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! 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
I'm just going to be honest here: I have writer's block. It's a problem. I want to write. I want to keep posting blogs, but I'm finding that I'm at a loss for words. I haven't even been writing in my personal journal as much as normal. This is weird for me. I've been an avid journaler … Continue reading The Journey to Acceptance
Hello, lovelies! First of all, I would like to share my exciting news! A few months ago, I wrote a post about my thoughts, inhibitions, and fears surrounding yoga teacher training. Well, I'm here today to say: I will be starting yoga teacher training in June! I did a lot of research on yoga teacher … Continue reading My First Mala + YTT Update
Today was not my best day. I got stuck in traffic for 2 hours this morning, just to end up going ...2 miles? 5? Obviously I didn't make it to my destination, because I had been in traffic for two hours and by the time I would have arrived I would have been out of … Continue reading I Was Cranky, But Yoga.
Hello, lovelies! Yesterday I was fortunate enough to participate in the annual Yoga On The Bridge in Dallas, Texas. Dallas has been putting on this event annually for four years now. It was a delightfully sunny and breezy day in Dallas, Texas. My girlfriends and I went to brunch at Smoke beforehand and then headed … Continue reading Yoga On The Bridge 2016
Hello, lovelies! I have been going to an evening candlelight yoga class pretty consistently every Tuesday. I look forward to it throughout my busy days, and it is a nice way to buffer the beginning and end of the week. It sets my intentions for my week and allows me to feel refreshed. Last night … Continue reading Moon Salutations: Chandra Namaskara
Hello, lovelies! After my post last week about Yoga Teacher Training, I received some really thoughtful and encouraging comments. The yoga community I'm connecting with online has been so beautifully connected to my growth, and I take every inspiring word that is said to me to heart. Some of your thoughts on my post about … Continue reading Yoga Challenge: 10 Minutes A Day