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Mindshift Mantra: Things that matter

  This is one of my favorite quotes by Martin Luther King Jr., these words remind me that I have to continue speaking MY truth and sharing my story because no one else will share it the way I do. It’s easy to go with the flow and do what “looks right” to others, its harder to swim upstream and do what no one else is doing. I’ve had moments of feeling out of place all my life, and have now come to accept that as my gift. It wasn’t easy to opt out of going to medical school andContinue Reading >>

Live Life Fearlessly

  fear·less ˈfirləs/ adjective lacking fear. “a fearless defender of freedom” synonyms bold, brave, courageous, intrepid, valiant, valorous,gallant, plucky, lionhearted, heroic, daring,audacious, indomitable, doughty   Begin birthday rant:   We were all born fearless. Fear is a learned behavior, it is training that we are immersed in since we are gain consciousness. I often say that we spend our first 20 something years learning fear and the rest of our life unraveling it and discovering life beyond fear. The first step is to remember what it feels like in your body. For me, the memory that pops into my mind isContinue Reading >>

#MindshiftMantra | Choose You

#mindshiftmantra Today is the first Monday of the year, it’s the big day when we all completely change our lives. Throw out the sugar and get back in the gym (twice a day) right? Wrong. I’ve been there myself and the pressure of it all creates the exact opposite of the results we are wanting. Before stressing out at how behind you are already, take a breath and CHOOSE YOU. Put yourself before the todo lists and resolutions and choose to accept you as you are right now in this moment. We are human, and we form habits good andContinue Reading >>

Land of Medicine Buddha

It’s December 31st, the last day of the 2015 and officially the last day of hibernation for me. If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram then you probably already know that December is a time for me to turn inwards and take time to slow down and reflect. It wasn’t easy especially since it’s been a hectic past few weeks with a trip to Chicago and Florida over Thanksgiving followed by holiday preparations, wrapping up work, and cleaning out the clutter. Fortunately, I managed find moments of peace and quiet amongst the chaos. NYE was mellow for me this year,Continue Reading >>

#mindshiftmonday: adversity

  I like to think of adversity as the ultimate teacher of life. It’s natures way of intervening and causing shifts. As a yoga teacher I have the opportunity to play with adversity on the mat and explore my choices- to stay or not to stay. The first time I ever did pigeon pose (15 years ago) every inch of my body screamed with pain. I immediately stopped. I’m blessed to have had some amazing teachers who taught me how to be patient and explore the pose, listen to what my body was saying, and most importantly be persistent. IContinue Reading >>