You Create You

Every morning before meditating lately I have been picking an intention card out of a deck that my friend lended me. They each have their little intentions on the front and a brief elaboration on the back that takes the intention into deeper detail. I have loved setting an intention for each day that is a little bit different than I would usually come up with on my own and Teddy has also been listening to me read it to him and from what I presume, going about his day with this intention in mind as well. Today was, “I practice the Science of Deliberate Creation.” On the back it continued by explaining, “Giving thought to anything is creation; giving deliberate thought to anything is deliberate creation.” I. Love. This. This whole idea is centered around the fact that we can create our reality by choosing what we allow our thoughts to be and practicing intention in those thoughts toward creating what we want to see in our worlds. So, I took this in and processed it this morning and then I went about my day. It was another busy day since this weekend is week 2 of Yoga Teacher…
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appreciating the little moments

On my way to a yoga class this week I got stuck in traffic. Heavy traffic, the kind that makes you a half an hour late even though you left a half an hour early. Yeah, that kind. I started to feel a little bit anxious because I was really looking forward to this specific class with this specific teacher. I started to feel slightly flustered and frustrated. And then, I noticed these feelings coming in and thought to myself, “feeling flustered will not get you there any faster, just be present.” I rolled down the windows. It wasn’t a nice day but it wasn’t raining so I thought, “why not feel the breeze hit my face?” Then as I was moving 10 miles per hour I stuck my hand out the window and felt the breeze between my fingers. I felt it float through and move my hand up and down and side to side with each change in the breeze and speed of the car. And suddenly, I was a kid again. I remember driving through the back roads of Wisconsin with my hand sticking out the window of my dads truck, noticing how the breeze made my…
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A Letter to My Love

Love. Always a constant in my life. No matter the changes, seasons, hobbies or passions that come my way personally; love is my anchor. My love has a name. Theodore. My love is patient. My love is oh, so kind. My love is handsome. Logical. Rational. Vulnerable. Brilliant. Soft. Humble. He is who keeps me grounded while lifting me up. He is my very best friend. Theodore has been my best friend since 9th grade. My confidant. My person. My other half. I feel so lucky to have a love like this. I don’t remember life without him, nor do I ever want to be reminded. The secret to our connection is that we care about ‘us’ above all else. We tell each other everything. He is the person I can’t wait to tell about my most exciting and boring moments to. My person that I would do anything for. I feel so grateful to have a love like ours for over a decade. Unwavering. Always strong. It still blows my mind that we have been so deeply connected from such a young age. If you are in love at an age that people think is too young but you…
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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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