The one thing that does change.. is no one is going to be telling you what “this semester” is supposed to be like. For the first time in your life.. it is truly going to be UP TO YOU what you do with your life when your alarm goes off. Sure.. while there might be a job and a desk and a nameplate.. it is up to you whether or not your “day job” defines you.Read More
Our culture seems to have forgotten that the purpose of working hard has historically been all about affording the time and ability to enjoy life!
Instead, our values have been flipped on their head to remove one half of the equation and leave simply the act of working hard as what is supposed to provide us with enjoyment, value.. the ultimate badge of success (wow, capitalism, how’d you fool us so well into exclusively working toward your ends?).
Time to flip that baby back.. and here’s how!Read More
What ACTUALLY happened, was I left my job.. took a few steps forward into the incredible freedom of FINALLY managing my own time and decisions, and having an incredible network of opportunities available to me.. and realized I had no f*ing idea what it was I wanted to do with my life.Read More
Well when we’re out here busy conquering the world, solving complex problems and basically using our noggins for huge, powerful change, we need to make sure we’re not burning our brains out and are showing them love by feeding them what they need.Read More
Internships are weird and wonderful. You’re there and then you’re gone! Sometimes this leads us to think.. It doesn’t matter what happens in those short 8-10 weeks of our lives. I’m here to share with you the way’s you can live up your summer off of school AND impress your boss and set you up for a killer job post-graduation.Read More
Yes, this is as unpleasant as it sounds. And YES I'm committed to learning more about how to rewire my brain - so I can help both myself and all of the you's out there who relate to this. And I know there are many you's out there: 13-14% of Americans will develop a social anxiety disorder in their lifetime. The good news is that we CAN use our brains to overcome what at a minimum is an unpleasant experience and at a maximum what can truly be a paralyzing disorder. Anxiety, I'm on to you and this community is getting outfitted to be released from your clutches...Read More
I might not be able to run the fastest mile, lift the heaviest weight or weigh-in at the same number my 18-year-old competitive soccer playing self would have.. But I still believe I’m in the best shape of my life. At 28 years old! It took me a bit of pondering to really hone in on why I feel like I’m at my peak.. And then it took me even longer to get to the how. Let me explain.Read More
...saying no to that question created an imprint in my mind that reinforced that answer to me about my identity, my ability and frankly not only who I was in that moment, but also who I would be in the future. Answering "no" would have created a boundary on my own life, present and future. And who was building that boundary? Me.Read More
Setting resolutions can be a waste of time.. but all that is about to change.Read More
Ever wondered what a "home practice" looks like? Carving out time in your day to dedicate to yoga & meditation can increase self awareness, reduce stress and allow you to give your body and mind what it most needs in that moment and day.Read More
I see the duality of emotion and action in people around me, both those close to me as well as strangers on the street or in the news. This leads me, and maybe some of you, to wonder, what is the innate nature of humans? Are we programmed to act out of fear, anger and greed? Or is the thing that truly makes humans unique is our ability to act ABOVE these base emotions and reside in a higher realm of creativity, love, and forgivenessRead More
Cloudy fall days have you feeling down? One of the most magical parts of yoga, meditation and general healthy lifestyle habits is their ability to change your attitude. Even with five minutes, this Lightness meditation will make your atoms sing.Read More
I can’t touch my toes! I don’t own a mat or any of that flashy “yoga gear”... What’s this “namaste” business? Isn’t yoga just a bunch of laying around?
Have you heard, thought, or said any of the above? If so, you’re not alone! I hear these refrains frequently when talking to people about why they should consider yoga and how ANYONE can do yoga and will benefit from the practice. Whether you’re 19 or 90, there is a style of yoga for you, I promise.
A sweaty bamboo mat, spandex leggings, six-pack abs, a kale smoothie – all images that might come to mind when someone says “yoga”, right?Read More