”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…

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…

Stairs are symbolic to life. We take steps forward as growth and we take steps backward as lessons learned. Each step offers an experience, so whether it’s forward or backward, the journey itself will teach you.

When my father took my mother’s life at age 5, I had no idea the mountain of emotional complexity I’d be climbing for years to follow, all the way into my adulthood. I lived with about 4 different families by the time I was a young teen with many different identities; conforming myself to fit…

There’s a direct correlation between trauma, addiction, and depression. Substance abuse, most often, is a coping mechanism to escape the reality of traumatic experiences and PTSD that can follow. For most of my adult years, I minimized the trauma I experienced in life, as a child and adult. On the outside I presented as healthy,…

By now, I always thought I’d be married, with 3 kids, a two story home with a white picket fence, loving my career, climbing the corporate ladder. Well, clearly that didn’t go as planned (says everyone)…and nothing ever does. Sometimes it’s comical to actually think about 😉  Life is unpredictable. It’s constantly changing, evolving, presenting…

When I walked into the studio the other day I realized how yoga has really become my way of living. Reflecting, everything I’ve implemented in my life has started by breakthroughs I’ve had on my mat. I believe humans were not made to be sedentary, to not have technology do everything for us, to not…

Stress is a choice, so is peace.  I’ve felt a lot of stress this past week with the demands of work and some personal business. When I’m spread too thin, my anxiety increases, I’m impatient, have a short temper, don’t feel as happy overall, and I lose connection with myself. It’s easy to fall into…

One by one the layers peel back,  exposing less of your exterior and more of your inner self. Like a blanket to your body, you warm yourself in love being brave, vulnerable, and raw,  your heart visible to others in awe. Not afraid to have a voice, you make a choice asking questions that arise…

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