EcoFitYogi- Honestly Meditate

Like the tides, our thoughts motion in and out of consciousness. Memories float to surface and slip away before we have time to fully grasp them. Like the ripples in the water, our mind expands. We are constantly thinking, sometimes it even feels overwhelming, the feeling of drowning in the voices we create within. Even when we…

An Interview with Michelle

Michelle was my professor at Columbia College Chicago for environmental concerns. When I took her class she quickly became my role model, she was smart, vegan, beautiful, and courageous. I stayed in contact with her via email and recently just became friends with her on Facebook. When people ask me who my role models are Michelle…

An Interveiw With Stefie

Estefania Mondragon an Empath, Scientist, Artist, & Writer. I had the pleasure of meeting Stefie when she visited Geneva, IL and came into the shop I work at, Crystal Life Technology. We hit it off! She had an amazing smile and wonderful energy, we became instagram friends and started emailing each other. I consider her a…

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…

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…

An Honest New Year

Today marks that day where we all take out the paper and pen and write down all the things we want to change, start, and keep for the new year. A lot of people want to change their diet, fitness plan, love life, and career. When we get down to the nitty-gritty of it all…

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…

Heal The Holiday Blues

Winter is hard on the mind, with lack of sunlight and short days, it drains us mentally and physically. During the cold months we tend to experience seasonal depression (and yes, that is a real thing), “A mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year*.” Every year in August – December…

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,…