Little moments of gratitude help take the edge off in those times when screaming at the cashier to go a little faster or cutting off the guy who cut me off first seems like the right choice. A deep breath, a look around and a reminder of gratitude might be enough to change our perception.
People come to yoga for many different reasons – perhaps it begins as a desire to get fit or more flexible, a desire to learn how to relax and breathe properly, or a search for something deeper in this world, that often feels so surface level. Many of us have found yoga as an outlet … Continue reading Off the Mat
"I’m a fraud and everyone will find out!" This nagging feeling creeps up on me from time to time when I go to write a blog or even sit with my clients. I feel like a fraud because I struggle with the very same topics I write about. Things like balance, self-acceptance, and loving the … Continue reading Who Do I think I Am?
I am the opposite of a procrastinator. The uncertainty that comes with waiting until the last minute to do things just doesn't sit well with me. Not to mention my tendency to wonder what I’ll be doing in 10 years and how I can possibly get a jump start on it now. And let's not … Continue reading For the Moments of Overwhelm
In order to study the art of happiness, we have to understand the significance of suffering. Even those situations that make us feel heavy and as if life is being unfair. In every situation, including the darker ones, there is something to be taken. It may be a lesson, a memory, awareness, or a reminder … Continue reading The Human Experience
We are all “perfectly imperfect!” Real people aren't perfect and perfect people aren't real. At times, I catch myself being preachy with clients and falling into believing that I have some special knowledge about life. I believe that I’m expected to pass along little gems of wisdom in sessions as if I know what life … Continue reading People Are Never Perfect
We all need to learn to sit with our own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that we can hear ourselves. It is only when we are surrounded by nothing that something comes alive on the inside.
With the coming of the new year, comes a spike in the need to set resolutions, goals and lofty ambitions. Are you feeling it? For years and years we’ve been trained to make lists, prioritize goals and if we’re good, even give ourselves delicious, motivating rewards. Something along the lines of “do this…and get that.” But … Continue reading New Year, New You?
I used to think that in order to live a happy life, everything needed to be perfect. I've always been driven. And at some point, I internalized that in order to be successful I had to be perfect. In my second year of graduate school, I birthed my first daughter into the world. Then continued … Continue reading Present is Better Than Perfect
As a Virgo, the art of giving myself grace can be a very, very difficult thing to do. Growing up, I remember opting out of all activities I thought I was “bad” at. Essentially, I tried to eliminate all opportunities for me to mess up in front of others and fall short of perfection. Somewhere … Continue reading A Little Grace