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2 ways to improve your digestion immediately

Mar 23, 2021

Having digestion issues is tough, I’ve been there. I’ve suffered from it since I was a child. 

When you’re not digesting your food well, your body’s attempts to do so takes up a lot of energy.It can be painful, embarrassing, and socially crippling. 

I’m going to share with you two simple, powerful habits that you can start today to improve your digestion. 

1. Hot water sip - it’s exactly what it sounds like. Taking two to three sips of hot...

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All you have to do is remember

Feb 16, 2021

“I realized I hold my breath... ALL the time!”

Said a beloved community member.  

Can you relate? 

I know I can. 

If you live in an urban area and you look up at the night sky, you might see a few stars… maybe even a constellation or two, and you notice how beautiful it all is.  

Drive a few hours away from the city and look up. It takes your breath away when you realize how MANY stars there are! The contrast between the two creates awareness...

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What IS Body Positivity?

Feb 05, 2021

It's a movement initially created to empower people in more abundant bodies, and to challenge the way society presents and views us. It has since grown to include and advocate for ALL bodies.

Body Positivity is NOT just for larger-bodied people. 

It includes, for example, people with amputations, those who suffer from MS, and thin people who feel body shame. It includes all gender identities. 

It challenges the notion of what beauty “should” look like and accepts the...

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I’m going back to work next week. (is covid over?)

Jan 26, 2021

I'm going back to work next week. 

I've been working from home since last March. Now that I am about to go back out into the world, I took some time to journal about how I have been feeling about the past (almost) year, and more specifically, how I spent this time*. 

These last 11 months have been challenging and amazing at the same time. This time forced me to slow down. It forced me to appreciate so much. At the same time, it also revealed to me how selfish I can be. I would get...

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Do I find this person difficult? Or do I find this person's VIEWS difficult?

Jan 13, 2021

Was last Wednesday a hard day for you? It was for me. It was difficult and challenging to watch people storming the Capitol building in our nation’s capital. 

As much as the events of the day may have evoked emotions from me, I also found myself extremely sensitive to the many posts and comments that were coming through on social media. 

Politics can become heated very quickly. Many of us avoid having these discussions with people we spend time with because we want to protect...

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Try. We've got your back.

Jan 05, 2021

If you’ve ever taken a class with me via Zoom, at some point you probably noticed an adorable little ShihTzu stroll by, run by, lay down in front of the camera with a toy, or maybe even crawl into my lap while I teach. In his own little way, my sweet Furbaby Benny enjoys practicing yoga with his Momma. Now that we have snow and ice on the ground again, I always worry about Benny’s little paws. He won’t let me put boots on him, or anything to protect his paws before we go...

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Lace up your shoes & get set for 2021

Dec 28, 2020

In many ways, January 1, 2020 doesn’t seem that long ago. 

And yet so.much.has.happened. 

 

At the beginning of the year, I was setting my goals and considered running two marathons this year. As I weighed my responsibilities, time and other goals, I decided it wasn’t feasible for 2020. 

Yet here we are at the end of the year and I actually feel like I ran the two marathons… and then some. 

 

Marathons require months of training and...

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11 Guidelines for Spiritual Parenting

Dec 24, 2020

I was asked for some guidelines on spiritual parenting.  


Me and my kids, 2010.  

Here's what I picked up over the last 22 years (I just empty nested this year!).     

  1. Children grow up treating themselves - not the way you treat them - but by the way you treat yourself. So exercise good self care and boundaries, and this includes with your child!
  2. Tantrums are children's way of saying they aren't feeling seen or heard. Distractions...
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The Most Important Lessons of 2020

Dec 22, 2020

What a year 2020 has been. At the beginning of the year, I became a yoga teacher (!) and learned quickly that even when you teach, you never stop learning. You learn from your students, and you learn from your experiences.

2020 has certainly been a year of uncertainty and challenge for many of us. A year of frustration, anxiety and fear. It has been a year of destruction, change, and hurt. It has been a year of illness, medical crisis, and heartache for many families due mainly to covid, job...

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Sound Heals

Dec 01, 2020

This is part 10 in IzzyJi’s Yoga off the Mat series. 

 

Music is in my blood. I absolutely LOVE music. My mom said that when she was pregnant with me I kicked a LOT. She used to hold a radio up to her belly and play classical music for me. That, and the sound of her voice reading to me used to calm me down enough so that she could get some rest as well.

 

I love music so much that I took percussion in grade school and began learning piano in Jr. High. I eventually decided...

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