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
Hello, lovelies! As you know, I am about to embark on the journey of yoga teacher training. It starts in 19 days! I'm feeling like I'm not adequate. That my yoga isn't "advanced" enough. That I'll be the "worst" yogi there. My yoga teacher assures me that these fears and worries are normal; that these … Continue reading A Whole Month of Yoga: Reflections
Hello, lovelies! A few months ago I wrote about my struggle with sugar consumption. I am definitely addicted to that sweet stuff. Just writing about it now is causing me to feel the comfort of biting in to a treat. It really does cause something akin to comfort, doesn't it? I can picture myself biting … Continue reading Cutting Out Sugar: My Week With Lemons in My Hot Tea
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