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.

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?




Five Ways to Nurture Your Gratitude Practice

Most of us know that when we focus on what we are grateful for we feel good. More and more research reinforces that gratitude positively impacts our mood, attitude, health and well-being. Being grateful makes us more optimistic, energetic, resilient, peaceful, and productive. We feel better about ourselves, and our lives, and even live longer when we are grounded in gratitude.




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.




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.




Is Work Life Balance Really Dead?

There are those that would say that work life balance is dead or, there is no such thing. Some even go so far as, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”. Are they right?




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.




Becoming Friends with Your Shadow in Order to Live and Love Fully

It’s time to become friends with your Shadow. When you do the inner work that’s needed to own your Shadow, then you get to own, accept, embrace, honor and love ALL of yourself….not just certain pretty parts….but ALL of you. Working with your Shadow is one of the most effective ways to lovingly bring your true self out of the shadow and into the light. Transformational Thought Leader Joanna Lindenbaum shares 3 examples of what happens when you reject a natural part of you as well as some journaling prompts to open up the inquiry.




6 Ways to Increase Self-Awareness and Live in Joy

Creating a habit of self-reflection and soul listening allows you to focus on what’s important to you. By centering into your hearing your soul’s whispers, you are able to understand that deep sense of self so many are searching for. It is in this habit that you fully understanding yourself, your desires and find the courage to forge your way forward. Master Soul Coach® Laura Clark shares 6 ways to increase your self-awareness.




5 Ways to Honor Your Intuition by Tapping into Your Braveheart

It often starts as a tiny knowing in your heart, maybe an intuitive urge to take your life a new direction. It feels so right, so aligned, and you start to move in the direction of your dream when suddenly you hear that little voice pop up–the voice of fear and ego. Suddenly you find yourself questioning everything. Sheila Callaham shares 5 ways you can honor your intuition by tapping into your Braveheart.