Find Your Comfort Zone

Find Your Comfort Zone

We’re heading into the time of year when we can get inundated with the message that to grow we must step out of our comfort zone. This is true and important. So much of our work in yoga is practicing getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. But there is also...
Recognize Yourself As Your Friend

Recognize Yourself As Your Friend

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as your friend.” I came across this quote from Elizabeth Gilbert the other day. It felt like relief and at the same time, I drew a blank when I tried to call to mind an actual...
Mercy Now. Self-Compassion in the Age of Anxiety

Mercy Now. Self-Compassion in the Age of Anxiety

”Every living thing could use a little mercy now….. We hang in the balance dangle ‘tween hell and hallowed ground. And every single one of us could use some mercy now.” — Mercy Now by Mary Gauthier I was reminded of this song on writer Glennon Doyle’s Instagram...
What Is Truly Self-Care?

What Is Truly Self-Care?

I am on a mission to expand the modern-day definition of self-care because it is something we all so desperately need in our everyday life. There’s a whole self-care industrial complex that has sprung up over the last few years to convince us that self-care means...

What Mask Do You Wear?

In Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, yoga teacher Colleen Saidman Yee writes in a line that gets to the raw heart of authenticity: The term Satya means “truthfulness” in Sanskrit. So many of us are lying to ourselves; we’re putting...