    Possessions

    • Your home
    • Your car
    • Your phone
    • Your laptop
    • Your tablet
    • Your video game consoles
    • Your television
    • Your bed
    • Your blankets
    • Your pillows
    • Your toothbrush
    • Your toothpaste
    • Your body-cleansing products
    • Your lotion and moisturizer
    • Your hairbrush
    • Your makeup
    • Your kitchen table
    • Your coffee maker
    • Your favorite coffee mug
    • Your plates and bowls
    • Your eating utensils
    • Your kitchen sink
    • The food in your pantry
    • Your microwave
    • Your stove
    • Your refrigerator
    • Your toaster
    • Your air fryer
    • Your Instant Pot
    • Your pots and pans
    • Your baking sheets
    • Your oven mitts
    • Your dishwasher
    • Your garbage cans
    • Your couch
    • Your desk
    • Your clothes
    • Your washer and dryer
    • Your security system
    • The locks on your doors
    • Your Smart Home devices
    • The roof on your house
    • Your furnace
    • Your wall decorations
    • Your fitness tracker
    • Your headphones or AirPods
    • Your shoe collection
    • Your hair dryer
    • Your hair straightener
    • Your curling irons
    • Your vacuum
    • Your windows
    • Your curtains
    • Your blinds
    • Your light fixtures
    • Your gardening equipment
    • Your lawn tools
    • Your toys and games

    Food & Drink

    • Water
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Smoothies
    • Chocolate
    • Spicy snacks
    • Pancakes & waffles
    • Pumpkin pie
    • Pizza
    • Tacos
    • Pasta
    • Seafood
    • Sushi
    • Fresh vegetables
    • Tropical fruit
    • Organic foods
    • Gluten-free foods
    • Sour candy
    • Hard candies
    • Gummy bears
    • The combination of peanut butter and chocolate
    • Mint chocolate chip ice cream
    • Cookie dough
    • Lemon-flavored sweets
    • Chocolate-covered strawberries
    • Burgers (Vegetarian ones, too!)
    • Crispy fries
    • Your favorite meal
    • Your favorite treat
    • Comfort food on heavy days
    • Warm soup when it’s cold outside
    • Soft, warm, freshly baked bread
    • That one meal from your favorite restaurant
    • Home-cooked meals
    • Home-baked desserts
    • Sparkling water
    • Sparkling cider
    • Your favorite soda
    • Orange juice
    • Freshly squeezed lemonade

    Animals & Insects

    • Cats and kittens
    • Dogs and puppies
    • Horses
    • Rabbits
    • Squirrels
    • Deer
    • Cattle
    • Pigs
    • Chickens
    • Hummingbirds
    • Ladybugs
    • Butterflies
    • Eagles
    • Giraffes
    • Zebras
    • All. The. Animals. (I could make a list of just 500 animals, so I’m going to stop myself here!)

    The Little Things

    • Seasonal candles
    • Fuzzy socks
    • Stretchy leggings
    • Slippers
    • Crystals & gemstones
    • Essential oils
    • Affirmation cards
    • Motivational quotes
    • Souvenirs from past vacations
    • Old journals and diaries
    • Polaroid cameras
    • Plants
    • Freshly cut flowers
    • Succulents
    • Mala beads
    • Old pictures
    • Bookshelves filled with classic literature
    • A meaningful piece of jewelry
    • The soft glow of a Himalayan salt lamp
    • The scent of your favorite body wash
    • Bubble bath
    • Throw pillows
    • Coffee dates with your best friend
    • A kind smile from a stranger
    • Board game nights with friends and family
    • The feel of freshly washed sheets against your bare legs
    • A rainy day spent inside snuggled on the couch
    • Deep conversations with people you connect with on a soul level
    • Wearing a new outfit that makes you feel really good
    • Getting a meme or gif that makes you laugh
    • Crying it all out
    • Finding money you didn’t know you had
    • The scent of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven
    • Ridiculous dancing with friends
    • The moment your favorite song starts playing on the radio
    • Your favorite family traditions
    • Buying from a small, family-run business
    • Winning something unexpectedly
    • Running into someone you love while you’re out in public
    • Comfy pajamas
    • Girls’ nights
    • Guys’ nights
    • A feel-good book
    • Sleepovers with your best friends
    • Three-day weekends
    • Creating a playlist of your favorite songs
    • The first sip of coffee in the morning
    • A warm shower
    • Outdoor lunch breaks on a perfect-temperature day
    • A peaceful moment to yourself before the day starts
    • Rewatching your favorite holiday movie for the 500th time
    • Beach days
    • Lake days
    • Cabin days
    • Snow days
    • Summer nights with friends
    • The fresh scent of the post-rain air in the spring
    • The touch of the sun’s rays against your skin in the summer
    • The autumn colors and crisp coolness of the air
    • Snowy winters spent indoors next to the fireplace
    • Getting dressed up for no reason at all
    • Giggling with your best friend over inside jokes
    • Taking a vacation day to stay in and do nothing
    • Taking a nap in the middle of the day
    • Dinner parties with friends
    • Having breakfast for dinner
    • Having cold pizza for breakfast
    • A goodnight kiss
    • A kiss on the forehead
    • Your favorite childhood toy
    • A beautiful ending
    • A new beginning
    • Moving into a new home
    • Doing a cartwheel
    • Talking to your mom on the phone
    • Cuddling with the person you love most in this world
    • Receiving an unexpected gift
    • Giving a gift to someone when they don’t expect it

    Firsts

    • The first time you saw the ocean
    • The first time you travelled by plane
    • The first time you touched snow
    • The first time you held your crush’s hand
    • Your first kiss
    • The first time you drove a car
    • The first car you owned
    • The first time you ran 5K
    • The first time you ran 10K
    • The first time you achieved something you never thought you would
    • The first time you meditated, even though you were quite certain you were doing it wrong
    • Your first job
    • Your first paycheck
    • Your first promotion
    • The first time you fell in love
    • The first house you bought

    Modern Conveniences

    • Food delivery services
    • Grocery delivery services
    • Curbside pickup
    • Wireless internet
    • GPS
    • Fast food
    • Drive-thrus
    • Online shopping
    • Zoom
    • Spotify
    • Meditation apps
    • Google Calendar
    • Netflix
    • Hulu
    • Amazon Prime
    • HBO Max
    • Cell phone cameras
    • UPS
    • Fed-Ex
    • Same Day Delivery
    • Two-Day Shipping
    • Overnight Shipping
    • Indoor plumbing
    • Electricity
    • Water heaters
    • Curbside garbage service

    Activities & Experiences

    • Meditating
    • Practicing yoga
    • Camping
    • Hiking
    • Jogging
    • Biking
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Painting
    • Drawing
    • Crafting
    • Cooking
    • Dancing
    • Singing
    • Baking
    • Gardening
    • Exercising
    • Roller blading
    • Ice skating
    • Skateboarding
    • Skiing
    • Sledding
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowball fights
    • Building a snowman
    • Going on a picnic
    • Art in the park
    • Roasting marshmallows over a campfire
    • Running through the sprinklers on a warm day
    • Swimming in the ocean
    • Swimming in the lake
    • Swimming in a pool
    • Paddleboarding
    • Spending a day at the theme park
    • Riding a roller coaster
    • Road trips
    • Stargazing
    • Daydreaming
    • Journaling
    • Traveling somewhere new for the first time
    • Working in a job you love
    • Going to a museum
    • Golfing
    • Mini-golfing
    • Working from home
    • Re-reading your favorite book
    • Watching the city lights from a viewpoint high above it all
    • Celebrating a birthday
    • Dressing up for Halloween
    • Staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve
    • Sharing a New Year’s kiss with someone you love
    • Going to a high school reunion
    • Watching a waterfall
    • Traveling the world
    • Walking on the beach
    • Falling in love
    • Learning how to love yourself
    • Speaking your truth, even when your voice shakes
    • Standing up for yourself
    • Standing up for someone else

    Places In Your Community

    • The gym
    • The grocery store
    • Restaurants
    • Clothing stores
    • Schools
    • The building you work in
    • Hospitals
    • Urgent care clinics
    • Fire stations
    • Recycling centers
    • Hair salons
    • Spas
    • Parks
    • Nail salons
    • The yoga studio
    • The art studio
    • The art museum
    • Your local bookstore
    • Your local game store
    • The family-owned corner store that’s been there forever
    • Coffee shops
    • Bakeries
    • Bagel shops
    • Your favorite pizza place
    • Home decor stores
    • Locally-owned businesses
    • Shoe stores
    • Candy stores
    • Donut shops
    • Ice cream shops
    • The Farmer’s Market
    • Plant and garden centers
    • Hardware stores
    • The bike park
    • The skateboard park
    • The airport
    • Gas stations
    • Hotels
    • Waterparks
    • Toy stores
    • Libraries
    • Office supply stores
    • Vet clinics
    • Daycare facilities
    • Sporting goods stores

    Growing Up

    • Your education
    • Having your own bedroom (or sharing a room with your close-knit sibling)
    • Eating home-cooked meals
    • Wearing new clothes to school
    • Wearing brand new shoes on the first day of school
    • Having coats and warm clothing that fit you
    • Having parents who worked to keep you warm, fed, and safe
    • Having parents who made you feel unconditionally loved
    • Getting what you asked for on your birthday & holiday lists
    • Going on vacations with your family
    • Having adults in your life who cared about your well-being
    • Being in an environment in which your imagination was encouraged
    • Being told you can do and be anything you want
    • Never having to guess where your next meal will come from
    • Being allowed to just be a kid

    What things are you most grateful for in your life? Share some of the items on your personal gratitude list below!

