What I Mean When I Say

“Staying Home Tonight”

I can't go out tonight. Why? Because I'm staying home. This sounds like a simple enough phrase but surprisingly, there's some explanation needed. I'm starting with this: it's okay to stay inside. It's okay to prefer staying in. It's okay to enjoy your life outside of a restaurant, a bar, or a club. It's okay… Continue reading “Staying Home Tonight”

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Slowing Down

If you've been following along with my little yoga challenge on my channel then you'll be familiar with the topic: going slowly.  At the beginning of November, I thought about doing something physically tougher than usual but also something that we could learn from. I settled on a slow flow challenge. What's mentally harder than… Continue reading Slowing Down

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Put The Phone Down

Tomorrow's Thanksgiving which normally means we're eating a lot and getting together with family. Maybe we've seen the family recently, or maybe relatives are flying in from far away. Either way, the whole purpose of the day is to give thanks. For food. For family. For love. For life. We are sharing each other's company… Continue reading Put The Phone Down

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Appreciate Your Mornings

Mornings are beautiful. Mornings are gorgeous. Mornings are divine. Not enough people think so though. It's part of our society to bash mornings because those initial moments aren't comfortable. It's hard to wake up. It's hard to see the beauty of the morning. When your head is hunched over your coffee, when you're squinting in the sun on… Continue reading Appreciate Your Mornings

Mental Health Monday

Choosing to See Sun

It's another overcast day. Shocking! The last few weeks...okay months here in Chicago have been remarkably cloudy and not your cotton balls in the sky kinda cloud. More like a layer of slimy riverbed has been chucked into the air. Some days you're lucky if there's a difference between night and day. Okay, a little… Continue reading Choosing to See Sun

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

The Work Hangover: Working Through Fatigue

"But I did so much yesterday. Why do I have to do it again today?" Undoubtedly, we have all been at this point. I am currently at this point. I painted a room last night, didn't sleep well, and it's not done, and I have work to do today, and I have to paint it again tomorrow.… Continue reading The Work Hangover: Working Through Fatigue