Dear Little Michelle…

Yesterday I saw a video re-posted on Facebook by one of my favorite yogis, Rina Jakubowicz. The video has a group of women talking about their fears, doubts and insecurities about themselves, resulting in some critical and negative self-talk. They are then handed a picture of themselves as a child and told to tell the … Continue reading Dear Little Michelle…

On 2017 and Taking My Life Back

Seriously, 2017...W.T.F. I've had "meh" years before, where either some unfortunate things happened, or nothing happened at all to make the year mostly forgettable. But never, and I mean never, has there been a worse year for me than 2017. I know several people who share that sentiment as well. And yet, I had some … Continue reading On 2017 and Taking My Life Back

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

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

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 6

This past YTT weekend was beautiful, magical, and gave me all the feels in the best way possible. I left Sunday feeling so grateful for this experience, and for bringing the most wonderful people into my life, who I now call some of my best friends. Never in my life have I been so content, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 6

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 5

Writing "weekend 5" was so difficult, because it means I'm now more than halfway done with yoga teacher training! I'm so excited that I'm getting closer to my graduation, but I'm also really going to miss this program and the people in it. But I'll save my waterworks until weekend 9, as I still have … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 5

New Tattoo: A Dedication to My Cats, My Hero and Myself

This past Friday night I got my newest tattoo. I had been planning this one for a few months, refining my design to perfection week after week. Interestingly, my other two tattoos were done in May, so I figured I'd keep with tradition and get this one in May as well. Through word of mouth … Continue reading New Tattoo: A Dedication to My Cats, My Hero and Myself

Why Mental Health Matters & How to Manage It

This will likely be the most honest and exposing blog post I ever write, but I feel an urge to write it in the hopes that it can help even just one other person. I'd like to preface this by saying that this isn't meant to be a sympathy or pity post, but rather one … Continue reading Why Mental Health Matters & How to Manage It