The path of expectation. ~Step into freedom.

If I received everything that I wanted for myself, I would be selling myself short. I have dreams, desires, goals. There is so much that I want. For myself, for my loved ones, and for the world around me. I hold on tightly. Expectation creates limitation. Yet awareness of my expectation creates potential. A opportunity …

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To my sweet yoga community,

It has been a truly magical year for me in my hometown. Thank you all for unrolling your mat with me and for being so brave to take a deep breath and step into your body. Because of your commitment to your yoga practice, I have grown so deeply along my yogic journey as a …

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Why? A personal message.

"Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that mind don't matter. And those that matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss So why write a blog? I've been asked this question countless times. In fact, I've even asked myself this question. Will anyone want to read about my life? My experiences? What do …

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The Power of Choice

"It is our choices that show what we really are far more than our abilities." -Harry Potter One of the most valuable lessons I have learned is the Power of choice. A profound realization that we always have a choice. That choices are infinitely offered to us. Every day, and in each moment. I have …

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Transition ~Enjoy it, rather than checking out.

Sometimes, being present is so hard. Actually more than sometimes. Especially for those of us who find ourselves in transition often. Whether we're starting a new job or school semester. Moving somewhere different. Traveling the world, or beginning new habits. Being present in transition is a difficult task. I love change. I love new beginnings, …

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Ceremony & the Sacred Self: A Celebration of the Winter Solstice.

“It’s time we learn to thank the shadows, bow to the darkness they bring. Sing, sing the sadness of the body escape, while ever more soaring back to the sails of self.”­­­ –Rising Appalachia The Winter Solstice is upon us, and I ask you, how will you be committing to yourself during this period of …

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The Battle of Fear and Love.

We always have two choices. We can choose fear. Or we can choose love. It really is this simple. Within our lifetime we will be offered countless opportunities. No matter the decisions we make. Or number of failed attempts. These opportunities will continue appearing. We will always have a choice. In every moment. And when we …

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Transition and Anticipation. ~7 Steps to Bring Yourself Back to the Here and Now.

As a twenty something year old living in the United States, I seem to be in a constant state of transition. Whether it’s moving into a new apartment, finding a new job, traveling abroad, or visiting friends and family… My life feels nomadic. In fact, this past year I have been a nomad. In 2011, …

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Morning Ritual ~5 Steps to Creating a Daily Practice for Peace.

My smart phone used to be my alarm clock. Which means my morning routine consisted of a half hour of scrolling through social media news feeds and checking emails before stepping two feet on the ground. By over stimulating my mind first thing in the morning, I would launch into a full speed of racing thoughts. …

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