An Interview with Erika

I met Erika in High School and then reconnected with her when she became a frequent customer at Crystal Life. Her energy is so pure and when she smiles she has an ability to make you feel at peace. Erika is a beautiful artist, her art tells a story with splashes of color. Her story…

An Interview with Jennifer

I am inspired by the stories of strong, smart, and successful women. Every Tuesday I post an interview with a women who has a story to share.

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…

EcoFitYogi- Happiness is a Choice

I’ve never been the type of person to do something that I wasn’t passionate about, when I don’t feel excited to wake up in the morning then I know I need to change my path. Recently sitting at my desk, typing away I was hit with the feeling of confinement, I didn’t feel secure in…

Healing the Past

On the weekends (fri-sun) I work at a local shop called Crystal Life Technology in Geneva, IL. While I’m there I’m in charge of  customer service, product development, and blog writing. Most importantly I assist the customers, and I have met a lot of wonderful people while working at the shop. During this new year I…

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 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,…

The Stressful Yogi

There isn’t enough yoga poses in the world that will ease the craziness of life. Our fast paced days seem to be drained of time. We become addicted to the rush of it all, this idea that is we are not useful unless we are working. Culture has created this form of internal stress, driving us…

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…