A Karmic Tarot Reading For These Difficult Times

A Karmic Tarot Reading For These Difficult Times

There’s been a lot of speculation from the spiritual community that the current global crisis is possibly a response to humanity’s imbalance. Imbalances such as our focus on material things, our treatment of Mother Earth, and increasing class warfare, to name a few. I believe in karma. I believe that we are all here to correct karmic lessons which may take several lifetimes to square away. You might disagree with my beliefs, and that’s perfectly fine, but I think it is tough to argue that what is happening in the world right now is not forcing us all to take inventory of our priorities. Social distancing. Self-isolation. Mandatory curfews. Rationed supplies. Physical separation. Closed borders. As an American expat in the UK, the reality of not being able to plan a trip back to America to visit my friends and family is heartwrenching. Most of my husband’s family live an hour or more away and they might as well be on the other side of the Atlantic too. Every day I remind myself of the ways I have privilege. Despite facing individual challenges, the current situation must be nearly impossible vulnerable groups, such as the homeless and elderly communities. I… View Post
Six Ways Your Job May Be Impacting Your Health

Six Ways Your Job May Be Impacting Your Health

You go to work every single day and sometimes this means working for someone (or an organisation) who doesn’t always have your best interests at heart. Yes, they pay you a wage, but they do not care for you in the ways you need them to. They do not care as much for your welfare compared to the interest they have for their profits. Did you know that your job could be giving you more than stress issues? You need to seriously consider the harm your job could be causing your health, as it could also be impacting your mental health. Here are six ways your job may be impacting your health. Reduced Exercise Performance You may find you’re out of shape. You need to be able to exercise as a way to release stress. The emotional and mental drain you experience as a result of pressure from your job can also impact your ability to perform exercises to the degree you once did. Be sure to take rest and make physical activity a top priority. Poor Mental Health Your mental health may suffer if you are stressed due to pressure at work. Self-doubt, excessive multi-tasking, and unreasonable deadlines can all… View Post
Four Tips For Improving Your Confidence

Four Tips For Improving Your Confidence

There are plenty of things that can make you feel good, but one of the more powerful influences is how confident we feel. If we have it, then the whole world seems open to us, we’re able to make our plans come true, and so on. When we don’t have it, it can seem like we’re always just a couple of steps behind, we don’t feel quite as good, we’re less assertive, etc. And one of the challenging things about confidence is that it can be tricky to pin down. There are things you can do that’ll move your confidence levels in the right direction, however. Check out these four tips for improving your confidence.  WHAT’S KNOCKING IT? When working to help improve your confidence, it’s worthwhile looking not just at the things you can add to your life to push it in the right direction, but also what you need to lose. If you take a close look at your life, you might find that there are a couple of factors that are keeping it down. It could be that you lose confidence through a mistake you keep repeating, or that the people you’re spending time with are putting you… View Post
Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs

Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs

Do you feel like 2020 is challenging you? It is. 2019 was a year of letting go of old habits, people, thoughts – everything and anything that doesn’t serve you any longer. 2020, is about making decisions and rising above it all to ascend to higher levels of consciousness and self-love. It’s time to learn how to let go of limiting beliefs. In many ways, 2020 may feel like a continuation of the previous year – energetically speaking. You may feel like you are still sifting through people, places, beliefs, etc. and reflecting on whether or not you are ready to let go completely. It can be challenging to make a bold and courageous move to release your attachment to old thoughts and relationships that – for better or worse – have been separating you from true harmony and self-empowerment. Why is this? As humans, our emotional infrastructure supports our thoughts and behaviours. If all of your life you have believed what your grandmother said about you not having a neck that ‘suits an up-do’ (true story — my Nana told me this!) you are instinctively going to wear your hair down. The thing is, a belief only can exist… View Post
Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

I have been told for more than half of my life that I should try meditating. I would always respond with, “I can’t meditate!” or “It’s physically impossible for me to stop thinking for a second, let alone five to ten minutes!” And many other iterations of the same sentiment. Back in September, I hit rock bottom with my anxiety and depression and decided that for once I would try something I had never (sincerely) done before. I started meditating five months ago (and this is what happened). Premeditated Erin Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your own mind. via GIPHY I have struggled with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) as far back as I can remember. To be real, since as young as five years old, where I felt what I would later call, ‘panic attacks’. My Montessori school referred to my behaviour as a ‘tantrum’, but it was severe overwhelm and fears that my child-mind could not communicate properly. Naturally, the child panic manifested into teenage anxiety and depression, which led to multiple eating disorders and a host of other bad habits throughout my 20’s and (most of my) 30’s. The problem was always my… View Post