In Her Element Blog

Win a little, lose a little, always have the blues a little…

It's cold today and my allergies are really reminding me of what Fall (not spring) feels like...me with a perpetual cold as my daughter re-engages with the petri dish we call school. And I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be well. Well in body, well in mind and well  ... well all over. This of course has been the question of my soul for a few years now and...

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A Mother’s Day Gift I Did Not Expect

CLICK HERE To see what reminded me that "You Know Who You Are" This Mother's Day I was given the entire morning to do whatever I wanted and I instantly chose to watch Moana with my girls. (We have seen it at least 20 times and actually I think the girls are bored with it, but it's my day sooo....) Have you seen this movie? Have you seen yourself in this movie? Do you cry,...

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I was handed an authentic gift…

A few days ago I was handed an authentic gift...I struggled most of the day with my crazy-making monkey brain...could not shut the damn thing off. I couldn't stay on task. I bounced around my house not able to focus, get started, finish anything...The next morning I found 3 half drank cups of tea in different spots where I had tried to calm down. My anxiety rose up like a storm, I was on the...

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The fear is not always ours…Who’s fear are you fighting?

I see you out there. Pondering. Waiting patiently. Holding your dream in your heart like a secret. You might be waiting for permission (stop that btw) or for a sign (here's your fucking sign). You are probably feeling a shit-ton of fear (normal) and all the while you're doing your best to convince yourself that fear is a good thing (which can be true if a bear is chasing you). What I would like you...

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Why you may want to align with your authentic self…

I spent the majority of my early years being completely disconnected from my body, from my Self. And even now as I slowly start to reconnect with my authentic self, I sense a distance between what I believe to be true and what my body knows to be right. I often find myself saying "Hey here's a tidbit you may not know...your mind is actually attached to your body...you are all one being!" The person...

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Make connections through writing.

I have been really settling into this growing period, and learning how to make connections to parts of myself I had chosen to forget. I have noticed that as I continue to put my energy where it wants to be...inside a book I get unbelievable urges to write. I have known for a very long time that journaling in the morning is cathartic for me and I learn deep and profound details about myself in...

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Why I chose present over perfect…

This is a little throw back to earlier this year and the sentiment has been ringing true for me this week. I thought a little reflection would be good for the soul. Choosing present over perfect I was sitting, writing in a mild chaos... I rushed home after grocery shopping, took Addie to the eye doctor (she is growing out of that eye problem she had last year...phew). Got home just in time to get...

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Lifestyle Change Wanted!

Well today is the day that our new life begins! My family has decided that it was time we start actually living the life we want for ourselves. (Well we decided for the girls...although I am interested in getting their opinion on this.) Now nothing major here, (we aren't going off grid or anything), we have just decided to do away with the pounds of garbage we have been mindlessly putting in. It's funny, no...

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Being seen by everyone but me…

In my before life, I worked very hard to be who I thought I was supposed to be. The fact that I was being seen never even occurred to me. Recently I realized that I was so busy that I didn't notice my Self sneaking out in my unconscious behaviour; in my friendships, my work relationships, and in solitary acts I had no idea people took notice of. I would find myself amazed when someone really...

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I am a writer…I know that now

So I decided to step off the crazy train for a while and focus on something that brings me great joy. Writing. I have been thinking a lot about why I do what I do, what I want to stop doing, what I want to keep doing and what I want to make room for in my life and I was struck by a memory from 2.5 years ago. In the fall of 2014 I...

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