Patience: Nature’s Greatest Secret

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson Nowadays, people juggle multiple different obligations on a daily basis – for example, to family, friends, work, and their health, among others.  Some days feel manageable, but other days can feel downright chaotic.  In the midst of the chaos, we can easily feel overwhelmed and defeated for not being able to handle *everything*

Read More

Carving Out the Time

“”Where would You have me go? What would You have me do? What would you have me say, and to whom?”  -Daily Prayer from A Course in Miracles It is easy to get wrapped up in life.  You may have a job/family/social obligations/illness/all of the above on a day-to-day basis. When we get stuck in a routine of only obeying external demands

Read More

Enjoying the Holidays While Keeping Your Health in Check

It’s a very common refrain around January: “I overdid it during the holidays and now I need to lose XX pounds!” Although nearly all of us will indulge more than usual during the holidays, here is a practical tip to rein it in.  And, best of all, it doesn’t involve total deprivation! The main idea is to eat foods in order of low-calorie/high

Read More

Bring Yoga to the Party

The holiday season has officially begun!  Let the fun, festivities, and face-stuffing begin!  🙂 We often spend more time with family and friends during the holidays.  During your get-togethers, feel free to talk about your yoga practice!  Even if you haven’t practiced in days, weeks, months, or years – if you have positive experiences from yoga, consider sharing them with a friend or

Read More

Kindness Wins

It’s been a rough few weeks for the world.  We’ve watched the aftermath of atrocious acts of violence in multiple corners of the globe.  We’ve seen millions of people feeling trapped in their own homes, afraid to go outside in towns that felt completely safe only hours before. In a world where mass shootings and other acts of violence are increasingly

Read More

Putting Thankful Thoughts into Writing

‘Tis the month of gratitude! We do lots of monthly challenges at our studio nowadays – we think it’s a great way to promote healthy choices, whether or not you are able to do the entire challenge.  The truth is that every small improvement you make in your day-to-day health habits can add up to major gains over time. For

Read More

Failure: The Most Daunting of F-words

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”  -Japanese proverb Let’s get it out there: Everyone, and I mean everyone, fails at some point in their lives.  And if we’re really being honest, most people fail multiple times in their lives at several things – whether it’s in their relationships, jobs, school, or other personal goals.  Failures can be of small or

Read More

Passion Out, Curiosity In

“Passion can seem intimidatingly out of reach at times – a distant tower of flame, accessible only to geniuses, and to those who are specially touched by God. But curiosity is available to everyone.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert, “Big Magic” I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book called “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.”  It was a super fun read if

Read More

Unlearning What We No Longer Need

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”  -Gloria Steinem We spend a substantial portion of our lives learning, either formally or informally.  Once we’re done with school, we enter into some kind of life role or employment position and usually experience a learning curve.  Once we reach stability on that

Read More

The Fall Equinox is Upon Us!

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”  -George Eliot Hi yogis!  Did you know that tomorrow (Wednesday, September 23) is the Fall Equinox?  In other words, the day and night will be of equal length.  This occurrence marks the transition from spring and summer’s longer

Read More