In January, the yoga studio I was teaching at closed. I was devastated and heartbroken to be losing a place that I loved and was full of so much community. Since then, people have asked me if I have found another studio to teach at, or what my plans are for teaching yoga moving forward. … Continue reading I Am Not Teaching Yoga Anymore: Learning to Listen to Me
"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive." - Brené Brown I've been a mental health therapist for over three years now; a licensed one for over a year. I love what I do. I find that people thrive the most when they are validated and their … Continue reading A Therapist Signs Up For Therapy: Shame, Acceptance, Vulnerability
I've always loved to read books. The first time (yes, first time) I read The Hunger Games trilogy, I read them in 3 days. I usually read books quickly. But in 2016, I slowed down a bit in my reading game. I suspect that completing a yoga teacher training had something to do with this, but … Continue reading Receive.
Patient - "bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint; not hasty or impetuous; steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity". (Definition found here.) It's been a while since I've blogged, guys. 2016 is over. My yoga teacher training is complete. Donald Trump was elected President (which I started a blog about, but never finished. If … Continue reading Patience.
Hello, lovelies! Well, it's been over a month since I last wrote a blog post for you all. I have no real reason for this. I have a lot of excuses I could make, but I'm not going to rely on them. It HAS been a busy month. I started my yoga teacher training in … Continue reading Finding Self Compassion
For the past seven days, I've been at a loss for what to say. A week ago, I woke up and found out that 49 people were killed in a gay club in Orlando, Florida. And my heart broke. It continues to break. What does one say in the light of such tragedy? I remember Columbine. … Continue reading Guns & Shootings Vs. Empathy & Love
Hello, lovelies! May is mental health awareness month, so I thought I would take the opportunity to focus today's post on mental health. As a mental health counselor, I often talk to my clients about the importance of self care. And when I say often, I talk about it so much to the point that … Continue reading Ways to Practice Self Care: Empathy and Self Compassion