Yoga Health Coaching Blog

I must start this reflection by saying that I started writing it almost a year ago.  It was shortly after the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Times were, and still are very sensitive. I wanted to do something to help so badly, but I wasn’t sure what to do. I could see three routes that a privileged individual like myself could take: Flee, Fight, or Freeze. I chose to freeze, and I acknowledge that my privilege has...

How could bananas, dogs, and samskaras possibly be related? In my mind, there was no separating them…until now. Samskaras are the old stories and beliefs we tell ourselves. Old patterns of thinking, moving, eating, believing. The list goes on. They are reactions and patterns created in our minds by our thoughts, influencing our actions. When these stories and patterns are continually repeated, we become less mindful of them and the habits become stronger and mindLESS. I...

Pregnancy can seem ominous—especially during the first trimester when everything is changing so fast. Nourishing your body, staying grounded and supported should be high priorities during this time. Thankfully, Ayurveda can help. I remember when I was pregnant with my first child, my body changed so fast I couldn’t believe it! I just felt bloated all the time...

As I continue to meander on my personal and wellness career path to thrive (read more about that path here), my relationship to the habit of Easeful Living has kept evolving.  When I started on this path, I looked at easeful living as the end of the path.  Something that would just happen once the other habits were mastered.  It’s fun to realize how far I’ve come simply by how my relationship with this habit has evolved.  I’m going to share one...

I have discovered that having been wounded in relationships, the only way to heal is in relationships. I’ve known this for some time, but it hit me hard the other day in my morning meditation. It brought me to tears. I was thinking about my relationships and having had friendships, work relationships, intimate relationships, and I thought about my role in them. Was I present? Did I do my best? Did I bring all of me?...