I came to my yoga mat in 2007 physically and mentally broken. I weighed 92 pounds, had no lung capacity or muscle mass, and was learning how to navigate my new role as a stay-at-home mom. Read More
From the very first time I tucked myself into Child’s Pose and my head rested on the mat, I knew I was “home.” My mind started to quiet and I began to really feel my body. Something that I haven’t done for a very long time prior to that class.
Over time, I noticed my body grow stronger and more resilient. However, what kept me coming back to the mat was the effect on my mind and these six lessons that I have applied to my LIFE.
The end of summer break is just around the corner and with that comes the anticipation of homework, packing lunches, volunteering, and all of the extra demands that are required of parents when the kids return to school. Read More
Whether you work in or out of the house, there is some freedom to summer break. I have worked full-time with school-aged children and have worked from home, so I know it is an adjustment either way for most families. I am not complaining, I am happy to do my part to support my child’s education, but there is a big part of me that is seriously going to miss the sweet surrender of summer.
I recently reflected on how I deal with change and how to best transition with grace into a new situation. The answer I found was simple: come back to your power. I find power by:
Danielle LaPorte, author of the best-selling book The Desire Map, once said “You’re not chasing the goal itself - you’re chasing the feeling that you hope reaching the goal will give you.” Read More
Goals are good. They keep us focused on progress and give us motivation and purpose. However, there is a problem with the traditional way we set goals. We often get caught up in chasing down the “prize” that we forget to take a second and examine if it is something we truly want and lose sight how we feel while working towards it.
I’ve spent much of my life pursuing things that have only temporarily made me fulfilled and then right back to looking for more. I was more focused on “doing” and totally ignored “being” in the experience.
Recently, I got four haircuts between March 31 and April 19. After each cut, I just wasn’t satisfied. It didn’t look right; it was uneven; it was hard to style; it was too bulky; it was choppy; it was (just fill in the blank). Ridiculous! Right?
After four haircuts within a three-week period (plus a ton of time and money), I realized that I didn’t need to get my hair fixed; I needed to get my head fixed! Read More
As humans, we are meant to grow, and learn, not just endure. There is a distinct difference between thriving and surviving. Surviving means, “to continue to live or exist,” while thriving can be defined as “to prosper, or flourish.” Read More