Why Tarot?: my new personal development hobby explained

tarot reader

I thought I’d share a couple of stories about why I began learning how to read Tarot last fall, and how I view this as a helpful hobby both for personal development and for serving + building connections with others. How I got into learning to read Tarot My husband, Reid, and I were sitting at the RV dinette, playing a card game called Casino sometime in August 2019. A 2 and a 9 came out next to each other on the table in between us, and I had the random thought of, “Wouldn’t it be cool if there was some card game where the numerology and symbology of the cards that came out in a certain order during your game gave you a message from another dimension or […]

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systems

productivity systems

I am a type B, go-with-the-flow, easy-going, Piscescapism (as I like to call it) kind of person for sure. This is great for my level of patience and ability to relax blatantly in the face of a massive to-do list, but, not so great for my whole, you know, capacity to be productive. I feel like I don’t see that many type B bloggers, specifically. I love me some Rachel Hollis, Jenna Kutcher, Melyssa Griffin, and many more, but they are all kinds of ambitious, driven, and truly care about learning and being a lady boss at the business side of things. I really don’t want to have to concern myself with the biz planning for how I’m going to make money blogging. In an ideal world, I write […]

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on blogging

social distancing

Sometimes, I think about how it kinda sucks that the passion I feel so called and drawn to (writing, or blogging) essentially requires winning a popularity contest to make a living. Whether that’s for authoring a book, building a blog, or any artist’s work, creating something as your life’s calling basically requires patrons to purchase some piece of said creation if you wish to make a living from your purpose. Ah, purpose, there you are again. I’ve been obsessed with life purpose for all of my quarter-life-crisis-turned-spiritual-awakening. Come to find out, there’s a good explanation for my passion in this area. Which, I learned from exploring my personality. It’s in my pattern for “at work & in the world”: “You’re intended to find work that feels like a calling […]

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I’m an addict: purpose & procrastination

passion led purpose

I wonder if there’s anyone else on the planet who ponders “life purpose” as much as I do. I think I’ve thought about it every single day since I was but a wee recruiter crying in my car en route to work back in 2016. Just to give a small piece of evidence for proof of how much I ruminate on finding my “purpose”, I currently have 39 iPhone notes that mention the word. That’s not even including how many times I’ve focused on it as the subject of my handwritten diary entries! Everyone says to just chase your passion and then you’ll end up finding/living your purpose. Well, it appears I’m passionate about… finding purpose. Reid always tells me that it’s at least better I’m asking all these […]

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To write, or not to write? January 30, 2020 // 5:25 pm

create today diary

Dear Diary,  I’m reading the heroin diaries by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and had the thought to try and write a diary entry in his style. Where it basically goes: first say why you’re picking up the notebook to write in that moment. Then what’s on your mind, your thoughts, feelings, and details about recent past events. Maybe some pondering of future plans.  Right now from the couch as Reid plays Rocket League before I decide to get up and start cooking dinner, I’m reading about how Tommy would go over to shoot heroin with Nikki but would never let himself do too much or be there for too long because it scared him.  I watched The Dirt last year and for some reason became obsessed with it. […]

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Morning Routine for 2020

manifest and chill

My AM Routine — adapted from a YouTuber I started following for her Tarot videos: https://youtu.be/s-k57bu_Gko. Dream journal + write set intentions/dreams/goals for the day, begin drinking water* Light a candle then meditate 20+ minutes with headphones Make tea or coffee (with Lion’s mane powder? Possibly ordering from Amazon soon) Finish DMG Diary-ing (including Tarot daily draw) while drinking tea/coffee, then brush teeth when done Move body 30+ mins – yoga, walk Lincoln, or elliptical** (…while watching one of my trash TV guilty pleasure shows) Brush Lincoln for 10+ mins, then get myself ready for the day Tidy/declutter/clean space if needed Start taking action on intentions to manifest! (which will most likely be heading to MillHouse for writing and publishing a blog post each workday, aaaand getting a certain […]

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toxin flush | Nékter juice bar copycat recipe

toxin flush green juice

A friend in California introduced me to the Nekter juice bar when I worked at Ozobot, whose office was a mere 3 minutes away from the closest Nekter location. I tried their Toxin Flush once and fell in love with how healthy I felt for drinking green juice, and especially for actually loving the flavor (particularly of the parsley and ginger)! However, ain’t nobody got bank for that $5 juice every day! (Or at least, I don’t.) That’s worse than a Starbucks habit I didn’t even have in the first place. So, I asked for a juicer the Christmas before we moved into the RV but then didn’t have space (or most of the time, electricity) for it in the RV. It’s been in the boxes we shipped via […]

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