Day #32, It’s Not a Let Down

The day after Christmas has always been one of two things in my life. Either it’s a day in the car heading back home from my grandparent’s house, or it’s a quiet, cozy day at home. Some of my friends (those beautiful tribe members I reflected on yesterday) have told me the day after the [...]

Day #27, Weed Out the Inauthentic

I used to tell people I was a writer. In fact, I feel like I told a lot of people a lot of times, and yet I wasn't. I wrote sometimes, mostly alone in my journal in bed, but certainly I was not A WRITER. For the last year I've been blogging, sharing, talking, cultivating [...]

Day #25, Never Too Late to Say Thank You

They say hindsight is 20:20. Looking back on Christmases past, I can pick out just a few presents that still come to mind. The ones that come to mind surprised even me, and certainly weren't the ones that cost the most. I vividly remember a year where huge fancy sleds were lined up against one [...]

Day #16, Say It Aloud

The practice of using mantras came to me when I got back into yoga after college. Almost two years ago, a yoga instructor in Atlanta told our class, "It's OK to sway in tree pose, branches sway in the wind too. Just don't believe that swaying means you will fall." Don't believe that swaying will [...]

Right-Side-Up or Upside-Down?

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 [...]