Julia’s Journal

Gratitude Life Kindness Joy… Sending Happiness From The Desert

I’m so happy to be sending you this message on Thanksgiving. It’s a day that I am reminded that I am grateful for my gratitude practice. I practice gratitude daily and it helps me to see the brighter side rather than getting weighed down by negativity....

Grateful For Your Friendship

My dear friend. I am so grateful for you. I was listening to a talk by meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein the other day called “The Kind Heart” and it really inspired me. In it, he talked about his Lovingkindness practice - a beautiful meditation...

Move Beyond The Fog

Today I woke up in a cloud of fog. Literally. I looked out my window, and there was a beautiful mist surrounding my home, the trees, the landscape. I went outside. I could barely see through the fog, it was so thick. It made me feel like the morning was mystical,...
Make A Bad Day Better

Make A Bad Day Better

Hello Julia, “In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”- Deepak Chopra I had been feeling encumbered by things. Weighed down by all the stuff around me and in my closets. I felt like it was a burden…...

5 Ways to Prioritize Self-Care… Realistically

5 Ways to Prioritize Self-Care… Realistically

Are you always running to the next thing without any time for yourself? Do you feel like you don’t know where to begin when it comes to adding in self-care? Sure, you want to do yoga, meditate, relax with a book, give yourself a facial…. or whatever it is that makes...

It’s Time To Pause

It’s Time To Pause

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."-Anne Lamott You ever notice that sometimes when you take a break, you are more energized after? More able to focus? Even if you feel like there is too much to do, and you can’t...

One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

Feeling overwhelmed? I know what that’s like. I’ve been making a lot of big choices lately. It almost seems like I have mountains to climb so that I can keep going on this path I’ve chosen. Have you ever felt like that? Like it’s too much? Wondering how...

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