Category: Love yourself

Just keep going

Just keep going   I made a mala this week. It took four hours. The next day my upper back ached for all the forward bending, a necessity while I concentrated on undoing imperfect knot after imperfect knot. On my very first try, knot gone awry, I declared to my friend, “I...

This is why your head needs your heart

This is why your head needs your heart   I’d like you to pause for a second. Sit with a tall spine. Place your hands on your knees. Breathe in from your abdomen, hold the breath at the top, and gently release with a longer exhale. Again, breathe in through the nose, retain the breath at the top,...

What you should never forget to do every day

What you should never forget to do every day   Today was one of those days. One of those pull-the-covers-up days where I get tiny reminders of my mind’s former habits before I took back control through mindfulness. These moods feel oddly comforting, like the clothes I wore back in grade school even...

Why you need to say ‘enough is enough’ to yourself

Why you need to say ‘enough is enough’ to yourself   You wake up. Snooze. Once, maybe two times. But you can’t prolong your mind’s routine as it quickly shifts to full-on realization of another day. Of things to do, places to be, someone to become. The feeling lands in your gut, a malaise that festers...

3 ways the power of mindfulness can change your life

3 ways the power of mindfulness can change your life   When you get stuck in a rut, you usually don’t feel like getting out. Nobody wants to do things differently once established in routine, no matter how uncomfortable that routine may be. It’s why people stay in dead-end relationship for years longer...

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful   Without placing your hand on your chest or taking your pulse, can you count each time your heart beats? Go ahead and try it for thirty seconds. I’ll wait. How did you do? No judgment if you couldn’t feel anything or if you felt a lot. When this same...

What happens when you stop sabotaging yourself

What happens when you stop sabotaging yourself   Imagine if you spoke aloud every thought you’ve ever had. Scary, right? You might embarrass the heck out of yourself, or say things you didn’t really mean. Those are givens. What you might not realize is how many times your mind puts yourself down....

You’re going to mess up. Here’s how to move on

You’re going to mess up. Here’s how to move on   As five new students trickled into my morning yoga class, my smile widened. A class that previously had averaged two to three people was now filled with nine. I love the energy that’s created when this group size practices together. It’s enough for...