An Interview with Omega

I chose to interview a dear friend of mine, Omega. She is sassy, confident, and beautiful. Her laugh and smile are contagious. I’m inspired by her work ethic and positive mind. Omega is a leader, a women who’s inspired to do good, and an old soul. In the same style that she talks- short, honest, and…

The Female Body Image

A Yahoo Health survey on body image and acceptance found that, “94% of teen females have experienced body shame…and 13% of women hit a peak of body positivity between the ages 35 and 54.”. Women are experiencing higher rates of body shame than ever before; media culture is creating a shameful epidemic. Our youth is…

A Sunset, Nature, & Young Love

I truly believe that nature heals. Brandon and I have been dating for shy of 4 years now and whenever we are stressed, depressed, or in need of a little fun, we take a walk in the forest. We watch the birds, listen to the rustling of leaves, and feel the earth below as we…

The Period Body.

This past week I experienced a mentally draining period. It caused me to be very depressed and turn against my body, I was painfully bloated and every time I looked in the mirror I was disgusted at what I saw. Part of me was ashamed of this negativity and another part welcomed it. Why was…

The Workout Complex

Fitness feels like a chore to a majority of people, Its seem seems like an obligation to make your body look a certain way. Our society is driven to workout. Due to the bombardment of images of perfectly fit people who are biologically blessed, the models who make up only 5% of the population. We revolve…

The 31 day Self-Love Challenge

This December I will be launching the Self-Love challenge. It is a free challenge that allows you to reconnect the mind and body, to find an organic balance of healthy eating and mantra fitness. The challenge is customized to your schedule, with daily tasks and  tips to love yourself. December is the holiday of gratitude,…

The Weight Loss Issue

Weight loss stories are used in the fitness and health industries to draw the consumer in, displaying the body in a transformational state. This contributes to the social construction of living up to the ideal standards of beauty. The before and after images of the weight loss transition are one of the most concerning factors,…

Healing with Yoga

Mantra: To Heal I Must Understand The Pain The movement of the body is a connector, its links the muscles to the bones and the breath to the belly. When we close our eyes and stand still with our feet evenly on the mat, we create a sense of center. We align our energy from our core…

A Grateful Yogi

Today marks the 2nd day of November, the grateful season. Being grateful is when we truly honor the presence of a being, item, or an idea. It made me wonder, what am I truly grateful for? As a culture we don’t really ask ourselves that question, unless it’s around the thanksgiving table. So after I thought…

The Fitness Illusion

I will never look like a fitness model, and I am perfectly ok with that. I’m 5’3 and 115lb, I workout 45-60mins six days a week and live off a vegan diet. I pride myself on my health  and motivation to honor my body through fitness. I may sound like a super skinny and fit…

Art of Fitness- 5 Key Practices for Every Workout

A lot of the time we associate working out with losing weight and obtaining our perfect body. We lose sight on what fitness brings to the not only the body but to the mind.  We have the tendency in getting caught up in the Medias illusions of trying to look like someone else, when in…