There are so many misconceptions about how to live a more intuitive, centered, or enlightened life. You might imagine having to frequent dusty old occult shops and used book stores to purchase things like tarot cards and crystals. Sorry to burst this fantasy (and trust me, NO ONE has rocked this fantasy harder than 7th grade me). But the way I learned about mindfulness, yoga for anxiety, and reading tarot cards was doing a little research and finding shit online.
So in my humble opinion, in our modern world, you can be intuitive or spiritual or witchy or whatever else you want to call yourself and still shop from Amazon!
In fact, this post lists some of my favorite yoga, meditation, and tarot products on Amazon right now. And right in time for Prime Day too (July 15 and 16 for Prime members)!
The older I get, the more I find myself yearning for some kind of spiritual practice. I find myself wishing I had some kind of religious or spiritual practice or belief that helped me make sense of the world, gave me a feeling of connection and belonging as well as a higher purpose.
Spirituality–especially if you’re not religious–is a highly personal thing though. And even a solo practice you do at home can be quite beneficial to your spiritual wellbeing. It can keep you centered, grounded, and optimistic.
Here is what my daily spiritual practice looks like. The best part? It takes just fifteen minutes!
How do you turn off the auto-pilot and begin to live intuitively? What does it even mean to live intuitively?
When I finally started listening to my intuition, I was able to quit the job I hated, begin the career I had dreamed of since I was a little kid, and even start my own business just for fun! Oh yeah, and I also gave myself a makeover and got married!
Now, I continue to build the life of my dreams with intention and passion by worrying less about prestige and propriety and more about cultivating my passions and prioritizing mental health.
So how was I able to finally listen to my intuition and build a life that was more aligned with my higher purpose? I’ll tell you in this blog post.
How often do you spend time in nature?
As a die-hard city dweller, every now and then I feel a great need to escape all the people, noise, and traffic and go somewhere super naturey. I’m blessed to live in Los Angeles, where some of the most beautiful nature spots, like Big Sur and Joshua Tree, are short road trips away. But even quick weekend trips are not always doable when you work full time, have a family, are on a budget, or all of the above!
So, how can we busy urbanites make communing with nature part of our daily lives for the sake of our mental wellbeing and overall quality of life?
Here are five easy-peasy yet effective ways city dwellers can spend time in nature on a daily basis. No forest-bathing, road trips, or nature hikes required.