I’ve been over analyzing and dissecting my life and myself as of late, after something didn’t work out the way I had hoped. Being in Tulum, amidst nature’s simplicity, and with genuine friends, has allowed me to get grounded, out of my head, and really understand that what’s meant to be will be and completely…

It takes conscious effort to make something great, and then keep it great over time…It can be easy to give up when something isn’t going the way you think it should, when you make a mistake, or a mountain gets in the way. But it’s how you face the challenges that make something great. What…

”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…

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,…

I’ve had a lot going on lately and some life changes occurring, which has made it difficult to make it to my mat daily like I normally do. However, by not physically practicing as often right now, I’ve reconnected with my yoga practice in other areas of my life. Yoga is not just about the…

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…

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