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"I am alone, but I am not lonely. There's a difference!" There is a difference: one is celebrated, and the other is shamed. Being alone is empowering, while feeling lonely is sad. Admitting you're lonely is taboo. In an effort to break the stigma of loneliness, I'll speak...

"The human body is beauty, art, creativity, expression, a vessel for the soul, our temple, and a magnificent machine" Last night, in the spirit of my intention to "live beyond fear" for 2017 (and beyond), I went to a naked yoga class.  Down dog without pants?...

Life ebbs and flows. Energy ebbs and flows. Growth ebbs and flows. What we have to give ebbs and flows. Sometimes we need to check-out from the external world to give ourselves the opportunity to check-in. This "checking-out to check-in" is where we need to go during...

Like most of us, I wasn't brought up in a home where self-love and self-care was a priority. The only time an adult ever stopped to care for themselves was when they got sick.  Rest and care were only allowed under extreme circumstances.  The care...

My battle with my body began early. My parents separated before I started kindergarten, and at the age of nine we moved away from my Dad. Food comforted me through feelings of sadness, loneliness, and guilt. A couple years later, my stepdad entered the picture,...

Pain unravels us. When we are suffering, we feel as though everything is falling apart. That’s because it is. We are meant to fall apart. To shake loose all the shit that been weighing us down, and holding us back. Blocking us. Shit that we didn’t even know was there gets...

A naked face in the grocery store, thick chunks of heavy love spackled under my eyes The translucent layer between what is inside and what is out, barely contains me Down my cheeks and from my nose, everything that cannot be held, Runs. Will you look at me? The girl with silent...

The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. The books and articles I read, the things I watch, and the conversations I have: they shed light into dark corners I never knew existed, and in those dark corners I discover a new universe...

Love used to make me shrink. The most expansive, powerful energy in the Universe caused me to cower in fear. Fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, and fear of my broken bits being seen sent me into self-preservation mode: crouching, protecting, dimming my light, and letting go...

As I continue to evolve in my life, in my own yoga practice, and in the teaching of others, I've made a pretty significant discovery as of late:  We all try way too hard. In life, and in yoga.  In trying too hard, in forcing...