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.


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    8 Best Chakra Books For Profound Energy Healing

    Below, discover eight of the best chakra books for both beginners and those looking to expand their knowledge of energy healing and the chakra system. Plus, learn more about the Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, a digital resource designed to help you heal stagnant energy and live in alignment with your highest self.

    Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon links. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase a product using my link, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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    What Are Chakras?

    Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk.” A commonly accepted definition for the word chakra is a wheel of energy in your body. You might also think of it like a vortex of energy within you. What makes it confusing is that this vortex isn’t actually a physical thing like your bones or organs. You can’t see your chakras in an x–ray. Rather, you experience them through feelings, sensations, and your own inner knowing.

    When talking about chakras, we typically focus on the seven main ones in your body: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown. However, your body actually has at least 114 energy centers in your body, and some people believe there to be more.

    So what exactly does a chakra do? Energy is meant to flow, and when your chakras are open, your life force energy, or prana, can flow freely through your chakras at all times (through energy channels called nadis). In turn, this means that you’re more likely to feel confident, open-hearted, joyful, strong, creative, and in alignment with your highest, most authentic self.

    But if any of your chakras are closed or blocked, your life force energy gets trapped inside you. This often happens due to difficult experiences in your outer world. For instance, rejection, shame, heartbreak, and grief can all result in blocked chakras. This heavy, stagnant energy can result in feelings and experiences such as excessive isolation, lack of confidence, and a closed heart.

    To really understand how your chakra system works, I recommend picking up chakra books that go into full detail on how energy works in the body. To help you get started, I’ve listed eight of the best chakra books available, both for beginners and those looking to expand their knowledge about chakras, energy healing, and their body’s energy system.

    And for deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. You can learn more about each of these digital resources below.

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    Best Chakra Books

    Chakra Healing: A Beginner’s Guide

    Margarita Alcantara’s Chakra Healing: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras is the perfect chakra book for beginners. It includes practical guidance to help you identify your own mental, physical, and emotional imbalances to determine which chakra may be causing it – and how to heal your own energy blockages.

    The Ultimate Guide To Chakras

    Athena Perrakis’ The Ultimate Guide to Chakras is another great beginner’s guide that is both beautifully written and illustrated. It includes deeper insight into each of the chakras and provides information on crystals, oils, chakra recipes, and more.

    Chakras & Self-Care

    In Chakras & Self-Care, author Ambi Kavanagh offers meaningful resources to balance and heal your body’s energy centers. You’ll find affirmation and visualization exercises, essential oil blend recipes, daily rituals, and more practices to help you experience true peace of mind and optimal alignment of your entire being: mind, body, and spirit.

    Chakras Activity Book & Journal

    For something a little different, Suzi Barrett’s Chakras Activity Book & Journal offers over 108 fun yet powerful activities to heal your chakras and cultivate deeper personal empowerment. The playful tone of this journal removes some of the pressure and seriousness that often comes when journeying within and promotes the effortless flow of life force energy.

    The Subtle Body

    If you’re ready to venture a little deeper into learning about chakras, Cyndi Dale’s The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy may be just what you’re looking for. This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of human energetic anatomy and includes information on chakras, meridians, and fields, as well as the role of your intentions and beliefs when it comes to healing. For anyone wanting to dive deeper into their energy fields than ever before, this one won’t disappoint.

    Essential Chakra Yoga

    In Essential Chakra Yoga, Christina D’Arrigo provides assistance to beginners and experienced yoga teachers alike to unblock and heal their chakras using yoga poses and controlled breathing. This is a great resource for bringing balance to your mind, body, and spirit through movement, breathing, and mindfulness.

    Essential Chakra Meditation

    April Pfender’s Essential Chakra Meditation provides a series of guided meditations tailored to open, balance, and heal each chakra. It also provides mantras (short chants), mudras (hand postures), and detailed information about each chakra to help you diagnose and treat any blockages you may be experiencing.

    Energy Medicine

    One of my personal favorites, Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine provides detailed information on how to work with the body’s energy systems to promote health and well-being. While it discusses chakras, this one goes beyond just talking about chakras and discusses your entire energy system as a whole. If you’re completely new to chakras, I’d start with one of the other books first, as all the information here can be a bit overwhelming. But if you’re ready to cultivate a deeper understanding of your body’s energies, this may be exactly what you’re looking for.

    Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle

    If you’re ready to learn more about your body’s chakras, heal stuck and stagnant energy within, and live in alignment with your highest self, the Chakra Healing Bundle will take you on a profound journey into healing your mind, body, and soul.

    Here’s what you’ll get with the bundle:

    Chakra Healing eBook

    • Get an introduction to your seven main chakras.
    • Learn the signs and symptoms of balanced and imbalanced chakras; what causes blocked chakras; how to heal your chakras; and more about the roles and attributes of each of your body’s energy centers.
    • Get 50 positive affirmations for each chakra.
    • Get 30 journal prompts for each chakra.
    • Receive guidance on using crystals and gemstones, essential oils, yoga, meditation, and other healing practices.
    • Plus learn about spiritual concepts such as your highest self, manifestation, limiting beliefs, and more!

    Chakra Healing Workbook

    • Get infographics and guides on the seven main chakras, their attributes, healing foods, crystals, essential oils, and more!
    • Create your dream life and assess how each of your chakras can help you achieve your dreams.
    • Connect with your highest and most authentic self.
    • Complete assessments for each of your chakras.
    • Get 14-day healing calendars with simple, guided practices for each of your seven main chakras. All calendars are repeatable so you can complete these practices as many times as you want!
    • Get journal templates for chakra healing, meditation, morning routine, and end-of-day reflections.

    8-Week Chakra Healing Guide

    • Get daily instructions to guide you through 8 weeks of chakra healing practices.
    • Take a pre-healing assessment before you start your journey.
    • Answer weekly reflection questions to get in touch with your inner self and reflect on your healing practices.
    • Receive daily positive affirmations for each week of healing.
    • Complete a healing tracker to help you track your progress.
    • Answer final reflection questions and receive guidance for next steps to take to keep your chakras open and balanced.

    Are you ready to journey within and restore balance to your mind, body, and soul? Click here to learn more and purchase your chakra healing bundle today!


    What are your favorite chakra books, journals, and healing resources? Share your favorites in the comment box below.

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    How to Release Limiting Beliefs (and Create New Beliefs)

    In this post, learn how to release limiting beliefs using several powerful practices. These practices will not only help you release your limiting beliefs, but they’ll allow you to make space to create new, empowering beliefs that will serve you as you step into a new chapter.

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    What is a Limiting Belief?

    A limiting belief is a deep-seated belief that holds you back from realizing your true potential and living your fullest, most authentic life.

    Limiting beliefs can come in many forms. Here are a few examples:

    • There are already thousands of wellness coaches out there. I don’t have anything special to offer to stand out from the crowd. I’ll never be able to compete.
    • I’ll get back on the dating scene someday, but nobody’s going to love me the way I am now. First, I need to lose twenty pounds. My physical self has to be in peak shape to be loved.
    • Only really lucky people get to have that kind of success. I’ll never make it.

    Do any of these sound familiar? Or have you experienced similar types of thoughts that have held you back from taking the next step personally or professionally?

