What Yoga Has Taught Me About Life


I've been a yogi for four years now and the learning never stops. Yoga not only helps me to become flexible and strong, but it also affects my state of mind. Many of the obstacles I had to overcome in my yoga practice are a reflection of the roadblocks in my daily life. Patience. I'm very impatient when it comes to myself. I don't want to waste any time. Let's keep it moving! It took me almost a year to be able to do headstand. But here I am now, finally able to do it. Good things take time and practice. And I'm not just talking about yoga asanas. Everything in life worth having takes patience. Sometimes you only have to wait a couple of hours and sometimes it takes years. But if you keep holding on, you'll get there.

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Yoga, Health, Exercise, Philosophy, Positivity

For Those Of Us Who Are Going Through The Toughest Time In Our Lives


It’s been a little over a year that I heard one of the scariest words any human being ever wants to hear coming from a doctor, cancer. It wasn’t a diagnosis for myself, but rather for one of the most important and influential human beings in my life, my mother. Since that day, a lot of things in my life have been put into perspective. Life can seriously be way too short. I’m writing this post so that if there is anyone out there reading this who is going through a tough time in their lives, they can know that they are not alone and please do not give up hope. There are ways to overcome and move forward.

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Inspire, Philosophy, Psychology, Overcoming depression

The Good Thing About a Bad Day


Everyone experiences a bad day, some more often than others. However, “bad day” is a vague term that can have a variety of meanings in terms of its severity. On the one hand, a bad day could be quite severe: the death of a loved one, a child’s parents announcing a divorce, a career-ending sports injury, or a natural disaster. Less severe bad days could include missing a flight and getting delayed in an airport, spilling coffee on one’s laptop (or self!), or having a full day of stressful meetings ahead that don’t end with good results. These latter types of bad days are far more common, as we’ve all likely experienced a bad day or two like this in the not-too-distant past. Yet these days can actually be quite good if they are put in the right perspective.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Adapting Changes


Every single day something changes inside you, the people around you… in your life, something will always be changing, evolving, nothing ever stays the same, so why resist the changes? People have always been reluctant to changes because of the fact that most don’t want to get out of their comfort zone, they feel safe there. But are they happy? Truly happy? Only they have the answer, and only they can decide whether or not to either accept or reject the changes coming their way, and if you’re one of them, ask yourself, what’s gonna be easier? To accept the changes and let things flow knowing that anything could happen, whether it’s something good or bad. Either way, you’ll always learn something from the change.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

The Psychology of Sleep


According to psychologist Wilse Webb, sleep is a combination of sleep demand, circadian tendencies, and sleep-related behaviors. Sleep demand depends on on your previous night’s sleep and what you did that day- how much time does your body and mind need to properly restore itself?

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Psychology, Philosophy, Positivity, Health

Setting your Vibrational Tone


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve asked for something so strongly, with so much faith, only to receive nothing, or perhaps something entirely different from what you asked for? Well, I have, and let me tell, it wasn’t pretty. I got mad and I asked myself, ‘What went wrong? Why didn’t I get what I asked for? Why hadn’t my manifestation come true?’

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Inspire

A Reminder To Love & Know Self


The intention behind this piece is a reminder to know self. If we are in a place of suffering, it is a result not of our surroundings but rather our perception of our surroundings. This is a reminder to reflect and ask about the choices we make in perceiving our situation. If we can pause and reflect, on how we are looking at ourselves in the situation, we may find that we compare ourselves to the lives of others. Anytime I scroll through social media, or flip through magazines, I am comparing myself to the lives of friends (close and distant), colleagues, stars and total strangers. Whenever I do this, or I find myself believing life should look a certain way, and I am attached to finding approval and justification from my external environment, or situation. I feel somehow lacking, when I unwitting lose sight of myself.

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Psychology, Overcoming Depression, Positivity, Philosophy

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