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Julia’s Journal

What do I do now?

This week, there have been many moments of what will I do now? What comes next? “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”– Victor Hugo I focus a lot on releasing. Releasing tension. Releasing thoughts, emotions, memories that do not serve me....

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

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...
Letting Go of 2020

Letting Go of 2020

The holidays are upon us. Chanukah begins today, the Winter Solstice is just around the corner, as are Christmas, and Kwanzaa, as well as other holidays celebrated around the world during this time of year. The holidays are different this year. So much is different...

Peace in the Unknown (AKA Pandemic Life)

Peace in the Unknown (AKA Pandemic Life)

The holidays are upon us. Chanukah begins today, the Winter Solstice is just around the corner, as are Christmas, and Kwanzaa, as well as other holidays celebrated around the world during this time of year. The holidays are different this year. So much is different...

Alone/Together

Alone/Together

I can't believe we are here and it seems like the beginning all over again. In Los Angeles, we have entered another phase of strict stay at home orders due to an absurdly huge surge of coronavirus cases. So many people are sick. So many people have died. It's a lot....

Hope, Nature, & Gratitude

Hope, Nature, & Gratitude

When I think of Thanksgiving, I always think of gratitude. I love practicing gratitude everyday. It's how I make it through the day to day, noticing the little things and feeling that gratitude right in my heart. It helps me smile and make it to the next moment. More...

Empowered You

Empowered You

7 tips to tune into your inner strength I'm baffled at how long we have been going through the pandemic... isolated and separate in so many ways. Thanksgiving is coming next week, and not being able to see family may amplify feelings of loneliness and sadness. This...

Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light

This week, Diwali is coming up on Saturday. Diwali is the Indian Festival of Light, celebrating the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and truth over ignorance. I love the idea of light prevailing over darkness, but I think that sometimes, when we bring...

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