Keeping a Positive Mindset When You’re Trying to Lose Weight

We survived the holidays and have finally reached 2018. With January comes New Years Resolutions. I prefer to use the term goals over resolutions, but whatever you want to call it, I am down for improving ourselves. That said, during the week between Christmas and New Years, I taught a few classes and kept hearing the same complaints. “I ate too much.” “I feel fat.” “I am a blob.” “I need to lose x pounds.” These are real things people say about themselves.

Top Reads of 2017

2017 is almost over and I finally finished my reading goal for the year. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know if I was going to make it this time. I knew this year was going to be busy with my training, so my goal was only 40 books. Though my number was lower than usual, the quality was high. My book choices deeply reflect where I was this year. I had a rough start, which resulted in starting therapy. After learning more about myself and how my brain works, I spent a lot of time…

Yoga Class for Connection

Merry Christmas! My gift to you this year is a new, free, yoga class on my channel! The holiday season is a busy time, no matter what you celebrate. We run around shopping, cooking, going to parties and events. We are pulled in a million different directions. During the mayhem, we get stressed, tired, and often forget to take care of ourselves too. Stop and give yourself 25 minutes of yoga for connection.

30 Day Meditation Challenge in January!

At the end of November, I asked Instagram if anyone would be interested in a meditation challenge in 2018. The resounding answer was YES. I am so excited to launch the 30 Day Meditation Challenge! My main goal with this challenge is to help you (and myself) begin, or restart, a consistent meditation practice, while also having the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals. Let’s start conversations about meditation.

Starting a New Journal

The time has finally come – my first bullet journal is full. I started my journal back in April, about halfway through the month. And by the end of November, I was out of space. I didn’t jump right into a new journal, though. I took about a week to make the transition. Even now, my new one isn’t 100% set up, but it’s almost there. I love journaling and find it helpful for a multitude of reasons …

Wellness Gift Ideas

I always put a lot of thought into gift giving. I love sitting back and taking the time to really think about each individual person in my life – what are they like? What’s going on in their life right now? What do they need, or what’s something they’ve really been wanting? I like to make it personal too. What is something only I would think to get them? What defines our relationship? This year, I’m less interested in materialistic gifts that “so-and-so” might not even use.

Alcohol and the Holidays

As I’ve been incessantly going on and on about, the holiday season is fast approaching. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and from there, it’ll be the end of the year before we know it. With this time of year comes holiday parties, celebrations, brunches, and then New Years Eve, all of which alcohol can be a big part of. Let me go ahead and say it up front – I rarely drink alcohol. If I do, it’s usually for a special occasion or on vacation, and even then it’s one and done.