It’s Okay to Say No

The holiday season (while both magical & jolly) always seems to add to an already jammed schedule – extra social gatherings, gift buying/giving, school events (if you have children, nieces/nephews, etc.), & end-of-the-year work deadlines can become quite overwhelming. However, research shows that anywhere from 35-60% of people have difficulty saying “no” to others evenContinue reading “It’s Okay to Say No”

Listen to Your Body

I am a huge advocate for strength training. Strength training improves bone health, cardiovascular health, flexibility and mobility, mood & self-esteem, enhances brain health, and increases energy levels. Among other things. But I’m also an advocate of listening to your body and finding the right balance of activity & wellness that suits you. Not everyoneContinue reading “Listen to Your Body”

Tips for Transitioning Towards Sustainable Living

I recently started reading a book called, “Saving Wild: Inspiration from 50 Leading Conservationists.” When I initially bought it, I misunderstood the whole concept of the book. I assumed that these 50 conservationists would tell me how I could save the planet. Instead, each conservationist wrote a short personal essay about what inspires them toContinue reading “Tips for Transitioning Towards Sustainable Living”

Does This Make Me a Bad Yogi?

I get asked this question or a variation of this question from yoga students more often than you’d think. Truthfully, I’ve gotten it more often than any injury or alignment issues/questions. In the movie, Kingdom of Heaven, Balian says that his father told him that he “was to be a good knight.” Tiberias chuckles aContinue reading “Does This Make Me a Bad Yogi?”

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Really Work

It’s that time of year again. New year, new me. As the end of 2020 approaches, it’s natural to think of the 2021 as a fresh start. Unfortunately, only a few of us ever successfully see their new year’s resolutions to completion. Why is that? A huge component of why we fail to stick withContinue reading “Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Really Work”