T h e r a p y.
what’s your reaction? i challenge you to pause r i g h t n o w with curiosity— what do you feel in your body in response to that word?
what thoughts come up around it? what stories form about the people who seek therapy? what judgements? and what opinions do you have about your own self seeking therapy?
now take a deep breath releasing all of those stories.
if someone is in physical therapy - no one goffs and says “what?! you don’t know how to take care of your own body?” you understand that person wants to maintain, recover or improve their physical ability.
could it be that simple with every other therapy?
without all the stories attached to it?
that someone might want to maintain, recover or improve their overall well-being?
i decided to reach out for someone to hold big space for me in my journey. i’ve done a lot of work, with teachers, books, workshops, and myself. but i came to a point recently where i needed a coach.
steph curry didn’t become @stephencurry30 on his own and neither did @beyonce.
they surround themselves with people and coaches and mentors and professionals... who challenge them— point out their blind spots, give them work to do to be the best version of themselves.
this is what therapy has done for me. opened my eyes to more, supported me in greater growth, and championed me getting cozy with a great big uncomfortableness.
because: great things never came from comfort zones.
would you share - anything on your heart around this? what comfort zones are you letting go of and getting uncomfortable in?
Have you ever considered taking a private yoga lesson?
maybe you feel like you’re not ready to head into a studio. or your mama wants to try but is like “heck no i’m not stepping into a class” (i remember that feeling, it can be scary and intimidating!)
maybe a private yoga session is the perfect gift to ask for! or maybe you know someone who’s been wanting to try yoga and gifting them a session or package would be the most perfect gift!
i love teaching private sessions. it truly is something special. the magic of a private lesson, is it is tailored just for you.
my current clients range in levels and age, all the way up to 80 years old! that’s the beauty of yoga. it really is for everyone.
i’d love to work with you or your loved ones! get to giving or receiving by clicking the link in my bio!
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can easily create havoc — it’s an incredibly busy time of year, where we are going and going and going.
christmas isn’t about feeling pressured to buy all the things, having the most perfectly decorated house and fighting in parking lots. at least that’s not what i want my christmas to look like.
christmas is about so very much more.
🎁 i want it to look like paying for the person’s grocery order in front of me who ran out of money.
🎁 i want it to look like taking a second to text a friend who’s been strangely silent on social media and in life lately and make sure she’s ok.
🎁 i want it to look like smiling & talking to cashiers in retail stores and making them feel valued and seen.
🎁 i want it to look like rocking baby jesus at midnight on christmas eve — a tradition we continue to honor our matriarch although my grandmother is no longer here with us. that is what i want my christmas to look like
what if we used a quieter, more intentional approach this christmas season? 🎄
what does this season actually mean to you? what family traditions do you have or want to create? are you spending time with the people you love and checking in on the ones who are quite?
It’s so unfair to ask you to choose just one, but if you had to whittle it down to the sparkling lights, the gift giving, and the festive celebrations, what is your absolute favorite thing about the holiday season?
one of my favorite things - the super cheesy christmas movies! 🙈
all of them, the princess ones and the ones about magical ornaments and christmas wishes. i’m a total sucker for a christmas romcom. 🤶🏻🎅🏼
and there’s nothing better than the food! — tamales, you guys. i can’t wait to spend hours in the kitchen with my family, husk after husk.
okay... so that’s kind of two things... i also love... alright fine! i’ll stop now! ha! your turn!
Today is no regular tuesday. it’s national cookie day (as if this time of year didn’t already give us enough reasons to celebrate)! so i wanna know,
1: what’s your favorite kind of cookie? and
2: how many will you eat in observance of this most sacred of holidays?
for me, i grew up a chocolate chip kinda gal, but i’m not gonna lie i did buy myself a single serving pack from the convenient store a few months ago of, wait for it—oreos.
there also was this period many, many moons ago where my hubby had a serious oreo addiction. #truelife 🍪
but chocolate chip cookies hold a special place in my heart.
so, tell me what’s your favorite cookie?
You guys, i have a confession to make
i’m sort of a christmas tree snob
it’s totally not my fault. i swear!
my high school boyfriend’s family owned a christmas tree farm and i worked there for years in high school. see... so not my fault!
when you’re around christmas tress for that long you end up being quite picky.
flash forward to today: luckily the hubs is so patient and will deal with my— “hold this one up next to that one” and “okay let’s just open up a few more from the fresh pile” all day long.
we got our tree before december even started this year! i know ... we’re those people!
what about you!? what’s your tree story? are you a tree snob too!??
