When embarking on your wellness journey, you may create expectations for yourself to “help” you get started. For example, “I need a new yoga mat (or cushion)” or “I need to create my meditation space with incense, candles, and photos.”
These rules don’t help, they hinder you. You judge yourself for not doing it “right” or “good enough”. As a result, you either don’t get started, or quit before experiencing the...
...when you can use it to become alive.
Meditation calms the mind - not to put you to sleep, but to wake you up.
Meditation pulls you in - not so you can't see, but so you can.
Meditation has you feel more, not less. And rather than being afraid, you become more connected to your values.
Meditation will get you in touch with your rage. So that instead of walling up (which happens when you suppress your rage), you set healthy boundaries (which happens when you harness it). And, you...
When you’re ready to make a change in your life, it can be exciting and even a bit scary. The emotions you feel prompt the change and motivate you to take action. What happens when the feelings aren’t so strong? Motivation wanes, you lose the excitement. You’re creating new habits so it takes effort to stick with them.
What you do during this time is powerful and simple.
Make the commitment, and stick to it. No matter what.
When you make a commitment to...
In spirituality, people talk about detachment as a way to be, to reduce suffering, and to flow with the Universe.
It's true that being able to practice detachment and live in the flow increases joy, opportunity, and true love in action. But what people think it looks like - and try to be like - is the big misunderstanding and does more harm than good, wreaking havoc on the mind, body, and relationships.
The big myth
You breathe through it, and then you fake it til you make it. When...
The next time you’re feeling stuck, searching for an answer, or trying to make a decision… know that you already know. You may second guess yourself or feel confused, but it’s there. You just need to get quiet and access it.
Shining bright like a diamond
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
I have a meme on my Instagram page with “Baby Yoda” (because, who doesn’t love Baby Yoda?). Under his picture reads: “When they say they love all your flaws and you weren’t aware you had any.” Can you imagine if you thought you had absolutely NO FLAWS? How would you act? How would you live out your life?
Mul (or Mool) refers to the root, as in mulaband (root lock), or muladhara (root chakra). Our root center informs our sense of security. Often when we think security, we think job, money, roof over our heads, and food on the table. There's that. There's also the sense of security in belonging. In our longing to belong, we seek external approval and make decisions based on our need to be a part of a group. When this seems out of reach, we become vulnerable to addictions.
This mantra forges...
Sleep is restorative and necessary for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But what happens when sleep eludes you? If you have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep… you’re not alone. Every month, there are almost 5 million google searches about sleep. Yes, that’s 5 million, every month. And yes, I’ve been there too which is why I'm sharing 3 ways to use meditation when you can’t...
Think a marble can roll off the deeply embedded groove and take an unpaved path that doesn't exist... without any interference?
It would take some fingers, or a disruption in its foundation to lift or shake it off its current path.
We're the same way. We've been hitting that snooze button every day for so long that expecting ourselves NOT to extend that arm to hit snooze and fall back asleep would take some dedication and honest desire to make change.
That's just the beginning of the morning...
Stress. It happens to all of us. Yep, even yogis.
The key is to have your early detection system activated so you can recognize the stress and take action. Know your early warning signs - perhaps irritability, tension in your shoulders, poor sleep, digestive issues, eating too much sugar… take a moment and write down what you experience when you start to feel stressed.
Next, take action: