When Someone Gets You

We want to be heard. We long for connection. We feel better when people understand us. We hear this all the time, but what does it actually mean? I found my answer in an uplifting conversation with a friend. When I looked at what caused the interaction to feel good, there were several things that I […]

Good Riddance to Negativity, and Hello to Moving Forward

Years ago, I was having trouble letting go of some drama that happened in my life. My therapist at the time suggested I write down all the hurtful feelings and messages from the situation, attach the messages to a balloon, and let them fly away in the sky. She wanted me to promise that I […]

Peeling Back the Layers

You probably already have a good idea of what needs improvement in your life. Knowing what your problems are, or becoming more self-aware, is the first step in changing habits or behaviors. Even though you may be aware of your problems, it’s important to pry deeper to uncover the root of of these matters through […]

When the Going Gets Good

We are so caught up in noticing our downfalls, that when asked to describe our experience of ease, we oftentimes get stumped. Why do we have so much trouble remembering the good times? It seems that we get fixated on what’s missing or what’s going wrong or what needs to be done that we zone […]

Quick, you’re almost out of time for resolutions!

It’s the end of a calendar year. Traditionally, it’s the one time all year you should look at what’s been happening and see how you can make your life better. January 1st is the day we make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, volunteer, hit the gym, and quit smoking. Let’s make huge changes that […]

Yoga in Bed: 8 Poses to Unwind from the Day

Treat yourself to a few minutes of quiet time and gentle yoga at the end of the day. Yoga helps settle the mind and relax the body, and it can be done in the comfort of your own bed and pajamas. Before you get under the sheets, try these simple yet calming yoga poses to get […]

Yoga Therapy: The Power to Heal Yourself

After attending IAYT’s Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) last week in Austin, Texas, I am in awe of the impressive amount of research and health programs dedicated to helping people through yoga. The conference illustrated the positive impact yoga has on healing physical and mental conditions. Throughout the inspiring and insightful presentations, there was a common theme that […]

Notes from the Yoga Journal Conference

I’ve always dreamed of attending one of the Yoga Journal conferences, and this year I received the best Christmas gift ever: a 4 day pass to the one in San Francisco! Super stoked, I perused through the course descriptions and started highlighting all my favorite yoga teachers’ classes. So many influential teachers and interesting workshops […]

One Word Fits All: Simplify Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again – New Year’s and the holidays are over. Instead of making a list of unrelated and overly ambitious resolutions (how well did that work last year?), start by focusing on one word to help make changes in your life. If all of your resolutions have a single, simple theme that is […]