This blog is one of my creative outlets. So is yoga. And so are the salads I make every day. Seriously, they are works of art you should ask me about them. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert makes an excellent point that humans are innately creative, and that one of our biggest obstacles today is… Continue reading Bring Forth Your Creativity with this Inspiring Book
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
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
“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.
Podcasts are amazing resources. I love listening to people talk about what they've learned in life as well as the stories that have shaped them significantly. I personally enjoy podcasts about health, yoga, feminism, and career advice. My favorite time to listen is when I'm cooking. Chopping veggies can be fun sometimes. Also. Peace Corps =… Continue reading 10 Inspiring Podcasts on Wellness, Yoga, and Success.
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”