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White Racist Air

"The deepest expression of white privilege is that a part of our village is hurting, & they are forced to try to save their lives & for white people responding to this pain feels optional.” - Tara Brach I have felt the looming presence of this blog post. This felt heavy as I was active in the thick of realizing...[ read more ]

Emotional & Psychological Abuse – Physical Abuses’ Savvier Cousin

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. - Maya Angelou Due to COVID-19 & our shelter-in-place orders, I began to notice my female clients & patients disclosing painful realities about their home life. They weren’t discussing fear that their physical safety was in jeopardy. Instead, they...[ read more ]

Beware the Anxiety Virus – Tips for the Panicky & Worried Mind

“It is our duty to spread calm & connection rather than infection.” - Dr. Jud Brewer The past few weeks have been an anxious persons’ worst nightmare. Anxiety – similar to the coronavirus - is contagious. Social contagion is happening as we are consuming the 24/7 news cycle & our social media accounts. If we are constantly checking these outlets,...[ read more ]

Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier.

“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” - Deepak Chopra I remember the exact moment that I became afraid. I had been watching the soap Days of Our Lives with my sister & cousins. There was a character who became possessed by the Devil. I might have been 7 years old. Ever since...[ read more ]

New Baseline

Trade your busy life for a full one. As a recovering perfectionist, I learned early on that I was rewarded when I produced and performed. My propensity to overdo it is incredibly strong. I am so willing to take any scraps thrown my way. When I do this, I am no longer staying true to an intentional simplified life. Time...[ read more ]

Noble Darkness

“Feel the fear & do it anyway.” - Susan Jeffers I went to my first meditation retreat when I was 23 years old. I had been practicing yoga and studying Buddhism the same year and it was my friend Cobi who suggested I do something for and by myself. The meditation retreat was meant to be an immersive experience where...[ read more ]

Seeds of Doubt

“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.” - Anais Nin In Buddhism, there are the five hindrances most yogis come across in their practice. The five hindrances include greed, aversion, torpor, restlessness, and doubt. I have experienced them all throughout my spiritual journey.             Doubt can be one of the trickiest hindrances to...[ read more ]

Lessons from My Pain by Cobi Konadu

“The perception you create is the harvest that comes back into your biological tissue” - Caroline Myss Pain has become a very dear teacher of mine. Over the years, different types of pain have made their way into my experience, yet the pain of 2018-2019 has led my body on a journey into foreign territory. What I have come to...[ read more ]

Wellness: Just Another Hustle

“Extremes are easy. Strive for balance.” - Colin Wright As a child I fell into the trap of perfectionism, hoping that if I did all the right things and acted the right way, my parents would quit fighting, drinking, and ultimately leaving. This flawed thought process found its way into my academics, physical appearance, and my pursuit of optimal health....[ read more ]

A Millennial Learns Boundaries with Her iPhone

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” – Christian Lange Despite being considered a Millennial, one thing I am not, is someone who loves technology or social media. I grew up with friends having computers and cell phones. But I did not. While it takes me longer to learn some new technology, I rather prefer my apprehension towards...[ read more ]