I've been doing yoga off and on for years, and looking back on all my time with yoga, I can see how much my practice has changed with me. I started taking classes with my mom when I was young, maybe around 9 years old. Yoga was simply a fun thing to do with my … Continue reading Using Yoga to Find Love
I've been running for a long time, both literally and figuratively. I left home at 16 to go to (free) boarding school. I changed my major in college a few times and had 20 different dream jobs. I thought about dropping out of college for a while. I started distance running, miles and miles everyday. … Continue reading Why I started running and what I found.
When I was in college I started running. I would run 5-7 miles alone everyday. I would listen to the same song the entire run - sometimes almost 2 hours. Drake and Rhianna were my favorites then. I could run without having to focus on running or where I going. My music kept me on beat … Continue reading The truth behind my cookie and Netflix binges.
The other day I listened to Rachel Brathen’s podcast “From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl”. The most recent episode features Rachel and some of the women from her yoga teacher training talk about the inner critic and the inner best friend. Rachel defines the inner critic as the voice inside us that tells us … Continue reading Who’s Your Inner Best Friend?
I shared on Instagram recently that I moved from Maine to Virginia this month. Transitions are challenging, even for folks that claim to be great with change (not me). This was a big move for a new job, and I came here alone. To make things even more difficult, I realized since coming here that … Continue reading Growing Pains
I've been at my first job just over six months, and while I like what I'm doing, I realize how easy it is to get stuck in the forty-hour-a-week cycle. Forty hours is a lot, and I come home tired most days. Taking care of the house and the dog, paying bills and going to … Continue reading I’m rooting for you
This week is Valentine's Day, and it seems to be one of the most polarizing days of the year. Everyone has strong feelings about it - positive or negative. Some people have someone they are going home to spend the evening with, cooking a special dinner or eating desserts and watching a movie. Other folks … Continue reading Practicing Self-Love
I've always felt like I was too old to learn new things. I know saying I "always" felt too old sounds weird - like "when you were 5, you thought you were too old"? But it fits; as soon as I wanted to take dance lessons or singing lessons or paint or learn piano or … Continue reading You don’t have to be good at everything
When is the last time someone asked "How are you?" and you told the truth? Or you even paused to think about how you were before you answered (even if you still said "I'm fine, and you")? How about the last time someone told you something hard that they were going through, and rather than … Continue reading What you lose by becoming independent
I'm lucky to have a ten month position at work, meaning I was able to take three weeks off for a winter holiday. I spent time with my family, I meditated, I journaled and wrote. I had plenty of time to reflect and make intentions for 2018. It's been two weeks since I returned to … Continue reading The Secret to Making More Time