Desi Aragon

Modern Day Muse

Blog

 
awakening

Waking Up Is So Very Hard To Do

With the Summer Solstice on June 21st coinciding with a Soul Talk I gave on the 23rd, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to delve into Plato’s Allegory of The […]

continue reading

muse

As The Muse Muses

Minerva among the Muses (detail) /Public Domain I’ve been deeply engaged of late in thought about the Muse and how the role of Muse has evolved over the centuries. Once defined as, […]

continue reading

inspiration

Inspired To Inspire

What do a Fearlessness Coach, Horse Ranch Owner, Spiritual Alchemist, Energy Artist and a Chief Financial Officer have in common? Their Muse. I know because I am the Muse. I co-create and […]

continue reading

listening

I’m All Ears

As I go through my days, I make every attempt to stay alert to the signs and symbols that my soul sends me to let me know I’m on the right track […]

continue reading

soul signs

How To Recognize Signs That Your Soul Is Speaking To You

Being alert to the signs, big and small, that let me know my soul is speaking to me, guiding me, and protecting me is one of my favorite daily activities. When I […]

continue reading

personal truth

Your Personal Truth Is Just That – Personal

Every individual is born with a personal truth, an inner guidance system that is intended to help one navigate the ups and downs of his or her life. Some people are more […]

continue reading

Not Yet

‘Not Yet’ Are Two Hope Filled Words That Generate A Learning Mindset

Learning is ongoing. In our culture, education is more focused on getting answers right on tests that we seem to have forgotten what learning really is. There really is no endpoint to […]

continue reading

potential

Live Beyond Your Potential

Potential is defined as ‘having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.’ Each of us will become or develop into something, however that ‘something’ is defined. […]

continue reading

multitasking

Multitasking Is A Fast Track To Chronic Stress And More Bad News

I remember back when computers were just becoming mainstream. It was a time when everyone thought computers were going to liberate us human beings and we would have more time to do […]

continue reading

slow down

To Live Your Best Life, S-L-O-W Down

“Slow down, you move too fast, you got to make the morning last.” Simon & Garfunkel The 59th Street Bridge Song Way back in 1966, Simon and Garfunkel knew how important it […]

continue reading

living your dream

Imagine the Fullest Expression Of You

We humans are inherently creative geniuses. However, as I pointed out in my most recent blog, Getting Your Genius Back, for so many of us, our genius remains locked inside. Learning to […]

continue reading

genius

Getting Your Genius Back

Do you ever feel like you are capable of so much more, yet you don’t know how to tap into the more that you know you are? There is a certain restless […]

continue reading

emotional blindspot

Finding Freedom From Emotional Blind Spots

Have you ever been driving and thought you were clear to change lanes only to hear a horn blare warning you not to do it? This has certainly happened to me. That […]

continue reading

junk drawer

Clean Out The Junk And Start The New Year With A Clean Slate

You know how you have a junk drawer or two or three around the house? They are those places you put stuff you don’t want to bother with in the moment and […]

continue reading

gratitude

How Long It Takes To Make Gratitude (Or Any Practice) A Daily Habit

Establishing a gratitude practice is among one of the most recommended behaviors for joyful living. I’ve been asked many times how long it will take to make a gratitude practice as regular […]

continue reading

under construction

Life Under Construction

There is a road not far from my house that seems like it’s been under construction for years. It started as a two-lane road. One lane going each direction. A few years […]

continue reading

gratitude

Make This The Season of Gratitude and Self-Caring

How often have you felt lost during the holidays? Starting with Thanksgiving many people begin to crumble under the burden of family obligations or the opposite – loneliness. Families join together to […]

continue reading

slow down

Slow Down You’re Moving Too Fast

Perhaps you’ve heard the fable of the tortoise and the hare. It is the tale of a hare so certain of his speed that he takes a nap mid-race. Meanwhile his challenger, […]

continue reading

slow down

The Benefits of Taking it Slow

“He Who Rushes Ahead Doesn’t Go Far” Tao Te Ching #24* Have you ever felt like life is a treadmill and some unseen force keeps turning up the speed? Have you ever […]

continue reading

live your truth

Go Within To Realign With And Live Your Truth

Are you feeling a little depleted or disengaged in your life? Whether you are feeling slightly or deeply depleted, it may be time to ask a few questions about authenticity. The truth […]

continue reading

Fearless Feets (pun intended)

