Honoring the New Year

Here we are, at the end of the year. With the new year less than 100 hours away (as of this writing, at least), I know I have a lot of conflicting feelings. The lingering anxiety and fear from 2020 won’t fade anytime soon, I know, and it’s mixed with the natural excitement that thisContinue reading “Honoring the New Year”

Mindfulness & Meditation: Building a Practice

My nighttime guilty habit is to conk out on a chair and peruse Reddit. It can funny, sad, wholesome, less than wholesome, trash, inspiring, if you’ve spent a minute on Reddit, you know what’s up. It’s not exactly meditation at its finest. I came across this post last night, though, that lit a fire underContinue reading “Mindfulness & Meditation: Building a Practice”

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are many, but one in which I’m particularly interested in lately is vagus nerve stimulation. The vagus nerve wanders down from our brain through the torso, and has a few important functions, like:  Fosters communication between the brain and our organs Controlling throat muscles and sending food downContinue reading “Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga”

The Anti Marie Kondo: Wabi Sabi vs Inspiring Joy

Mental health is a hot term these day. With good reason, but as with so much in our FOMO-Insta-driven lives, it’s used more as a hashtag than a literal practice for most people. It’s easier to jump on a bandwagon–or at least create the perception of it–than it is to actually implement.  Inspiring joy takesContinue reading “The Anti Marie Kondo: Wabi Sabi vs Inspiring Joy”