    Most of the time, you’ll find that your limiting beliefs are rooted in fear: fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of not being enough, fear of failure, and even fear of success.

    But know this: you are not your fears.

    And you have the power to rise above your limiting beliefs and fears. What held you back yesterday doesn’t have to continue to hold you back today.

    Below, you’ll discover how to release limiting beliefs using several powerful practices. You can use one or two of these practices, or you can try them all and see how they feel for you.

    Even more, these practices don’t just help you release limiting beliefs; they allow you to create new, empowering beliefs that will guide you in your journey forward, into a life filled with limitless possibilities.

    Do you want to dig even deeper into your limiting beliefs and begin creating a new story for yourself today? Check out the Releasing Limiting Beliefs workbook, part of the Authentic Self: Self-Love Workbooks series. In this 42-page digital workbook, you’ll identify your limiting beliefs and do the deeper inner work of releasing them so you can create new, empowering beliefs to guide your self-love journey. Plus, get affirmations and journal prompts for deeper self-reflection. Learn more here!

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    How to Release Limiting Beliefs

    Make a Reframed Beliefs List

    One of my favorite ways to release limiting beliefs is to make a list of new, reframed beliefs.

    To do this, you can use a sheet of paper or pull up a blank document on your computer. Make a table with two columns.

    Title the first column, Old Limiting Beliefs. Title the second column, New Reframed Beliefs. You can also use the titles, Limiting Beliefs I’m Releasing and Empowering Beliefs I’m Embracing.

    Under the Limiting Beliefs column, write down all of the limiting beliefs that have held you back. Maybe there’s just one or two really big ones, or there may be several you want to write down.

    Now, what’s the opposite of those limiting beliefs you just wrote down?

    In the next column, turn every limiting belief into a new, positive, empowering belief. Essentially, you’re writing a powerful affirmation here. If your belief is that you’re not good enough, affirm that you are good enough. Write what feels good to you!

    Repeat these new reframed beliefs as often as you need to. You might decide to look at them every morning and recite your empowering beliefs aloud.

    Here’s an example of how your list might look:

    Old Limiting BeliefsNew Reframed Beliefs
    I’m not talented enough to make it. Why even bother?I have what it takes to succeed and thrive. I’m more than enough.
    Nobody will want to date someone like me. I shouldn’t even try.I have so many amazing qualities to offer. There’s someone out there looking for exactly someone like me.

    Burn Your Limiting Beliefs List

    Another practice that might feel cathartic for you is to take the limiting beliefs list you wrote above and burn it. Let this be a representation of you letting go of your limiting beliefs and making space for something new in your life.

    If you do this, I do recommend still finding a way to turn those limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs. After you burn your limiting beliefs, you can make a list of positive affirmations that represent your new beliefs. Instead of focusing on the negative energy of your old beliefs, focus on the fresh energy of your new beliefs. Let this new energy carry you forward into your next chapter.

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    Visualize Releasing Your Limiting Beliefs

    Another one of my favorite practices for releasing limiting beliefs is to envision myself throwing my limiting beliefs off a cliff and watching them disappear.

    To do this, find a quiet, safe spot where you won’t be interrupted. Close your eyes. Imagine you’re standing at the edge of a cliff. Below is a deep chasm; you can’t see the bottom. Now, invite your limiting beliefs to come forward. See them with non-judgmental awareness.

    This means you don’t criticize yourself for having these beliefs. You don’t place labels on these beliefs as bad or wrong. Simply see them, just as they are.

    You might even send a little love to your limiting beliefs and acknowledge the ways in which they tried to serve you. For instance, you might say, “I recognize that you were trying to protect me from getting my heart broken, but I no longer need your service anymore.”

    Next, release these old beliefs into the chasm below. Watch them until they disappear. Feel yourself getting lighter without the weight of these fears pressing down on you.

    Now you have space to create new, positive beliefs. Create your new beliefs in love, kindness, and courage, knowing you have the strength to step into the life you were always meant to live.

    Journal Your Feelings

    Instead of making a list, it might help you to explore your limiting beliefs in journaling.

    Journaling allows you the time and space to explore the limiting beliefs that have been holding you back. It also allows you to gently probe these beliefs and ask, “Is it true?”

    For instance, you might discover that the belief that you’re not talented enough has been holding you back from pursuing your dreams. But once you start writing about it, you realize that you’ve just been using this fear to stay small.

    Even more, you realize that it absolutely is not true.

    You are talented enough. And you have what it takes to succeed. You just had to recognize it for yourself.

    Explore your limiting beliefs with love and compassion through journaling. And in your writing, you can release these beliefs and create new beliefs that support your mind, body, and spirit.

    Here’s a few questions to ask yourself as you journal:

    • What’s stopping me from taking the next step to pursuing my dreams?
    • What fears do I possess?
    • What beliefs am I clinging onto?
    • If these limiting beliefs didn’t exist, what would I do?
    • Are these limiting beliefs actually true?
    • What new, empowering beliefs am I creating today?

    Express Gratitude for Your Limiting Beliefs

    One way to overcome your limiting beliefs is to make them a little less intimidating. And you do this by recognizing that limiting beliefs aren’t 100% bad, scary things.

    You possess these limiting beliefs for a reason. Most likely, they were protecting you from something. Take some time to explore how these limiting beliefs may have been trying to serve you. You can write this in a journal, create a list, or simply think about your answers.

    Then, thank these limiting beliefs for the ways in which they served you. Afterwards, you can use any of the practices on this list to release them, or you can simply say, “I’m ready to release you now.”

    Feel the space around you open up as you prepare to create new beliefs that are more in line with the life you want to live.

    Next Steps

    So you’ve released your limiting beliefs; what comes next?

    In the beginning, you may fall back into old thought patterns that don’t reflect where you want to go with your life. When this happens, don’t judge or criticize yourself. Rather, react with love and a whole lot of self-compassion.

    It helps to have positive affirmations on-hand that lift your vibration and help you to feel confident and empowered. Choose some of your favorite affirmations and save them to your phone (or print them out). Repeat them daily. To help you get started, I’ve linked to some of my favorite positive affirmations below.

    If you find yourself falling back into old, limiting beliefs, you can repeat any of the practices on this list. Remember that it took you years to cultivate these beliefs, so it will take time to release them fully. And that’s okay! In time, you’ll find that your old beliefs are slipping further and further away from your mindset, until you no longer fall back to them anymore.


    For even deeper healing as you let go of your limiting beliefs and embrace new, empowering beliefs, be sure to check out the Releasing Limiting Beliefs workbook. Begin writing your new story today.

    And for positive affirmations, self-love tools, manifesting tips, and spiritual resources, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.

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    33 Spirituality Journal Prompts to Connect to Your Spirit

    Have stress and never-ending to-do lists caused you to lose your connection with your spiritual self? Below, discover 33 spirituality journal prompts to gently guide you within and help you to connect to your innermost self.

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product using my link, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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    Spirituality

    Who is your spiritual self?

    Do you connect with your spiritual self in the silence of meditation or in the company of others? Do you feel most spiritually aligned at a religious temple, or does your spiritual self speak to you when you’re in the mountains or near the ocean?

    What does spirituality mean to you? How does it show up in your daily life? How does it guide your actions and beliefs?

    All of these questions could be journal prompts themselves, and there are no right or wrong answers.

    Throughout your life, you’ll find people whose spiritual beliefs align with yours, and you’ll find others who have very different beliefs. You’ll also cross paths with people who are in different stages of their spiritual journeys. Some are only just beginning to connect with their own spirituality, while others have been on this journey for a long time.

    And that’s okay.

    No two spiritual journeys look exactly the same. How you connect with your spiritual self is deeply personal to you.

    Often, we may lose our spiritual selves amidst the noise of daily life. We get lost in the busyness of to-do lists and external obligations. We work. We run errands. We take care of our responsibilities. And as a result, we may feel like something’s missing. Something we can’t quite pinpoint. Something that goes beyond explanation.

    That something is your connection with your inner self. In the midst of all the external noise, we forget to connect with our own spirits. We lose touch of our true purpose. We forget what it feels like to simply surrender and trust.

    The 33 spirituality journal prompts below are meant to gently guide you within and help you to connect to your true self. There are no rules for how to answer these journal prompts, but I do urge you not to judge or criticize yourself. At all times, show yourself deep compassion and love. If possible, try to give yourself some time alone to focus on your journaling without distractions.

