Journal

September Is Mindfulness Month! This month’s theme is all about mindfulness. For me, mindfulness is simply the practice of bringing yourself into the present moment. Building Community My team & I have been cooking up something extra special for our community.

We continue on with our journey through mindfulness this month and as someone who strives to live in the present moment, I thought I would share why I love to practice mindful meditation. You’ll get better sleep. Lowers your stress levels. Banishes temporary negative feelings. Improves attention.

Truth. It’s a big word. It’s a word that’s been in the back of my mind since I was a kid. I’ve always been driven by a quest for knowledge and deeper understanding of the mysteries of life. Why are we on this planet? What impact or legacy will I leave behind?

When I first started a consistent yoga practice and meditation, the part I found most challenging (other than figuring out how someone was supposed to breathe into their hips—ha!) was the act of sitting still. At eighteen years old I had just started university and worked a part-time job.

This month’s theme is all about self-love and compassion. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur. When I think about self-love, I see a lot of articles & blogs about self-care, pampering yourself and loving yourself first before you can love someone else,

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” -Sydney J. Harris We fear change because we can’t always control the outcome. We love it when it means a positive, predictable outcome.

As I discussed in my previous blog, Setting Boundaries Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult, having a good sense of your values, your needs, and what’s important to you will help you in your journey of setting boundaries. Setting boundaries is essential to having healthy relationships with friends, family & colleagues.\

Meditation is a great way to help you ponder change. Especially if you seem to be overwhelmed with it. Meditation can help to reduce stress, manage anxiety, and clear your mind as you process the thoughts you would like to change.

YTT is a magical time. From learning about the philosophy and history of yoga, to discovering the benefits of embodied movement and mindfulness, you’re taken on a journey of intense self-discovery and introspection.