Spring Cleaning For A Woman’s Spirit!

If you are anything like me you are experiencing a bit of spring fever! Spring is my favorite time of year. How can we fail to embrace the Divine when we witness the outpouring of growth and life all around us? Although I would rather be outside admiring the giant purple lupin that are blooming everywhere, I realized that my Spirit could use a little spring cleaning!

Self-Acceptance and the Art of Belonging

Embracing self-acceptance will create ripple effects in your life and empower others around you to accept themselves – creating more and more sense of belonging in the world. The more you commit to authentically showing up in your life, the more you give others permission to do the same and the deeper your relationships become.




Tap into the Power of Mindfulness and Meditation

As I embraced mindfulness and meditation, I felt an all-around peace. My thoughts were clearer; my energy was focused. Life had an easier ebb and flow.




The Power Of Our Bodies To Heal Our Stories: What I Learned Competing For Bellydancer Of The Year

The body stores memories, tucking them in bone and sinew. These untold stories shape how we carry ourselves and whether we open ourselves to new experiences – or unwittingly block opportunities we desire. What happens when we free those stories?




Love Your Scars: What The Korean Spa Teaches Us About Beauty

My daughter taught me how to love my body. Where I saw stretch marks, she wondered at their velvety texture. In the ladies’ shower at the Korean spa, I realize: we don’t spend nearly enough time around naked women.




Stretch Yourself to Grow

Spring is a time of awakening and growth. How can we stretch ourselves to be more of what we are born to be? In what ways can we step out of our comfort zone and let our gifts sprout?




Allowing What Is Even When It’s Uncomfortable

My whole experience makes up who I am today. Without one, the other can’t exist. It’s in the middle of the opposites that I try to reside. Centered, balanced, focused, not being attached to either/ or. Just being. What if we let whatever is bothering us to just be, and didn’t judge it as good or bad? It just is. How would that feel?




Re-friending The Body: 3 Daily Rituals

A surefire way to fall back in love with the body is to get to know her intimately, and treat her with the love and tenderness you would show a lover. Which means that sometimes, affirmations don’t cut it.




Radical Self-Care™: The Foundation for Creating Your Big Dreams

Radical Self-Care™ allows us to understand how caring for our emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being is the most powerful way we can align to our true nature. It’s like coming home to ourselves again and again. #AspireMag Expert Columnist Marianne MacKenzie shares 5 steps to getting started on your Radical Self-Care™ journey.




The Work/Life Balance Myth

Do you know anyone who has truly achieved work/life balance? I don’t! We have been sold a myth! Terry Wildemann shares, “Work/life harmony replaces work/life balance and flows easily between the five pillars of life; health, career, finance, spirituality and relationships.” At times, you may be called to pay more attention to one area than another. When we learn how to move between these five pillars, with heart-centered focus, we can flow with it – if we choose.