don’t forget to dance in the rain

life, Magic

i got fired last monday.

it’s fine, it’s cool. i had another job lined up by wednesday, but for a while there, i was feeling pretty down on myself, you know?

it’s hard not to, especially when they let you go with a reasoning of “well, you’re just not a good fit”. what does that mean?

hell if i know.

what i do know, however, is that the universe has my back.

why else would i have landed a great spot at a local company that plays into my strengths? i’m really excited to get started.

i also know that it’s been raining every day since i lost my job and that it really feels like my whole life is being cleansed.

rain is incredibly cleansing, you know? we forget or don’t stop to realize it, but it’s one of the most cleansing things in the world. after all, it washes off the stagnant dirt and grime of hibernation and winter every spring.

my neighbors may think i’m a little nuts as i sat myself down on my mat, directly in the middle of the rain to meditate one morning, but i’m not exagerating when i say it’s the most free and calm i’ve felt in a long time.

dance in the rain. who cares who’s watching?

maybe they’ll even join you.



full moon meditation

fitness, life, Metaphysics

i love full moons.

there’s just something about the muted, mellow light and how it seems to cleanse everything it touches.

the full moon is a great time to take a look back on all the happenings of the past cycle; to celebrate your triumphs and successes and to cleanse and ride yourself of any negativity and failures (while still holding on to any lessons you have learned).

i also like to take this time and meditate on all the situations the world has gone through in the last month, as a way to process these circumstances and move past any unpleasantness that may have been felt.

i thought it would be fun to share my process with you today.

perhaps you’ll find that it’s a fitting way to welcome in each new cycle and that it’s a great way to allow good things into your life to fill up the spaces where negativity and muckiness used to sit.

i know i have.

so, try it out and, if you’ve never meditated before, don’t be scared to start small.

one minute. two minutes. five minutes.

it doesn’t matter.

what matters is that you make a point to sit with yourself (something that almost everyone i know is entirely uncomfortable with) and your thoughts in order to process, to learn, to grow.

let’s begin.


hold 7 seconds.


hold 10 seconds.


as you feel yourself relax, as you allow your worries and fears come to the forefront of your mind, toss them into the aether and dissipate.

don’t dwell. don’t stop to over-analyze.

learn how to be okay with sitting and resting and being.

i do this practice every full moon.

i release my problems and doubts and anything troubling and i trust that Mother Moon will guide me through.

if you have a deity or guide, you can also reach out to them. do whatever you feel works best for you. there’s no rules or certain way to do this.

once you feel you’ve released all you need to, quietly come back to yourself and reengage in the world around you, ready to start this new cycle with a clear head and heart.

xx steph