my morning ritual

You might say I am a dreamer. Meaning, I live most often in my mind as opposed to in my feet. I am constantly thinking, creating and dreaming up ideas about life/ the future- which I feel is great- for me. But sometimes, it can be unsettling taking me out of the present moment. YouContinue reading “my morning ritual”

self-care :: I’m too busy for that

As a yogini/life coach, self-care is an important part of my daily routine. By nurturing & caring for me- I am able to show up on a daily basis as the best version of me. So naturally, when my friend started to study this phenomenon in her Masters research program, I was intrigued.   She surveyedContinue reading “self-care :: I’m too busy for that”

peace in the now

I was driving down the street today and saw a bumper sticker that caught my attention. It read: Stop Endless War While I am thankful we don’t directly feel the impact of war living in Seattle, it is happening, in a very real way throughout the Middle East right now. And so I asked myself,Continue reading “peace in the now”

I want…

I want to love myself without shame. I want to emanate love to every being I meet. I want to be received- as I am. And the greatest thing about all of this is… all I want is my reality. -because I manifested it to be- I am mindfully aware of what I want andContinue reading “I want…”

embrace the moment… this is temporary

In Seattle, the cherry blossoms seem to have come early this year! We have been blessed with beautiful sunshine, warm weather, and as a result blooming flowers. They sort of snuck up on me this year and will be gone before we know it. Upon reflection, I realized that is the simply beauty within theContinue reading “embrace the moment… this is temporary”

continued practice

Earlier this week, I wrote about my practice in feeling content. While a lot has happened this week, I have learned a great deal about myself and this practice. The longer I have sat with the idea, meditated on it, and talked with friends and students about what it means to find fulfillment in each moment, the clearerContinue reading “continued practice”

Relaxing: “Do Nothing” Time

I am a person who likes to be busy. I work in a job I love, I have great friends, family in the area and a list of hobbies that I am passionate about. A while ago, I began packing my schedule so tightly, I rarely gave myself the time to do nothing, to sitContinue reading “Relaxing: “Do Nothing” Time”

Let Your Creativity Flow

Creativity brings about an inspiring energy filled with fun free flowing energy.  Close your eyes for a moment to think back to when you were a young child, no older than 8. What do you remember about this age? What did your day to day look like? As we think back to that time, howContinue reading “Let Your Creativity Flow”

Thou Shall Not Steal

Yoga is commonly defined as the postures and physical workout done in studios, lawns, or offices across the country. What most people are not aware of… yet… is yoga traditionally means to join in union. In this union we join the 8 limbs of yoga. In Sanskrit the 8 limbs are the: Yamas, Niyamas, Pranayama,Continue reading “Thou Shall Not Steal”