When You Change Relationships Change

When You Change Relationships Change

A few months ago I set out with the intention to write and share regularly on social media. This was big for me because I hadn’t ever posted regularly. And when I did post it was hardly ever anything of substance. It was mostly more of a check in; like “hey, here’s...

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You Can Be Healthy and Eat Cake

You Can Be Healthy and Eat Cake

I’m not perfect, and I don’t pretend to be (well, at least not right now). I make errors in my writing (grammar, syntax, and the like). I don’t wear make-up all the time. I don’t always have a sparkle in my eye. Sometimes I have bags beneath my eyes and my hair is...

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Nature: The Ultimate Space Holder for Self-Understanding

Nature: The Ultimate Space Holder for Self-Understanding

I set an intention a couple of months ago to deepen my connection with nature. And then I forgot about it. Nonetheless, the power of intention has driven me to seek out nature opportunities left and right, far more than anytime before. What I find in my connection...

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To Be Truly Alive, You Must First…

To Be Truly Alive, You Must First…

Yesterday I wandered the land at the edge of Lake Texoma on the Texas side. I came to the land with ideas, perceptions, and judgments. I left schooled on how to listen. First, I thought mostly of my family, who occupy both lands. And the many trips I’ve taken over...

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How to End Things

How to End Things

I feel so grateful. I feel it in the center of my chest and the points of my cheeks. I feel it tingle in my fingers and toes. I feel so happy and thankful for this week and half I’ve spent in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. It’s been an amazing reset and a...

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Why Am I Here?

Why Am I Here?

When I contemplate this question it connects me to a deeper current. It doesn’t matter that there are days, weeks, or even months in which I feel deeply on purpose. There are always times in which this contemplation gets me closer to home a little more than before....

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Cycle Awareness Practice

Cycle Awareness Practice

I have SO much energy today. It’s amazing. I give thanks to my cycle. #cycleday15.  Some of you have heard me talk about my cycle awareness practice and been interested. While others of you have uncomfortably scoffed, “Oh, Paula!” Yes, oh Paula! I absolutely love it....

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The Pathless Woods

The Pathless Woods

Currently, I’m sitting in confusion. My mind squabbles all the should’s, could’s, and “don’t you wanna’s.” It shrieks of time, ambition, and success. All in one breath. And then does a quick about-face to scream in another breath all the fears of possible wrongdoing,...

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The Trick of Change

The Trick of Change

I woke up the other morning feeling vulnerable. I felt tender and sensitive to the world around me. I hadn’t quite arrived fully into my own skin from the dream world. But an abiding discomfort was present. It frightened me. And the decisions of the previous day...

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Change

Change

Change. It’s one of the most challenging parts of being human. Most people wake up every day and do pretty much the same thing. Too afraid to do something different. If we’re conscious, we bring on change ourselves or at least respond quickly and easily to what life...

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A Response To A Blank Canvas

A Response To A Blank Canvas

What’s most present for me when I sit down to write (the blank canvas being who you are responding to — a reflection of you)? What immediately surfaces are the many, many fears I have around self-expression. I feel an intense obligation to be silent. To write about...

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Faith in the Universe

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Faith in the Universe

  If you find yourself frequently down and out, unsure of your place in the world, or doubtful of whether life will ever go your way, then you’re the perfect person to start a faith practice. If you have a hard time letting go and can’t help but want to control...

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Do You Hear the Cry?

Do You Hear the Cry?

Life is changing rapidly these days. You can see it clearly on the world’s stage. Our darkest shadows express themselves in politics, warfare, natural disasters, and hate crimes in our own communities. Every day we think, “It can’t get any worse, can it?” And then it...

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How to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

How to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

It’s easy in the beginning. You fall madly in love. You can’t get the other person out of your thoughts. You can’t wait to see them on the weekend. You buy gifts, go on dates, and do sweet things for no reason at all. Warm, fuzzy feelings fill your relationship. And...

