In today's world this is the norm for a lot of us; a badge of honor. "I just want everything to be right" . And we laugh and shrug our shoulders, smiling at our slightly neurotic- but by all means productive- tendencies.
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.
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
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 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
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