Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.  ~ Confucius

As much as the media wants us to believe there is a single definition of beauty, it is simply not true. But knowing it’s not true in your mind and believing it in your body, in your heart…that’s a bit more difficult.

So, let’s all try to set aside our media programming and see the variety of beauty in the world. Let’s start simple. Continue reading Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Tips for Surviving a Mercury Retrograde

This is an oldie but goodie post about the Mercury retrograde. This time it officially starts on Tuesday, March 5th, but I swear it feels like we have been in a retrograde for weeks already. Just this morning a client couldn’t make it to their appointment because her garage door broke. When scheduling to pay my credit card, the pending payment showed up twice. When I canceled one, they both went away. So I said, “Screw it,” and just paid it off there and then. I didn’t want to chance scheduling it in the future. Needless to say, I think this one is going to be a doozy. So fasten your seat belts – it’s going to be bumpy ride.

So, I’m reposting this blog with a little more information on WHY, even though the retrograde hasn’t officially started, we are starting to feel its effect already.

On Tuesday, March 5th, Mercury goes into retrograde and starts causing havoc in our lives.

What does that even mean?

Literally it means that the planet Mercury appears to be going backwards in the night sky. The planet isn’t literally going backwards, it “appears” to be going backwards. The correct term is apparent retrograde motion.  Okay, but what does that mean for us earth dwellers?

In astrology, the planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles and other large appliances.  Hence, Mercury retrogrades are notorious for creating chaos in the form of miscommunications, broken appliances, unexpected delays, and people from the past suddenly appearing in your life.

I’m a huge believer in this. I try to prepare as much as I can before and go with the flow during the retrograde. Continue reading Tips for Surviving a Mercury Retrograde

The Wasted Energy of Weight Obsession – Body Self-Consciousness is Dragging Us Down

I saw a postcard on Post Secret today that hit home. (If you don’t know what Post Secret is, check it out here.) It showed a woman behind bars, but it appeared to be bars of her own making as it looked like a normal house behind her. The secret says, “I Weigh 416 lbs…My Body is a prison. I get no Parole. I thought I had good behavior.” Continue reading The Wasted Energy of Weight Obsession – Body Self-Consciousness is Dragging Us Down