This is a list of some of my favorite books. They range on topics from creativity, money, the law of attraction, short stories, and self-help. Some of these may feel "woo-woo" or way out there and my advice is simply to pick up what information and tips feel good and leave what doesn't fit. There [...]
I was reading this morning about authenticity and how it is something we must practice each and every day and it is a collection of choices we make through our day. "Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; it is exercising the compassion [...]
When I was 14 years old my dad and I were in therapy because we couldn't communicate and we weren't getting along. When I tell a lot of people this they say... Well that's normal, you were a teen girl. Yeah well, my dad wanted us to get along, he wanted us to be friends, [...]
We are always reaching for comfort, for certainty, for safety. It's our instincts to go after what feels "safe" and while this made sense years ago when we were constantly in danger of disease, of the wild, and of death, it is no longer needed. We no longer need to live in this state of [...]
I am so so guilty of getting caught up in my expectations. I get an image in my mind of what my life "should" look like, of what I "should" be doing, what my bank account "should" have in it. Then I get upset, disappointed, or frustrated when these expectations aren't met. When I reflect [...]
You own nothing to anyone else. The only person you owe something to, is yourself. You owe yourself love. You owe yourself compassion. You owe yourself self-care. You owe it to yourself to make the hard and painful decisions that need to be made. You owe it to yourself to be steadfast in what you [...]
Am I hardwired to believe that loving money means I don't love other things as well? That loving and wanting money means I'm not a good and kind person? That I'm selfish and greedy? Because none of that makes sense when you really think about it.
At the end of the day all we want to do is to connect.
Yoga is so much more than just a workout, more than just the beautiful poses, beautiful asanas. To me, being a yogi is having a dedicated practice. It's coming to your mat almost every day and trusting your body, moving intentionally, intuitively. It's meditating every day; whether that's a seated practice, walking meditation, or simply [...]
Today I was reading a book (Big Magic) about how ideas and creativity are their own source. How they have the ability to come to us, and to leave us if we don't act on them, bringing them into the universe. It's the same thing as when a person has an idea for a novel. [...]