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Seeing the Light

Spring always makes me excited for new things.

Fresh flowers, warm afternoons, picnics, sailboats, baby animals, and new love.

Springtime is a season of rebirth, blossoming, and getting out of hibernation.  As it finally warms up in New England, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my summer sundresses and sandals.  I hope you’re enjoying the springtime season as much as I am.

Springtime makes me look forward to new projects, too.  Spring is the perfect season for taking action, moving forward, and taking chances.

As I smell lilacs on warm evening walks or enjoy the cool breeze through my window, it keeps me mindful and “in the now.”  Being able to enjoy the moment and appreciate the little things in life is truly living beautifully at its best.

🌺💐🌸

Keep shining.

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New Moon Vibes- Spring Has Sprung!

Although the New Moon was over the weekend, I’ve been really feeling it these past couple of days.  Perhaps it’s a combination of the moon and Mercury snapping out of retrograde (whew), but I’ve been feeling refreshed, calm, and balanced.

Instead of being overcome with emotions- both good or bad- I’ve been feeling more neutral.  People haven’t been pushing my buttons like they used to, comments aren’t being taken so personally, and my anxiety about everyday things- such as commuting or finishing up a task at work- isn’t so bad.

I’ve been choosing what to care about and what to put my energy towards.

This New Moon was in Aries, which is the first astrological sign of the zodiac.  So, it only makes sense to be feeling a bit fresh- it’s the New Year!  I like that thought, too- now is the beginning of a brand new cycle.  We’re all able to pay attention to what is around us, take control of our thoughts, and focus on what is happening in the now. 

That’s how I want to live in this new year, new spring, and new season.

Spring is a time of rebirth, growth, and manifestation; as the old falls away, the new comes into form.  I spent the majority of the winter cooped up writing, planning, and coming up with ideas- which served its purpose during the cold, snowy months.  I had been busy planting seeds for what was next, and even though I was taking steps each day, my ideas weren’t ready to grow- until now.

Just like the spring, everything has its cycle- planting, growth, and blossoming.

Over the weekend I did my usual routine- a Saturday stroll through Boston Common, journaling in the Public Garden, and window shopping on Newbury Street.  It’s finally starting to look like spring, and I’m excited to watch the flowers start to bloom… just like new projects, ideas, and dreams.

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Spring Renewal

Happy Easter!

Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, springtime is a season of rebirth and renewal.

I’ve had a lot of “fresh starts” so far in 2018, and as I feel more and more at home in Boston, the less I look back at the past.  How refreshing!

The streets feel new, the sun seems brighter, and the days seem to flow.  As I live in alignment with my heart, life becomes a lot more clear, too.

Even if yesterday seemed dark, remember that the sun will be back today. Don’t be afraid to show your colors and shine. ✨

Enjoy your first day of April.

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Those Spring Feelings- Starting Fresh

Although today’s temperature in Boston would suggest otherwise, it’s the first day of spring.  Emotionally, this year feels like it, too- although I’m still wearing a heavy coat and there’s a winter storm warning, it’s the start of a new, fresh season.  It’s a time to wake up from the winter months, reemerge, and blossom.

It’s time to shine!

This past weekend was the New Moon in Pisces– a dreamy, go-with-the-flow vibe.  Representing strong, feminine energy, Pisces floats in at a time where we can embrace the new season by owning our strengths, taking chances, and welcoming new opportunities.  Saying goodbye to this last chapter, the New Moon is a time to turn the page and start with a fresh, new piece of paper.

Speaking of new opportunities, I start comedy class tonight.  Laughter has always been one of my ways to cope with life, from telling stories to making not-so-funny situations into something humorous.  Although I’ve thought about comedy writing for over eight years, I kept talking myself out of it.  First, the classes at UCB were full.  Then, I didn’t have the money.  There was always an excuse!

There’s been no doubt in my mind that sketch comedy would be something I’d enjoy- and even be good at- but for some reason, a little voice kept causing me to procrastinate.

