December is here. This year, to me, it feels like it's been a very long year.
Ha! That might be an understatement…who is there with me?!
There is hope around the corner and I'm welcoming the end of this heavy year, looking forward to future healing and reflection for all of us collectively.
The holiday season looks different this year, there is no doubt about that. Today, I reposted a piece called “How To Stay Grounded This Holiday Season” - I wrote this piece last year, around this time, suggesting grounding for an entirely different reason - I had in mind all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays season, the whirlwind of activities and parties and gatherings that it's so easy to get caught up in and have take over too much. Man wouldn't that feel like a good thing now? It's amazing how quickly things can change. I have so much appreciation for the busyness of the holidays last year!
I decided to repost this piece today, because I think that it still rings true, for different reasons this year.
This time of year can be a whirlwind, joyful, exciting AND it can be bittersweet and painful for some of us. There is so much emotion that comes with it, the good and the difficult. All of that is still happening this year AND we have the added heaviness of what 2020 has already delivered. Many of us are trying to make it feel normal for our little ones. It's a lot. So much.
I urge you this year to get really thoughtful about the things that really matter to you around this time of year. Get creative. And make it simple. If your tradition surrounds family events and you are not gathering, plan an alternative way to connect and maybe even start a new tradition. If some of your typical traditions aren't able to happen in the same way this year…rethink them and adjust. It's so important, this year more than ever, that we make the time for what is important to us.
I urge you this year to consider people in need more than ever. There are so many people struggling in ways that we can't even imagine, they would give anything to face some of the “struggles” I mentioned above. There are so many ways that we can help, even if monetary assistance isn't an option. Maybe it becomes a new tradition.
I hope that this piece, linked below, reminds you to slow things down and enjoy the sweetness this season, even though this holiday looks much different and feels much different. One day at a time, one step in front of the other with deep breaths - although our memories might look quite different, pick and choose what is important and let your heart lead the way.
- Sign Up For A Yin Live Stream Class With Me This Week
- MoonRise Channel : Yin Yoga For A Grateful Heart + A Moment Of Gratitude
- LIVE Instagram Crystal Sale, Today (join me!)
- December New Moon Circle
- December Crystal Giveaway
CRYSTAL OF THE WEEK | MOONRISE CRYSTAL BOUTIQUE
DRAGON GLASS | shield
I just added these Dragon Glass (Obsidian) points to the boutique and LOVE the festive color for this time of year. I've noticed that people typically purchase these because of their beauty, and are then happily surprised about the intention benefits that come with.
The pieces that I have left are the only ones I expect to have for some time due to availability, they are pretty rare.
I love to use Dragon Glass in my intention practices for :
shielding against negative energy guarding against blockages grounding in meditation stimulating higher consciousness achieving deep thoughts
Dragon Glass / Obsidian opens root and heart chakras
use these journal prompts this week if they inspire you
What traditions are important to me this time of year? Why? What do they symbolize for me?
How have these traditions shifted over the years?
How can I adjust some of my important traditions to accommodate the times, yet still feel significant?
What new traditions can I begin this year that I never would have thought of if this year hadn't played out as it has?
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2020!
I decided to put a gift guide together for 2020 because I have a handful of brands that I work with personally and professionally on a regular basis, and I truly just love them all. I've worked to find brands that I believe in entirely - from their ethics to their philosophy to their quality and their purpose. I wouldn't be recommending them if they didn't check all of these boxes. This list is a reflection of these brands! Check them out and please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
I'm so excited to let you know that I recently partnered with Savvi. Savvi is a life style fitness brand that has spoken to me both in their ethics + philosophy and their incredible line of active wear (literally my favorite!) for quite some time now. They represent building your life by design.
I made the decision to partner with them as the official line of MoonRise Self Care and am so excited to introduce the line and philosophy of the brand to you!
Please check them out through my site below, feel free to share with a friend who would love them, reach out to me with any questions and reach out to me if you're interested in partnering with a gorgeous brand and philosophy as well!
I recently launched the MoonRise Self Care channel on YouTube as a space that you can turn to 24/7 for self care routines, tips and habits. I'm building a collection of yin yoga classes, self care ideas, lunar practices and crystal intention setting on the channel.
PLEASE subscribe + turn notifications on so that you never miss an update or free class release!
By POPULAR REQUEST, I'll be hosting an Instagram Live THIS Sunday December 6th at 4pm mst. I have many crystals that I haven't yet listed which I'll be showcasing and offering at a discount before I list them next week! The sale will feature gorgeous Smokey Quartz, Tangerine Hematite, Rainbow Quartz Spheres, Rose Quartz Spheres, citrine, Super Seven, Rutilated Quartz, Quartz + Black Tourmaline combos and so much more. I'll also be discounting some items from my boutique like chevron amethyst, strawberry quartz, selenite moons, Blue Goldstone Galaxy Storm.
It's going to be fun! This is my first time officially doing an IG Live Sale and I'm going to try my best to make it educational and so much fun. Please tune in if you're around and share with a friend who loves crystals!
Everything will ship free and the December special below will apply!
The new moon represents deep feminine wisdom. Engaging regularly with the moon cycles is a powerful way to become intimately connected with the phases of birth, death and rebirth.
In our lives, we too are constantly moving through these cycles, seasons and changes. Connecting to and working with the moon as she cycles, creates a life of deeper meaning and more authentic connection as we are able to live a life with more awareness and intention.
Join Lisa Reeder (Wild Souls Yoga) & Jenny White (MoonRise Self Care) in a women's circle as we practice grounding techniques, breath work and development of our intuition. We will share space with each other to receive, connect and create.
ps - I'm teaching yin directly after our New Moon Circle - it's the most incredible combo, please join for both!
I believe that kindness matters, in uplifting someone else, in the ripple effect and in paying it forward. I believe that the world needs more love and kindness and that we have the potential to change someone's day with a small gesture.
When I began the MoonRise crystal boutique, I knew that I wanted to incorporate a #CrystalRippleEffect into it from the start, so I began gifting a FREE crystal with every purchase. It's become one of the most important parts of the boutique to me. With each purchase, you'll receive a free crystal - you could keep it for your collection, gift to a friend or share with a stranger. Set an intention behind it and pass those vibes on!
For the entire month of December, you'll be gifted TWO selenite sticks with any purchase totaling $60+!
One for you and one to gift to a friend or stranger!
Selenite is a must have for ANY collection. I keep selenite throughout my house with intentions of calming and cleansing. You'll find it under my bed, next to my bed, near all of my other crystals....literally I think I have a piece in each room of my space!
Nothing special for you to do, a piece will automatically be sent when your purchase totals $60+.