Do you ever have one of those life moments where something very big is happening and you find yourself wondering how you got so lucky? That’s where I am these days. After […]

continue reading

Hey Soul Sister

Today, I was taking my daughter and her friend to the bus stop. In true Monday morning fashion, we were running just a bit behind schedule. As we pulled up, the bus […]

continue reading

How to be as Happy as a Yellow Lab

Special shout out to my friend Helen for suggesting as topic and to animalchannel.com for the interesting article on the meaning behind the actions of our pets. These two events coincided and […]

continue reading

For the Love of it.

There are more than seven billion people in the world. Google tells me that there were 7.442 billion in 2016 to be exact. To give you a sense of population size, If […]

continue reading

Manifesting or Manipulating?

A colleague of mind has a powerful ability to make her desires come true. Let me give you some examples. She began visualizing a specific type of car, imagined what it would […]

continue reading

We Are All Angels

Dear Desi, How does one have angels? Oh wow. What an awesome question. My childhood friend (we’ve known each other since Kindergarten) asked me this question because she knows I believe in […]

continue reading

Getting stuff done while not doing a thing.

So the other day I was surprised to find myself repeating a pattern that I have worked diligently to break. The pattern is my obsession with doing. I just love the feeling […]

continue reading

Breaking the Stress Habit

Stress has become a habit, maybe even an addiction for far too many of us — it’s time to break the habit! Our bodies are made to have natural self protection abilities. […]

continue reading

Accepting What Is

Dear Desi, Acceptance. To be in that space. What does that word mean and feel like to you? When have you accepted? This question came from a dear friend six months before […]

continue reading

Combating Negativity

Dear Desi, When someone comes at us with negativity in a conflict situation, instead of responding in kind, how do we quickly get in touch with our inner goodness, and take the […]

continue reading

Getting Un-Triggered

Dear Desi, What’s a “quick fix” when we get triggered to put ourselves back to center? Oh yes, this is one of my favorite things to ponder. First, when we say trigger […]

continue reading

Living in Truth

Dear Desi, I find myself struggling with the concept of how some people struggle while living in truth and some just fall into grace while having no integrity. This question seriously makes […]

continue reading

Saying No

Dear Desi, why does saying “No” feel so bad, why can’t no just be “no” without the guilt …… So many of us have had this experience. Saying yes when we really […]

continue reading

Trust Yourself

Today, I was blessed to connect with three talented women whom I adore! All three women are on their own journey, every one of them striving to live life with a fully […]

continue reading

Fairness is not Sameness

Somehow, somewhere in childhood we may have come to expect that life should be fair. That we should all be treated equally, that what he or she gets I should get too. […]

continue reading

Tips on Time

Wondering why you feel like you get never get it all done? The short answer is that the important items get pushed aside for the urgent items because we are wired that […]

continue reading

10 tips for beating the blues…

Dear Desi: Do you have a quick tool for when my mind goes to sad or negative thoughts?   There is no magic pill to fix sad feelings. Sometimes situations arise that […]

continue reading

Calming techniques for shared workspace

Dear Desi: I love my new work-space but in the morning my coworker makes throat clearing sounds every 20 seconds and it lasts for hours. I find it irritating to my nervous […]

continue reading

Ready Set Go Chapter - The Tortoise Method:How to Reset your Life for Greatness

Do you ever feel like you’re running a race and not getting anywhere? Finding your way forward is easier than you think. Submit your name and email to get a free chapter from the best-selling book, Ready Set Go. You'll discover the secrets to The Tortoise Method for living the life you’ve always wanted.