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
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!!
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
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
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
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
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