Motivation for Daily Exercise

I’ve had neck and back pain for more than 20 years. Massages help but have never fully alleviated the pain. A head-on car crash, a roller blading accident, plus several spills skiing and snowboarding were significant contributors over the years. After experiencing intense knee pain a few weeks ago, seemingly out of nowhere, I went to see a physician. The first visit…


Hello 2022!

Happy New Year! 2022 is here and I surely appreciate the reset that a new year brings. I tend to see each year as a marker, almost like bookends within which we have a constellation of memories. In this way, time offers us a virtual filing system for our lived experiences. I can look back […]


Exceptional Living

Exceptional living is love, joy, peace, happiness, and fulfillment in all aspects of life and how we live each day. Exceptional living is loving ourselves fully and completely.
Exceptional living is having deeply profound mutually loving, supportive connections with others. Exceptional living is navigating all of life’s steps and stages with…

Shawna Marie Aarons-Cooke

The Life You Choose

“Is this the face of extreme stress, trauma re-activation, complex grief, depression, and anxiety?” It’s fairly easy these days to post positive inspiring messages. However, how much does your life align with what you post? Are you as thoughtful, aware, aspirational, confident, badass, and self-inspiring as your social media feed? Living in this time where […]