Following your gut

Gut instinct. It’s underrated in my opinion. My gut has always been very sensitive and I have strong physical reactions in there to emotional situations. My gut instinct has always been strong and it’s never steered me wrong - when I’ve listened to it. But before I found mindfulness I spent years suppressing it and [...]

Why connection is key

I watched this really great video from the In a Nutshell series a few years ago on how the antidote to addiction is connection rather than just denial of the substance/thing we are addicted to. "The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection" Isolation is addiction's best friend. For most [...]

Championing others by letting go of jealousy

Jealousy. It’s a nasty little thing, and low self-esteem is it’s best friend. Being envious of others for having something we want and don’t have can lead us not only to harm ourselves but to harm those we are jealous of too. When I feel happy and content with my own life, my own body [...]