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“It is literally impossible to effectively share yoga as a healing art if you have not experienced its power yourself.”

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Mindfulness is a rich complement to traditional medicine and at the core, is the process of going from “doing and thinking” mode to “being and feeling” mode.
Practicing mindfulness cultivates focus, self-regulation, self-awareness, compassion, and empathy. These important soft skills are vital in becoming a successful adult.

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While I did not go about this perfectly by any means, I was able to maintain more stability in the moment, without letting it completely overpower me.

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It’s empowering and magical doing things that are difficult, even if I fall on my face or look silly to others in the process.
Have we become so addicted to being entertained and distracted that we wouldn't even know what to do with ourselves if we had 30 minutes ...
We tell ourselves we're not good enough already; you’ll be good enough when….when you accomplish all the “should’s”.
If you’re brave enough to create some time and space, consider finding a retreat. You just might uncover something precious, amazing, and vaguely familiar...You.

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"Striving Sally, you’ll notice, is a complete bitch. And unfortunately, I have allowed her to take over my life, like a tyrannical, coke addicted boss."

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I finally realized that this voice is attempting to keep me safe, when in reality, I'm remaining stagnant by staying in my comfort zone. There is no room for growth if you don't put yourself out there and learn to sit with fear and the unfamiliar.