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Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Being kind to me

I recently wrote a post about being a chaotic hot mess. Don’t worry, I’m OK. I’m just exhausted. I know I haven’t posted lately. Sorry about that. I just couldn’t muster the energy for a blog post this past week. Nothing super terrible is happening in my life. It’s just a lot of stuff. And […]


A hot mess

Do you ever feel like your life is a hot mess? Disorganized? Out of routine? Lately that’s how I feel. At home, at work, all aspects of my life. I strive on routine. And my life has been anything but. I am trying to embrace the disorganized, the fly by the day goings on, the […]


Listening to me

What do I need? What do you need? I have been really trying to listen to myself lately. Work has been extremely demanding and busy and overwhelming and stressful as we continue to go through transition. More than usual I feel tired, exhausted and wiped out. I have really been trying to take the queues […]


Taking a break from the booze

Last year was a rough year. Last month was a rough month. At some point in December I decided that eating and drinking whatever I wanted was fine and I would get back to clean living when I was emotionally ready. I usually like to set a deadline for myself, otherwise the unhealthy lifestyle can […]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone. A new year is always exciting. A clean state. A new start. Or maybe just a continuation of things already forming and molding and becoming. I have known for some time that January is going to be a challenging month for me. And I am trying to not freak out about […]


The best gift is giving to others

You feel better at Christmas when you give. ~Sarah on Radio Alice (while talking about toy drive) The above quote was said recently by a morning DJ when talking about the morning show’s plan to run a huge toy drive in the Bay Area. For many of us this is a happy time of the […]


Taking an inward journey

On Saturday in my all-day teacher training class we focused on meditation. I think meditation is an important part of yoga practice and frankly, life. But I don’t have a regular mediation practice on my own. I can barely get in my 30-minute home yoga practice five times a week. Mary, who taught class on […]


Keeping the calm this December

Almost every December I sign myself up for too much and get completely overwhelmed. I have decided to cut back on a few things this year. Between a crazy time at work and school and the usual December craziness I had to make some decisions for me. I love sending out holiday cards. So that […]


Keeping balanced with Restorative

One of my favorite yoga teachers, Vickie, is teaching a Fall Restorative Series. It was for three Sundays. One in September, one in October and the third one was today. After today’s workshop I felt calm and relaxed. I’m ready for this week and the holiday season. October’s Sunday workshop was called Not for Women […]


Yoga pose: Child’s Pose

Earlier this week I wrote about dealing with grief and yoga. One of the poses (Child’s Pose) is part of the mini practice I found and shared on Monday as well. A few of my co-workers and I did a mini yoga practice yesterday. My friend Maria lead a short little meditative relaxing practice. And […]