Take Your Fear With You

I have a binder for my English class that I scribble my thoughts down on. When the binder is open, there’s a margin along the side, about two inches or so wide, that is the perfect place to get words out of my head and into the world. I exclusively write in pen, because I…

Faking It to Become It

Like many young girls, I struggled with self-confidence for years. My perception of myself, whether tied to my external appearance, physical or mental capabilities, or personality traits, never measured up to a person that I saw to be “worthy” of pride. I could always be smarter, prettier, more accomplished. There was always something to be…

Letting Go

I’ve never had someone close to me die. I’ve lost a grandparent, but was too young and too far away to really know them, or even understand that they were gone when they left. I’ve had family friends pass away, but always adults who I’d met once or twice and had never spoken more than…

An Encounter

I don’t teach Yin or Gentle Flow very often. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. It took me awhile to get to a place where sitting still felt like anything other than wasting time, but I’ve come to see the beauty and necessity in learning to sit still- it reconnects me to breath, reconnects…

On Seeing Yourself in Hi-Def

For the month of December, lululemon athletica wrote about different ways to Fuel Happiness on their blog. One of those ways was to nourish your connections- to take seriously the relationships you’ve brought into your life, and to seek out new ones that will support and challenge you. As an introvert, I tend to forget about this facet of happiness. I like to…

What Makes a Studio

I’m so lucky to have found my second home at Just Be Yoga in Walnut Creek, but many people are still out there looking for a studio to call there own. Do you feel like a drifter from studio to studio? Are you craving connection with a  new community? Do you love the idea of calling somewhere…

The Here and Now

It’s officially 2016, which means we’re going to be hearing a lot about resolutions and goals over the next few days and weeks. Every new year brings with it promise of new opportunity, new beginnings, and new changes. It inspires in many people hope that, perhaps for the first time, things will change- things will…