1. Breath: Your breath is one of your most powerful tools, and has the ability to increase and decrease your heart rate. You can calm yourself down just using breath. Try taking deep inhales; holding at the top, and slow exhales holding at the bottom and repeating. You can increase the amount of time you […]Read More Tips to De-stress Using Yoga and Meditation
It’s been 2 months to the day since my sister left this world. A lot has changed in those two months. Clearly my sister’s absence alone is a huge change, but her loss has initiated a chain of other changes in my life. Since graduating and passing the bar in 2013, I had been practicing as […]Read More Breaking through Shame
Last night, on my way home from dinner I heard an author on NPR say something really beautiful about grieving and losing someone. I wish I could remember his name, and I certainly can’t remember his words exactly, but I’ll do my best. He said that maybe we aren’t meant to heal when we lose […]Read More Healing
My sister died Friday March 4, 2016. She had been battling addiction since 2009. I don’t think anyone ever wins that battle, but my sister found sobriety last year after a true fight. She made peace with her family and mostly with herself. I am proud of her. She’s gone now, and while she has […]Read More No, I’m not Okay.
Last night I was DOG TIRED when I got to FLETC (federal law enforcement training center) to teach yoga. I wanted to lay down and go to sleep. That really was not an option so instead I put on some tunes and MOVED. I started doing some fun yoga, and getting my blood flowing […]Read More Move
I remember on one of our family trips to Disneyworld, I was dying to go on this Star Wars simulated ride (yes yes I love Star Wars). Before we got on, my dad made sure to ask the ride attendant what kind of space there was on the ride; were there windows; could he get […]Read More Stuck
How many times have you heard that saying, “fake it till’ you make it” or some variation? I have several times, and I even give myself the advice in some form, and follow it whether I mean to or not. It’s the idea if I just keep smiling, even if I’m miserable then eventually the […]Read More Fake it till’ you make it