There’s More to Life than Facts: On Being Fully Present

I have a terrible memory, and to compensate for this I’ve spent years of my life stressed out, trying my hardest to memorize my experience. Ticking away my waking hours worried that the time would come where I would have to remember that one specific thing that I know I once knew but I cannot […]

Meditation: It’s Not That Weird

Listen below to hear me talk about a meditative versus an analytical state of mind and what I get from meditation, anyway. For those of you more into reading than watching, the written version (slightly different) of this content is at the bottom of the post. Thank you to my Aunt Tonya for asking me to talk […]

Playlist: Get Melty and Sink In

Music. I like it. Words I use to describe my taste in jams: Melty Sinky Slow Wub wub wub wub Chill Bassy Baby makin Beats, mayn In the yin yoga class I teach, I get more requests for my playlist than anything else (other requests include, but are not limited to: hips, low back, ‘feeling […]

What is Yoga?

My first video blog post! This is nerve racking for me, but sobeit. Let’s call it the year of taking risks and doing away with fear. Watch below for my answer to the question “What is yoga?” Let me know what you think of when you think of yoga. What is yoga to you? If […]

The Story of Olive’s Death

Thursday, January 15, 2015 It was a Thursday evening, January 8. I had a birthday party to go to at 9:30 that night. I got home from wherever I was, went straight to the bathroom. Olive pushed herself into the half open bathroom door and I asked her if she was ready for her walk. […]

Generating Inspiration, in Action!

I’m sitting at my dining room table allowing my brain to mellow so something creative will come out of me. Trying my hand at generating inspiration. It’s one life circumstance (I almost typed “problem,” but that’s the wrong word) I come up against a lot. If I don’t feel inspired, I don’t create. But, I […]

Practice: Seeing Yourself in Unflattering Moments

This is a practice that is good for seeing yourself in unflattering moments (or emotionally charged moments, like angry or lonely, or when you’re ready to snap and flip shit). The moment you find yourself in this space, follow the instructions below. Instructions Relax your brain. Relax the space between the eyebrows, unfurrow your brow. Allow […]

Depression

My take on depression is to accept it and love it, not try to change it or get rid of it. It’s a state of being that turns up uninvited and insists on staying as long as it wants. As my Gramma Ardy says, sobeit. My depression gives me a good excuse to treat myself […]

On Being Tense

I was at this party yesterday reminiscent of my past work life, and had a crazy Quinn time in my head. Now it’s out of my head, and so I’ll share it with you. What I was experiencing was a huge amount of anxiety, both my own and everyone else’s. The atmosphere was so freaking tense! […]