from one anxious mind to another

Over the years I have collected words of wisdom that relate to mental health and spirituality. Scrawled across my painted journal pages are these sacred quotes and words. Some have authors that I have documented, other drift along my notebook anonymous, wisps of something I saw or heard but never took the time to ground…

She Said Stop.

I have a small story to share and it begins on a stereotypical rainy Saturday. It was around 3 in the afternoon when the rain stopped and we found ourselves wanting to venture outside. I wanted to do 15 mins of yoga before we left, so got onto my mat for a quick flow. I…

Stress-Free Holiday Season

The Christmas music is playing on low as the fireplace crackles with warmth. The colorful lights reflect off the icy window as you decorate the tree with orbs of glass and an array of childhood ornaments. We begin to binge watch holiday films like Elf, The Grinch, and Santa Clause. Hot chocolate warms on the…

Beyond The Mat

Yoga is one of the greatest tools to be utilized when it comes to finding balance within and outside of the self. Yoga creates a dialogue between the mind and body, it creates this sense of patience towards our emotions. There a foundation of strength in yoga that allows the self to ebb and flow…

Forest of Glass & Metal

I recently moved to the city of Chicago and it has been a “landscape shock” for me. I am surrounded by the bustle of traffic, crowds of people, and towering buildings. I am no longer surrounded by forests, flourishing gardens, and the vibrant sound of birds. I went from living in a small town of…

Accepting Happiness

Happiness is a whirl of emotion, a static form of energy. Many times when you’re feeling happy it’s shadowed with a little bit of nerves. It’s almost as if you are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beauty of a mountains and yet steps away from its depths. It’s a wondrous emotion…

Healthy Working Woman

This week I started my first ‘out of college’ job as a marketing coordinator for a wellness company. It is a new mental and physical transition for me. I find myself in a corporate setting where I sit at a desk, spend a majority of my day commuting, and take on a larger work load….

Tea & Tulips

We tend to get caught up in the chaos of our day, week, month, and year. Swept away in the events, projects, thoughts, emotions, and commutes. We become knotted in the reality of life, a center piece in the web of our own creation. These past few weeks have been a blessing and yet a whirlwind of…

An Interview with Kaity

My Sister Kaity is a very strong, opinionated, and beautiful being. With a sharp wit and a unique perspective, Kaity lives her life on her own terms. I have seen her grow up so much since we’ve gone to college together at Columbia. Each day she is faced with a new challenge and never shies away…

Shine Yoga & Me

Today I experienced my first yoga class. I know, it sounds crazy. But it is very true, I’ve never taken a yoga class before because I chose practice at home. It was always me, my mat, cat, and Yoga on YouTube. A part of me was always nervous to take a class. Yoga is an exercise…

Learning To Balance

We all put a lot of pressure on ourselves, we have high expectations for our work. We tend to feel like there isn’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. We may plan to get things done but most of the time we never finish the list of goals, we create a…

Stay Fit At Your Desk Job

Today was my first day at my internship. Never before have I had my own desk job, where I work on my computer and sit a lot. It was a big change for me. I enjoyed the projects and tasks I had, plus the company has a great team of friendly folk. The weirdest thing…