Here’s Why You’ll Never be Good at Yoga

I remember when I started my yoga journey, with VHS tapes, a few beginner classes under my belt and a kid-in-the-candy-store grin. There were so many asanas to explore, Sanskrit names to learn and elegant angles in which my body would eventually contort. Eventually -- as in when I got “good” at yoga… good like ...

How To Get Aligned When You Feel Out of Whack

My oldest son is back home again, and while that’s special for sentimental reasons, it’s not so convenient logistically. The younger savage and I had this rhythm going, and big brother swooped in and disturbed things. Last week I felt pulled in a hundred directions. Everyone wants something, a ride across town, an opinion they’ll ...

How to Invite Your Next Breakthrough 

Life is fluid. And whether we welcome change or fearfully resist it, it is inevitable. But that's not to say that our lives don't occasionally feel stagnant, and that the muddy waters of mediocre circumstances aren't weighing us down. So what do we do when we feel stuck, when our breakthroughs seem lost in oblivion? I've been thinking ...

Simple Thoughts That Will Transport You Now

I’m fresh off a Bahamian beach and feeling fantastic. Last week we sipped cocktails, watched the glassy green water sparkle beneath the sun, and marveled at the ambiance of a picture-perfect coastline at Taino Beach in Freeport, Bahamas. Nature inspires me, and as I twirled my toes in the warm frothy water, I couldn't help ...

5 Empowering Thoughts That Will Get You Fit

I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you don’t need a super swanky health club membership, a pricey piece of cardio equipment, or even an exoctic bootcamp butt workout to get fit. But that’s also the bad news. Because many of us want so desperately to believe that if we just ...

Why Procrastination is the Enemy of Self-Care

"Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?" I can think of at least a hundred reasons right now-- all of which sound remarkably legitimate. I'm a deep thinker. I'd rather read poetry and watch the birds flitter in a backyard puddle than do anything that requires focused effort. Therefore, I have become a ...

A Raw Conversation Between Yoga Boss Ladies

There's this amazing thing that happens on social media (besides cutesy animal videos and hilarious memes): you meet people. You connect with individuals you may never actually see in real life -- people who live in far off places and do wonderful work in crowded little corners of the world. These people may annoy you, inspire you, even show you ...

The 5 Best Blog Posts for Yoga Beginners

Are you making the leap from yoga pants wearer to yoga practitioner? Why the hell not-- you've already got the uniform, am I right? It can be intimidating being a newbie, watching other yogis draw their toes to their ears with all the ease and grace of a dancer. Meanwhile, you're still struggling to stay grounded in Mountain ...

Why Being Offended is F*cking with your happiness

Last week I watched an email argument unfold. Ever have one of those? It’s funny how even the most unassertive individuals become badasses behind the keyboard. It’s easy to misinterpret messages we receive by email or text because we’re missing crucial nonverbal components (body language and tone of voice). Sensible people know this, yet they ...