Dear 20 year old Sam, First, let me tell you that you my dear are Pure Fucking Magic! You will forget this at times but it's okay because it will lead you back home. There are about one thousand things I could write here already, but I’m going to try to stick with what I … Continue reading Straight Outta My Twenties
I know that I’ll have moments where I stumble and misstep. From time to time, I’ll surely still experience the old beliefs that I should be more than I am, or that parts of me are shameful enough that I should choose to hide, or that I should have a better idea of what my future will hold.
There is no ending point. We never really become. Adulthood doesn’t mean things stop getting hard. It doesn’t mean no self-doubt. It doesn’t mean sturdy ground.
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
Like the ocean tides, life has a natural ebb and flow . There is always a beginning and end , a high point and a low point . Many of us, most of us, carry the unspoken belief that we’re supposed to feel amazing all the time. As soon as we feel less than, our … Continue reading Ride the Wave
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.
My Yoga Therapy Immersion was a profound transformational experience for me. One lesson that has really been standing out, is that opening up to discomfort is the basis of transmuting our shit. Everything good thing in my life that has ever 'happened' to me, has first made me extremely uncomfortable. From my personal life to … Continue reading Breathe Into It