Contemplative Woman

Finding Clarity, Confidence & Joy:

Inspirational writings to help you on your path

of self-care and self-love.


Janhavi McKenzie, Life Coach


Take a Vacation

Busy people need vacations. Stressed people need vacations. Vacations give us distance from our lives and all the activities we fill our days and nights up with. Vacations give us time to breathe, to rest the body, to find the joy in living. As I was growing up, weekends were a time of rest. Businesses...

Insomnia: Creating a Life Beyond the Discomfort

Well my friends, after 149 days of non-stop writing, I took a break. Or, perhaps I was given a break, a birthday break. I took a few days off to go away and have a holiday on the Oregon Coast. It was a fabulous and magical time. I got to break out of many of...
judging others

Love Changes Things

Love changes things. Love changes things but not with judgement. Love changes things by accepting things as they are. Love changes things by accepting itself as it is. Love heals. Love allows. Love allows what comes before it to be what it is. Love allows itself to be what it is in all its duality...

Art Therapy vs. The Expressive Arts

Some people are driven to make art. Their day is unfulfilled if they don't make the time to sit down and do some art, whatever that may be. I am one of those people. There are as many different ways to approach art as there are people on the planet. Everybody is unique in their...

Radiating Love – A Meditation

Here is a little meditation for you to try so that you can radiate Love to others. Find yourself a comfortable seat. Take a few deep breaths and settle into your body. Imagine you are sending roots down into the Earth; from your tailbone and from the soles of your feet. Imagine those roots are...

Radiating Love to Others

I often wonder how I can help others. The suffering that others endure troubles me. I want to help and wonder what can I do? I do care. I do pray. I do help when I can. Maybe that is enough. I believe that suffering is a path one chooses because suffering is a powerful...
losing a loved one

Alzheimer’s and Grief

I am watching two families as they each lose a member to Alzheimer disease. I can't express the untold grief we all feel; their families and my family watching it all happen. For the afflicted, they are in suffering watching this thing happen to them. It seems as though they are in horror and fear...

Be Yourself

Everyday is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. Who you were isn't who you are now. It's okay to be different today than you were yesterday. You already are. You grow in every moment. Never be afraid to show up as you are. Learn to accept yourself, Love yourself. You are Sovereign...

What is Your Passion?

What makes your heart sing? What makes you over the top happy? What fills up your inner well spring of joy when you attend to it? What is it that if you neglect it your life grows empty for lack of it? However you answered any of these questions is your passion. It may be...

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