Trash to Treasure

I'm reading Marie Kondo's book, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up," which is coincidentally kind of magically changing my life.  Sorting through all of my stuff has been eye-opening about my own habits and has required me to delve into my own memories.  I couldn't fully grasp what all was hidden in my closets … Continue reading Trash to Treasure

The Yoga of Outrage

"Anger leads to clouding of judgment, which results in bewilderment of the memory. When the memory is bewildered, the intellect gets destroyed; and when the intellect is destroyed, one is ruined. " - The Bhagavad Gita, 2.63 I am angry.  I am angry because that feels better than being hopelessly sad.  I'm left with the same … Continue reading The Yoga of Outrage

Meditation Isn’t Going Relax You

I am starting to record my guided meditations again, and it seems everywhere I turn, there's a lot of opinions about the efficacy of mindfulness being thrown around.  One of the most common ones I hear is, "Oh, I tried to meditate, but it didn't work because my mind goes all over the place."  I'm sure these … Continue reading Meditation Isn’t Going Relax You

Prefer the Good

"The wise prefer the good to the pleasant." - Katha Upanishad, 2.1 I love my class of teenagers.  Although, they present challenges not seen in most "paying adult" yoga classes, they are probably my best teachers. They are not afraid to ask questions: "Should I feel a stabbing pain in my knee?" Probably not. When holding Wheel pose … Continue reading Prefer the Good

One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.

"Your body is not your masterpiece.  It is the paintbrush used to create your masterpiece each day." -Glennon Doyle MeltonI love the beach.  It's kind of the main thing I love about living in New Hampshire.  I love the ocean because it makes me feel small in the best way possible.  If the water isn't … Continue reading One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.

Know Your Blind Spots

Last weekend I was able to attend a workshop with Rolf Gates.  I these short workshops a ton of information gets thrown at you, and in the moment it's inspiring.  When I get home I try to remember or explain something that was said, and I can't remember a thing.  I have almost no idea what he … Continue reading Know Your Blind Spots