Myths About High-Functioning Depression

“You don’t seem depressed,”  “What do you have to be sad about?” “But you are so successful,” “You look great, you’re not depressed” are some of the things that are often said to people who experience high-functioning depression. High-functioning depression is very dangerous because most often, people who struggle with it appear to be very…

Life happens when you are Making Grand Plans for it

It feels SO good to write again. Life got so busy in the past year that my writing took a backseat–among many other things! I finally have some more free time again, and I must admit, it is terrifying and lovely all at the same time. It has me thinking a lot about change, and…

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…

Before Self-love comes Self-acceptance

The hustle and bustle of life urges me to forget myself. I get caught up in all of it—to-do lists, cleaning, time running out, and trying to do more. In forgetting about myself, I forget about my priorities, too. I am human. I am fallible. This happens to the best of us. I preach it,…

Finding Joy in the Present

  3/14/2016   “It will all work out for the best if you stay in the present,” is something I heard about a year ago from a therapist. It piqued my interest then, and it piques my interest now.   Yet the more I think about, the more questions I have about it. How does…

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…

Why you shouldn’t compare yourself to others

I HATE the word should and I just used it in the title of this article. I very rarely use this word, but I felt that in this case, it was fitting. I truly believe that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. I feel so strongly about this because I have done this very thing…