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5 Conclusions on Fear and Doubt Over Morning Coffee with Mama

In conversation with my mother this morning regarding my recent decisions, the topic of fear, which in turn causes and cultivates a state of doubt and uncertainty came up. Living in fear is a human condition as security is one of our highest needs as a living being. However, it is quite easy to fall… Continue reading 5 Conclusions on Fear and Doubt Over Morning Coffee with Mama

Meditation · Psychology · spiritual · Yoga

Life Changes Fast. Life Changes in the Instant. Was Today a Good Day?

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.” I find this prompt interesting on a day where I had to make a difficult decision. This morning I woke up with no desire to meditate. In fact it was about 7:30am, way past my meditation time.  I dragged myself to my… Continue reading Life Changes Fast. Life Changes in the Instant. Was Today a Good Day?

Ego · Experience · Health · human condition · Los Angeles · Meditation · motivational · Philosophy · Psychology · spiritual · Wellness · Yoga

How To Stay Anchored During Rocky Times

My morning meditation was interesting today. The thoughts were a culmination of things I’ve been reflecting upon this week, more consciously than ever. I was left with these words to express: Seeking stillness and anchoring oneself during the rockiest of times. . . I didn’t expand on that phrase and invite you to fill in… Continue reading How To Stay Anchored During Rocky Times

Experience · Philosophy · Psychology · Travel · Yoga

Walk The Road Less Travelled

This morning I woke up inspired by some travel photos of yogis out there in the world. As I caught myself going through the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) abyss, I stopped myself immediately. On Fridays I like to feature others who practice yoga on my Instagram page and I stumbled across Adam Husler’s (@adhusyoga)… Continue reading Walk The Road Less Travelled

California · Expat · International · life · Lifestyle · Los Angeles · Loss · Love · Philosophy · Psychology

Nothing is Permanent: 365 days since I left Barcelona

The trail of tears began as my ex accompanied me to the airport. I was unable to stop crying as I entered the international departures. The police officers asked that I take my sunglasses off, only to discover that a grown man with a beard is sobbing (and nothing wrong with that). The flight attendants treaded lightly around me as they noticed that with each serving of wine, the saga continued.

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Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga: Surrendering and Dealing with Control

– Notebooks out – Raise your hand before you speak – Please, don’t use that type of language – Stay after class I need to talk to you about what you just did. The past decade my identity has been strongly shaped by my career as a teacher. As a high school teacher, I had… Continue reading Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga: Surrendering and Dealing with Control