    And remember that you are always worthy and deserving of unconditional love. You’re worthy of receiving love from yourself. You’re worthy of receiving love from other people. And you’re worthy of receiving love from a higher power.

    Even if you’ve lost touch with your true self, you still possess infinite worthiness within you.

    I hope these spirituality journal prompts support your total well-being and serve your mind, body, and spirit.

    Spirituality Journal Prompts

    • How would I describe my relationship with a higher power?
    • Who or what is God to me? How would I describe this higher power?
    • How do I speak to the Universe? Do I feel like I’m heard?
    • Write about a time in which you experienced the Universe’s unconditional love.
    • Do I feel like the higher power in my life judges me or loves me without condition? How does this higher power feel about me?
    • Are there any spiritual practices I’m feeling called to learn more about? (For example, tarot, pendulum dowsing, or astrology.) What will I do to take that first step toward learning more about this practice?
    • Have I connected with my spirit guides? If so, who are they? If not, what feelings and beliefs do I have about spirit guides?
    • Who is my highest self? How do I align with my highest self in my daily life?
    • How does my highest self approach each day? How does my highest self react to negative energy? How does my highest self walk through life?
    • Do I regularly consult with my highest self when responding to situations and making decisions? If not, how can I begin to include my highest self in my life’s journey?
    • What is my soul’s purpose? Do I feel connected to my purpose? If not, what steps can I take to discover my soul’s purpose?
    • Do I believe I’m a spiritual being in a human body? What does this concept mean to me?
    • What blessings am I experiencing in my life right now?
    • What signs and synchronicities have appeared in my life that have guided my path?
    • When and/or where do I feel most connected to my spiritual self?
    • Do I feel safe openly expressing my spirituality? Why or why not?
    • When I’m aligned with my spiritual self, how do I feel?
    • What is a time in my life when my prayers weren’t answered (or it seemed as though they weren’t answered), and this actually worked out positively for me?
    • What are some examples of past experiences when the Universe gave me exactly what I needed at exactly the right time?
    • What does it mean to me to surrender to a higher power? Is this easy or hard for me?
    • What are three ways I can practice surrendering in my daily life?
    • In what ways is my spiritual journey a solo journey, and in what ways does it connect me more with others?
    • What does it mean to me to be connected to all living beings (people, animals, plants, the earth, and the universe as a whole)?
    • Do I trust my path or do I have a hard time releasing control? What makes this hard or easy for me?
    • What about my spiritual self am I still learning and discovering?
    • Did I have any childhood experiences that negatively affected my belief, attitude, or relationship toward God, the Universe, and/or the concept of spirituality? Have I been able to heal from these experiences, or is there still healing to be done?
    • What self-care practices can I do for myself to nourish my spiritual self? How can I take care of my mind, body, and spirit?
    • What is the relationship between my soul and my body?
    • How can I tell when my spiritual self has been neglected? What can I do for myself in these moments?
    • What evidence do I see in my life of the Universe always looking out for me? What are some visible and non-visible signs of the Universe’s love?
    • How does God (the Universe/Source Energy/the Divine) show up in my daily life?
    • Why am I always worthy of the Universe’s infinite love?

    Journals to Connect to Your Inner Self

    Are you looking to form a deeper connection with your inner self? Check out some of my favorite guided journals below!



    How do you connect to your spiritual self? What profound lessons have you learned on your spiritual journey? Share your experiences in the comment box below.

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    33 Profound Spiritual Healing Quotes To Guide Your Path

    In this article, discover 33 beautiful and profound spiritual healing quotes to guide your path, help you embrace your inner divinity, and gently bring you back home to yourself when you’re feeling lost. Let these quotes comfort, uplift, and light your way forward as you heal, nourish, and grow.

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    Spiritual Healing

    Spiritual healing is the process of letting go of everything you aren’t in order to embrace what you are. It’s a path that leads you to uncovering the divinity that exists within yourself. And it’s a journey rooted in connection: connection with others, with love, with the universe, and with your own soul.

    For each of us, spiritual healing is a journey that brings us back home to ourselves when we’re feeling lost. It’s often a process of releasing, embracing, expanding, transforming, and sometimes just being.

    And it’s a reminder that you are your own greatest healer. You are your greatest guide. The answers you seek are always within.

    Below, discover 33 profound spiritual healing quotes to guide your path. These quotes are meant to help you love both the darkness and light within and gently lead you back home to yourself. Some quotes may resonate more than others in this moment. That’s completely okay. For now, take what you need.

    In the future, when you’re in a different place in your spiritual journey, you might come back and see if a different quote resonates and reveals something new for you.

    And if you’re feeling spiritually lost, know that it’s okay, too. Sometimes, being lost isn’t such a bad thing. The best thing you can do for yourself in this moment is to ask, “What does my soul need right now?”

    Then, whatever the answer is, go there. Give yourself what you need. Lean into love.

    Spiritual Healing Quotes

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    1. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

    Rumi


    2. “Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live. Heal and shift.”

    Dr. Thema Bryant Davis


    3. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

    Rumi


    4. “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”

    Caroline Myss


    5. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

    Amit Ray


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    6. “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

    Elizabeth Kübler-Ross


    7. “That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time.”

    Sharon Salzberg


    8. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

    Eckhart Tolle


    9. “You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

    Swami Vivekananda


    10. “When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”

    Stephen Richards


    11. “I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence and the truth comes to me.”

    Albert Einstein


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    12. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

    Carl Jung


    13. “We spend a lot of time judging ourselves harshly for feelings that we had no role in summoning. The only thing you can control is how you handle it.”

    Dan Harris


    14. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.”

    Paulo Coelho


    15. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”

    Rumi


    16. Compassion is even more powerful than courage. Sure, with courage you can conquer a world – but only with compassion can you heal and build it.

    Rasheed Ogunlaru


    17. “Pure awareness transcends thinking. It allows you to step outside the chattering negative self-talk and your reactive impulses and emotions. It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life.”

    Mark Williams


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    18. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

    Jack Kornfield


    19. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

    Rumi


    20. “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”

    Hermann Hesse


    21. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

    Louise Hay


    22. “Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being – the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.”

    Shakti Gawain


    23. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”

    Lao Tzu


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    24. “Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.”

    Deepak Chopra


    25. “As soon as I allow the Universe to replace my fear-based beliefs with new perceptions, I receive a miracle.”

    Gabby Bernstein


    26. “The mind defines, decides, doubts and divides – only the heart truly binds.”

    Rasheed Ogunlaru


    27. “Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.”

    Leonard Jacobson


    28. With everything that has happened to you, you can feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

    Wayne Dyer


    29. “The use of love is to heal. When it flows without effort from the depth of the self, love creates health.”

    Deepak Chopra


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    30. “Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.”

    Rachel Naomi Remen


    31. “Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”

    don Miguel Ruiz


    32. “It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”

    Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


    33. “The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.”

    Marianne Williamson


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    Self Love,  Spirituality

    How the Law of Rhythm Influences Your Daily Life

    The Law of Rhythm is all about cycles and perpetual movement. By understanding the Law of Rhythm, you can see how cycles play out in your daily life and release resistance to changes that unfold in your world. In this post, dive deeper into the Law of Rhythm and how it can affect your life when experiencing stress, hardships, and other difficulties. Plus, get journal prompts to help you gain a deeper insight into the cycles that play out in your own life.

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    The Law of Rhythm

    Everything in the universe is a cycle. The seasons. The moon. Your breath. You.

    Nothing stays in one state forever.

    These are the words I write in my journal in the early hours of a spring morning as the sun begins to rise, painting hints of pink across the sleepy blue sky. This, too, is a cycle, I think. The sun rising and setting, making space for the moon.

    From morning to night, dawn to dusk, and sunrise to sunset, each day’s cycle is perfect, measurable, and consistent.

    I’ve been thinking about the 12 Laws of the Universe a lot lately, but this one has been at the forefront of my mind for some time: the Law of Rhythm, which states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. 

    As I walk through my day, I search for cycles in places where I hadn’t noticed them before.

    For instance, the squirrels that visit the backyard are never there in the morning, but I can always count on them to make an appearance around noon, when they decide to search through the grass for hidden treats.

    And every month, I experience a burst of energy for several days in a row that has me doing, creating, building, and writing for hours at a time.

    Just yesterday, I was in the shower when a scene for the fiction story I’ve been working on started playing in my head. I saw every detail, and I heard the characters speaking like I’d unknowingly hit “play” on the remote control in my mind. The movie unfolded from behind my eyelids in dazzling color.

