Julia’s Journal

Do you need a (SPRING) BREAK?

It's the middle of springtime. This week, I needed a little break. I noticed that I’ve been feeling a bit tired and muddled, so it was time to change my perspective. I took the day off on Monday and gave myself a break. Sometimes when we feel like we are worn out by...

How to find HOPE

Earlier this week, I was feeling hopeless. Powerless about an issue I was going through with my young son. It was a hard place to be. This hopeless place. I could feel it in how I was carrying my body. Shoulders hunched in, protecting my heart. I could feel it in my...

What is your gift?

This week, I’ve been thinking about how we talk to ourselves. How do you talk to yourself? Do you engage in a lot of negative self-talk? Telling yourself that no one wants to hear your ideas or what you do won’t matter, so why do anything at all? Or do...
Is It Raining Where You Are?

Is It Raining Where You Are?

It’s March 11th. I’m listening to the rain fall as I type this. It’s raining in Los Angeles. It doesn’t rain often in L.A., but it is March, so it rains more often than usual. I am listening the rain fall. It is falling on my roof. I hear it drop. Not a light...

Being Truthful (even when I feel locked up)

Being Truthful (even when I feel locked up)

This week, I’ve been feeling a bit locked up. I was letting the weight of being within the walls of my home get to me. I was in a cycle of just feeling heavy, without allowing myself lightness. Do you ever feel that way? I think it came upon me as I thought about...

Be Open to the Unexpected

Be Open to the Unexpected

The last week has been full of the unexpected. “Be open to the UNEXPECTED. You never know what gifts will come to you.”-Julia Carpenter (and probably other folks, too.) So what are the unexpected things that happened to me? First unexpected thing: on Monday, my...

4 Easy Ways to Practice Self-LOVE

4 Easy Ways to Practice Self-LOVE

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.Rumi What is your self-love story? We each have one. The way we talk to ourselves. Do you hear criticism after criticism or do you hear a calm, serene, loving voice that's...

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