My friend and fellow yogi, Alyssa, has a phrase she uses to describe the endless coincidences and connections that surround her life. She says things are “weird, not weird.” You know when people say, “sorry, not sorry?” They’re acknowledging that socially it’s probably the right thing to be “sorry” and yet they are not.
Being a woman is hard. Being alive is hard. I can't speak to what it is like to be a man, or what it is like to be dead, but these two things I know to be true. In childhood, things seemed much simpler, but as we grow we are exposed to the realities and … Continue reading Mind, Body & Spirit: A journey of self-love
Even on a journey that seems crystal clear, we can easily become derailed. The last 4 months have been one of the longest stints of emotional clarity I've had in a long time. My purpose and focus, my motivation and rhythm, have been clear and attainable. Yoga has been a guiding light during this process, … Continue reading Darkness Settles
After I post on my blog, or upload something new to Instagram, I always click through the posts with the same hashtags I used. At first, I think I did this to get more attention on social media. Now, I do it for inspiration. To see what other creative spirits are putting out into the … Continue reading Full of Life
Last night, I went on the best first date I've been on in years...except it was with 29 other women, no men, and instead of dinner and movie, we made succulent terrariums at an all natural beauty and skin-care shop in Lawrenceville. I know, best date ever. I was supposed to meet Aaron's sister there, … Continue reading Flying Solo
Going through The Desire Map process was therapeutic, and really tied together a lot of pieces for me. Last Fall I participated in Seth Godin's altMBA program, where we pushed ourselves and our peers to dive deep and find our "why." We analyzed our actions and our goals, and dreamed about what we could … Continue reading Filling in the Circle
Sami is a yogi preparing to become a teacher, and I'm proud to call her my friend, my family. Follow her on instagram here.Whenever we talk about success, it seems the word balance is thrown around a lot. In my practice, balance is an enormous area of focus where I never seem to lose the … Continue reading Right-Side-Up or Upside-Down?
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. - I think we've all heard that before. I don't really know what it means, though, because how can you feel pain and not suffer? When people want to know what depression feels like, I find myself oversimplifying it for 2 reasons. 1) If they really care they'll keep asking … Continue reading Igniting Darkness.
On my way to work this morning, I stopped at the Island Bean Coffee Company. It's a small coffee shop right around the corner from my house that has become part of my weekday routine. Their coffee is the best I've had - with perhaps the one exception of Farm Coffee - and the girls … Continue reading Finding Authenticity
Sunday morning, around 2:00 AM, the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place. 49 people were killed in an Orlando night club, a gay night club. It is horrible, the violence we are all subject to, the realities of the world we live in. What's been remarkably difficult, is the amount of turmoil this … Continue reading Love & Hate