Happy Birthday to You & New Tattoo Tribute

Today is your birthday, Shane. You would have turned 37. I know you never really cared much for your birthday, but I would have taken you out to dinner regardless and toasted to you with a beer from one of our favorite breweries. I hope you know we're still celebrating you today in spirit, even … Continue reading Happy Birthday to You & New Tattoo Tribute

Getting Through the Holidays

It's been a little over four months. Somehow it feels like a lifetime ago, maybe because those four months were the craziest of my entire life and time has flown faster than I ever could have imagined. I still think of Shane every day, but my good days now outnumber the bad ones. I choose … Continue reading Getting Through the Holidays

Establishing a Self-Care Routine

Every time I feel like I'm heading into a black hole, the reason is always the same: I've steered away from my self-care routine. I've spent a lot of time establishing this routine, and find that it helps me stay on track both mentally and physically. I'm the type of person that needs some kind … Continue reading Establishing a Self-Care Routine

You, Yes You, Can Change the World

It seems that in the wake of tragic events, we find ourselves feeling helpless and overwhelmed. We so desperately want to see change in the world, but we back away from making an effort by telling ourselves that one person can't make that much of a difference. And frankly, it's a lot more work to … Continue reading You, Yes You, Can Change the World

Yoga Teacher Training: Final Weekend & Graduation!!

I feel like I've been simultaneously sad and excited to write this post. Sad because the training itself is over, and there won't be any more 3-day weekends spent with my entire, wonderful yoga group. But mostly excited because I completed my long-term goal of becoming a yoga teacher! Eight months flew by SO fast, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Final Weekend & Graduation!!

Finding Spirituality as a Theist

It has now been a little over a month since Shane's death, and what a crazy month it has been. I still recall those first couple of weeks with incredible detail, as I struggled to move from the bed we shared and just couldn't believe what was happening. I lost five pounds in a week … Continue reading Finding Spirituality as a Theist

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 8

How have 8 training weekends passed already?! I'm so sad the program is coming to an end, but I also know that there is so much to look forward to once I'm certified. And of course, I'll never stop seeing all of my yoga friends. Though if it's not for a full 18 hours in … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 8

The Power of Connection

It has now been almost three weeks since Shane's death, and life has changed more than I could have ever imagined. Each day is so different from the last, and I've learned to embrace every single feeling, emotion or thought that comes up. It sucks to have to find a new normal, but it's a … Continue reading The Power of Connection