Glowing skin is in. ✨ .
my 3 favorite safer ways to get my glow on with @beautycounter:
🌟 the overnight resurfacing peel (so gentle + effective!)
🌟 the no. 1 brightening face oil w/ vitamin c (a fan-fave with my clients! 🍊)
🌟 the new instant glow illuminating cream which is a lightweight pearlescent lotion for face, neck & décolleté...great for holiday or anytime - beautiful and subtle! i’m obsessed! 😍
the peel and the illuminating cream are in the “instant awakening trio” holiday set along with eye masks, so it’s a great way to try both! (this is the only way to get this limited edition cream so don’t miss out! it’s a huge bottle! 👏 link in profile or message me for a direct link.
I’m pretty sure the biggest sales of the year are something we can all kinda get behind.
so how do you do it? are you
a: already waiting outside the mall with an itemized list just itching for the doors to open on black friday
b: keeping it low profile and spending all of cyber monday on the couch cleaning up at your favorite online shops or
c: waiting for small business saturday to support all your local favorite spots?
i’m a bit of a procrastinator but this year i feel so on top of my holiday shopping, i’ve been taking advantage of those cyber deals!
so it’s definitely b for me! check out my stories for some cyber, sale priced ideas!
what about you, a/b/c?
Today i just want to shout out @wendymedeirosyoga
i’ve been in business as a holistic health crusader teaching yoga + meditation since 2015 when found the courage to quit the job i had as a medical assistant that was not longer fulfilling me.
when i was getting started wendy was so generous with her time, wealth of knowledge and experience.
i learned more about crafting a truly beneficial authentic yoga class from her than i did from any other single source.
thank you wen, for literally everything.
this is a picture of us leading meditation in sayulita mexico on my first retreat as an instructor in 2016
Finding the joy in the funk
usually a hike, sunshine or yoga will do the trick.
but to be 100% honest this last week i haven’t been able to do any of those, due to the smoke & a cold i caught.
i realized i’ve been trying to get out of the funk. instead of just being in it and finding joy.
in the meantime i've tried to stay present in the moment and i try to find moments of joy in the funk.
small moments and pockets of joy that bring happiness into my being.
so i’m trying to find moments of joy in the funk. today i got my brows done with @relmskincare and it was like a 25 min slice of heaven
if i had a bath tub i would soak for hours
i make up for it with a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a hot shower & a face mask.
a good old classic movie, my fav old school throwback tunes, quality time with my favorite people, those are other ways i find joy in the funk.
how about you?
Did you know it was world kindness day? in my complete and total fog of sickness, i totally blanked.
honestly i’ve been having to pull out a s**t ton of kindness towards myself and my coming back to life/coming out of sickness process.
i haven’t been sick in 5 years and i think my body and brain forgot how terrible it is.
i noticed i was feeling r e a l l y guilty for being sick. feeling like i messed something up. beating myself up for having to call out and cancel classes.
but i had to stop beating myself up and stop apologizing and throwing ‘i’m sorry’ around.
i’m not sorry. i’m grateful for wonderful people around me who understand life happens and for my friends and family sending me love.
i’m so freaking beyond thankful for my amazing hubby who’s been holding. it. down.
like alllll the laundry, cooking, cleaning, bringing me cough drops, making me homemade chicken soup a n d brownies (cause they heal), grocery shopping, basically all the things.
without knowing it was world kindness day, today i stopped myself from apologizing for my body and it’s healing process. i’m giving myself more space to heal and letting go of what that looks like... the perfectionist in my wants to “get better fast and move on”.
but that’s not what my body is asking me for. it’s asking me to slow down, be present, find gratitude and be patient.
my hubby is basically world kindness day every day ❤️ thank you boo for being you!
did you know it was world kindness day today?
how did you observe today?
We all have bad days—from losing our keys, losing something we worked really hard for, bad hair days (t h e w o r s t), or walking around all day with toothpaste on your shirt.. yeah, ya feel me?!
but no matter the stress, the disappointment, or the humiliation, one reminder always makes me feel better: “this too shall pass”.
every breath is truly a new moment and i know no matter what’s in this moment- another moment of love and joy is just around the corner.
things that help me feel better: beaches, water, music.
here’s the hubby and i enjoying one of those joyful moments; on the beach opening day of crab season. (no he didn’t p*e his pants 🤣 it’s from fishing in the ocean waves)
what helps y o u get through the tough days?