Ways to Practice Self Care: Empathy and Self Compassion

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

Perfection is Overrated

Hello, lovelies! This week was BUSY, but full of lots of good things. We get the awesome chance to celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year. Yesterday, we had Thanksgiving with my side of the family, then later this week we'll travel to spend actual Thanksgiving with his side of the family. Lots of good times and … Continue reading Perfection is Overrated

Embracing Being Introverted

Hello, lovelies! I hope you all have had a great first week of November. It is finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas - I even busted out my boots and leather jacket for the first time this season! (Hey, we have to get excited about those small things, right?!) I can't believe … Continue reading Embracing Being Introverted

Depression: A Yoga Sequence

Hello, lovelies! Today on the blog I will be sharing a yoga sequence I designed to help alleviate some symptoms of depression. I hope you'll use this sequence as a base for your practice or as your main flow when feeling a little blue. My purpose when making this sequence was to provide as much … Continue reading Depression: A Yoga Sequence

Depression: Asanas That Can Help

Hello, lovelies! I hope your week has been fantastic. The weather is finally starting to cool off here in Texas, and I am lovin' it! My allergies have been a disaster, though, so if you know any good remedies for seasonal allergies, please let me know in the comments below! I'm open to new things … Continue reading Depression: Asanas That Can Help

Depression: Breathing

Hello, lovelies! Several weeks ago, I started a small series on depression. I got a little sidetracked, with moving and starting a new job, but I'm coming back around to this series now! A few posts back, I discussed how yoga helps with depression. I've been reading a wonderful book about yoga and depression by … Continue reading Depression: Breathing

Depression: How Does Yoga Help?

Hello, lovelies! Last week, I wrote about what depression is and some stats that go along with that. I've been reading the book Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub lately to go along with these posts, because honestly, I wasn't quite sure where to go from here. It's hard to say what works and doesn't … Continue reading Depression: How Does Yoga Help?

Eye of the Beholder: Body Image

I love my Kindle. I was against it for a very long time because I honestly love the smell of books. Old books, new books - I could bathe in that smell. It's heavenly. So when my husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago, I at first thought I would never … Continue reading Eye of the Beholder: Body Image

Yoga & My Body: Comfortable

We all have something we dislike about our body, right? I know I do. The funny thing is, I didn't always. I grew up participating in all sorts of activities - girl scouts, ice skating (I was going to be the next Tara Lipinski), swimming, piano lessons, etc. My family put a lot of emphasis … Continue reading Yoga & My Body: Comfortable

I Was Taking a Walk

Earlier this spring, my dog Regina and I went for a stroll. It was a beautiful spring day, smelling like rain and sunshine. One of my favorite things about owning a dog is that it almost forces me to get outside more and just go on simple walks. I went a different route this day … Continue reading I Was Taking a Walk