Posts tagged yoga

Trauma and Self-Doubt

Trauma and Self-Doubt

I’ve doubted myself in many ways for as long as I can remember; I just hid it pretty well most of the time. Beginning at 12, I drank and smoked. As I got older, I increased my drugs of choice to include acid and ‘shrooms, which I preferred over anything else. Two months ago, while […]

Self Care- Filling Myself Up With Sunshine

Self Care- Filling Myself Up With Sunshine

I’ve always enjoyed helping people. All throughout my teenage years, I was the friend that people could count on to listen and “say the right things”. I love being the type of person that people can depend on, but there was one thing I always forgot to do: take care of myself. I got my […]

If We Stand Like Trees- Hope in Art

If We Stand Like Trees- Hope in Art

I created this for my mother at a time when it was hard for us to have hope.  For me, yoga is centering for my body, and the poses are very grounding.  I painted us both in the tree asana with the quote “If we stand like trees, we can weather the storm”.

Emptying Silence- Mindful Meditation

Emptying Silence- Mindful Meditation

What does meditation want from you? Why should you engage in this “nothingness” that is spoken of? Why should you even try to “empty your head?” What does it exactly mean? For quite some time I wrestled with these questions. I had a deep attraction to yoga and meditation from about the time I was […]

Queen of Coping Tools- Mindfulness

Queen of Coping Tools- Mindfulness

After being diagnosed with anxiety and panic and having it completely take over my life , I was determined to learn everything I could find as possible ways to cope, rewire and rebuild a life I truly believed I deserved to live. Sounds silly but I got into yoga. Not bend like a pretzel yoga […]