The Selfish Day

I connected with the mantra “I Embrace” over the weekend. On Sunday I took the time to savor a selfish day. Brandon left to do some studying at school and I had the day to myself. I started off eating breakfast while watching the British Baking Show, a cup of tea and pita bread with…

An Interview with Kelsey J Patel

  I’m working hard each day to grow EcoFitYogi, I aim to create a company out of my passion. I reached out to one of my spiritual role models, Kelsey J Patel. She agreed to this interview with such kindness and support. I hope you find light and comfort while reading this interview. Kelsey is a spiritual…

Because It Makes Me Happy.

I used to think that working out meant that I needed to burn x-amount of calories, feel worn out, and sweat like crazy. I was basing my fitness routine off what the media was telling me. As a culture we focus so much on looking good. We try so hard to fit into the unrealistic…

An Interview with Sheryle

Instagram Follow: @i_am_sheryle What is your personal mantra? Surrender.  I whisper it to myself in all my moments of resistance from the insignificant ones like traffic and the chaotic moments of Motherhood, to the big ones, like my divorce.  In Sanskrit, Ishvara Pranidhana means surrender to the divine and so in my moments of turmoil,…

Self-Care Is Priority

When it comes to taking care of yourself you tend to find it as a “will get to” kind of task. I have started to experience that feeling of wanting to be in a million of places at once. Since I’ve moved to the city and started my career I have noticed that I tend…

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…

A Meditation Practice

I recently just started a meditation practice and I’m finding that it really does work. I don’t chant or even hold mudras, I just sit with my palms up and try my best not to think about food or sleep. I take the time in the morning to sit in lotus pose, close my eyes,…

You’re Stronger

Whenever we are going through hard times we are always told “it will get better” and “it will get easier.” We create this mindset that we have no control over our emotions and that we must “ride it out.” What if when you were going through depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, suicidal thoughts, or struggle of…

The Time Barrier

In a day you sleep 8 hours, work 8 hours, leaving 8 hours (480 mins) for you. Time is one of our biggest barriers when it comes to taking time for ourselves, we claim “there aren’t enough hours in the day!” But what would happen if we changed our mindset to viewing time as a…

Befriending Stress

Stress is a cluster of reactions (mental & physical) that are rooted to a certain event. Like a wave of emotions, become overwhelmed. Many things can trigger stress, from change to natural disasters. We become consumed in the thought that we simple have no control. We choose to fight, ignore, and settle with the stress,…

Time Budgeting Your Workouts

We tend to live in this constant thought of not having enough hours in the day, the stress of wasting the time we don’t have to give. In this modern age we have become so obsessed with time that we live by the hour. With schedules, daily alerts, and tasks to do, we find ourselves…

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….