Where Compassion & Health Intersect

"....This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you're too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your …

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Change

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.-George Bernard Shaw Change is inevitable. This is the truth of the world around us as well as the world within us. We are in a constant whirling motion of growth, occasional setbacks, and a push toward truth. We are moving …

30 Day Practice

There is something powerful about committing to a 30-day practice. When I was first getting into yoga in college, one of the studios I went to offered a "challenge" month, encouraging people to practice yoga every day for one month straight. I went to a studio that was a 30-minute walk from the apartment I …

7 Ways to Practice Self-Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a great reminder to keep up a Self-Love practice. Learning to practice Self-Love helps to build confidence and stop negative thought patterns.It's easy to spend most of your time critiquing yourself, replaying negative or embarrassing moments, or wishing you were more like someone else. What if instead of wasting your time beating …

Clearing Space

When I teach yoga, I talk a lot about finding space in poses and in breath. It's a frequent theme in my classes, because it is something I feel is important to create in oneself. There are a lot of things that can crowd up our space: other people, work, schedules, clutter, worry, negative thoughts, …

Discomfort

“The reality, however, is that in order to make progress in life, we have to embrace discomfort.” ― Sunday Adelaja Lately I've been working on "leaning into discomfort." Learning to face my fears rather than to back away and flee. When I'm able to face fears, there is something powerful that happens: not only does it show …