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.

December 4, 2019

Should is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as being "used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency". For me, should triggers an internal temper tantrum and a rationalization about why I do not have to do the task-regardle...

April 24, 2019

I acknowledge and recognize that being busy is a badge of honor that I have worn with great pride and great cost throughout many aspects of my life. I know that a large portion of my identity is tied up in being busy and keeping busy. I am also painfully aware that bei...

March 27, 2019

Busyness is a badge of honor for so many in our society-but at what cost? How can I re-frame my relationship with busyness to truly value myself and the work I do?

February 27, 2019

There have been  a few moments in my life when I have realized that I have bit off more than I can chew. The moment when I realize that I have completely and utterly worn down my body and I NEED to rest. Usually by the time I am standing in these moments I am past the...

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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