I remember the first time I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, on a mission to eat cheesecake at Juniors…it was my first trip to New York, I was in my mid 20’s, naive to city life, and thought I knew who I was and what I wanted in life. I had always dreamed of moving…

I haven’t spoken on gun violence but it’s hard not to share my opinion with so much tragedy in the world created by them, especially over this past weekend… I HATE guns. I have zero tolerance for them. I hate that people can purchase a gun so freely with the power to take someone’s life….

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,…

I recently watched the movie ‘Instant Family’, about foster families. When I was in foster care I wasn’t the trouble maker but rather the ‘trying to be perfect so that I would be loved’ child. I equated being perfect with being loved. If I helped around the house, did my chores, got good grades, always…

This last month was extremely challenging for me and I’ve been in a really low place. My biological father passed away and I wasn’t mentally prepared for the flood of emotions that came after. For those that don’t know, he took my mother’s life with a gun when I was 5 years old and he…

I feel like grief is a topic that is not talked about enough. The same with depression and anxiety. In fact, research has found that anxiety goes hand in hand with grief. It’s the missing stage that doesn’t get much attention. I guess my whole point of this is I sometimes don’t know what my…

When you give yourself stillness to feel, space to deal, and time to heal, you enter into a relationship with yourself. This can be uncomfortable for some as it requires solitude. But within this stillness and space you create, you find comfort in your own company. You learn how to pick yourself up, how to…

I remember when I never thought brighter days would come. I pretended to believe they would, since they say your thoughts are so powerful…but come on, let’s be real…pretending and really believing in something are completely different. I can now say from experience, which I never thought would happen (and it’s only been so recently),…

I’ve often been asked how I got into yoga. By sharing, I hope yoga might be what helps you heal. I was introduced to Core Power and became instantly hooked. Physically at first, and then mentally, once I started to feel what was going on deeper inside of me. This internal awareness developed during a…

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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