“Leggo” Your Ego

The ego is a loaded topic, though I’ve decided to spare us all the deep dive into its Freudian roots. In its simplest, most basic explanation, the ego is the idea of who we are.  Often ego is recognized by its exaggeration like “He’s got a big ego” or “All that praise will go straightContinue reading ““Leggo” Your Ego”

12 Ways to Flow With Your Moods

Moods can feel intense and shift with the wind. They have affected my day, my decisions, and the people around me. In efforts to manage them or perceive myself as having some control over them, I have tried one or more of these 12 ideas at a time to either prevent or stabilize seemingly dramaticContinue reading “12 Ways to Flow With Your Moods”

What to Look For in a Yoga Class

Yoga classes can be fun, relaxing, invigorating, intimidating, relieving, mind and body-bending, and forever onward. The experience depends on a number of factors, namely your approach and the setting. I’ve been doing yoga pretty regularly since I was 12, and became a trained instructor in Vinyasa flow at 16. I’ve tried a variety of stylesContinue reading “What to Look For in a Yoga Class”

The Art of Giving and Receiving Compliments and Criticism

Both compliments and criticism have the ability build you up or break you down. When giving and receiving both, it goes without saying to practice empathy and respect, but I said it anyway because who doesn’t welcome a criticism disguised as a friendly reminder? I’m about to disclose what I think is the most importantContinue reading “The Art of Giving and Receiving Compliments and Criticism”

Mantras, Words to Live By

Mantras are often referred to as the words by which we live. Here, I’ll discuss the significance of mantras and how it can help you, suggest useful mantras, and provide some guidance on creating your own mantra. Like other mindfulness practices and philosophies, mantras have been adopted and adapted by “Western” culture from its ancientContinue reading “Mantras, Words to Live By”