#ESMEINK : "Truth & Blockages" Day 2




"So, i'm stuck! I have all of these journaling ideas and topics, and while I know in my head how I feel about them, i'm having a hard time articulating and getting them written. Maybe the topics are too heavy. Maybe i'm afraid to face them? Maybe I've just got some work to do in these areas of my life. Turns out this is harder than I thought it would be.

Blockages, whether mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical, I feel are all the same. It indicates something is out of balance somewhere, and work needs to be done. It's really all the same. I could compare arterial blockage with writers block. OK. Obviously different, but still the same. Why is there blockage? where is it coming from? Did it start years ago-with a life altering event that pushed a person down a specific path leading to this problem? Or is it more simple than that? Fear, genetics. Or maybe just plain inexperience. I know everyone struggles with some kind of blockage at some point in their lives, possibly daily. I wonder how unaware of them we are until we are forced to look at them. Maybe i'm over thinking this.

Each topic I've chosen for myself seems to be a pandora's box waiting to be opened. But then I think-well, isn't that what I wanted? Isn't that the point in the first place? Why do I think that sitting down to journal should take a quick 10 minutes, and that the words will just come to me? Maybe they will. I'm sure after the first few days or after a week or so, routine will set in. They seem to be now! I will admit, once I get going its fun!

I've just decided in my head, that I will write about a particular blockage I have for tomorrow's topic. I have a chakra that needs addressing, and it's been on my mind a lot. It resides within the Base (root) chakra. "Tribe" is a word I hear a lot these days, and is very much a part of what this relates to. I think It's one that is a powerful foundation for every other chakra, and feeling grounded is key to being balanced in all of my other energy centres.

I'm excited to grow in this area. Long time comin', time for good lovin'!


I trust in myself to let insights surface effortlessly, and with great articulation.

I invite my soul to come forward, and break free of any blockages.

Find what feels good. Let it flow.

You've got this."

#ESMEINK Journal Entry by Lise Marie-Johnson


30 Days of #EsmeInk : A Journey into Ritualistic Self-Love


This is my ideal June morning. Let's pretend it's in Spain to make it even more ideal.:

30 days of INK

{A journey into ritualistic self-love!}

Esme Life invites you to join us, in a journey of self exploration.

An inventory of your soul. We're calling this 30 day journaling challenge, 30 days of INK {a journey into ritualistic self-love}.

Lise-Marie Johnson is Esme's C.H.N certified holistic nutritionist. Lise came up with this beautiful idea and we couldn't be more excited to take a little time to get intentional and reflective. Below Lise has jotted down her heart and thoughts behind the journey ahead: 


          "Holistic nutrition has a large focus on our food. I love the powerful properties of food, and I love even more, feeding my soul what it needs. I'm talking self love, peeps. How do you love yourself?"

          There is a delicate balance in life, that when is off even slightly, it seems that walls can come crashing in around me. I am at a point in my life where my spirit needs growth, nurturing and  self-loving attention. This has inspired me to start this 30 day challenge. I have always loved the ritualistic ideals of self love, self care, self-evolution, and find it hard to always follow through. Let's face it. Life is busy and ever changing. I am not where I expected to be if your asked me where I thought I would be, even as little as 5 years ago.  If this speaks to you, or if  you already journal/blog,  or if you want to try something new, or if you feel like you are missing balance in your life, or if you feel like this may be something that inspires you, then please, join me in this vulnerable, delicate act of self-loving, soul kissing and cleansing 30 days of growth. I will be {vulnerably} posting my daily writings for viewing. I am not a writer. I am not an editor.  I am simply wanting to find clarity and direction, and grow as a human on this amazing planet, and to hopefully inspire others to do the same with our tiny bit of time we have here.

What I think I will be writing about……Where I am today. Where i've been, where I am going. Fears, desires, LOVE, who am I really, vulnerability, goals, accountability, acceptance, and more.

What I'm certain I will write about….. I cannot be sure.

You are more than welcome to follow my topics and write about them yourself, in how they apply to your life. Or take the wheel and write what speaks to your beating heart!

We hope you will take this journey with us.

#ESMEINK begins now....