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
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
As February 14th quickly approaches, so does the long list of expectations that comes with it. But what if this year you choose to do things a little differently?
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
Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are times of change on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels. Motherhood teaches us to discover who we really are, beneath the roles that we play. Often, we approach children with ideas about what we can teach them about this life. It’s true that we have important information to pass … Continue reading Pocket-Sized Gurus
Just because you have been given a due date, it doesn’t mean that your baby will arrive on that date, nor does it mean that your baby is overdue. The date we are given is not the date your baby will arrive, it’s an approximate idea of when your baby will be ready to be … Continue reading A Time to Freeze
If we recall a couple of centuries ago, people simply lacked knowledge about bacteria or dangerous chemicals. They did not understand the need to keep their bodies clean and to prevent their food from going bad. We may look back at that time and consider it primitive compared to what we know today. We might … Continue reading Keep it Clean