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The Full Wolf Moon in Leo

Have you looked at the moon lately?

It doesn’t matter what phase the moon is in, I always think it’s beautiful.

The moon cycle is a reflection of the cycles that occur in our own lives. It reminds us when to work hard, when to slow down, when to celebrate. And while each phase brings it’s own themes that repeat throughout the year, each lunar cycle also brings it’s own unique outlook.

There are so many things that come together for each unique moon phase. And there is a lot we can learn and take away from that.

We begin our calendar year, and end our lunar year, with the Wolf Moon in January.

©2019 LunanimaFox

Making Big Decisions Intuitively

I was recently asked how I make big decisions. How do I know what to do when I'm faced with a choice that is terrifying and huge and potentially life changing?

What do you do when you're so confused you can barely think? When the pros and cons lists become meaningless?

How do you make the decision when it feels so massive you're absolutely paralyzed?

When this decision paralysis becomes apparent, at that point it's time to turn inward.

I have a process I use when making big decisions. I break the whole situation down and get in touch with my feelings. The whole process may take several days or weeks, or sometimes i can have things figured out in just a few hours.

There are a lot of variables, every situation and every decision is different, but the process ultimately comes down to this:

Trust your intuition. Follow your heart.

©2019 LunanimaFox

The Simplicity of Following the Moon

One of my favorite things in the whole world is planning. I love planners and calendars and writing out details and lists for my future self.

And because of that, I love setting goals.

I also love growth.

I love a lot of things, apparently.

Every year I talk about how the New Year is my favorite time. It's a time of new beginnings, letting go of bad habits, adopting new ones, deciding how you'll grow, setting new goals....

Which means it can also be overwhelming.

That's a lot of change all at once.

Trying to figure out what you want for an entire year can be hard. That's a long time. A year is a long cycle. I want shorter ones. 

I tried for a long time to just set monthly goals instead, treating each new month as a new start.

That didn't work. 

For whatever reason, I just could not wrap my head around it.

But then I found the moon.

©2019 LunanimaFox

You Can Shift Your Story to Change Your Life

My life has changed dramatically over the past year.

And I don't just mean that I've grown as a person or anything like that. 

I mean, I have grown as a person. I am not at all the same person I was a year ago. Or even six months ago.

But when I say that my life has changed in the past year, I mean almost everything about my life is different. From my job to where I live to what kind of "luck" I have. Everything is different.

©2019 LunanimaFox

A Resolution for A Year of More

New Years is almost here!

I am so stinking excited. New Years is my favorite time of the year.

I love the possibilities that come with a fresh year. Getting to start over and have a new chance to create a life I'm in love with. There's just something so exciting and magical about getting a new start.

And then there's the resolutions!

I love making New Years resolutions. 

©2019 LunanimaFox

4 Myths of Minimalism

At first glance, creating a minimalism lifestyle can seem daunting.

What's the first thing you think of? White walls, empty rooms, black and white clothes... It's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you think you need to get rid of or replace. It's hard when you think you have to meet a certain standard.

But being a minimalist doesn't mean you have to let go of your personality.

Minimalism isn't black and white.

There are a lot of ideas of what it means to be a minimalist, and a lot of those are myths. Minimalism doesn’t have set standards or rules you have to follow. It looks different for everyone.

©2019 LunanimaFox

How to Shop Like a Minimalist

I love to shop.

I love trying on new clothes and bringing home new things to decorate my house. I absolutely love working on my space, trying to make it "perfect."

So how does this fit together with my quest towards minimalism? Not well.

I've been working hard to change the way I think about shopping. My shopping habits and my mindset have gone through a major overhaul as part of my minimalist journey.

It hasn't been easy, though.

©2019 LunanimaFox