Category Archive: Happiness

Five Ways To Be UNhappy

No, you didn’t read that wrong! There are lists everywhere telling us how to be happier, and this article is meant as a push back against those listicles that show us how to hack… Continue reading

Meditation: Watching Your Mind to Create Calm

When we find ourselves taxed and tired, the normal human tendency is to check out and distract ourselves further. Instead of becoming present and calm, we become more tired and frazzled. In this meditation,… Continue reading

Why You Should Stretch Your Side Body + An Introduction to Connective Tissue

Chronic pain is at an all time high in the United States, higher, in fact, than the incidences of cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. Back pain heads the list of complaints with migraines and… Continue reading

Moving From Distraction to Focus: Slowing Down & Paying Attention

This is an age of constant distraction. Our attention endures only the double tap of the Instagram screen. Online, paragraphs are broken into the barest crumbs of one or two sentences. In today’s yoga, classes… Continue reading

Learning to Fail: What Every Yoga Teacher Wish You Knew

Yoga is meant to push us up against our rough and uncomfortable edges. Physically, we stretch tight muscles and learn to move towards the intensity, rather than away from it. Holding presence while staying on that… Continue reading

Winter Solstice Meditation: Through Darkness to Light

During the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest in the sky, leaving us with the longest night of the year. While we tend to associate the dark with “bad” or “scary,”… Continue reading

Emerging in Wholeness: A Yoga Flow For Shoulders & Spaciousness (Advanced Beginner + Up)

So often when we have felt stressed, overwhelmed or traumatized, we retreat into our inner world, building behavior that protects rather than allowing us to engage openly in the world. While retreat and… Continue reading

Minute Meditation: Safety & Inner Peace

For this holiday season, I want to give you a gem of a tool to be used almost anywhere. This little meditation is only one minute long, but will help you find peace

Goji, Raspberry, Rose, Chocolate “Love” Truffles

I love making healthier sweet treats. Doing so makes me feel calm and present. These, however, are extra special, because I only make this elaborate of a recipe when circumstances demand it. Making chocolate truffles is time… Continue reading

Crisis or Crossroad: Getting Out Of Suffering & Becoming Who You Are Meant To Be

For many people, crisis is the the first step on the path of personal growth. Pain and suffering are the best motivators to commit to our spiritual practices. Distressing events are some of the greatest… Continue reading