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! I know I've mentioned Kathryn Budig's book Aim True before and how influential it has been to me during writer's block. In it, she challenges her readers to write their body a love letter. So Friday, on my day off, I sat on my balcony with my journal and I wrote. I wrote a … Continue reading Dear Body: I Love You.
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! Last weekend I did a three day juice fast. I bet most of you are thinking "Why?!" Well, that's what I'm here to tell you about. Since blogging about body image, I've been thinking about my own relationship with food and my body. I tend to have a habit of eating when I'm … Continue reading Body Image: Juice Fast (Reboot With Joe)
Body image. Oh boy, is it everywhere. From TV commercials, to glossy magazines, to walking down the street, and even to children's classrooms. Classrooms, you guys. Yep. Kids are affected by what people are saying to their face and behind their back. They are affected by what society states is "beautiful." They are affected by … Continue reading Glossy Magazines & Loving Yourself: Body Image
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