Does the thought of money make you sick, nervous, or scared? Are you terrified of being destitute or always worried about how you're going to make money to survive? Do you consistently take jobs that you're not actually passionate about, but do only to keep your head above water? Is there a career you want… Continue reading Finding Financial Freedom & A Letter To Money
It has been about three weeks since getting back from my 200 hour yoga teacher training. Since my return, I've been putting my heart and soul into this yoga thing. As much as I can anyway. Because yoga definitely isn't paying the bills yet, I've been working for friends and anyone else willing to help… Continue reading 5 Great Resources for New Yoga Teachers & A Few Personal Reflections
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
I’m following up last week’s post, which was about the "6 Myths of Success". These are western culture’s ideas of what success is and how people should go about achieving success. They are myths, because research has shown that ALL of them actually harm our ability: to be present, connect with others, and cope… Continue reading Six Simple Keys to Happiness, According to Research
A key takeaway from the yoga teacher training I attended was normalizing the use of props in our regular, physical yoga practice. We learned how to effectively use props depending on the pose. It was drilled into us that we should use props regularly in our classes because they will help to make yoga better… Continue reading Why It’s Essential To Use Props In Yoga.
This is part one, in a two part post, about a great book I recently finished. Are you happy? Could you be happier? Let science explain. The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success by Emma Seppälä, PhD has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I don't… Continue reading The Science of Happiness: Six Myths of Success
As my time in Thailand draws to an end, I find myself continuously thinking about why I love practicing yoga and the reason for pursuing a 200-hour yoga teacher training. As I aimlessly stroll around Chiang Mai, or speed around traffic in a tuk tuk, or stare into the mountains of Thailand while the pickup… Continue reading Why I Love and Want to Teach Yoga
“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.
Trying something new here - A weekly reflection and some interesting links and ideas I discovered recently. 4/22/2018 reflection: It's been about a week and a half since returning home from the Peace Corps in Guyana. The readjustment has been difficult in some ways and very joyful in others. I have loved catching up with… Continue reading A core workout, writing tips, and discount yoga gear.