That negative self talk is what has kept me from doing a lot of things- but this past year of healing, writing, and getting to know myself has given me the strength to go forward and give it my all.  What do we have to lose, anyway?  I’ll tell you- opportunity.

You never know unless you try.  This goes for relationships, career, and life- you can’t judge the outcome of your future by the mistakes or events of your past.

It’s important to heal and let go of the blocks that have prevented you from taking risks- especially if your heart is telling you that the thing you’re afraid of is right.

Happy Spring, and I hope you’re able to take chances, have faith, and go with the flow- you never know what people or opportunities will float your way.

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The “Worm Moon” and Spring Beginnings

Tonight is the first of two full moons for this new month of March- how exciting!  This year we’ve had not one, but two months with two sets of full moons– January and March- which won’t happen again until 2037.  This extremely rare occurrence is yet another sign of how powerful of a year 2018 is, full of magic and manifestation.

As the last full moon of the winter, it is referred to as the “worm moon.”  Why, you ask? Since spring is just a few weeks away, this moon symbolizes the rebirth of nature and the earth.  Just as the earthworms start to poke up from the ground, the leaves begin to grow, flowers bloom, and life begins again.  Spring is a fresh start for both the earth and the humans who walk it, so this is a special moon to say goodbye to winter and start a brand new season.  Our next full moon will happen on the very last day of the month- March 31- and will be known as the blue moon (more on that in weeks to come).

If you’ve had a rough winter, have faith that spring will bring forth the fruits of your labor.  It’s been a rocky road since the August eclipse, but thankfully February’s new moon solar eclipse has brought a more peaceful, flowing energy!

I’ve spoken to many friends about the same topic- feeling stuck in careers, relationships, or situations that are no longer working out for them.  They’ve all acknowledged they want something different, yet aren’t sure what to do.  I have reminded them that these are signs from the universe that their heart is guiding them on a new path- and I’ve begun to see their lives change.  New opportunities have arose and decisions have been made for them that are out of their control.  As the pieces start coming together, the struggle starts to make more sense; the struggle is the lesson.  Before we can move on to something better, we must first learn the lesson and pass the test.

When one door closes, another door opens.  Don’t try to push the old door back open or break the lock. Leave it shut.

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There are many ways to embrace the power of the full moon.  I always set my cards and crystals out to recharge; it’s a great night to sage, take a salt bath, and set aside time for meditation.  Self-care is necessary for everyone’s well being on a daily basis, but is especially important during a full moon!  Take it easy on yourself, enjoy the evening, and remember to continue to look forward- not back.

As spring approaches, I’m excited for all of the new opportunities in my life.  I got a fresh haircut, new shades, and even started a new job!  It really does feel as if one cycle ended and an entirely new chapter began with the last new moon.

Feeling recharged after a great trip to Denver, I’m so grateful for wonderful friends, work I love, and being able to connect with so many mindful people.  We’ve got the moon on our side!

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Rabbit, Rabbit! March is Almost Here

Have you ever heard the phrase “rabbit rabbit?” 🐇

Being the superstitious person I am, I’ve said “rabbit rabbit” first thing in the morning on the 1st of every month for as long as I can remember. I read that the little saying would bring good luck in an American Girl magazine 20-some years ago, and ever since it’s been a tradition between my mom and me. We always text each other two rabbit emojis as a reminder- and funny enough, my friend Brenda has done the same thing for years, too!

A new month is always a great time to reset and set intentions for the next four weeks. I’m starting out the month refreshed after a great vacation, am starting a new job, and am feeling the positive spring vibes. It’s been a beautiful and sunny 60 degree week, and I couldn’t be more excited for spring.

In addition to my “rabbit rabbit” tradition, I also like to sage my apartment, reflect, and set intentions by journaling in my notebook. Putting thoughts and ideas on paper is a powerful way to manifest your goals, hold yourself accountable, and to track your progress as weeks go by.

The 1st is a special day this year, too- it’s also a full moon. More on the March full moon tomorrow- enjoy your last evening of February! Spring is just around the corner. 🤗🌸