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How to Create the Life You Desire

How to Create the Life You Desire

If there’s a life you’re trying to create, then there’s an easy way you can create it. But for most, you do not realize you can create your life the way you like, and you do not know how to do it. When you first hear that you can craft and design your life to your...

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How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part Six: Final Thoughts

How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part Six: Final Thoughts

I’ve spent the last four months turning my life upside down from the inside out. I’ve scavenged every nook and cranny. I’ve touched every item I own. And I’ve asked, “Does this spark joy?” more than 500 times. I’ve traveled back and forth from Goodwill to clothing...

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How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part Four: Komono Cont

How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part Four: Komono Cont

Honoring Your Need for Space It has been several months now since I started this journey. My attention has waned in the last few weeks as I’ve given myself space from the decluttering process. But I’ve returned. The emotional turbulence of the project requires time to...

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How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part Two: Books

How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part Two: Books

*This post contains affiliate links. In the last post, I discussed how to declutter clothes. I shared with you how I cleaned out 75% of my clothes. I posted pictures of the before and after. And now I’m on part two - books. I was excited and nervous to tackle this...

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How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part One: Clothes

How to Declutter for a Simpler Life – Part One: Clothes

*This post contains affiliate links. Follow my blog with Bloglovin And, we’re off! I’m well on my way to a decluttered home and a simpler life. I started to declutter before I even knew what I was doing. Who knew there was actually a method to decluttering? Well,...

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6 Reasons Why I Choose to Live a Simple Life

6 Reasons Why I Choose to Live a Simple Life

Last Friday was my birthday. I spent the day snuggled in bed. I soaked up all the birthday love. And got plenty of rest. I also watched a documentary. It came at the perfect time. At the end of each year, I choose a word to brand the coming year. At the end of 2016,...

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Four Great Places to Eat in Boulder and Denver

Four Great Places to Eat in Boulder and Denver

Colorado, the land of the free… to smoke marijuana. One of many reasons people across the US are flocking to the state. But not the reason that my guy and I have our heart pointed in that direction. Mountains. Snow. Outdoors. Cool people. Great beer. Chill vibe....

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“There’s Not Enough time,” Is It True?

“There’s Not Enough time,” Is It True?

It’s a Tuesday. I’m off work (I’m a registered nurse by day and writer by - my other days). I jump off the couch from a brainstorming sesh to head to my yoga studio. I’m happy to go stretch and move, but a wave of anxiety comes over me. I feel excited but anxious....

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2016: The Year of Completion

2016: The Year of Completion

One thing most people don’t know about me is that I’m interested in numerology. Numerology deals with the significance of numbers. Each number indicates a specific meaning depending on whether you’re talking about a person’s name, birthday, or the universal year. Like...

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The Tapestry of Your Life

The Tapestry of Your Life

I’m sitting at my two computers this morning. My new MacBook Air has an abundance of internet tabs open as I passionately develop my brand new writer’s website. The “Old Lady” (my MacBook from 2008) is turned on on my left-hand side with the documents folder open, as...

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The Divine Feminine’s Grief

The Divine Feminine’s Grief

My relationship with the Divine Feminine continues to surface. I can feel the call to meditate on the Divine Feminine energy, to cultivate and integrate Her presence, and to express Her presence in all that I do. At times I am in complete awe of Her beauty. I sit back...

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Stop the Chase, Trust the Universe, and Become Available

Stop the Chase, Trust the Universe, and Become Available

I’m learning the interplay between busyness and rest. It’s amazing how when I’m deep in the midst of learning I can see myself still enacting behaviors I know aren’t in my Highest Interest. One day it’s easy for me to slip into ease, spaciousness, and rest. The next...

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“By soul I mean a person or thing’s unique niche in the Earth community… So, although soul for me is an ecological concept, the process of coming to know our soul is not an ecological process but a psychological one — and a spiritual one, as well. Embodying or manifesting our soul, in the way I mean this word, is our mature/ adult life purpose, our singular destiny.” – Bill Plotkin