I started writing this to share about my experience at the Ignite Your Soul Summit about a week ago. I thought it would be fun to share my favorite speakers, moments, and things that inspired me. But these feels below also happened. This post poured out of me when I was sitting in an airport… Continue reading Finding Balance: Honest Feels After IYSS
Exactly a year ago - I decided to make a blog about whatever on WordPress. I truly did not know what it would morph into at all. I started it to aid in my yoga journey, create a platform to market myself, and it's still going strong. It feels so good! That overjoyed feeling of… Continue reading Finding Balance: My Blogiversary, Being a Grinch & Sweatered Goats
October was a challenging month! There were so many opposing forces and feelings happening. Many times all at once. It took concentration as well as letting shit go to get through. I didn't sleep as much as I should. But I also woke up regularly at 6:30/7am to workout, do yoga, meditate, or start work… Continue reading Finding Balance with Workshops, Pizza & Barre.
How to think about what you commit to and finding the courage to fill up your cup. Do you ever just not want to do something? Does the thought of going to an activity or event make you want to immediately curl into bed? Maybe you’re anxiously attempting to come up with a legitimate… Continue reading The Best Excuse When You Literally Cannot
“Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.” Quote from Practicing the Subtle Art of Detachment, published on Medium. *** The weather in Maine gets better every day and it's making studying increasingly difficult. Most of my days have been waking up, spending a few moments outside drinking coffee and… Continue reading Finding Balance – Stillness, Feminism, & Ethical Clothing.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." —Winston Churchill This SNL Nike Ad Parody is hilarious and I relate too (?) much. Sunday reflections: The week was fun and turbulent. I had a few hours of solid studying but mostly I was all over the place. I… Continue reading Finding Balance – SNL, Astrology & Unruly Bodies.
As I prepare for a a 200 hour yoga teacher training, I wanted to share my thoughts on a book I recently finished for the journey. To prep for the training, I was sent a list of required reading. There are three focuses: 1) books on yoga, 2) books on personal development, 3) books on health.… Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training Prep: Reflections on “The Secret”
I openly share with friends how useful meditation has been, and most respond that they would like to try meditation too. I wrote this post with these people in mind. I'm still new to meditation. Only recently did I overcome the awkward feelings that crept into my brain when I sat down to try to find… Continue reading 5 Simple Tips To Cultivate An Easy Meditation Practice
With every new year, new month and new week, I find it extremely beneficial to ask myself a few specific questions to check in with my goals, intentions and priorities. This helps me stay focused on what I'm doing and why. You are destined to succeed and fail. You are bound to face obstacles in… Continue reading A Guide to Self Reflection and Success