”Ruin is the way to transformation.” I remember losing my job, losing my adoptive family, my biological father getting out of prison, all at the same time – and I was fully alone. I had an emotional breakdown and was depressed and anxious for a loooong time. I had to wait a month for my…

We can always choose how we respond to hardship, challenge, and adversity. In times like this, we get an opportunity to choose to practice and strengthen our resiliency, self-improve, become more aware, stay disciplined in perseverance, help others, and appreciate the small things. We can choose to give up, or we can choose to grow…

Our health is so important, yet we take it for granted until it’s compromised. The same way we take breathing for granted since it’s something we do instinctively. I caught a really bad flu this past week, and not that a reminder is needed, but it’s nice to have. In case you need one…take care…

My 30’s have been some of the toughest years of my life. Certain events that occurred triggered deep wounds from my adolescent years all over again. Abandonment, depression, anxiety, lack of self worth, feeling unworthy of unconditional love. And while I know the saying you should always love yourself unconditionally, ironically, it’s also one of…

Yoga gives me something I can work towards, everyday, for myself. It’s taught me to do the work. It’s taken years for me to open my body and gain flexibility and strength, just as it’s taken me years to work through my trauma and abandonment (a constant work in progress). It teaches me patience, perseverance,…

Take time to practice more empathy.  Until you walk in someone else’s shoes, you never know what their life is like. You never know their struggles, their thoughts, their dreams, their reality. Don’t be so convinced to think that your perception of another is accurate. We can be quick to judge, assume, and create false…

She tried a lot and finally understood.  She wasn’t meant for titles at work. Climbing the ladder was unappealing. Chasing after money and love was of no interest.  She finally understood she was different. She was meant to think, feel, dive deep into her mind.  She was meant to walk her own path, not go…

Yoga teaches you to breathe when holding a pose, even when it’s challenging and uncomfortable. Without breath, there is no yoga. Struggling to breathe while you practice is your body simply saying ‘back off to the next layer, put your ego aside.’ The lesson you learn is how to breathe when life gets tough, when…

My dog, Lyle, took off sprinting yesterday on a busy road. He was going so fast, and no matter how hard I ran, I couldn’t begin to catch up. As I ran barefoot down the street, everything around me seemed to be in slow motion. My legs were moving too slowly, yet I felt my…

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