I know what you're thinking, vacations are for relaxing. Why would I need to calm down? Because vacations are actually incredibly stressful. For about ten thousand different reasons. They start off as a great idea and generally by the time we're halfway through, we just want to go home and relax. I'm sure you've felt… Continue reading Calming Down On Vacation
Hello and happy Monday! The idea of "Monday" has brought about the idea of failure. Failing to wake up on time, failing to get to work on time, failing to finish something by a deadline, etc. All these failures come in with the work week. But we know about these. We're familiar with the small… Continue reading Navigating Failures
This isn't the fun part. This is the the part that we hate to do. It's so bad that it's often why we continue to have a better side, a stronger muscle, a favored anything. And it's what yoga taught me. (Yes, this will be a rambling post). I've done a lot of physical activity… Continue reading Working On The Weak Parts
Sure, I guess it can be. But everything can be boring if you let it be. When I was a kid growing up, my parents didn't let me use the word "bored". I'm not sure why or when that started and I'm pretty sure I was only told that once or twice, but it really… Continue reading Yoga Is Boring
Nope! Not talking about headstands today. Though, what I'm saying will apply to that as well. We're talking about inversions today, more specifically beginner level inversions. What are beginner level inversions? Legs up the wall pose for one. And yes that is a real thing. Lay on your back, legs up the wall, and scootch… Continue reading An Upside-Down Perspective
While running. I probably just lost half of you since you'll be guessing that I run without music. But before you knock me as crazy and leave this blog, hear me out at least a little. I often run without headphones so that I can find a sense of silence. I've found that without headphones,… Continue reading Finding Silence
As we approach Christmas and the new year, our stress levels start to creep up. Our shoulders inch their way to our ears. Our eyes bug out of our head. We start snipping and getting mean. And instead of taking time to de-stress and relax, we push harder. Don't worry, it's not just you. I'm… Continue reading Use Yoga To De-stress
We aren't dying, so we inherently tend not to value our lives. This is the best thing that I have been able to pull from watching chronically ill YouTubers like Emily Hayward, Daniel Thomas, Claire Wineland, The Frey Life (Mary Frey), and many others. Why should you watch someone with a terminal illness? Why should… Continue reading Value Your Life
You feel a twinge, maybe a burn. You want to stop but no pain, no gain. Right? Ehh...not so much. When we are working out do we push through the pain? Or do we completely stop? For today, we are going to be specifically talking about yoga today since it is, after all, a Wednesday.… Continue reading Push Through Pain?
This is the first of I'm sure a million posts titled "What Am I?" because it's something I'm constantly thinking about and it's something that's constantly changing. So it's fun. And...there are so many ways I can actually express myself this way. But how I choose to phrase my "I Am" poems is a little bit… Continue reading What Am I?