Random Thoughts + Beautiful Souls

How beautiful are we all? Breathe into that for a while. We are all so incredible. The way we laugh, the way we smile, the way we love, the way we feel joy. It’s all beautiful. And sometimes we forget that. Which causes emotion, pain, hurt. Open your heart up to inner kindness and allow space to connect. I have been working on this more than anything else in my world right now. And it is glorious. Forgiving, letting go, surrendering. Ahhhh. Daily meditation + practice connects me to my breath. I am stepping into my most authentic self. It feels good to not need any outward validation, because I know everything I need is within me. Through spirituality. Have you felt connected lately? Not to others but more to your authentic self? To your inner source of light and goodness? Try it. Try meditating once a day. Try being more aware. Try bringing some space to your mind. I’ve been in those really tough + dark places. I’ve been gripped with anxiety. I started to lean in to this practice and have seen such a shift in my life. Being mindful is a practice, and this is only the…
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Diary of Yoga Teacher Training: Day One

Yesterday was the first day of my 200-hr yoga teacher training. It was also the first day of an incredible journey. I decided that I wanted to do this training after coming back to consistency with yoga and meditation and for the first time ever I was able to calm my anxiety. Focusing on breath work, mindfulness and a daily practice has taken me from a very dark place to a place of light. By hoping to dive deeper into my own practice and wanting to teach others to have this same level of peace, I signed up for this training. But I was nervous. It was outside my comfort zone. (Or so I thought) I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know anyone in the room. Vulnerability, at it’s finest. But damn. It was incredible. And it was only day 1. I came home and looked at Teddy and told him, “I felt like I was home. As if all I have been wanting more of and searching for is coming together in a beautiful way.” I am so excited to be a student. To learn. To grow. This training is a blend of anatomy and philosophy. Having…
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5 Latest Books I’ve Been Loving

  Hello Loves! I have always been a huge book worm but lately, it has become my favorite time passer. Lately I have been on a roll with good reads that have all shifted my perspective, even the slightest bit, and have given me life! If you love good reads (mostly personal development) then keep on reading, I’ve got some suggestions for you! Real Magic by Dr. Wayne Dyer: I just finished reading this one last night and I want the whole world to read it. Dr. Wayne Dyer is someone who will continue to touch and change people’s lives long after he is gone. He has a way of connecting concepts and perceptions in such a beautiful and simple way. If you are on any type of spiritual journey then I highly suggest picking this one up. On Fire by John O’Leary: If you are looking for a motivational book that makes you realize you can do so much more in life, go to the book store ASAP and read this one. I read it in 4 hours. It was such a moving real life story that had so many life lessons to take away from it. We read this one…
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Open

I sat down today with full intention to bring you a kick-ass blog post. And with that intention came, “okay, what am I going to write about today?” *Cue the overthinking process* I knew I wanted to write and that I haven’t posted in a while which I dislike doing a lot. With those thoughts brought pressure to think of a cool topic or find some great inspiration for what to put into this space. This space that I created as an outlet of my creativity and thoughts, not others creativity and thoughts. Yet, there I found myself searching on Pinterest “lifestyle blog ideas” so that I could pick one and go with it. Not a bad idea, except I sat here feeling like I was forcing something for no reason. To write about topics that were on a list that wasn’t something I could find within myself is not why I wanted to start this blog. So, I decided to talk about this. This feeling of having to be more, be better or be a picture perfect version of myself. It doesn’t do any good. It doesn’t make me feel inspired to write about things that were not from within…
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goal-setting minus the pressure

This week a small group of my beautiful coworkers and I took on some vision and goals at 8am. In the past at Lululemon, vision and goals meetings felt overwhelming to me, if I am being honest. Questions like “where do you want to be in 10 years” and  “who am I” felt like huge questions that I had no idea how to answer in the two minutes we were given to think on it. This time was a bit different, and I can’t wait to share with you what I discovered and the process my amazing friend took us through to get there. The process we took to writing goals was different than usual, but created a much less overwhelming experience for all of us. I wanted to write it out here in hopes that someone may be looking for some direction in their lives and may need a bit of guidance getting there. The sequence of events went something like this: Meditation, Ask a Friend, Values, Feelings and Desires, Goals, and Action. Now I’ll explain each one! Meditation First, we started with a clearing meditation. If you are looking for a place to access guided meditations then I would…
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