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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
25Apr
By: Neghar On: April 25, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

An incomprehensive list of qualities I look for in the human beings with whom I surround myself, in no particular order: Encourage me to shine—to manifest my dreams, to breathe in every moment of joy and accept that with bliss there also comes struggle and conflict. Challenge me to...

Read more
10Apr
By: Neghar On: April 10, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

You’re allowed to have sucky days. Despite what the “good vibes only” crew would have you believe, sucky days are normal. They’re inevitable. And they’re your gatdamn right. You’re under no obligation to “power through” them or attempt to turn them around. Ignoring your feelings doesn’t make you a...

Read more
17Jan
By: Neghar On: January 17, 2018 In: Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, witchy things Comments: 7

Turn off the TV. Put down your phone. Pick up a book. A pen. A paintbrush. String words together and call it a poem. Slide playfully around the hardwood floor in your socks and call it dancing. Flip a record; listen with rapture as the needle circles the empty...

Read more
10Dec
By: Neghar On: December 10, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

Words. And the spaces between them. Nature. Her lessons in letting go. The way she has the power to change your entire state of mind with just a sunset, an autumn breeze, a crash of a wave. Clarity. When you call upon your intuition to help guide you and...

Read more
27Nov
By: Neghar On: November 27, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

From 2003-2005 I had approximately 3 CDs in the glove compartment of my Volkswagen Jetta. It was a time when cars still came factory equipped with CD players and tape decks. I was a 21 year old Air Force linguist in training, stationed at the Presidio of Monterey—300 miles away from the...

Read more
13Oct
By: Neghar On: October 13, 2017 In: Family, heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Nature Comments: 1

A relentless trek of switchback after switchback, the Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to Glacier point isn’t actually 4 miles at all—it’s 4.6 miles to the summit…and another 4.6 miles back down to the valley, climbing 3200 feet along the way. My 11-year old, Isaac, asked me how long...

Read more
11Oct
By: Neghar On: October 11, 2017 In: Family, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

Isaac slid a note under my office door. It was around 6:30 am, and he knew he I was likely in the thick of my morning magic rituals. Inherently and thoughtfully seeking not to disturb me during this sacred time is one of the many qualities I admire about my 11-year-old son. Earlier...

Read more