    And it didn’t stop there; a second scene started playing, too.

    I rushed out of the shower and pulled up a blank Google Doc to frantically type it all up before I forgot. Several pages of single-spaced lines quickly filled the white screen.

    Afterwards, I worked on a 3,000+ word blog article, then did some more creative writing in the evening. I woke up this morning and continued writing. And now, I’m here at my laptop, writing again. I am currently in an energized flow state. It feels exciting and invigorating, like the cells beneath my skin are all dancing in exuberance.

    But I know that it won’t last forever. This isn’t pessimism; this is part of the cycle. And the cycle, I’ve learned, is a good thing.

    In a few days, I’ll reach a point when the inspired ideas pause. I used to think there was something inherently wrong about this – like I had done something wrong to bring this state upon myself.

    But there is nothing wrong in surrendering to the pause. In fact, this is exactly right.

    So I’ll step back, let go, and allow myself to take a break until the inspired ideas return once more – which, they always do.

    This is my personal cycle: energized creating and restful pauses. Neither is better or worse than the other. Both are important. Both are needed.

    So I’ve learned to no longer cling on tightly to the energy or to the pause. I’ve discovered that instead of fighting it, I can become one with this flow. And when I do this, I find peace.

    This is only one of the many cycles I’ve watched unfold in my life.

    What cycles are unfolding in your own life? How can you embrace these cycles instead of trying to control the narrative? Below, we’ll explore the Law of Rhythm a little deeper and how it may play a part in your own everyday world.

    A quote by Zanna Keithley that says: Everything in the universe is in a cycle. The seasons. The moon. Your breath. You. Nothing stays in one state forever. That’s why everything feels so heavy: because you’re holding onto what you were meant to release. This experience was meant to teach you; you were never meant to carry the weight of it for so long. Honor the cycle you’re in by releasing what no longer serves you. Let it in, then let it go. Make space for a new season to come forth.

    The Law of Rhythm and Hardships vs. Ease

    What hardships are you currently experiencing in your life?

    And when difficulties arise, how do you respond? Are you able to remain grounded and at peace no matter how rocky and unstable things become? Or do you get overwhelmed by the stress of it all and worry that these hard times will last forever?

    If your answer is the latter, don’t judge or criticize yourself. I think most of us tend to get lost in the murky waters of hardships and difficulties. When you’re experiencing hard times, it’s hard to believe that brighter days will ever come again.

    But know this: it is a universal law that the difficult moments and hard times will not last.

    According to the Law of Rhythm, no hardship lasts forever. When you’re experiencing difficulties in your personal or professional life, know that it will pass.

    By understanding that this is just part of the cycle you’re in, you can relax and feel at peace knowing that the hardship will turn into ease just as summer turns into fall.

    And when things are going well, you become less likely to take this time for granted. You know that this period of ease may not last forever, and that’s okay. You’re able to honor the cycle and feel gratitude for all that you have in this moment.

    The only way a hardship can last any longer than it’s meant to is if you’re somehow holding onto it. There may even be times when the hardship has already passed, but you’re allowing it to still exist in your mind.

    For instance, if you’ve experienced difficulties in your relationship, you may have already talked them through with your partner, and things may be better now, but you’re still holding onto the emotions of the experience within.

    When you do this, it may feel like the hardship will never pass. This is when you must go within and uncover what you’re still holding onto, then allow yourself to let go of thoughts and emotions that no longer serve you.

    The Law of Rhythm and Doing vs. Being

    As I discussed above, I’ve learned that I experience energetic surges every month, and during this period, it feels like I can create forever.

    In general, I’m not someone who “relaxes” a lot. Writing is both my career and my hobby, so my brain is constantly churning, searching for the right ideas, words, and sentences to convey what’s in my head.

    But sometimes, I just need a break. I used to fight this because I believed the need for a break was a failure on my part. It took me a while to understand that this was part of the cycle. And when I surrendered to the cycle and stepped back from creating, eventually, when I did return to creating, my work would be even better because I gave myself that time.

    Sometimes, I do. Other times, I just am.

    This is all in accordance with the Law Of Rhythm.

    According to the Law of Rhythm, you will experience times of productivity and times of rest. You might also call these periods “times of doing” and “times of being.”

    Neither time is better or worse than the other, and both are needed in order for you to live your most authentic life.

    You might be able to see how this plays out in your own life. How do you feel when you work non-stop day after day without a moment to rest? Or conversely, how do you feel when you lay around on the couch for days or weeks at a time without actually doing anything productive?

    Some cultures may prioritize one thing or the other, but the truth is, both doing and being are needed in order for you to thrive. When you resist one or the other, you resist the laws of the universe and detract from your own highest good.

    Because I think many of us tend to uphold the “virtues” of productivity and doing at the expense of rest, I want to end this section with this: the next time you need to cancel plans, take a rest day, or spend time nurturing your soul, don’t feel guilty or try to resist.

    This is how you honor your own inner rhythm and cycle, and it is often the very best thing you can do not just for yourself but for all.

    The Law of Rhythm Journal Prompts

    As you’ve been reading through these sections, you may have already started thinking about how the Law of Rhythm plays a role in your own life. Below are a list of journal prompts you can use for deeper insight into the cycles that you experience and how you approach and react to each cycle.

    • What cycles do I see play out in my own life?
    • Are there any cycles I tend to resist, or that I’ve allowed myself to believe are inherently “wrong”?
    • How does it feel internally when I try to resist the cycles that unfold in my life?
    • What’s one example of a cycle of hardship vs. ease that I experience in my life? (This can be in regards to work, relationships, finances, creativity, or any other personal or professional area of your life.)
    • Considering what I know about the Law of Rhythm and cycles, how can I approach hardships and difficulties that appear in my life?
    • How do I see the cycle of doing vs. being unfold in my life? Do I experience resistance to either one?
    • How do I feel when I try to resist my own inner rhythm and cycles?
    • What mindset/attitude do I want to cultivate moving forward in regards to the Law of Rhythm and the cycles I experience in my world?

    What are some of the cycles that you’ve experienced in your own life? How does understanding the Law of Rhythm influence your mindset when experiencing hardships? Leave your questions and comments in the comment box below!

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    Chakras,  Spirituality

    Chakra Colors and Meanings: A Beginner’s Guide

    In this post, learn the basics of the seven main chakras, including chakra colors, signs of chakra balance and imbalance, and more! Plus download your free printable chakra chart and five positive affirmations for each chakra.

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    What is a Chakra?

    When you’re first learning about chakras, it can be a little confusing to understand what exactly they are, especially without a proper explanation before diving right in. Some guided meditations may jump straight to describing these glowing orbs of colored light within you, which can often be more than a little disconcerting at first.

    So let’s simplify and break down what exactly a chakra is and why it’s important.

    Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk.” A commonly accepted definition for the word chakra is a wheel of energy in your body. You might also think of it like a vortex of energy within you.

    What makes it confusing is that this vortex isn’t actually a physical thing like your bones or organs. You can’t see your chakras in an x-ray. Rather, you experience them through feelings, sensations, and your own intuition.

    So what exactly does a chakra do? Ideally, your life force, or prana, is flowing to and through your chakras at all times (through energy channels called nadis), which allows you to live in alignment with your highest self.

    Energy is meant to flow, and when your chakras are open, your life force energy can flow freely in and out of each of your energy centers. (You might hear the words chakras and energy centers used interchangeably.)

    But what happens when a chakra becomes blocked? When one of your chakras becomes blocked, your life force energy stagnates. This results in mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual blockages.

    For instance, grief and betrayal are both two experiences that may result in blockages in the heart chakra. As a result, you may experience feelings of loneliness, depression, distrust, and anger.

    In this post, we’re going to focus on the seven main chakras, but there are actually 114 chakras throughout your body, and some people believe there to be more. It’s important to keep in mind that while each chakra has its own role and individual attributes, they act as one whole system. When one chakra is blocked or overactive, this affects the energy throughout your entire chakra system.

    Below, I’ll explain a little more about the chakra colors and offer a rundown on the attributes and meanings of each of your seven main chakras.

    And if you’re interested in exploring more about chakras and want to begin your own powerful journey of chakra healing, you can check out my Chakra Healing Bundle, which contains a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. These healing resources are designed to help you begin a profound journey into aligning with your highest self, healing your soul, and cultivating unconditional self-love.

