Thoughts About Simplifying

I used to look at empty spaces and feel that they were cold and unwelcoming. I wanted to fill the space, even if I were filling it with things that I didn't enjoy. Now that I've gone through a number of cleaning sprees, I feel so grateful for the simplicity of my space and the …

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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 …

Priorities

They say the way you spend your days is a reflection of your priorities. What you are willing to invest your time into shows what matters most to you. Sometimes these priorities have been built intentionally, like intentionally carving out an hour to practice yoga or go for a run, and sometimes things have mindlessly …

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 …