Whether or not we like to admit it, we are a society that thinks in black and white. You or I might be open-minded in one sense but it's very possible that we are rigid in another. We all have the things that we value at our core and the things that we don't hold… Continue reading The Harm of All or Nothing
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Mercury in Retrograde has arrived this August 2017. But what does this mean? This has been my first time encountering or hearing about this phenomenon so I had no idea of what to expect. Up until this point, my only insights into eclipses were from 9th grade earth science and Bonnie Fuller's song "Total Eclipse of… Continue reading Mercury in Retrograde Survival Kit
1. You will stop sweating the small stuff. Or maybe you won't sweat the small stuff quite as much. That doesn't mean you won't get hung up over that chip in your nail polish or get angered about what your coworker said. You're human, after all. However, I can promise that the small stuff won't… Continue reading 10 Unexpected Ways Yoga Will Impact Your Life
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1. I'm not sure what to expect. Meditation is about accepting that there is something in the Universe that is greater than ourselves that we can't necessarily classify or prove. It is human nature to accept what we see, hear, taste, smell, or feel, and fear the what we cannot. In fact, many people have… Continue reading 10 Inexcusable Excuses Not To Meditate
Growing up, I remember breathing in fresh, floral notes as the earth sprouted green carpet and colorful buds. The smoke from the chimney was gradually replaced by the charcoal of my neighbor's grill. I would always take notice when he simultaneously trimmed the weeds in his yard and the hair on his face, revealing bright purple flowers and the fact that he was not a character… Continue reading Spring Cleaning – A Guide to Decluttering Our Homes and Our Hearts
Deepak Chapra once said, "The less you open up your heart to others, the more your heart suffers." People who have experienced heartbreak might argue the opposite; that opening our heart makes us suffer. However, if we can use our past mistakes to understand ourselves better, we will eventually recognize the people and experiences that allow us to open up… Continue reading Change of Heart
A hot shower, a toothbrush, a caffeinated beverage and business attire are typically the only things to touch my skin before 8am - and that is the way I like it. As the day drags on, it becomes gradually more difficult to avoid coming in contact with objects and people. I consider myself an outgoing introvert, who values companionship, but equally… Continue reading Nobody Puts Yogi in the Corner
George S. Patton once said, "Now if you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the mind tell the body what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night.… Continue reading Mind Over Matter: Why The Mind Matters
The temperature in New York is dropping and soon the air will be as crisp as the leaves descending from the trees. While I hate the thought of summer being over, I must admit that I am already falling under autumn's spell; craving patterned scarves, boots, leather jackets and every girl's best friend -- leggings. Like a… Continue reading Don’t Go Overboard This Fall: Pumpkin Treats, Slimming Seats & What To Do When You Feel Beat