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On the brink of death, I discovered life

These are just some of the medications I had the privilege of throwing away on January 2, 2010. I had just completed a safe and lengthy detox supervised by a qualified doctor. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety disorder at the age of 18 and put on prescription medication. I soon began to … Read More

Using mindfulness to really see a sunset

Using mindfulness to really see a sunset

I stood outside, felt the cold November air and marveled at this sky last night. I felt it. I saw it. I became it. In those moments, I wasn’t witnessing the sunset through my thoughts and judgments—I witnessed it through mindful awareness and presence. I witnessed it with silence and stillness. And for that, I … Read More

Facing death with mindfulness

I began to question my existence and reason for being alive after my brush with death in 2009. Through the years, my spiritual journey has blessed me with much to question. These opportunities for questioning always create freedom—freedom from limited beliefs and mind-made suffering.  Mindfulness has been a tool that I have grown to rely on for those questions, … Read More

What Would Your Life Look Like Without A Mobile Device?

Ahh, the beach and my little man! Vacations are such a gift, but I’m always happy to arrive home. As I reflect while unpacking, I feel nothing but gratitude for the tremendous insights gained this past week, looking inward by the ocean. Prior to our trip, I fortunately remembered to pack (and over-pack) everything for … Read More

Remembering Why I Practice: Not Giving In To Ego Yoga And Yoga Narcissism

Remembering Why I Practice: Not Giving In To Ego Yoga And Yoga Narcissism

I would pick up a yoga magazine, looking for new information and inspiration. I’d admire the cover model, gracefully posed with the most stylish, trendy outfit and a smile on her face, making it all look so easy. I would flip open the magazine and see mostly women, in colorful, tight clothes, striking super-bendy poses, … Read More