Yoga

Find A Challenge in Basics

Once we progress past the basics, we seem to believe that we're done with them. I've seen this countless times in various areas of my own life. Writing, Aikido, yoga, running, etc. We assume that because we have dealt with the basics and understand them that we are finished learning from them. We assume that we cannot squeeze any… Continue reading Find A Challenge in Basics

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Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Enjoy Your Life

Everything you need to know is going to be in this very first paragraph. Enjoy your life. Not because life is short. Not because you're supposed to. Not because your religion, a book, or any motivational speaker tells you. Enjoy your life because you are worthy of being happy. If you're interested in why we might not enjoy our life… Continue reading Enjoy Your Life

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, writing

Find Inspiration in Winter

There was a blizzard yesterday. No, I'm not being dramatic. The roads are covered in snow, the schools are closed, and it's a slushy pile of angry people outside...save the children building a snowman across the street.  It's gorgeous though! Absolutely lovely. But not every single day of winter is filled with brilliant, white, fresh snow. A… Continue reading Find Inspiration in Winter

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday

Rearrange Your Knick Knacks

We love our knick knacks. That is why we have them after all. We have collected them, been gifted them and because of that, we see them and see the memories they hold. We see the trips we've been on. We've seen the memory of a loved one who has passed. We see firsts and… Continue reading Rearrange Your Knick Knacks

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Daylight savings time is ending and we're about to fall back into brighter mornings (for now) and much darker nights. That doesn't mean that it won't be cloudy, rainy, or even...snowy when we open our eyes. Fall and winter are a time in many areas where the sun doesn't wake up for a while, if at… Continue reading Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Motivation, Put Buzz To Bed, Yoga

Why We Need To Feel Fear

In perfect time for Halloween comes a very important lesson: we need to feel fear. Many of you might disagree with me and hey, even I disagree with me...when I'm afraid that is. It's easy for me to tell myself that I don't need to feel fear. That I can take a different way. That I… Continue reading Why We Need To Feel Fear

Mental Health Monday

The Beauty of The Dark

None of this malarkey about "because you can see the light". Here, today, we are talking about the dark. And to say anything after "the dark is beautiful" should be a sin. Talking about the dark as a way to see the light has its place, but it isn't here. The darkness is beautiful on its… Continue reading The Beauty of The Dark

Motivation, Running, Yoga

Running and The Dark

Unpopular opinion: it's okay to run at night. In the dark. Why is this unpopular? It's considered unsafe and of course, there is an aspect to it that makes is less safe than daytime running. But there are also aspects to it that make it safer than running during the day. Let's get into it. First… Continue reading Running and The Dark

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Regret Self-Harm”

Should I have done it? No. Do I regret doing it? No. Is it important that we break down the stigma surrounding self-harm? Yes. So in my head, what I've done to myself isn't a big deal. My scars have faded quite considerably and most times I've completely forgotten about it. But occasionally, I'll get some… Continue reading “I Don’t Regret Self-Harm”

Mental Health Monday, Running, Yoga

What To Do When You Fall

Get up. Okay, okay. You know that and I know that you know that. But we don't fall that often so what we actually need to do as we are falling and right afterward can be a mystery. And I'm not just talking about physically falling. So you've fallen. Something in life has hit you hard… Continue reading What To Do When You Fall