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    History of Chakra Colors

    You may be familiar with the idea that chakras each have a corresponding color connected to it. Here’s the list:

    • Root Chakra: Red
    • Sacral Chakra: Orange
    • Solar Plexus Chakra: Yellow
    • Heart Chakra: Green
    • Throat Chakra: Light Blue
    • Third Eye Chakra: Indigo (Also associated with blue and purple.)
    • Crown Chakra: Purple (Also associated with white and gold.)

    While these are the commonly accepted colors for the chakras, this is actually a fairly recent development in the history of chakras. In fact, most ancient traditions never associated chakras with specific colors. Instead, they were more likely to associate a chakra with a specific mantra or shape.

    So where did the idea of the chakra colors come from? In 1970, author Christopher Hills first wrote about the chakra colors in his book, Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body. Since this original publishing, the chakra colors I listed above have become widely accepted throughout the western world.

    So what does this mean? Someone just made the chakra colors up? Does that mean the chakra colors a lie?

    Here’s my answer: No, but it’s up to you to determine whether the chakra colors resonate with you.

    I know people who personally resonate with the chakra colors and who have used color therapy as a form of healing their chakras. Color therapy is the practice of surrounding yourself with the color of the chakra you want to open, activate, and/or heal. For instance, if you want to connect with your heart chakra, you might wear a green shirt, write in green pen, eat green vegetables, drink a green smoothie, and place green items around your work station.

    Additionally, many energy healers sense and can often see certain colors within and surrounding other people; these colors often correlate directly with the designated chakra colors.

    But if you personally don’t resonate with the chakra colors? That’s okay. Maybe you’ve tried some chakra meditations that instruct you to connect with each chakra by perceiving it as a brightly colored orb in its designated color, but you don’t feel like this does anything for you.

    Like I said, that’s completely okay. You might choose instead to view it as a swirling vortex, a colorless ball of energy, or a bright white or golden light.

    You can also choose to focus less on the color and more on a different aspect of the chakra, such as its associated mantra. I’ve listed the mantras for each chakra in the next section.

    Whether or not you associate with the chakra colors, know that there’s no right or wrong path as long as you’re willing to do the deep inner work to connect with and heal your chakras.

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    The 7 Main Chakras & Their Meanings

    Root Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (Mula: “root”; Adhara: “support” or “base”)
    • Location: Base of spine
    • Color: Red
    • Body Parts: Legs, Colon, Kidneys, Prostate, Bladder, Tailbone
    • Symbol: Four-petaled lotus with a square in the middle
    • Element: Earth
    • Mantra: LAM
    • Affirmation: I am
    • Balanced Attributes: Secure, Grounded, Strong, Centered, Stable, Steady, Safe, Peaceful, Supported, All Basic Needs Are Met
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Insecure, Anxious, Depressed, Scattered, Disconnected, Restless, Fearful, Cynical, Neglected, Worried
    • Fundamental Need: Survival

    Sacral Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana (Sva = “self”; shthana = “place”)
    • Location: Lower abdomen (below your navel)
    • Color: Orange
    • Body Parts: Womb, Bladder, Lower Back, Reproductive Organs
    • Symbol: Six-petaled lotus with a moon crescent in the center
    • Element: Water
    • Mantra: VAM
    • Affirmation: I feel
    • Balanced Attributes: Creative, Joyful, Playful, Prosperous, Stable, Sexual, Sensual, Passionate, Open, Energetic, Honest, Forgiving
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Creativity, Unstable, Insecure, Anxious, Scattered, Lazy, Fearful, Disconnected, Depressed, Unmotivated, Negative, Lack of Sensuality
    • Fundamental Need: Emotional flow, desire, sexuality

    Solar Plexus Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Manipura (“City of Jewels”; sometimes translated as “Lustrous Gem”)
    • Location: A couple inches above the navel/Below the chest
    • Color: Yellow
    • Body Parts: Pancreas, Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder
    • Symbol: Ten-petaled lotus with downward facing triangle in the center
    • Element: Fire
    • Mantra: RAM
    • Affirmation: I do
    • Balanced Attributes: Confident, Positive, Joyful, Empowered, Driven, Motivated, Collaborative, High Self-Esteem
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Confidence, Negative, Fearful, Low Energy, Indifferent, Unmotivated, Competitive, Low Self-Esteem
    • Fundamental Need: Self-worth

    Heart Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Anahata (“Unstruck”)
    • Location: Heart/Center of chest
    • Color: Green
    • Body Parts: Heart, Lungs, Shoulders, Arms, Ribs, Breasts, Diaphragm
    • Symbol: Twelve-petaled lotus with two intersecting triangles in the center
    • Element: Air
    • Mantra: YAM
    • Affirmation: I love
    • Balanced Attributes: Loving, Loveable, Peaceful, Compassionate, Empathetic, Trustful, Open-Hearted, Serene, Understanding, Kind
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Unloved, Unlovable, Lonely, Depressed, Indifferent, Judgmental, Distrustful, Self-Isolates, Spiteful, Selfish
    • Fundamental Need: Love

    Throat Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha (“Especially pure” or “Purest”)
    • Location: Throat/Center of Neck
    • Color: Light Blue
    • Body Parts: Throat, Thyroid, Teeth, Mouth, Jaw, Neck
    • Symbol: Sixteen-petaled lotus with a downward facing triangle inside a circle
    • Element: Ether (Sky/Space)
    • Mantra: HAM
    • Affirmation: I speak
    • Balanced Attributes: Communicative, Calm, Honest, Peaceful, Decisive, Expressive, Patient, Authentic, Centered, Good Listener
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Excessively Shy, Withdrawn, Dishonest, Loud, Indecisive, Inexpressive, Impatient, Disingenous, Moody, Insincere
    • Fundamental Need: Expression

    Third Eye Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Ajna (“Beyond wisdom.” Can also be translated as “Perceive” or “Command.”)
    • Location: Center of Forehead/Between Eyebrows
    • Color: Indigo (Also associated with purple.)
    • Body Parts: Brain, Eyes, Nervous System, Forehead
    • Symbol: Two-petaled lotus with inverted triangle in the center
    • Element: Light
    • Mantra: OM or SHAM
    • Affirmation: I see
    • Balanced Attributes: Intuitive, Imaginative, Insightful, Perceptive, Open-Minded, Sense of Clarity, Mentally Strong, Trusting
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Intuition, Confused, Unimaginative, Fearful, Unable to Focus, Close-Minded, Scattered, Distrusting
    • Fundamental Need: Insight and intuition

    Crown Chakra

    • Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (“Thousand-petaled”)
    • Location: Top of Head
    • Color: Violet (White is often associated with this chakra as well.)
    • Body Parts: Skull, Cerebral Cortex, Right Eye
    • Symbol: Thousand-petaled lotus with a divine circle in the center
    • Element: Thought/Consciousness
    • Mantra: OM (or silence)
    • Affirmation: I understand
    • Balanced Attributes: Spiritual, Enlightened, Trusting, Peaceful, Creative, Focused, Blissful, Present, Connected to Higher Power
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Cynical, Close-Minded, Lack of Faith, Frustrated with Life, Forgetful, Unfocused, Lonely, Scattered, Disconnected
    • Fundamental Need: Connection to the divine

    Want to learn more about chakras? Check out all my articles on chakras here. And if you want to connect to each of your energy centers and experiences profound chakra healing, be sure to purchase your Chakra Healing Bundle today.

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    Manifestation

    How To Manifest Something: 10 Manifestation Methods

    In this post, learn how to manifest something using 10 tested and proven manifestation methods. (The very first method is the manifestation blueprint for manifesting your deepest, most heartfelt desires.) And be sure to check out over 150 pages of manifestation printables to support your journey here!

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    How To Manifest Something

    Before you learn how to manifest something using the ten unique manifestation methods in this guide, let’s define what manifestation is and how it works.

    Manifestation is, in its purest form, creation. You’re always manifesting things and experiences into your life because you’re always creating. In fact, being a creator is part of the very foundation of who you are.

    And most of the time, when you step back and look at your life, you’ll find that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.

    Once we understand this, we can begin to cultivate an inner world that matches what we want to see in our outer world. This is when we turn unconscious manifestation into intentional manifestation.

    To intentionally manifest something means to visualize your dreams and desires and to vibrate at the frequency of your desires as if they’ve already come true. Like attracts like, so when you choose to feel the positive emotions related to your desires throughout your day, you’ll attract more of this good-feeling thing to you.

