January 1, 2020

Ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, and aparigraha are the yamas of Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga but they guide more than a yogic life-they also offer inspiration for setting intentions to bring into your new year.

May 29, 2019

I often start my day by reviewing, adding to, and editing my to-do list. This is a list of tasks I have outlined for myself about what I should and should not accomplish on any given date or week. I often end my day by reviewing, adding to, and editing my to do list. A...

October 31, 2018

I am an advocate for the power of language and the importance of using language as a tool to make things better-whether that is your state of mind, your relationships, or the community you live in. There are three words that are often used interchangeably within the wo...

October 17, 2018

I am a strong believer that words and the language we use have tremendous power. Especially in repetition. The words we say to ourselves over and over and over again become internalized. They become truth. The phrases we repeat to ourselves become internalized. We beli...

October 3, 2018

The way that we perceive things, whether it is a situation or a person, influences how we interact with the situation or person. For example, if we consider a situation to potentially be unsafe, we may act with more caution. This is a part of our survival instincts as...

September 19, 2018

 The story of the lotus is the story of being human. The story of growth and moving out of the mud to bloom. The lotus also has many lessons to share beyond the widely known lesson of no mud, not lotus.

A lotus blooms one petal at time, slowly unfurling itself to becom...

September 5, 2018

The lotus is an aquatic perennial plant that lives in flooded fields or ponds and returns to bloom year after year. It is aquatic in the sense that it requires an environment of water to grow. It is a perennial in the sense that it regrows year after year and its seeds...

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