the road back to movement

As I lay in bed less than a week after my rushed procedure to figure out what was wrong with me, I struggled to answer my phone, get up to go to the bathroom, and eat two (not three) meals a day. The nausea had overcome my body to the point that even the thoughtContinue reading “the road back to movement”

easing the transition to fall

As the rain aggressively fell outside my second story window, I was reminded of the small joys inspired by the season of fall in the Pacific Northwest. The crisp air in the early morning, the colorful change on the trees, and the pumpkin spice aroma wafting about brings with it a delightful memory of theContinue reading “easing the transition to fall”

pause

Stop. Are you currently multi tasking? Reading this as you walk to your car? During your commute? In between tasks? It’s okay if you are. Just take note if this is you. Then, consider how often you actually stop to notice what’s going on in these transitional moments of your life. Chances are you use this time toContinue reading “pause”

know yourself – love yourself. BE YOU

Of course. The only day I don’t leave the house at 5:30am with a raincoat…it down pours. As the rain beats down against my purple flannel, soaking up every last drop, I raced into the nearest coffee shop, in true Seattlite fashion, seeking warmth. Sipping my espresso, I turned to look out the window and ponder theContinue reading “know yourself – love yourself. BE YOU”

a letter to those who have left us

As I laid there in class this morning, I felt a sweet surrender. As if I was looking down on myself, I watched as a smile crept across my face. Yoga has a way of doing that, of making me smile, laugh, cry, reflect, question, and know all at the same time. But this smileContinue reading “a letter to those who have left us”

rise & shine

Just as the sun peaks over the horizon, a lotus flower emerges from the murky morning waters. And at first glance, it may appear to be just a magical gift from mother nature. But if you look deeper there is a mystical essense that rises with the blossoming of this flower. Considering the meaning behindContinue reading “rise & shine”

habits & the inevitable ruts we dig

As I sat down on the porch this morning to read, I stumbled upon the quote by Miguel De Unamuno, “To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.” I wrestled with this statement for the next hour. Sure, some habits are great. But more often than not, when asked about ourContinue reading “habits & the inevitable ruts we dig”

Behind the Darkness

As I hopped into my car Friday afternoon to drive out of the city, I couldn’t help but feel a wave of nervousness wash over me. We were gearing up for a camping weekend- my younger sister and I- and I had not yet really settled into the fact that we would be alone inContinue reading “Behind the Darkness”

life: your movie reel

Your mind creates the world you live in. Quiet literally, you are the director, star actor, supporting roles and extras for you own personal movie. And you get to choose: What reality do you wish to create? What perspective will you take? Sometimes it is hard to see the silver lining. Life catches us in negativity,Continue reading “life: your movie reel”

the continued journey to living in the present​

As I sat outside Sip & Ship, a wonderful locally owned coffee/shipping store, I sipped my hemp milk latte. Drake’s beats played in my earbuds as I pulled out my notebook to write- about what I felt was prudent for me & my community on this day- living in the present moment. As I putContinue reading “the continued journey to living in the present​”