    So how does this work?

    Let’s say you dream of finding your soulmate.

    Step back and consider why it’s so important for you to find this person. How do you imagine this person will make you feel? Maybe you imagine that they’ll make you feel loved, cherished, treasured, and adored. Okay. So now you decide you want to manifest this person.

    In order to manifest your soulmate, you want to begin imagining what it would look and feel like to have this person in your life.

    Visualize how a day in your life will look like with them in it. And those incredible feelings of being loved, cherished, treasured, and adored?

    You don’t have to wait until you meet your soulmate to begin experiencing those feelings.

    You can allow yourself to feel loved, cherished, treasured, and adored today.

    Imagine that you’re a magnet. Everything you put out into the universe is exactly what you attract to you (remember, like attracts like). So if you put out the vibration of being loved, cherished, treasured, and adored right now (and allow yourself to truly feel all the positive emotions related to these feelings), you’ll attract more experiences that will make you feel loved, cherished, treasured, and adored in your outer world. 

    Truly, this starts with loving yourself. Cherishing yourself. Treasuring yourself. Adoring yourself. And likely, you’ll be so busy cultivating unconditional self-love, you won’t even worry about when your soulmate will finally show up.

    And that’s exactly when your manifestation will come true.

    When you stop looking for it and simply allow yourself to live fully, feeling all the positive emotions you want to feel today.

    This is, in essence, the basis of manifestation:

    “What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.”

    So at its very core, if you want to manifest something, become the energy of what you want to manifest.

    But that’s just the beginning. Below, I’m going to take you through ten tested and proven manifestation methods. (Be sure to pay special attention to the first one, as this is your manifestation blueprint.)

    Each method will serve and support you in your manifestation journey as you begin creating the life of your deepest, most heartfelt dreams.

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    1. The Manifestation Blueprint

    The reason why so many people struggle with manifestation is that they don’t understand how it truly works. They treat manifestation like a game, but manifestation is actually an art. And there’s a very specific blueprint you can follow to manifest what you really want in your life:

    • You set an intention based on the authentic, deeply felt dreams that have been placed in your heart.
    • You communicate this intention to the Universe. Your positive vibrations are one way of communicating this intention, as by vibrating at the frequency of your desires, you express that you’re ready to receive more of this good-feeling thing.
    • The Universe works behind the scenes to set everything in motion. It communicates back to you in the form of signs, synchronicities, and most importantly, your own intuition. Being in the vibration of what you desire allows you to receive these signs and inner nudges with clarity. (In contrast, being in a state of stress, worry, and anger will cause you to miss these signs and feelings.)
    • Then, you take inspired action based on the communication the Universe has given you. 
    • This communication between you and the Universe continues. The Universe sends you signs (usually through your intuition), and you follow your intuition by taking aligned action. Essentially, once the Universe communicates what to do, you do that thing.
    • And as you follow this path, you’ll begin to see your dream manifest into your reality. Keep following the nudges. Keep taking inspired action. And stay in the vibration of your dreams and desires so you can receive divine guidance when it comes.

    This is why manifestation is an art, not a game. It isn’t about “beating” the Universe. It’s about co-creating with the Universe. And if you can master this, you can master manifestation – for life.

    2. Visualization

    Visualization is key in transforming your dreams from abstract ideas in your head to tangible things you get to have and experience in your reality. In manifestation, visualization allows you to simulate the experience of already having your desires in the present moment. This is a profound practice to help you get clear about what you want and begin vibrating at the frequency of your desires today.

    What makes visualization truly powerful is that it helps you to get in alignment with universal energy. This makes you more receptive to connecting with your intuition and taking inspired action.

    Meditation, vision boards, and scripting are a few practices that can help you visualize your dreams and desires. In this article, you can learn more about the profound benefits of visualization (there’s more than you think!) and the various visualization practices you can use in your daily life in order to manifest your deepest dreams and desires.

    3. The 55×5 Manifestation Method

    The 55×5 (also sometimes written as 5×55 or 555) Manifestation Method is one of my favorite journaling methods for manifesting. The guidelines are fairly straightforward: it simply requires you to choose an affirmation, then write down that affirmation 55 times in a row for 5 days straight.

    The affirmation you choose will directly relate to the desire you want to manifest.

    For example, let’s say you want to manifest money. Your affirmation might be, “I am so grateful I received $10,000 this week!”

    So on Day 1, you’ll write “I am so grateful I received $10,000 this week!” 55 times in a row.

    Then, on Day 2, you’d again write, “I am so grateful I received $10,000 this week!” 55 times in a row.

    Days 3, 4, and 5, same thing.

    As you write your affirmations, you want to truly feel like you have this thing now. If you did manifest $10,000, how would you feel? Would you feel grateful? Joyful? Radiant?

    Allow yourself to feel those emotions now. Then, carry them with you throughout your day. This is a great practice for truly uncovering your manifesting power. It helps you to articulate exactly what you want and sets a solid foundation for your day so you can stay in the vibration of your desires.

    For more ideas and tips on the 55×5 manifestation method, you can check out this article, where I go into even more detail about this powerful manifestation method.

    And if you’re looking for help getting started, check out the 55×5 Manifestation Method Worksheet, which gives you the opportunity to print and handwrite your affirmations or type directly into the PDF editable document. This easy-to-use worksheet gets powerful results and is the perfect addition to your manifestation practice.

    4. The 369 Method

    The 369 Method has a similar setup to the 55×5 Manifestation Method with a few differences in how it’s carried out. In the 369 Method, you choose an affirmation and write it down 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times in the evening. Do this for 21 days in a row. As you write your affirmation, maintain high vibrations and make sure to be consistent. I also find it helpful to say my affirmation aloud throughout the day.

    If you want to learn more about the 369 Method, just click here!

    5. Scripting

    Scripting is the practice of writing about your dreams and desires in story-like form, as if you already possess everything you want to manifest. It’s kind of like writing a journal entry, except instead of writing about your current life, you write about the life you want to live as if you’re already living it.

    So if you want to manifest love, you might write about how you’re living with the love of your life in your dream home. When you do this, you’ll only write in past or present tense.

    If you’re writing in past tense, you might recount the day you met your partner. You could also write as though it’s the end of the day, and you’ve just had your first date with the perfect person.

    If you write in the present tense, you could write about what a typical day looks like with the love of your life as you’re living it.

    Truly, the possibilities are endless.

    The key to making scripting work is to feel all the positive emotions of having your desires right now in this present moment.

    So if you’re writing about how happy you are to spend your life with this perfect person, allow yourself to feel truly joyful and grateful for all that you have. And even more, give yourself permission to feel loved, cherished, and adored by this perfect person.

    Insert gratitude throughout your script, and end it by thanking the Universe for delivering to you all your deepest dreams and desires.

    To learn more about scripting, I’ve added links below that will provide you with examples, suggested sentence starters, and even a free PDF template to help you get started.

    And if you want to get started with scripting today, be sure to check out 30 Perfect Days, a digital manifestation journal available in my online shop. Each day, you’ll receive a unique scripting prompt that will help you to live as if you already have your dreams and desires right now. Additionally, you’ll find space for daily gratitude, acknowledging the miracles that appear in your everyday world, uplifting affirmations, and more. Click here to learn more!

    For more scripting tips, help, and guidance, check out these articles:

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    6. The Pillow Method For Manifestation

    The Pillow Method For Manifestation is one of my personal favorites, as it feels as though you’re truly doing something magical when you complete this practice.

    First, you want to take either a script you’ve written about your dream life (see #5 above) or a powerful manifestation affirmation that affirms you already have what you desire.

    For instance, you might write “I am in my dream job, making a positive difference in people’s lives and doing what I love every single day.”

    Once you have your script or affirmation written down, place it under your pillow. Before you go to bed, visualize your desired manifestation in your mind’s eye. Imagine having this desire right now, feeling all the positive emotions of your dreams coming true.

    Let this be the last thing you think about before falling asleep, allowing it to sink into your subconscious brain. Continue this practice for about 7 to 10 days, or until it feels right to remove it.

    7. Essential Oils For Manifesting

    Manifesting oil is a blend of essential oils, herbs, and other natural sources that are specifically created to help you manifest your desires. Using these essential oils is a great way to enhance and amplify your manifestation practice.

    I like to use manifesting oils on my scripts, journal entries, and manifestation affirmations. Manifesting oil can also be used on a specific object, such as cash, a love note, a candle, or even yourself.

