The Season of Gratitude

Winter is coming and the holiday season has arrived. The stress of traveling, family gatherings, and the abundance of rich foods welcomes itself into our lives.   “A Grateful Heart Is a Magnet for Miracles” – Gabrielle Bernstein Gratitude becomes something that grounds us during the beautiful chaos. There is an earthiness to being grateful, an ancient,…

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…

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…

Mental Health (Let’s Talk About It)

I have mental health issues. I was born with depression and anxiety and as I grew up I developed an eating disorder. My mental health was influenced biologically and socially. It wasn’t something that was talked about during my early years. I was visiting a therapist and school councilor every day from elementary to high…

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…

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…

Understanding Your Emotions

We tend to quickly assume that our emotions are influenced by moon phases, pms, and weather (etc).  We can’t handle the chaos and miscommunication we have with our emotions, we tend to anchor it to a cause. There are uncontrollable moments where we experience a whirlwind of feelings, all at once, a blend of emotions….

Learning to Forgive

When it comes to letting go of the past and the wounds it created, we tend to find ourselves in the difficult position of trying to abandon the past but also learn from it. When we think of letting go, we think we must forget what we have been through, but the true challenge is…

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 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…