Movement, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Working With Disgust, Aversion, And Mild OCD In Hot Yoga Class

All my life I’ve been a little OCD… A little bit of a neat freak… A little bit of a clean freak… Counting sometimes — my horse’s strides; my own strides while walking, running, hiking, biking, working out; the cars of trains… A bit of an overachiever in school. Nothing too extreme or problematic or clinically significant. Working With Disgust…

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Awareness, Meditation, Movement, Yoga

Mindful Movement: Combine Your Exercise With Meditation!

Who doesn’t love a 2 for 1? I loved working a relatively mindless job, because I could listen to podcasts and audiobooks, and learn something new while also making money. I love driving on long roadtrips (another relatively mindless activity), and listening to podcasts and aubiobooks to enhance my knowledge and expand my mind. Running, hiking, or exercising with friends…

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Awareness, Chakras, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Self-Care, Weight Loss, Yoga

Why I Don’t Take Synthetic Or Natural Thyroid Medication for Underactive Thyroid: Throat Chakra + Iodine Therapy

According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. At least three different doctors at various times have diagnosed me with underactive, hypothyroid, low thyroid, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. First official diagnosis by an endocrinologist in 2013. Then, again by a holistic doctor in early 2019. And, a family member who is a…

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Awareness, Ayurveda, Psychology, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Working With Competitive Mind + The Compulsion To Compare

Hey fiery pittas! This one’s for you! It’s also for those with a lot of fire in their astrological charts, Type A personalities, and anyone who notices their own flaming competitiveness, ambition, drive, and passion. So you have a competitive mind? Join the club. You’re in GREAT company. Lots of CEOs and powerful people here. And it’s all good. Until…

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Addiction, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Addicted To Stress & What To Do About It

Are you hooked on being wired and stressed out? If you experienced childhood trauma, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and/or other mental illness(es) early on in life, or if your sweet mom was stressed out during her pregnancy, you are probably addicted to stress! If you resonate with all of the above, you are not alone! Me too. It’s not as…

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