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.
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! I've been reading Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume lately. I started a reading challenge with my best friend and her husband at the beginning of the year. One of the requirements is a middle grade novel. I read those all the time as a YA lover, but have never … Continue reading Reflections of Myself: Past, Present, Future
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
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?
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
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
Good morning, lovelies! This week we are discussing anahata, the heart chakra. I did not feel a sense of connection researching anahata like I did manipura, but it was fun reading about the heart chakra over St. Patrick's Day week. This chakra's color is green, so I found myself drawn to that color pretty naturally … Continue reading Anahata: All You Need Is Love
Hello lovelies! My post today is going to be all about svadhisthana, the second chakra. I started my chakra series last week, so if you missed it, make sure you read about what the chakras are and catch up with my muladhara post. I'll give you a minute to catch up. Alright, feeling grounded? Let's … Continue reading Svadhisthana – Let’s Get Physical