Self Reflection, tarot

Tarot Journal #1

I like to practice tarot as a way of sorting through my thoughts and feelings about certain issues. My cards are like journal prompts, asking me to consider different perspectives and look for the honest truth. 

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Bullet Journal, Goal Setting, Self Reflection

5 Tips For Reducing Anxiety With a Goal-Oriented Bullet Journal

The best part about a bullet journal is how you can make it into whatever tool you need it to be. Personally, I need my bullet journal to act as a roadmap to my life.  I'm not talking about calendars, to-dos, and grocery lists, although my bullet journal is full of them. My roadmap needs to be a lot more big picture.

Motherhood, Self Reflection

Struggling With Identity and Worth As A SAHM

My struggle with identity as a stay at home mom is so much more complex than this. There's the isolation, my lack of a support network, my anxiety. There are days of absolute freedom and flexibility that I wouldn't trade for anything. There are so many beautiful moments in life that you miss when you are a slave to the time clock.

Big Ideas, Politics, Self Reflection

The Strange Way Love Is Becoming A Partisan Issue

As I wrote yesterday, I've been thinking about love over this holiday season. Yesterday I wanted to write about how my ideas about love have changed over time. I wanted to think about what factors in my life have influenced my ideas of love.  Today I want to get to the heart of what's really bothering me. It seems to me that love has become a partisan issue.  Since Trump won the election in 2016, I've gained a much broader understanding of how a person gets to the point in their life where they voted for Trump. But I was just as numb as everyone else when it actually happened. 

Big Ideas, Self Reflection

How My Concept of Love Has Changed From 20 to 30

I had a wonderful holiday with my family. We are a blended family of four kids with very active coparents. Our holiday traditions include the build up of frantic texts with other parents and long car rides to cart our kids back and forth. We celebrate secular Christmas and my heart was very full Tuesday… Continue reading How My Concept of Love Has Changed From 20 to 30

Bullet Journal, Goal Setting, Self Reflection

Checking Into My Bullet Journal Habit Log

Last week I put it out into the void that I was going to focus on my career and financial goals. Well, the void gave it back to me and I have been absolutely swamped with work. This is also the reason I have been lax on updates here.  Luckily, my bullet journal makes it easy to stay on top of my projects. My notes get a little messy, but my flexible journal system makes it easy to turn the page and write a fresh grid. 

Bullet Journal, Self Reflection

How To Use Tarot Cards for Self Reflection and Journaling

Tarot cards evoke a range of different emotions in people. Some people think they are a powerful tool of their religion, while other people think they are tools of the devil. If you're a nonbeliever like me, you might be slightly annoyed at tarot cards because the charlatans they so often represent. But I'd like to take a chance to paint tarot cards in a different light: a powerful tool for self-reflection and journaling.  If you don't believe in spirits and mysticism, then tarot cards are basically playing cards. They have four suits with numbers and a court (king, queen, etc). Then, there are 22 more cards that tell a story and represent different points on the journey of life.