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Insights, introspection, meditations, and reflections from a journey of self love

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Self Love Means Realizing You Are Everything You Need

We live in a society overrun with the idea that we must seek happiness externally. Sure there’s some truth to the idea that we must connect with community and that our achievements manifest externally. But ultimately, peace must be found within.

Why You Need a Home Yoga Practice

Studio classes are the least accessible way to experience yoga and in this blog post about the importance of establishing a home yoga practice, I explain why.

Sukhasana and the Quest for the Easy Seat

Sukhasana — or easy seat — may be a foundational pose in yoga, but it usually involves sitting cross-legged on the floor. If this is not accessible for you, I’ve got some variations for you to try.

Body Shame: It’s a Hellova Drug

For most of my life I’ve loved my body: It’s athleticism, grace, and curves. But lately I’ve been feeling a way about having a chronic illness, and living with a body that changes every day. Even as a teacher of self love, I experience moments of body shame, but I’m definitely not about that life. Read on to find out how I’m to loving my body — and affirmations to help you love yours too.

Down With Grind Culture (Why Rest Is Not a Luxury)

Say it with me: The guilt is a lie. Grind culture is dead. Rest is an act of self love. I spent most of my life running myself ragged chasing achievement, and feeling guilty about needing time to rest. Here are some tools for letting go of the guilt and creating space for rest in your life.

How Showing Up Helps Create Inclusive Spaces

Sometimes all it takes to feel unwelcome is walking into a space and being the only person who looks like you in the room. However, your presence as “the first” or “only” is a courageous act of leadership that facilitates learning and normalizes diversity. You might even be the reason someone else feels safe showing up and taking up space.

Body Shame: It’s a Hellova Drug

Body Shame: It’s a Hellova Drug

For most of my life I’ve loved my body: It’s athleticism, grace, and curves. But lately I’ve been feeling a way about having a chronic illness, and living with a body that changes every day. Even as a teacher of self love, I experience moments of body shame, but I’m definitely not about that life. Read on to find out how I’m to loving my body — and affirmations to help you love yours too.

Down With Grind Culture (Why Rest Is Not a Luxury)

Down With Grind Culture (Why Rest Is Not a Luxury)

Say it with me: The guilt is a lie. Grind culture is dead. Rest is an act of self love. I spent most of my life running myself ragged chasing achievement, and feeling guilty about needing time to rest. Here are some tools for letting go of the guilt and creating space for rest in your life.

How Showing Up Helps Create Inclusive Spaces

How Showing Up Helps Create Inclusive Spaces

Sometimes all it takes to feel unwelcome is walking into a space and being the only person who looks like you in the room. However, your presence as “the first” or “only” is a courageous act of leadership that facilitates learning and normalizes diversity. You might even be the reason someone else feels safe showing up and taking up space.