Empowerment

Crystals 101

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Let me start by telling you that I am not a crystal expert.  I am a crystal enthusiast. I am a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner by trade and so I am into lots of things – acupuncture, cupping, herbs, meditation, and well now crystals.  My crystal collection started organically and has turned into quite the […]

Empowerment

Free to Be Me

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In the spring of 2018 my mom and I signed up for a women’s retreat in the Pocono Mountains called Rise Gatherings. We spent the weekend with women ages 15 – 75 from all over the country. The days were filled with workshops that challenged me to paint my wildest dreams, practice Buti Yoga, and […]

Nourishment

Forest Bathing is a Daily Practice

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When I first started the Forest Bathing Club in 2015, I had to explain to people what forest bathing was and why they needed it. Flash forward a few years to today and now forest bathing, the evidence-based Japanese practice of connecting to nature as a way to destress and heal, has become so popular […]

Mindfulness

From One New Mama to Another

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When my first child was just a few hours old, my then 7 year old niece was among the first visitors to arrive. When she entered my hospital room her dad leaned down and said “she’s been coughing today, I think she’s pretending to have a cold, but I warned her that whether she can hold […]

Empowerment

Cure The Chaos

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Louise Clarke regularly shares this important message with her listeners on her podcast, “Parenting in the Think of It.” She believes that developing an awareness for what causes us the most mental and physical chaos is so very important (especially for busy moms) and shares with you here how you can begin to cure the […]

Business and Leadership

Choose Joy Over Perfection

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What if this year, you gave up perfection and stepped into more joy? What would it look like to give yourself the gift of space and of time? What if instead of burdens and ‘shoulds’ you stepped into possibilities and ‘coulds’? For me this shift has been the most transformative realization in my life. I […]

Nourishment

Miraculous Cream Deodorant, Yup.

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Rachel here, co-creator of Rise. I’m jumping on the blog because I have to express my incredible passion for Little Seed Farm products. I am not a product person, I repeat, I do not go crazy purchasing the promises for my skin, hair and the rest. I am minimal in this department and tend to […]