Does your life feel out of alignment with your dreams?
Like you’re stuck in the status quo and going through your days on autopilot?
LET’S CHANGE THAT!
Because that’s no way to live. And I should know, because I’ve been there!
In fact, most of my adult life has been spent this way . . .
- working in soul-sucking jobs, usually with a real-life Michael Scott for a boss (if you didn’t get that reference, please stop reading and immediately go to Netflix and watch The Office. I’ll be waiting here when you get back.)
- being (and staying) in relationships with one Mr. Wrong after another (not to be confused with Mr. Wong, who is my Mr. Right 😉
- and missing out on so many experiences and adventures because of my self-limiting beliefs that “I could never do that.”
I wasted so much time going through the motions and living a life that wasn’t really what I wanted.
And all the while craving freedom and fulfillment, and feeling like I was meant for so much more.
Now, there were some things I did right along the way . . . I’ve always been good with my health and wellness (being a wellness coach helps). Making the decision not to have (human) children (no offense if you’re a parent, this just wasn’t the right path for me and I’m so thankful I realized it early on). Adopting furry children instead, who have brought so much joy and happiness to my life over the years. And creating a small circle of really close and amazing friends (love y’all!).
One thing those right choices all have in common is that they were all done with intention.
Once I figured this out, I started to understand the power of intentional living. It can mean the difference between a mediocre life and a magical life.
By living with more intention, I’m creating a more aligned and magical life for myself.
Probably the biggest example of this is finally making my dream come true of leaving my job and having my own business.
It’s a work in progress, but the more intentional I get about the different areas of my life, the more aligned and awesome my life becomes.
I’d love to help you create a more intentional and aligned life, too!
What is intentional living?
So glad you asked!
There are different ideas and definitions for intentional living, but to me it means being intentional in what you do, how you think, and how you are in order to create the life you truly desire.
It’s not settling for a life that’s anything less than what you really, really want it to be.
It’s getting super clear on your values, your purpose, and what makes you happy, so that you can start shifting your actions, thoughts, and ultimately your life to be in alignment with these things.
And sometimes it’s about making tough choices, giving up something you like so you can have/do/be something you love.
And no matter where you are in the course of your life, it’s never too late to start living with more intention (I’m just figuring out this whole intentional living thing in my forties). The right time is right now!
But what if you aren’t even sure what your intentions are?
This is where your intuition comes in! When you learn to connect with your intuition and access your inner wisdom, it becomes so much easier to see the path you’re meant to follow. Your intuition is like your inner compass and a North Star that guides you on your journey.
There are a lot of ways to get more connected with your intuition, but my favorite is using spiritual tools like Oracle cards, Tarot cards, and Runes. They aren’t just for fortune tellers! I’m still very much a beginner with these tools, but I love using them and it’s kind of amazing the insight I gain from this.
Intentional living also becomes easier when you’re working with the natural flow and cycles of life. For me, this means using the energy of the seasons and the phases of the Moon to guide me in my planning, intention setting, and actions. It also means using ancient mystical tools like astrology and numerology to gain a better understanding of who I am, what’s happening in my life (and the world), and how to use this information to my advantage when setting my intentions and planning my course of action.
Through a string of synchronicities over the last couple of years, my interest and passion for all things mystical and magical has been revived, and I’m so thankful for this! It really has made a huge difference in my sense of clarity and overall well-being.
Like so many things, intentional and intuitive living are a journey rather than a destination. I certainly haven’t mastered them, but I’ve been able to use them to make some really positive changes in my life. I’m excited to share what I know and learn with you, so get your “woo” on and let’s make some magic!
A little more about me . . .
I’m a small-town Southern girl from rural Georgia, now living in Orlando, Florida with my awesome husband and our two sweet (but very mischievous) cats.
My husband and I met at a wedding, where one of my closest friends married one of his closest friends. We’ve been together ever since. He’s Chinese (as you might have guessed from my last name), so I like to think of us as an Asian-Southern fusion.
I’m a huge animal lover, and my dream would be to have a big farm in the mountains where I could have an animal sanctuary. (So far, my husband does not seem to be on board with this dream.)
I believe in magic and love all things mystical, like my oracle cards, astrology, runes, Tarot, the energy of the moon, crystals, manifesting, and numerology.
A few of my favorite things are great food, being outdoors, country music and jazz, the mountains, the changing of the seasons, all things cozy, and Stevie Wonder (my fave musician of all time!).
I’m a tea drinker and have a collection of really cute tea cups and mugs. Every morning it’s a very important decision figuring out which cup is just right for that day. 🙂
I’m kind of a nerd and obsessed with my planner, pretty office supplies, and books, blogs, and podcasts about personal development, productivity and business.
I’ve always been completely out of touch with all things trendy (my sweet co-workers back in Dallas had to explain to me who the Kardashians are — but I still don’t really get it).
The highlight reel…
In case you were wondering about my credentials . . .
Master of Social Work (MSW) degree (with a concentration in counseling) from the University of Georgia
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). I am proud to be one of the first wellness coaches in the country to earn this credential from the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), a collaboration between the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC).
Wellness Coach training and certification from the Mayo School of Public Health
Holistic Health Coach training and certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition