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

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

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 7

This past yoga teacher training weekend was probably the most crucial one for me yet. It was the first time I had been out of the house since Shane's death the weekend prior. I felt really anxious on the way there, because I didn't know if I was ready to face people yet and I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 7

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

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 3

I'm a bit late getting this post out since I've been out of the country, but despite the delay I wanted to be sure I documented my last yoga teacher training weekend because it was so uplifting and beautiful. As I begin to write this post, I'm wondering how I'm going to describe the feelings I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 3

Namaste: Staying Grounded with Yoga

I believe one of the best ways to experience the connection of mind, body and soul is through a regular yoga practice. I've been practicing for about 3 1/2 years now and it has brought so much good into my life in so many different ways. It's one of the few interests I have that has grown … Continue reading Namaste: Staying Grounded with Yoga

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