Self-Care for Valentines Day!

Valentine’s day is about sharing and giving, forgetting to receive. When we turn our attention to our bodies, mind, and spirit, we find ourselves even more loving. It’s not selfish to relish in the time we spend alone with ourselves. It’s about taking a moment to realize that we must nurture ourselves in order to empower and love…

How Yoga Healed My Body Image Disorder

I will always be a recovering body image addict. It’s not something that goes away with time or fully heals, it’s fluid, weaving in and out of my reality. Mirrors, food labels, portion and clothing sizes will always be a sensitive presence to me. It’s a daily battle to not care. My body image issues…

Why Do You Yoga?

What does it mean to step onto our mat? It’s more than showing up and taking the time. It’s deeper. But in all honesty, everyone has a different reason they step onto their mat. A unique motivation, an emotional pulse. Like roots buried within the layers of earth, the core to it all is secured…

108 Wanderlust

Over the weekend, I helped my friend Hannah and her boyfriend John sell their mindful creations, Malabella Jewels. It was a cluster of sunshine, grey clouds, and dewy earth. The Saturday crowds were few and still sleepy, as I made my way down Michigan Ave. I arrived at Grant Park as the festival was in…

Don’t “Forget the Self”

I came across this message when I was at the bookstore and I found it to be a false inspiration. “Forget the Self.” Sit with that. How does it make you feel? Hollow. Intangible. Uneasy. What would happen if you forget your Self? If you left it out of your daily routine? You would become…

The Pink Moon

On April 11th the full moon rises to the occasion. It’s known as the Pink Moon, after a flower that blooms early in the month to signify spring has arrived. Buds are pink when they first appear on their branches, so the Pink Moon symbolizes the renewal of the seasons, the rebirth of the earth. This is…

An Interview with Beth Cooke

Beth is a Modern Yogi. Someone who is able to take the moment for what it is and turn it into what she needs. A nurturing spirit with a spark of laughter, art, and edge! Follow her journey on Instagram: @bethcooke_flow , see her flow with Lena Dunham on Well+Good, and check out Y7 Studio! What’s your…

An Interview with Hannah – Malabella Jewels

Hannah is the creator of Malabella Jewels, a small business dedicated to crafting crystal malas, bracelets, and cleansing kits, with values grounded in self-love and self-care. Malabella Jewels blossomed from a burning desire to create, spread love, and chase dreams.  Hannah is an inspirational woman who is artfully giving comfort and hope to those who seek…

An Interview with Candace (YBC)

Candace Moore is an International yoga instructor, author, blogger, and creator of YBC (Yoga by Candace). An inspiration who uses fitness and yoga to empower other women to be their healthiest and happiest selves. Candace recently wrote a book, Namaslay: Rock Your Yoga Practice, Tap into Your Greatness, & Defy Your Limits. I went to…

Root Before You Rise

Autumn is a time of change, a season where we are given time to reflect. From the ember leaves to the steam of hot tea, the cool air teaches us to take each breath mindfully. We find ourselves more in tuned with our bodies because this season urges us to look within. Autumn and Winter…

A Yoga Workshop with Candace

It was a warm autumn morning, the city was quickly waking up as shops and restaurants opened their doors to wandering tourists. I made my way down Michigan Ave, catching glimpses of the rising sun enveloping the skyscrapers in light. I came to my destination, the Fine Arts Building, an old structure that left eyes…

Teaching Yoga

Over the weekend I fell more in love with yoga. I woke up early and headed to the beach to teach a self-love flow. It was an EcoFitYogi event that I created on Facebook, a small gathering of women. The focus was to awaken the mind and body connect and to explore the power of…