    One of my personal favorite ways to use it is by rubbing a little bit on my script or affirmation before I put it under my pillow if I’m doing the pillow method.

    If you’d like to learn more about essential oils and oil blends for manifesting your desires (as well as how to use them)click here.

    8. Gratitude

    Gratitude ties in with abundance, as when you choose to view your life from a perspective of gratitude, you’re able to see all that you have rather that focusing on what you don’t have.

    When you express gratitude, you’re essentially telling the Universe, more of this please.

    More joy. More love. More peace, freedom, and abundance.

    Connect yourself to the life of your dreams by expressing sincere gratitude and appreciation for the abundance that already exists within.

    How do you do this? Here are a few ideas:

    • When you wake up, think of three things you’re grateful for. You might also choose to write these things down in a gratitude journal.
    • Anytime you feel out of sorts, take a step back. Look around your immediate environment. Focus on one thing in your surroundings to be grateful for. If you can’t find something outside of you, focus on something within.
    • Stuck at a red light? Instead of expressing frustration, think of one to three things you’re thankful for in your life.
    • Before you go to bed at night, think of three things that happened during the day that you truly appreciate.

    For more on embracing gratitude, check out these posts:

    9. Give To Receive

    The more good you put out in the world, the more good you receive in return.

    Do you want to manifest love? Give love to others. (And yourself.)

    Do you want financial prosperity? Donate and give money when you feel called to.

    Do you want unconditional happiness? Give your smile freely to others. Make someone’s day. Be a light in someone else’s world.

    One way to intentionally practice this is to write a Giving List. Every morning, write down something you want to give that day. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a really big thing. Here are a few examples of something you might give:

    • A compliment to a friend
    • A smile to a stranger
    • An extra $1 on your food delivery tip
    • A kind gesture, like letting another car in or opening the door for someone.

    Time is also a gift, so you might give the gift of your time to someone who’s feeling lonely.

    I always like to note that you should only give when it feels good to you. Don’t force or pressure yourself to give because you think you have to, especially if deep down, you feel any resentment towards giving. When you do this, you may emit negative vibrations, so you’re not actually helping yourself to manifest what you want.

    Release the pressure on yourself, let go, and allow the perfect moment to unfold instead of forcing yourself into it.

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    10. Surrender & Allow

    There are several ways I could phrase this:

    Surrender.

    Trust.

    Let go.

    Allow.

    There are two equal parts of manifestation: doing and being. This is actually directly tied to the Law of Gender, one of the 12 spiritual laws of the Universe. The Law of Gender states there are two types of energy: masculine and feminine. In order to live a fulfilling, joyful, purpose-driven life, we must achieve a balance between these two energies.

    Masculine energy is tied to hustling, achieving, and doing. Feminine energy is tied to surrendering, allowing, and just being.

    While many of the practices on this list are tied to your masculine energy, your feminine energy is just as important when it comes to manifesting.

    What we often forget when it comes to manifestation is that you’re actually co-creating with the Universe. This means trusting that the Universe has your back. It also that means sometimes, you’re in the driver’s seat, and other times, you’re letting the Universe take the wheel.

    So how exactly do you practice surrender and trust? Here are a few tips:

    • Release the “how.” This is 100% the Universe’s job. You might think you know the best path to your dreams. You might also think there’s just no possible way your dream can come true. But I promise, the Universe will figure out the how, and it’s often in unexpected and surprising ways. Your job is to simply allow the Universe to work its magic. When it’s time for you to act, it’ll deliver a sign or a gentle nudge in the right direction to let you know.
    • Listen to your own inner rhythm. Do you feel like you’re forcing something to happen? How does it feel? At its foundation, manifestation should feel really good. If you feel like you’re trying to force your dreams to come true, it may be time to take a step back. Let go and allow the Universe to take the wheel for a while.

    As you move forward, keep this in mind:

    Don’t worry about the timeline. Don’t try to force something that doesn’t feel right. Know that the Universe is doing the hard stuff, and instead of focusing on your external world, focus on your inner world.

    Create an inner world so peaceful, patient, and calm, it spills into your outer world and creates something beautiful outside of yourself.


    Recap: How to Manifest Something – 10 Essential Manifestation Methods


    What manifestation methods have helped you the most in your manifesting journey? Share your tips and stories in the comment box below!

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.


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    Chakra Healing Foods: A Complete Guide (w/ Chart)

    In this post, discover healing foods for each of your body’s chakras, plus save and print a handy chakra foods chart to keep with you so you can connect with each of your body’s main energy centers daily.

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    Chakra Healing

    When you think of the effects that food has on your body, it’s likely that you immediately think of the physical impacts; through conscious food choices, you can incorporate food into your diet that might help you lose or gain weight and/or muscle.

    But your food choices don’t just affect your physical self; they have a profound impact on your mental, emotional, and spiritual self as well. In fact, your mind, body, and spirit are all affected every single day by your food intake in ways that you may not even see.

    That’s why intentionally choosing food that works with your internal energy is so important: because the effects extend beyond your physical self and digestive system and have an impact on your entire well-being.

    Below, you’ll find a list of healing foods for each of your body’s energy centers along with a handy chart you can print or save to your phone.

    If you want to connect with a particular chakra, incorporate foods into your snacks and meals that correspond with that chakra. Be intentional with this practice. For instance, if you’re connecting with your root chakra and decide to add sweet potatoes to one of your meals, set the intention to connect with your root chakra before you start eating. As you eat, remain mindful of the energy in and around your root chakra. You might also internally recite some root chakra affirmations as you’re eating. (You can find links to affirmations for each of your body’s energy centers in the sections below.)

    For an overview on all the chakras, you can check out my post on the chakra colors and meanings here. You can also find the entire catalog of chakra articles on this site on this page.

    And if you want to learn more about opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy centers, be sure to check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle. The bundle comes with a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. (All items can be purchased individually as well!)

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    Chakra Healing Foods

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    Save and print this chakra healing foods chart by clicking on the image above.

    Root Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Root Chakra Foods
    • Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots
    • Red fruits such as apples, strawberries, and cherries
    • Protein-rich foods such as beans and nut butters

    Want to learn more about root chakra healing? Discover 14 practices to heal your root chakra here. For even more root chakra healing, get root chakra affirmations here and root chakra journal prompts here.

    Sacral Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Sacral Chakra Foods
    • Spices such as cinnamon
    • Orange produce such as mangoes, oranges, and carrots
    • Honey

    Looking to heal your sacral chakra? Get 14 powerful practices for healing the sacral chakra here. Plus get sacral chakra affirmations here and journal prompts here!

    Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Solar Plexus Chakra Foods
    • Complex carbs such as oatmeal and quinoa
    • Yellow produce such as bananas, pineapple, and squash
    • Ginger, turmeric, cumin, fennel

    Want more solar plexus chakra healing practices? Check out these solar plexus chakra affirmations and journal prompts.

    Heart Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Heart Chakra Foods
    • Heart-healthy leafy green vegetables
    • Green tea
    • Basil, thyme, cilantro

    If you want more heart chakra healing practices, check out these heart chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

    Throat Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Throat Chakra Foods
    • Herbal teas with honey and/or lemon
    • Fruit smoothies
    • Cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew

    For deeper throat chakra healing, check out these throat chakra affirmations and journal prompts.

    Third Eye Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Third Eye Chakra Foods
    • Dark blue/purple fruits such as blueberries/blackberries
    • Brain-boosting antioxidants such as dark chocolate.
    • Grape juice

    To open, activate, and connect with your third eye chakra, check out these 40 third eye chakra affirmations and 30 journal prompts.

    Crown Chakra Healing Foods

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    Healing Crown Chakra Foods
    • Purified water
    • Detox and fasting (if safe for you – please follow guidance of medical professionals)

    (Why aren’t there more food choices for your crown chakra? Because food is a material thing of this earth, while the crown chakra is connected with your highest, divine self. To connect with your crown chakra, focus less on what foods to eat and more on your divine self: the truest part of you that’s untouched by human experiences.)

    Do you want to create a deeper connection to your crown chakra? Get started with these crown chakra affirmations and journal prompts.


    Have you ever used food for chakra healing? What are some of your favorite chakra healing practices? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

    For more on chakra healing, plus positive affirmations, manifestation tools, and more, be sure to follow me on Pinterest! And for a daily dose of self-love and empowering beliefs, connect with me on Instagram.


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