TRUE POWER OVER DOMINATION

Somebody might want to notify the stratosphere that it’s June, because the weather outside right now is seriously gloomy, and while that’s ideal weather for my writing mind, it’s not quite so ideal for the rest of me. Also, I really wish I had a s’mores hot cocoa right now, but I don’t. Boo.

Ok, onto the real stuff. This topic is one that I struggled with, not even realizing that it was due to a misunderstanding. Let me explain…

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IF YOU WERE IN MY HEAD RIGHT NOW…

*Be prepared for all the exclamation marks in this post, I’m trying to get myself as pumped as possible for the future so I can really create a mindset of joy. That way, no matter what curveballs fly at me, I can hold and move through the feeling that arise and then choose to (ahem, at least try really really hard to) focus more on the things that make me want to jump and jive*

1) IT’S SUMMER!!!…almost, but I’m dreaming finals are already over and not waiting for me next week. I must admit, though, it seemed way more exciting as a kid and real life completely was put on hold from June-August. Not complaining, though, because adulthood must have some perks…off to figure out what they are 😉 Me and my sister have made a bucket list of things we want to see, places we want to go, and things we want to do. Taking bets on how many we’ll get through.

Can we just talk about the palm tree here ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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CREATING A LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE

Whenever we go through an upheaval or transformation, there is always a moment where we realize that the way we are living our lives is going to need to change to reflect the difference in us, that we need to create life worth living. I had an easy enough time understanding this abstractly, but figuring out what changes to actually bring into my life was quite impossible.

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MOVING BEYOND MY SHAME

In the spirit of wholehearted living and integrating the ideas of my mentors and role models, I figured it was time to bare my soul a little bit and share a part of my story that used to be (and at times still is, to be quite honest) a source of shame for me. It’s scary, especially knowing that once I hit post, I will no longer be able to take it back from the deep, dark depths of the interwebz, but as Brene Brown says, the only way to move out of shame is by moving into vulnerability, so here we go…please be gentle 🙂

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SELF CARE IN THE LIFE OF A 20-SOMETHING

Hi, hello! Today we’re talking self care!!

Learning that self-care is optional, not mandatory was one of most confusing things I had ever learned. I vividly remember sitting in group one morning while I was in treatment for my eating disorder when my therapist asked us what kind of self-care sounded good for the upcoming weekend. What is that? It honestly sounded like a foreign language, I had never been exposed. I assumed it meant treating yourself, indulging in a manicure or an expensive haircut…I had no idea that it could also look like taking a calm walk around the block and picking flowers, or bundling up and sitting on a rock at the beach on a foggy day.

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HOW DOES SPONTANEITY SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE?

When I used to hear the word spontaneity, I would seize up with anxiety, plain and simple. To me, spontaneity was something that I didn’t and could never have. I associated it with the person who was constantly jumping out of planes, making friends everywhere they went, ready for anything…basically, a person who didn’t even understand the concept of being flustered, stressed out, or negative. Life was great for the spontaneous being, nothing ever deluded expectation, because there were no expectations!

But what if that’s not true? What if it’s not that one is either born a spontaneous person or not born a spontaneous person? Life isn’t that black and white, after all.

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MY FAVORITE CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE

There are few places on this big blue, green, and brown Earth that can give me an instant surge of excitement, bliss, and peace all at once. I cherish them in my heart, and I keep pictures of them around me at all times. They’re beautiful, they’re sensational, they give me life, and most of them belong to that lil’ boot-shaped country in the Mediterranean…

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The View

Do you trust in the process of the universe?

I’ve always loved that question, but I’ve never been able to truthfully answer yes. There is a great deal of difference between trusting in the process of the universe when the outcome or path we are on is favorable, and being able to maintain this faith even through moments of unease.

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Common magic

Everything in this world is energy, tiny little particles of magic that flit and flow and thrive inside of every human being. It makes up our deep, vast and layered landscape. I picture it like an aloe plant. On the outer layers, on the waxy surface, lie the identities that first come to mind when we are called to describe ourselves: mother, daughter, sister, teacher, creative, doctor, etc. Below the spikes come our adjectives: funny, intelligent, quirky, shy, outgoing, curious, etc. But the largest part of us is the layer that is buried, the heart of the plant, usually far out of sight and mind.

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