Letter From the Editor
In (self) love & light,
by Ruby Fremon
The moment we start loving ourselves, we experience shifts—positive shifts. Life begins to move forward with more ease and things begin to magically fall into place. Relationships improve. And life begins to feel good—really good—ridiculously good.
How is saying “no” (something considered negative) actually self-love (something positive)? Well, when you say no to busyness, mindless scrolling, and complaining, what are you saying yes to? In order to truly know what lights us up and our non-negotiables, we must know what we don’t want.
There’s a tangible current of energy in a room full of people moving mindfully and breathing together. When you and your neighbor roll up your mats after that final Om, its vibrations still resonating in your chest, it’s almost impossible not to feel a sense of goodwill.
by Cameron Cler
By engaging in self-love in search of your better half, you will find a sense of self and confidence that will help on your journey to finding meaningful relationships with others. There’s a reason for the saying “You can’t love others before you love yourself.”
If we can depend on anything in life, it is change. Change that is often unpredictable, and outside of our control. But the thing we can control is how we react to it. So I made an effort to “lean into the good” when I was down, lonely, or starting to spiral. I grasped at things that made me feel excitement, even if I thought they were silly.
by Exavier Pope
Bottom Line: The most valuable things in the journey of life are 100 percent free, yet give the most enriching experiences, touch the vastest spaces of this universe, and open the biggest of doors. As we step into this endless vault, we open the combination for endless withdrawals for us and all who come in contact.
by La Mer
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda use holistic approaches aimed at restoring the body to its natural, harmonious state. Both practices encourage observation of personal behavior and surrounding environment as a vital tool in deepening awareness.
by Renee Lamb
It doesn’t take a life partner to teach you how to give unconditional love. It doesn’t take forgiving your parents for their mistakes to know forgiveness. You have to start with your own complicated, damaged, unapologetically beautiful self.
In its authentic practice, self-care is not a way to escape from pain, but is more accurately the practice of avoiding potential pain altogether by taking care in the present, and by uprooting and replacing those activities, people, or beliefs that have caused suffering in the past.
We are torn between the need to take action and the desire to plan. We’re always waiting for the “perfect moment” to move forward. But what if that perfect moment never comes—what if we’re stuck waiting until we’re old and gray, saddled with the regret of not taking the leap?
I used to be the most hardcore workaholic; constantly working on something, always pressing forward, and always looking for the next amazing thing that I could do to prove to people that I was good enough. But, inside, I was spiritually bankrupt and needed some healing.