The history of “Self-Care” the good the bad and the ugly

It seems like everywhere you look today someone is telling us to self-care, that self-care is the answer to our problems and if we aren’t doing it we should be. If we’ve spoken before you have likely heard my opinion of the word “should”. I know it is a bit ironic to say this. I Continue Reading

Finding freedom in the pursuit of happiness

The journey to happiness It’s easy on our journey to find happiness to be inundated with messages telling us to just “be positive”? Like it’s a light switch you can just turn on and that’s all that is needed. What is really happening is a play on our desires as in marketing connecting to our Continue Reading

How I’m facing my technology crutch

If you’ve ever worked with a mentor you’ve likely experienced one of those moments where you find clarity that changes your perspective in the blink of an eye. For me it was one of those moments where I faced something I was making harder than it needed to be. What has happened since is nothing Continue Reading

Surrendering to the time I need with Ishvarapranidhana

Ishvarapranidhana is my homework this week Wow! what a journey this has been! Last week was an opportunity to take a new look at self study. Can we be an observer without judgement. Can we allow awareness with Ahimsa? And now a place of surrender! Literally. For my final week, I looked at how I Continue Reading

Using Svadhyaya for Self study as a reminder

Svadhyaya is my homework this week Last week diving into Tapas invited the creation of habits that serve me while removing self judgement. So Fun! Okay so you’d think I was done with self study. I mean after all these weeks everything really has been about really observing myself and learning. What I realized was Continue Reading

Using Tapas to create self discipline that includes ahimsa

Tapas is my homework this week Last week diving into Santosha begged me to ask one question. What do you do when you begin to believe in yourself? This week I found the answer to last week’s question. Self discipline has always sounded like a dirty word. I mean let’s face it, it doesn’t sound Continue Reading

Using Santosha to be content with who I am today

Santosha is my homework this week Last week Saucha helped me learn that “living clean” is more than what I eat or drink. It is about living free of all that doesn’t serve me. How freeing it is to observe my own reaction and to choose non-judgement. Have you ever noticed how life gives you Continue Reading

How I’m living clean with Saucha

Saucha is my homework this week Last week I figured out that I can apply Aparigraha to cherish what I already have and while also choosing to give of myself to others. This week is all about living clean, now of course I could take a literally meaning to this and think about food. Instead I kept Continue Reading

How I’m Acknowledging Abundance with Aparigraha

Aparigraha is my homework this week Last week I figured out that I can apply Brahmacharya can be used to understand my own energy patterns. There is so much to be learned here. This week was so much fun! How often do we stop and cherish our abundance? It’s so easy to just look past what Continue Reading

How I’m using Brahmacharya to Cultivating my Energy

Brahmacharya is my homework this week Last week I figured out that I can apply Asteya to honor my time and cherish what I already have. This week allowed me to look at my energy and understand how I was, or wasn’t cultivating my own energy. Can you imagine deciding the energy you wake up with? Continue Reading