April/May 2022 Inbox Inspiration
Keeping you informed, encouraged & inspired.
The calendar has turned its page once again, and just like that, we find ourselves in May. Take a moment to breathe that in...what does May bring up for you? Does it have a smell? Sound? Shape? Color? Memories of May's gone by? Notice what you're feeling and see if anything needs to move through you. If so, gently allow it to flow and release, if that feels right for you. I invite you to journal this experience and consider greeting each new month with a similar ritual to help you feel present, grounded, and prepared for the weeks ahead. I don't know about you, but both April and May have me deeply connected with my divine feminine energy. It could be due to the abundance of warm weather and sunshine, open windows and blossom scented breezes, sundresses and sandals, singing birds and honeybees surrounding me. Or it could be that I took 3 weeks off in April to road trip with my family, read a book on the beach, go camping in nature, watch the sunset over the ocean, meditate under the full moon, visit with friends near and far, and celebrate my birthday with loved ones and Princess Cake! All things which allowed me to lean into natural feminine energies such as stillness, surrender, connection, pleasure, gentleness, acceptance, and ease. Or. Or it could be that the collective masculine energy is so amped up right now, that I'm intentionally balancing my personal male/female energies. Just turn on the news and you'll be bombarded with wounded masculine energies such as aggression, conflict, control, survival, dominance, anger, and competition. Remember that masculine energy isn't only in men--we all possess both masculine and feminine energies, and we thrive when both are in alignment. If you're feeling 'off' energetically, see if you can pinpoint where you need balance. You can tune in and do this through Reiki, meditation, yoga, journaling, breathwork, and/or walking in nature. May May bring us all into harmony and balance. With a grateful heart, Kristen
While We're on the Subject... One of my mentors, Dr. Gemma Monro wrote a bold, insightful, and necessary article recently which I'm being called to share with you all. It's titled, THE NEW GENDER BALANCE: The shift required for workplaces and individuals to thrive. "This International Women’s Day 2022, I’m writing about a different kind of gender imbalance. It might raise a few hackles, but is nonetheless important. In fact, if we want to correct the Great Resignation, I believe it’s vital. We need to bring more femininity into our workplaces if they are to survive. Not just by making sure women are at the table (and listened to, I hasten to add - numbers alone are not enough). But by correcting the current imbalance of masculinity in organizations and in the leaders who run them. Before you assume that I am directing this article at men, I want to do two things..." <<CONTINUE READING>>
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Nourishing My Soul
What I'm Reading
More Than This, a novel by Patrick Ness
A Little Life, a novel by Hanya Yanagihara
The School for Good Mothers, a novel by Jessamine Chan
The Maid, a novel by Nita Prose
What I'm Shuffling
The Moonchild Tarot, by Danielle Noel
What I'm Up To
April 23 & 24, Tea & Tarot Workshop, with Denise Elizabeth Byron, Jenna Monaco, Jessica Lowe
April 29 & 30, teaching Reiki Level 1 Certification
April 30, New Moon Magic Meditation with Denise Elizabeth Byron
May 5th, Connection & Creation Gathering with Wise & Wonderful Souls
May 8, Mother's Day Strike in support of abortion rights for all.
May 14, Camping with my daughter and her Girl Scout Troop
May 16, Scorpio Full Moon Ritual with Jenna Monaco
Every Monday, Cosmic Compass Conversations with Denise Elizabeth Byron
RECIPES FROM THE HEART Cooking has always felt magical to me. You take a bunch of stuff, that on its own isn't particularly interesting, mix it together, and create something new and divine. That's energy. That's alchemy. That's magic.
Easy Overnight Oats Thank you to feel good foodie for this recipe! I've been making it for breakfast the past few weeks and it's the perfect way to start my day. Plus she offers fun ideas for stir-ins. My favorite way to top this is with blueberries and walnuts. Enjoy! Base ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats ½ cup milk of choice ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon sweetener honey or maple syrup ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract Peanut Butter & Jelly 1 tablespoon strawberry jam 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter ¼ cup diced strawberries 2 tablespoons peanuts crushed Apple Pie ¼ cup diced apples 1 tablespoon pecans chopped 2 teaspoons maple syrup ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Almond Joy ¼ cup shredded coconut 1 tablespoon almonds chopped 1 tablespoon chocolate chips 2 teaspoons maple syrup Directions:
Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined.
Cover the glass container with a lid or plastic wrap.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving.
Uncover and enjoy from the glass container the next day. Thin with a little more milk or water, if desired.
Note: Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. This makes it an ideal breakfast meal prep to make on Sunday night for the week.
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