with Megan Wren
We all want change in some areas of our life. Whether it's our physical health, exercise routines, diets, personal relationships, or career growth, I bet there is not one of you reading this who doesn’t want to change some aspect of your life.
But why is change so hard?
Why is it that we want things to be different but we just can’t pull ourselves to stop eating that extra cookie in the evening, nix the second glass of wine, tell our partner why we're upset, or put in that extra hour of work?
It’s pretty simple.
1) We aren't clear on what we want.
2) We're afraid we won't get what we want
3) We are afraid of taking responsibility.
4) We are afraid to be held accountable.
5) We’re afraid to take action.
6) We’re afraid of failure.
7) We don’t really want to change.
Afraid afraid afraid. Fear. Fear fear. Wishy washy. Are those the emotions and thinking patterns you really want driving your...
Happy Happy New Year! I truly hope you had a great year filled with lots of love and adventure. I am so excited to step into this new year with you and continuously strive to become the best versions of ourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually together!
A little recap of 2023:
Personally, 2023 was one of the most challenging years I have had personally, if not ever! I started the year depressed and close to being broke. What I realize now looking back, it was my spirit that was broken. Really broken. I truly believe that most of our financial, mental, emotional, relational, and physical challenges all stem from some aspect from our spirit being broken. Whether it is loss, betrayal, or an accident, when we experience a disconcerting event, it breaks off a piece of our soul and our work is to heal it and integrate it. Pain of any sort, is a teacher that brings awareness to our mental, physical, and emotional bodies and helps us grow and...
YOLO. You only live once! We've all said it! The saying implies: "Do whatever you want! Life is short! Go for it!" While YOLO can be extremely fun and satisfying in the moment, like the time you decided to stick your head out the sunroof going 95 miles per hour on the freeway... YOLO. That felt great. You were living in the moment sucking up all the adrenaline! However, as we get older and time goes on we realize that we want to live a little more conservative, take fewer risks, and stay safe sometimes to the point where we never get out of the comfort zone paralyzed by the potential risks.
However, a well thought out, well calculated, feel the fear and do it anyway "just go for it" approach can be a huge asset in your life.
I really wanted to somehow say that I can be quite conservative sometimes but the truth is, I've always been a rule pusher having a YOLO mindset starting all the parties wherever I went, especially in my late teens/early 20's. I also got myself into trouble...
(a photo of me and Paul Chek from the workshop I took with him back in 2022)
"trust the intuition put the key ignition, stay aligned with the mission”
Finally! It feels good to have to space to sit down and write for you all, its been awhile! In this blog post, I’ll recap some of the key takeaways I learned from the Accessing Intuition Workshop I took with Paul and Angie Chek at the beginning of November. (Side note: can you believe it’s almost December?!)
I first became fascinated with intuition back in college where I had some profound spiritual experiences through meditation. I had experiences where I was out of my body, and intense visuals and colors coming through. One of the first ways that I learned about my experiences, energy systems, sacred geometry, and different levels our energy field contains was through a YouTube channel called Spirit Science back in 2014. Then in 2015, when I moved to California and started practicing yoga I was introduced to a...
(photo: Bighorn Park, Mt Whitney Trail in Lone Pine, California 10,300 ft)
“….the life came back into my eyes after takin’ a trip up the 395 oh, oh! Everything I’ve regretted, everything I’ve been fretting goes away like the clouds when the sun comes pouring in, mmhmm…”
Last week I had an absolutely incredible solo trip hiking in the Eastern Sierras. I had been wanting to take a trip to the mountains but was waiting until the summer was over and the crowds were gone and my first show was done.
Originally, I was planning to backcountry camp and hike to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite, but the rain and snow forecast forced me to make other plans, and those plans couldn’t have been more serendipitous leading me to 3 beautiful hikes along the 395.
Back in 2020 I wanted to prove to myself that I could be alright on my own and that I was brave enough and strong enough to do hard things alone. So in February of 2020 I entered the lottery...
I had another break through a few days ago, they seem to be coming more frequently these days I’ve been trying so sososo hard to relax and calm my nervous system down, to minimize my anxiety, and to create a more balanced work/life schedule.
As many of the people in my close circle know, I’ve been struggling with anxiety more than ever the past month or so waking up in a panic every day. After reflection, I think this is the state that I have been in for a long time but just wasn’t aware of it until recently.
I was waking up, heartbeat fast breathing heavy, anticipating a fire I would have to put out, a call to jump on, or an unpleasant email that I need to respond to. I’ve been so used to literally jumping out of bed and immediately working. This is how I’ve been operating since at least 2015.
I knew this wasn’t healthy, so I sought out help. For the past four months, I have been working with an energy coach who has been helping me become...
A few weeks ago I recorded one of my own songs for the first time. I have sat in many sessions co-creating, but this was the first time I intentionally sat down and recorded one of mine!
It was a great challenge and a great learning experience. I’ve never sang with headphones giving me direct feedback of my voice, and I also was challenged to play to a metronome, which I hardly ever did. The process was a little longer than anticipated, and I knew that if I had practiced the skill of playing with the metronome a little more, the experience would have went a little smoother.
But hey! It's all a process as we learn to find the keys that fit and turn, right!? We all have to start somewhere and fail in order to learn and grow and become great.
Motivated by the experience, I went to the piano and immediately started practicing with the metronome. Getting in the zone, I start to feel the tempo in my body.
Click, click, click, clap!
Click, click, click,...
A few weeks ago a client asked me if I could write a blog about cultivating a positive mindset.
I had to think about this for a little bit. Do I know how to do that? Cultivate a positive mindset to get through rough patches or just life in general? This forced me to think about the quality of my thoughts and what my self talk really is. The immediate answer was "no Megan, you don’t know how to do that, you’re a piece of sh*t!"
This then led me to slow myself down to contemplate the quality of my thoughts on a daily basis. What are they? No matter if I think I’m a positive person, do my thoughts align? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But if they are out of alignment, I do know how to fix it and how you can too! (keep reading :)
I am very hard on myself. I blame myself consciously and unconsciously for things not going right. And if you're like most people, you probably do too. It’s hard to surrender to the fact that things will workout because as many...
As you know, health and wellness covers all aspects of our life. Our emotional, mental, and spiritual health are just as important as our physical health if not preceding our physical health. Why? Emotions are reactions to a stimulus that cause a response in our body due of chemical change (emotion) from the trigger.
Example: someone cuts you off (stimulus) you get angry (response) your face gets hot and you feel irritated in your body (reaction). Make sense?
All emotions produce chemical reactions in the body. Being happy produces dopamine, epinephrine, and oxytocin which are the feel good hormones or chemical messengers in our body that reduce stress and well, help us feel good!!
Anger triggers the release of cortisol and adrenaline which stimulates our flight or flight response making us feel anxious, alert and well…stressed! If you remember from last weeks blog, cortisol is a stress hormone that causes inflammation, keeps us alert and tells...
If you struggle with stress or have had a hard time losing weight, then you will enjoy this read.
Sleep is hands down the most important aspect to your health and wellness. According to the CDC and the National Institute of Health, only 2 out of every 3 adults get enough sleep on a regular basis. That means that 33% of the population is sleep deprived and I am sure that you have been apart of that statistic at some point in your life if you aren’t currently.
If you have a hard time getting through the day without caffeine or stimulants, have constant high stress, or are having trouble losing fat, sleep may solve a lot of your struggles.
If you been out late into the wee hours of the night and have had a hard time sticking with a consistent sleep routine due to the nature of your lifestyle...honing in on your sleep habits could help you feel energized and inspired more than ever.
So, here's a little education on sleep.
Even though we live in...