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

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

What Is It Like To Have Mental Illness?

I'll tell you what it's like. It's the freaking worst. It's exhausting. It's not an easy thing to explain to those who don't have it, because it's a feeling that others simply may have never experienced. While some of us can manage it effectively, it never really goes away.   Last week I was having … Continue reading What Is It Like To Have Mental Illness?

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

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

Living Alone is Overrated (for me, anyway)

About a year and a half ago I was living by myself for the first time ever after separating from my now ex-husband. I had lived with my family up until the age of 19, then with roommates through college, and then moved in with my ex immediately after graduating. It's all I knew and … Continue reading Living Alone is Overrated (for me, anyway)

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 1

This past weekend was one I had been waiting for since last summer. One that seemed so far away for so long, until it was finally here. One that I was both excited and nervous for. To say that my first Bella Vita yoga teacher training weekend was incredible would be an understatement. I didn't expect … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 1

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