Stress, Anxiety, & Relaxation: Impacts On Your Existence

Howdy Partners. Watch my video below to hear my experience and journey from a consistent state of mental and physical stress and anxiety to a state of relaxation, calmness, and ease. The changes in my whole world have been profound. You’ll hear me say it towards the 4:30 mark in the video, but it begs repeating. In […]

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. […]

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 […]

Quelling the Need to Be Right

Once upon a time, I had to be right. Being right was the goal, in and of itself. Being right typically meant someone else was wrong. So my being right was always caught up in competition with whoever else had to be wrong. This made it complicated the numerous times I was wrong. Then I […]

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! […]

Notes on Meditation

I’ve been meditating in earnest now since January of this year and have spent some time chatting with other meditators, which has resulted in some thoughts on the topic. Meditation “styles” can be a bit overwhelming, no? There are all these different traditions and methods on how to do it, and a lot of different […]