Enjoying a gluten and dairy free yogurt bowl. It’s so easy to make and I have an easy homemade granola recipe below. Enjoy! For this bowl I mixed some unsweetened coconut yogurt with blue spirulina powder by Ellie’s Best. You can use discount code “wellandzen” to get 10% off anyRead More →

Truer words never spoken… Make your health a priority today and every day.  Make time to eat healthy, to work out, for self care. If you don’t do it now, then when will it get done? If you put your healthy off until you retire then it will be tooRead More →

This quote by Rumi is beautiful. Looking within to change what is inside will have a positive impact on the world around you because you are in fact connected to everything. You are all things and so as you heal yourself you heal the world. When things in my worldRead More →

Something that was brought to my attention today during my acupuncture appointment. We all have past programming that hooks into us, connections to a way of thinking similar to how a computer has software. It can be very outdated software/thoughts for instance my personal hook is “I’m not good enough.”Read More →

A lot of people believe that money, fame, friends or a relationship is what is going to make them happy, but then once they get those things they realize there is still something missing. For instance people who win the lottery or become famous quickly assume everything changed and lifeRead More →

I know you have heard the phrase ‘no pain no gain.’ I am not that big of a fan of that phrase because I feel like there is plenty to be gained without pain. However, it should be noted that pain whether physical or emotional, can be a catalyst forRead More →

I was moved by a video on Instagram by Deepak Chopra recently. The key to your peace is to really understand that you do not LACK anything in your life. We often think that once we have something specific in our life we will finally be happy. For instance, onceRead More →

I’ve been working through a meditation experience by Deepak Chopra and Oprah lately. Today Deepak mentioned something profound that I always have known and have never been able to verbally express. Answers to our problems cannot be found at the level of the problem. Don’t bother looking for it atRead More →

It’s all about your perception. Regardless of what you see on social media, everyone has difficult times and everyone goes through suffering. That’s just how life works.  Whatever you are dealing with you can take one of two ways. First is that life isn’t fair and you will choose toRead More →

Quick reminder for everyone today. ➡️➡️ Before we speak to our friends and loved ones, scroll and post on social media, get mad at the car in front of us, etc, let’s take a breath and set our intention. Are we sending out positive energy and loving vibes to otherRead More →

We have only the present moment.  Anything else is our mind playing back a memory of a past event or our imagination thinking of a future possibility.  Why do we allow these thoughts to control us? Our ego/pain body thrives on negativity. Start to sit behind your ego in yourRead More →

I am quoting the words originally posted on instagram by @deepakchopra Is your happiness being grounded in the blessings you have been given in your life? Possibly you have a family, kids that make your life complete, luxury cars, a great job, a spouse who loves you, etc. These thingsRead More →

We cause stress when we start thinking that we SHOULD be somewhere we are not. I should have more money, I should not have to put up with this boss, I should be more attractive, she shouldn’t talk to me like that, my body should be perfect, on and onRead More →

This beautiful quote by Deepak Chopra describes how awakening to your higher self does not mean that you are changing who you are, as that would be impossible.  YOU are consciousness and cannot be discarded.  You are simply discarding those things which you are not.  You are not fear, youRead More →

Find out the way that Divine is going, and go that way.  Seems simple but it’s actually quite difficult. When things don’t go our way, we usually get frustrated or angry.  We want a certain outcome in a situation and we feel powerless when things don’t happen that way forRead More →

Being happy does not mean that your life is perfect. It simply means that you are happy with your life, no matter what the universe has brought you. Becoming enlightened is no longer suffering because your desires are not being met. If you believe you should have more money, yourRead More →

Many people go through life only wishing to have more materialistic items like a nicer car, home, more money or higher paying job.  Although these things are valid desires we should make a distinction between wanting more and becoming more. When you are connected to your higher self, you willRead More →

Focusing on attracting the goodness outside of you ultimately will increase your own happiness. There is no separation between you and the universe.  When you manifest abundance for others you are in turn manifesting for yourself. Let that sink in for a moment…. When you wish for love, kindness, abundance,Read More →

Beauty, truth and love. “These are our birthright to co-create with God to make our egos shrink and our higher self grow.”- Oprah These powerful words sum up an amazing concept.  We deserve these things in our life because we are part of the universe.  The universe is not separateRead More →

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Lately we have noticed our son having difficulty adjusting to the new school year. New teacher, new friends, new grade, harder work. When things change in our life, we tend to play the blame game.  It’s not our fault that we are in our current situation, yes, but it’s importantRead More →

“Good attracts good” “Like attracts like” Cue the obvious response–DUH!— It only makes sense when you put it out like that.  Doing good, having good intentions and having good thoughts naturally will attract more good.  Negative feelings, anger, frustration, jealous, these are going to attract more of the same. ManifestationRead More →

As I have been going through my meditations each day I had a feeling that something was missing, but I was unsure for some time what it wass. While I laid in bed one night I was hit with the answer–forgiveness.  Here I am in my 30’s and I haveRead More →

Fighting hate with hate only leads to more hate. Fighting hate with love only leads to more love. What will you choose as you fight your daily battles today?Read More →

Are you allowing people to walk through your mind?  By focusing on the past, we do not allow ourselves to be open to what is happening to us now, at this moment.  Yes we may have been hurt and things may seem unfair.  Yes you are entitled to feel anger. Read More →

The deep relaxation meditation technique allows us to release tension we hold everyday in our body.  As we carry this tension around with us all day, it starts to weigh on us, and this meditation can help you to release the tension and relax into your mind. First find aRead More →

If you are practicing yoga, then you are probably familiar with the savasana pose.  It is seemingly the easiest yoga pose, as you are simply lying on your back in stillness.  The position is deceiving however, because savasana is actually one of the most important poses in yoga.  You mayRead More →

  Meditation can help you calm your mind, and change your perspective on life.  Finding the right meditation can be tricky, as the mind has a way of distracting you.  This is especially true of meditation in the beginning of your journey.  Over time the mind will quiet but untilRead More →