Keeping an Open Heart

Keeping an Open Heart

Salt Lake City you were a dream! Utah was the last stop after a Montana/Idaho/Wyoming adventure and I couldn’t have imagined a better place to end this trip. Earlier this year I had fallen in love with Portland, OR. So in love that I was pretty set on moving there sometime in the near future. […]

Miami, Fl – WHERE I FOUND MY STRENGTH

Miami, Fl – WHERE I FOUND MY STRENGTH

Life is changing. 13 months is the time I spent in Miami. I experienced every emotion over this past year. They ranged from never wanting to leave, counting down the days until we could move out, to being in such a state of confusion I wanted to just rewind and start all over. It was […]

Portland, Oregon – A Trip for My Soul

Portland, Oregon – A Trip for My Soul

I didn’t realize what trouble I was having feeling grounded until I got there. Until my shoes were on the wet and dirty sidewalks with the crisp cold air hitting my face. I needed to get back down to earth, to look up at the trees, feel the air and just breathe for a bit. […]

Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown

For the first time in my life I feel like I am okay with not knowing. I am okay with not having a plan. I’ve experienced so much over the past year. Living in Miami has taught me a lot. It has taught me that life is more about how your living than where you […]

A Note to My Future Self on One of the Bad Days

A Note to My Future Self on One of the Bad Days

Having a bad day does not mean you are failing at life. You’ve had to get used to the fact lately that you are in a stressful stage in your life. You are going to have more bad days than good and that is okay, you can even be happy despite it. Since you were […]

Allowing Yourself the Right to be Happy

Allowing Yourself the Right to be Happy

Happiness is a choice. Although I knew that, time and time again I declined the invitation to happiness. Over the past few weeks my attitude towards life has changed drastically, seemingly overnight. But it wasn’t overnight, it was a long hard struggle. Every day has been filled with questions surrounding money, my job and career […]

Tips for Beginning a Daily Yoga Practice

Tips for Beginning a Daily Yoga Practice

A daily yoga practice can be difficult to attain. It had long been a goal of mine but actually getting there was a challenge. I had dreams of rolling out my mat every morning and beginning my practice just as easily as I had been sitting at the table drinking my morning espresso. But it […]

How to Cultivate a Beautiful Life

How to Cultivate a Beautiful Life

The mind can be our most powerful tool in life. The thoughts we allow and the thoughts we don’t all have a profound effect on us. Through the awareness of this I have learned to be happy with darkness, with failure and with stress. Every experience I have has its place in my life. I […]

Life, Balance and Living in the Present

Life, Balance and Living in the Present

Life is about finding balance. Finding balance in rest and in movement, in preparing for the future while enjoying the present, and in being thankful while striving for more. The struggle will always be there and it is something I continue to find myself in the middle of. I’ve spent so much of the last […]

The Importance of Pranayama

The Importance of Pranayama

Prana. It is used in every yoga practice, sometimes without even being mentioned by name. But when we do hear the word “prana” often times we think exclusively of the breath. While prana is deeply connected to the breath, it is much more than that. Prana is the life force energy. When used in practice […]