24Aug
By: Neghar On: August 24, 2018 In: Featured Posts, heart wisdom, Mindset Comments: 0

In our home, we have a motto: Everything is meaningful and nothing matters at all. An ocean breeze. Salty air and the crash of waves. The way jasmine both gently and unapologetically occupies its air space. New pens and a fresh sketchbook. A cold glass of something fermented. When your...

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20Aug
By: Neghar On: August 20, 2018 In: Featured, Featured Posts, heart wisdom, Mindset Comments: 0

“Pretty okay.” From 2015-2017 I traversed what I hope will be the heaviest shadow phase I will encounter—an amalgamation of my ex husband’s multiple affairs, my debilitating back injury, and everything that accompanied those traumas. It was a challenging time. A transformative time. A time when asked, “how are...

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14Aug
By: Neghar On: August 14, 2018 In: body image, Featured, Featured Posts, feminism, Mindset Comments: 0

Like many young girls, I wasn’t nurtured with resilience against shame. I wasn’t directly and specifically nurtured towards shame by my parents, but when you come of age in a culture that is laced with shame around women’s bodies and sexuality in general, resilience is necessary if you are...

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24Jul
By: Neghar On: July 24, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness Comments: 0

The universal connection to all things—earth and cosmos, human and spirit, the deeper sense of knowing that resides within us all—it’s always available to us. We are the co-collaborators of our experience of this earthly realm, hand in hand with the universe who sometimes trolls the shit out of...

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24Jun
By: Neghar On: June 24, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness Comments: 0

In my bones I know this body will live but once. This thought, with great potential to produce worry and angst, crosses my mind at least once a day. But contrary to its seeming morbidity, it propels me to be easy. Be present. Be fully engaged and speak my...

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31May
By: Neghar On: May 31, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset, witchy things Comments: 0

The human tendency to cling to things past their expiration date is a perverse form of suffering that is born from the fear of that which is perpetually unknown—we hold on because we think we need certainty and permanence and all manner of fairy tale endings in order to...

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24May
By: Neghar On: May 24, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Mindset Comments: 0

My heart, resilient and relentless creature that she is, broke and repaired herself a myriad times between 2013 and 2017. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know I was married—and it didn’t go exactly as planned, to say the least. There was a lot...

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17May
By: Neghar On: May 17, 2018 In: body image, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

One of the most important roles you can play in your life is that of your own hype woman. You have to think you’re fabulous, even and especially when you’re knee deep in the messy stuff. You’ve got to give yourself compliments, recognize your inherent dopeness, and fireyourself up. You have to catch your reflection in...

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09May
By: Neghar On: May 09, 2018 In: body image, feminism, Mindset Comments: 0

When you consider that hustling to fit narrow, reductive, and arbitrary beauty standards is actually taking on the work of the oppressor, it becomes much easier to stand in your body with autonomy and power. Choosing to look however YOU want to look is an act of rebellion against a...

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03May
By: Neghar On: May 03, 2018 In: feminism, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

A woman is a creature of pure alchemy. She is both strong and soft. Loving and tenacious. Tolerant and replete with boundaries. Ethereal and grounded. Emotional and unshakable. Backbone and bosom. An empath and a healer who protects her energy against those who seek to drain it. She is...

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