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In Order to Follow your Path

    In order to follow your path, sometimes you need to be willing to let go of that which does not serve you. We've heard this a million times; I know I have. It sounds great, profound..powerful, but what does it actually mean? It means that you are willing to walk away from others/let… Continue reading In Order to Follow your Path

hope, mental health, Uncategorized

The Silver Lining

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   I've always loved the term "silver lining." I was never quite sure of its' origins, though, so I did some research to… Continue reading The Silver Lining

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How to Stand in your Power

  Whether it’s in a relationship, at work, or at home, standing in your power is a profoundly powerful skill to master. Like anything in life, it becomes easier with practice. Here are 10 simple steps:   Be clear, specific, and concise about what is it that you need.   This is the first step… Continue reading How to Stand in your Power

mental health, Yoga

10 Things Most People don’t know About Yoga

  I taught yoga for a little while before I became a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Looking back, I realize how one-dimensional my understanding of yoga was. I was in love with the “ahhh” moment at the end of a Vinyasa class. But I didn’t understand how or why it happened. I’ve always loved back… Continue reading 10 Things Most People don’t know About Yoga

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Pen to Paper

Maybe this is our best recourse at times: to put pen to paper. I understand why. The paper doesn’t talk back. It doesn’t offer you advice. It doesn’t judge your feelings. The paper absorbs everything you give it. The paper is a sponge for your emotions. The paper allows your thoughts to seep into it,… Continue reading Pen to Paper

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I am Whole

Do more. DO MORE. More this More that More this More that More this More that. Not enough.   YOU. YOU’RE NOT ENOUGH. Not smart enough Not good enough. Not pretty enough. Not nice enough. Not this enough, Not that enough.   Missing something. NOT WHOLE. YOU-- YOU’RE NOT WHOLE.   Fill the whole with… Continue reading I am Whole

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Gratitude: The Lovechild of Pain

We live in a society where gratitude is trendy. It’s good to be grateful. It’s a good thing. We are taught: I express gratitude, I, in some way, become happier. It’s a foolproof formula, right?   Perhaps. Or perhaps, gratitude isn’t always our first reaction. Perhaps, we, as a society, have focused too much on… Continue reading Gratitude: The Lovechild of Pain