21 Days of Intention: Day 4


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Day 4: Read an Aspirational Book

If this is your first time entering the self-help section of the bookstore, congratulations!

You’ll find plenty of soulful reads designed to inspire and motivate you to live your best life.

Reading aspirational and inspiring books is an awesome way to feed your soul. Books can flip your perspective and motivate you to live your healthiest, happiest life.

Download your own gifted 21 Days of Intention e-book here to see an omazing list of our favorite spiritual reads!

Weekend Vibes


21 Day of Intention: Day 3

Photo by: Richelle Hunter Photography

Photo by: Richelle Hunter Photography

Day 3: Start a journal

Keeping a journal has tremendous benefits for your mind, body and spirit.

Whether you’ve been writing in a diary since your childhood days or are just starting to explore the art of putting your thoughts and feelings onto paper, treat yourself to a beautiful new journal as you start to make intention a part of your daily life.

Make journaling a ritual.

Start your day with a few minutes of writing, or use it as a way to wind down in the evening. Putting your thoughts down on paper helps you get clear on what it really is that you want.

Download your own gifted 21 Days of Intention e-book here to learn more about how to journal the benefits journaling!

21 Days of Intention: Day 2

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Day 2: Clean up your digital clutter

Everybody lives online these days.

If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve got a laptop and smart phone, maybe even a tablet.

In the same way clutter in our physical space can block us, clutter in our digital space can hold us back from reaching our highest potential. It can slow us down and disconnect us from what truly matters.

Take some time today to clean up your digital clutter.Download your own gifted 21 Days of Intention e-book here for some ideas to get you started on cleaning up your digital world.


21 Days of Intention: Day 1


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You might be seeing #insanleyintentional posts floating around social media and wondering what all of the bohemians are up to. They’re embracing new beginnings with our 21 Days of Intention e-book. 

Day 1: Creating physical space!

To live an intention-based lifestyle you have to let go, mentally, emotionally and physically. You’ve got to clear out and release the junk that’s holding you back, so you can make room for more positive energy and love in your life.

The first-step? Combat your clutter.

Clutter cleansing is one of the most transformational elements of Feng Shui.

Clutter blocks the free movement of energy, stifles creativity and stops the good vibes from flowing.

When your environment is blocked, you are blocked. That’s why it’s important to create some space in the places where you spend the most time.

Download your own gifted 21 Days of Intention e-book here and learn how to create physical space!


10 Ways to Let Go

Today we ask you to leave behind the things that no longer serve you. When you let go you create space for the new and wonderful to come in and fill your life. Make space for love, acceptance, happiness and bliss.

1. Let go of clutter + excess.

2. Let go of stress.

3. Let go of complaining.

4. Let go of comparing.

5. Let go of busyness + multitasking.

6. Let go of negativity.

7. Let go of the plan.

8. Let go of fear.

9. Let go of anger.

10. Let go of trying to let go.


Clean Quinoa Salad

tiny-devotions-mala-beadsYou know that feeling when you know you really like something (enter quinoa), but when it comes down to making it you’re overwhelmed by all of the options. Well this is me when it comes to two things, quinoa and kale. Between Google, Pinterest, and Instagram, I literally can’t choose a recipe! It gets me every time, but this week I decided to call it quits and make this Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad from The Best Mexican Recipes cookbook. I don’t know about Mexican, but I do know that this was a major win over at TheWholeTara.

  • 1½ cups prewashed white quinoa
  • 2¼ cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 Tbsp lime juice (3 limes)
  • ½ jalapeño chile, chopped
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ? cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 scallion, sliced thin
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  1. Toast quinoa in large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until quinoa makes popping sound, around 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in water and ½ tsp salt and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water has been mostly absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 20 minutes.
  2. Process lime juice, jalapeño, cumin, and 1 tsp salt in blender until jalapeño is finely chopped, about 15 seconds. Add oil and cilantro and process until smooth.
  3. Add bell pepper, mango, beans, scallions, and dressing to cooled quinoa and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and top with avocado.
Written by Tara Milhem. Tara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition and is a board certified holistic health coach, registered yoga instructor, and published author. Tara is the creator of The Whole Tara where she shares her talents as a recipe developer, food stylist, and food photographer. She pairs her nutrition knowledge and culinary techniques to develop whole recipes that are not only a beautiful addition to the kitchen table, but will also become lifelong household staples. Follow Tara on social @TheWholeTara and visit her website here for more.

What’s Your Spirit Animal

spirit-animal-collection-tiny-devotions-1Calling all goal digging tigresses + magical unicorns: inhale courage, exhale roar. Release your majestic mind and embrace your untamed inner spirit.

11417403_820948851320086_165454128_nWhat’s your Spirit Animal? Click the phrase that resonates with you the most to find out.

1. You’re curious and have a very playful spirit.

2. You’re a social butterfly and love to be with your tribe.

3. You’re fun and unconventional. You love to be by the sea.

4. You are determined and a bit of a goal digger.

5. You embrace everything you get your paws on.

6. You are vocal, strong + fearless.11378351_1416032998723793_1868891132_n

7. You are a daydreamer and a night thinker.

8. You long to be somewhere you feel free.

9. You see the world through Rose Quartz colored glasses.

10. There is fire in your soul and adventure in your heart.

11. You are playful deep + intuitive.

12. You always have a gemstone in your pocket.


Green Goddess Smoothie


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Our favorite way to recharge and give ourselves a tiny boost is with omazing green smoothies! This recipe combines two of our favorite things: avocados + coconuts! It tastes delicious and provides you with a dose of healthy fats. Below is the basic recipe, but feel free to get wild! You can really tailor this to suit your own tastes and whatever you have on hand.

1 ripe avocado
½ cup coconut water
1 large handful greens (we prefer kale, but feel free to play around)
1 cup coconut milk
stevia or honey to sweeten

1. In a blender, combine the avocado, coconut water, and coconut milk until smooth.
2. Add the other ingredients + blend.
3. Add the ice and blend until you reach your desired consistency.

Enjoy and glow form within.


Drop and Give Me 10

Photo by: Richelle Hunter Photography

Photo by: Richelle Hunter Photography

….drop whatever you are thinking about, stressing about or worrying about.

Now give me 10 things you are grateful for.

This practice has brought so much more joy and peace into my life. I tend to do this in the shower, probably because it is one of the rare moments I have to myself. When I am in the shower I often tend to obsess: my Ego goes crazy stressing about things going on in my life, trying to predict and control circumstances.

This is why Drop and Give Me 10 is such a fabulous way to improve your mood in a less than a minute. One day I just thought to myself “pump the breaks here: you have SO much to be grateful for, and here you are ruining a lovely shower by worrying about things beyond your control!?!”

And so, I began thinking of 10 things I am thankful for whenever I am feeling icky. I embrace the first things that come into my head. The list often contains my daughter’s health, my loving friends and family, but also simpler things such as sunny days, access to clean water, ice cream and Netflix binge sessions.

Give it a try. Let the list just pour out. Don’t judge it or try to force anything. This past year has taught me that even on the crappiest of days we have 10 things to be grateful for. Always. I guarantee you will feel a sense of love wash over you. Sometimes it’s the simplest shifts in thinking that create big results.

Alyson-Meditating-199x300-150x150Written by Alyson Musial. Alyson is a writer, communications professional and spiritual explorer. You can follow her journey here. Check our her Instagram here