What happens when we actually begin practicing self-love instead of just talking about it?
We live in a world where we acknowledge our need for self-love, yet we struggle deeply to give ourselves permission to take the steps to get there. We were raised to work hard in order to make money and succeed, but all while constantly putting others first. Unfortunately, the lesson of making sure you yourself were well taken care of throughout that journey seems to have been pushed aside.
How could you ever truly give love if you do not hold that same love within? If you constantly give from an empty vessel, you will only wind up feeling depleted, and drained. It would be like trying to stay afloat while attempting to put a life vest on so...
Often, the thought of spiritual awakening and finding the "light" comes along with visions of joy and utter bliss. What most neglect to see is that this is only the partial truth, only half of the picture, and usually the only parts of the process that are outwardly shown.
There's also the assumption that as you wake up, it is the end of all difficulty in life. Well, it's not. While it does bring with it the opportunity to be released from suffering, the difficulties only become that much more prevalent. There truly is so much beauty and light that awakening shows us, but it also brings to the surface all of the ugliness, darkness and toxins that we've filled our lives with up to this point.
When you hear the word strength, odds are your mind is immediately brought to the physical definition, despite the fact that there are many other ways to be strong. Most of us do it every day of our lives without even realizing it.
Strength is found in those who believe.
Strength can be found in the child who stands up to the bully. Strength can be found in the single parents who are both mother and father to their children. Strength can be found in the addicts who have fought the battle to become clean. Strength can be found in those who dedicate their lives to helping those in need. Strength can be found in those who let go of their pride and admit that they were wrong. Strength can be found in those who struggle to survive...
I’ve spent nearly 25 years of my life feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, always comparing myself to others and striving for this “perfect body” that always seemed to be so far out of reach. I had a horrible tendency of looking to friends, relationships, family, etc to fill this void, this emptiness that filled my heart.
I relied so heavily on others to make me happy that I began to blame them for my negativity (not consciously, of course). Nonetheless, it resulted in the loss of friends, relationships, and some of the happiness that I did have inside of me. I refused to take the blame myself because I didn’t want to admit that I couldn’t love myself, but let’s face it - I couldn’t. Not with the way I looked. And that’s not t...
Students of all shapes and sizes, of different disciples, always fall at some point or another. But, falling does not necessarily mean failing, despite the only visual difference being one letter.
Falling is learning and failing is never trying. All yogis have fallen on their faces once or twice… or twenty times. Can it be frustrating? Hell yeah it can, but you can choose to get upset and work yourself up, or you can choose to laugh about it. Personally, I choose the latter.
After all, it is only a yoga pose and we are only human, which means that falling can sometimes be inevitable. That goes for situations on and off of your mat. You don’t just pop out of the womb and immediately stand up and begin walking. It takes time, prac...
It seems as if tomorrow will be the official launch of Selfless Love Yoga! I am beyond excited and anxious and nervous all at the same time. It's overwhelming in the best way possible.
The launch date is a couple of days behind what I had originally thought it would be, but let's get serious - things don't always go as planned. It's a normal part of life. You always have to be prepared for setbacks and roadblocks - your path will almost never be a straight road from point A to point B. Who wants that anyway? You miss out on so much in life when you're driving on cruise control.
Embrace the setbacks and enjoy them for what they are. Don't be in such a rush to arrive at your destination. So much magic happens on the journey ther...
Hi everyone! (Or should I say no one, being that the site hasn't even been launched yet.)
I want to first take the time to thank you for checking out my page and supporting me, as I'm sure the first to read this will be mostly friends and family who viewed the link on my social media pages.
This weekend, I begin a new chapter of my life. It is a very exciting time for me and I am beyond happy to have all of you along for the ride. Sunday, I will officially be launching my new business, "Selfless Love Yoga" (If you somehow didn't get that by now). No need to tell you what it's all about because I have a website to do that now. So if you haven't already done so - go check it out!
On January 2015, I embarked on my journey of bec...