Taking the First Step Towards Change

“For change to occur in us, we must be willing to enter the wilderness of the unknown and to wander in unfamiliar territory, directionless and often in the darkness….We do not need to keep every little thing under control. In fact, we find ourselves only by allowing some falling apart to happen.” – Maureen Brady…

Life happens when you are Making Grand Plans for it

It feels SO good to write again. Life got so busy in the past year that my writing took a backseat–among many other things! I finally have some more free time again, and I must admit, it is terrifying and lovely all at the same time. It has me thinking a lot about change, and…

Putting out the Energy you want to Receive

We always get back from the universe what we give it. Energy doesn’t lie. I remember the first time someone pointed out to me “You have manifested exactly the life that you wanted to create.” At the time that I was told this, I was having financial struggles and, specifically, she was referring to my…

The Power of Awareness

  Often times, we are clueless about the motivation behind our actions. We can be quick to blame others, to attack others, and to find fault in others. We act, react, and repeat. It’s a cycle. Most of the time, we don’t think too much about the why or how of it.   Life is…

The Silver Lining

“You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.” Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   I’ve always loved the term “silver lining.” I was never quite sure of its’ origins, though, so I did some research to…

How to Stand in your Power

  Whether it’s in a relationship, at work, or at home, standing in your power is a profoundly powerful skill to master. Like anything in life, it becomes easier with practice. Here are 10 simple steps:   Be clear, specific, and concise about what is it that you need.   This is the first step…

The Power of Yoga

  It’s the inner quietness- the kind where you hear a penny drop. The quietness that allows you to hear birds chirping. The quietness that allows you to hear wind blowing The quietness that allows you to hear the natural buzzes of life.   This is why we do yoga. In the spaces of inner…

Before Self-love comes Self-acceptance

The hustle and bustle of life urges me to forget myself. I get caught up in all of it—to-do lists, cleaning, time running out, and trying to do more. In forgetting about myself, I forget about my priorities, too. I am human. I am fallible. This happens to the best of us. I preach it,…

Finding Joy in the Present

  3/14/2016   “It will all work out for the best if you stay in the present,” is something I heard about a year ago from a therapist. It piqued my interest then, and it piques my interest now.   Yet the more I think about, the more questions I have about it. How does…

10 Things Most People don’t know About Yoga

  I taught yoga for a little while before I became a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Looking back, I realize how one-dimensional my understanding of yoga was. I was in love with the “ahhh” moment at the end of a Vinyasa class. But I didn’t understand how or why it happened. I’ve always loved back…

Pen to Paper

Maybe this is our best recourse at times: to put pen to paper. I understand why. The paper doesn’t talk back. It doesn’t offer you advice. It doesn’t judge your feelings. The paper absorbs everything you give it. The paper is a sponge for your emotions. The paper allows your thoughts to seep into it,…

Why you shouldn’t compare yourself to others

I HATE the word should and I just used it in the title of this article. I very rarely use this word, but I felt that in this case, it was fitting. I truly believe that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. I feel so strongly about this because I have done this very thing…