u·ni·ty /ˈyo͞onədē/ 1. the state of being united or joined as a whole Yesterday was a winter hair-wash day, where I spent 30 minutes drying and straightening my hair in front of the mirror. 30 minutes of staring at myself. 30 minutes of not moving much. And it's usually within that 30 minutes that I… Continue reading Will We Ever Have Unity?
I’m not letting go, But moving forward From the third of my life That taught me so much. The confusion, the joy, the pain Was all worth it. The best decisions and worst mistakes Were all on purpose. I’m not letting go, But moving forward From the nights with tears and hands pressed against my… Continue reading On Moving Forward
A few weeks ago, I did my usual jotting down of goals and "I hope I get to this" lists and subconsciously wrote surrender. I didn't intentionally do it; in fact, I didn't realize I did it until I went to start a new page and saw the last entry. And there it was - with… Continue reading Searching for Surrender
I try to write every week. I give myself a writing prompt either from a philosophical standpoint, some sort of Divine intuition, or from a really neat book of prompts I picked up last year. I quickly realized that putting my thoughts to paper was just as therapeutic as speaking to my therapist. It allows… Continue reading You Are Enough
Warning: This piece discusses suicide and depression and may be a trigger for some individuals. It wasn’t always tree poses and namastes, but then again, is it ever? There’s a bit of discomfort in writing this. A lot of [backspace] and many, many pauses. My journey isn't unique, but this week has opened up so… Continue reading When You Feel Like Giving Up, Just Remember The Reason You Held On For So Long
I've wanted to write about my opinion on student and teacher roles for a while. As both a student and teacher myself, I've noticed some common behaviors among myself and others that aren't necessarily wrong - just noteworthy enough to be examined. Group classes are tough. They're tough to teach and tough to attend. We… Continue reading A Look Into The Student/Teacher Roles In Group Yoga Classes
I had every intention of writing about another topic this month, but I just came back from a journey to the Middle East and my inspiration took me down another path. So today, we are going to talk about moments. I once heard a man's TedTalk (name and topic are escaping me at the moment)… Continue reading Make Your Moments Matter
“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just... start.” ― Ijeoma Umebinyuo These were the first words I heard spoken at my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)… Continue reading Start and Don’t Stop