To My Friend Who Is Struggling With Depression

Dear friend! It seems at times like no one really gets it, doesn't it? It seems like you are alone in this. It also seems like it will never get better. It feels so exhausting that you feel tired all the time. No energy left. Just pain that seems will never go away. You are starting to guess that you...[ read more ]

Just Keep Moving

Sometimes yoga really gets to me; it forces me to self-reflect. I have probably been subconsciously avoiding one particular class since the last time I attended because it tends to require a little more introspection that I can sometimes manage. I have never felt more aligned with the face palm emoji than when I drew the ACCEPTANCE angel card in...[ read more ]

The Holiday Struggle

December of 2006 was my first Christmas married. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I love the lights and smells and traditions, and I was so excited to be able to decorate my own home and welcome people into our space. However, that Christmas was also my only Christmas married. My ex-husband left a couple of months later, ending...[ read more ]

Handle Holiday Guilt

The holidays are in full swing! Along with the gifts and stress and joy and travel and family, guilt can arise. In particular, guilt from our family members. In the video below, author and speaker Mel Robbins, shares her way for handling holiday guilt trips from family members. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6EeA9d1ko[/embed]   Mel starts the video by explaining that: Guilt = Disguise...[ read more ]


Life is difficult. It can feel crushing. It feels impossible to take the next step forward. Jocko Willink is a retired Navy Seal, author, and podcaster. He's received a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. He's got a blackbelt in jiu jitsu. It's fair to say, he's been through it. He's seen some stuff. In the video below, Jocko offers...[ read more ]

The Felt Sense Prayer

I was listening to a video by Tara Brach the other day (click here for the video), and in that video she shared this beautiful poem about accepting and embracing our pain, feelings, thoughts, and emotions as way to actually heal our heart, mind, and soul. The Felt Sense Prayer I am the pain in your head, the knot in...[ read more ]

Values-Based Living vs. Goal-Based Living

Goals are important right? Goals give our life purpose, drive, and potentially meaning. What happens when we meet our goal? The satisfaction fades quickly, and we immediately create another goal. The chase begins again. What happens when we don't meet our goal? Not only are we not satisfied, we become stressed, upset, and feel like a failure. Our life begins...[ read more ]

Try This App If You Struggle With Self-Harm

Self-harm is a very prevalent and serious issue in the United States and all over the world. Check out these stats from an article written by HealthyPlace.com: Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self-injury 90 percent of people who engage in self-harm begin during their teen or pre-adolescent years Nearly 50 percent of...[ read more ]

3 Happiness Myths

Do you feel like you just can't get happy? Do you feel like everyone else is happy except for you? If you answered yes to either of these, you may be struggling with the 3 happiness myths as stated by Dr. Russ Harris. Dr. Russ Harris wrote an amazing book called The Happiness Trap. I'll be sharing excerpts and skills...[ read more ]

Build Connection with 4 Relationship Mantras

We are built for connection. Humans have been forming groups since our beginning. One of the ways that we aim to build that connection is through romantic partnerships. Trying to fuse, blend, integrate (or whatever other word that makes sense here) your life with another person can be extremely difficult at times. Thich Nhat Hanh, a world-renown Vietnamese Buddhist monk,...[ read more ]

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