How to Detach and Let Go: A Crucial Life Lesson

Sometimes I'm a bad yogi. I let four-letter words fly, and I do things I later regret. Why? Because people can be cruel. They can be savage, brutish, diabolical. They can say unconscionable things, using words as weapons. Just the other day, a lady inquired about the vegetarian options at a local cafe. Some condescending jerkface ...

How to Make Your Own Rules and Live Your Best Life

I recently had a conversation with someone about the ridiculous rules our parents imposed on us in childhood. I recalled my ten-year-old-self squirming at the table with a glass of warm milk. The family dog couldn't help me, as he had with the chunks of beef I would pass him when parental eyes averted. So ...

How to Let Your Soul Speak, and Build a Life You Love

Sometimes I think I’m insane. I worry about the ride I’ll take on the ripple of my emotions. “Is it normal to be happy one moment, miserable the next? Is it typical to tell yourself, ‘I got this. I’m just going to get through this’ an hour before you send an email saying, adios, I’m ...

5 Steps to Setting Goals for Success

Sometimes success is more about persistence than passion.  I’ve got big dreams, creative ideas, and a tank full of enthusiasm. But my persistence tends to flatline. I also have the attention span of a toddler in a toystore, so it’s tough to stick to one thing and keep my momentum. Apparently, the problem is pretty common. ...

When Your Head Screams Salad and You Order Fries

It took me a bit longer to update the blog this time. I had a bad day last week and it got stuck on repeat. It sucked me in with Hoover-like force. It left me sulking, snacking on bad carbs, and swapping adjectives with four-letter words. The hard truth is that yoga cannot calm me, ...

Your Moment of Truth: Here’s What it Looks Like

I recently read an article about a man who had been overweight and unhappy. The all-too common cocktail of relationship woes, family pressures, financial strain and career uncertainty left him unmotivated and overfed. When you’re down and out, french fries and Haagen-Dazs seem far more practical than green tea and treadmills. Ain't that the truth? ...

Why Big is Not Beautiful, and Size Does Matter

Self-confidence is trendy, and size doesn’t matter-- they say. I’m not talking about a little junk in the trunk. As  Meghan Trainor taught us, a bit of that bass ain't a bad thing. But big is not beautiful. Fat is not fabulous. How could I be so insensitive? After all, beauty is subjective, so who am I to ...

How Meditation Can Help with Bad Moods

Ever had a day when everyone/everything seemed to annoy you? If pushing your buttons were a sport, the world would be gold-medal ready. There’s this wonderful guy in my life. He’s checked all the boxes on my list: thoughtful, hardworking, funny, responsible, healthy, adventurous, etc. (Yes, there is a list...there’s always a list). But on ...

3 Surefire Ways to Turn People Off

Whether you’re a social butterfly, or a regular recluse, you may have some inadvertent behaviors that automatically turn people off. Before I created this list, I began to think about what makes me avoid a person — what attitudes or habits hinder my relationships. I think it’s important to identify offensive acts, and then examine ...