10 Essential Oils to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

I LOVE essential oils! Those beautiful, sensual aromas have the power to transform your mood, whether it’s to pick you up, calm you down, or even make you feel a little sexy! They have become an integral part of my yoga practice and I like to incorporate them whenever I can. They’re gorgeous, natural and grounding, and they make me feel connected to nature even when I’m trudging my mat through the proverbial concrete jungle.

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On #BellLetsTalk Day Let’s Not Forget to Listen

I am what I would describe as high functioning. Despite living with clinical depression, anxiety and at times a slew of other issues, I have been fortunate in that I’ve managed to hold myself together for the most part. Gathering the courage to ask for help from medical professionals wasn’t the hard part for me, and I am thankful for that. It was getting people to listen that was the problem. Continue reading “On #BellLetsTalk Day Let’s Not Forget to Listen”

3 Reasons Why I’m Happier Now Than Ever

Happy New Year!

I know it’s midway through January, but this is my first post of 2016 and I wanted to start it off by sending some positive vibes your way. I’m feeling really good these days, like better than I’ve felt in an extremely long time. I thought I would share some of the things I’ve been doing over the past few months to set myself up for what will hopefully be the best year of my life so far. I want you to have the best year of your life too! Here are my tips for making it happen.

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10 Ways To Increase Happiness

I have a million things to be happy about and yet some days I am beyond sad. Depression’s greatest power is its ability to rob us of our happiness without our consent. It took me a while to come to this conclusion, but eventually I realized I needed to play a more active role in my own happiness. I needed to take action to find happiness and make it a part of my life. So I tried a few things and learned a few tricks that help to almost immediately improve my mood. Continue reading “10 Ways To Increase Happiness”

On anxiety and yoga

I am an anxious person. I wish I wasn’t, but the truth is I worry about everything. I worry about things before they happen, as they’re happening, and after they’ve happened. I worry about things that will never happen. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night worrying. Other times I can’t sleep at all because I’m worrying. I make people text me when they get home. I check all my doors twice. I take Ativan when it all gets to be a bit too much.

For the longest time I accepted my anxiety as just part of who I was. I’m a worrier! I’d say. I come from a family of worriers! It’s in my blood! But last year I started getting sick of my anxiety. I wanted to go one day without imagining the worst possible thing was going to happen. I wanted to embrace this care free spirit I knew was inside of me. I wanted to take chances without fear of retribution. I wanted to sleep better at night and worry less. Continue reading “On anxiety and yoga”