Instead of asking why things are happening to you, try seeing why things are happening for you.
Yoga has become my way of life. It started as an alternative to CrossFit when my body demanded that I slow down. As a former college basketball player, I’ve put a significant toll on my body. For years, I lived in a state of depletion from all the stress. I’m not talking so much about emotional stress – although there was definitely some of that – I’m talking about foods without enough of the right nutrients, highly demanding workouts, and not enough rest and recovery.
Eventually, it all caught up to me and I went years without a menstrual cycle. Some women would be thrilled, a small part of me was, but I knew I needed to balance things out and heal my body. After trying many healing modalities, I decided it was time to surrender.I continued using all of my wellness practices and visiting my team of holistic professionals. But, I also stopped the intense workouts I was terribly in love with. At
I continued of my wellness practices but also stopped the intense workouts I was terribly in love with. At first, I was heartbroken, I literally cried when it became apparent I needed to be more gentle with my body. That’s when the dabbling I had done with yoga ended and my new yoga journey really began.
When we feel like we’re the victim we remain in a state of suffering. But, when we can see that life is happening for us, we can open ourselves up to receive blessings, breakthroughs, and love we could never have imagined for ourselves. For me, yoga is a blessing, a system that teaches me over and over again how to find myself, heal, connect, and live life.
I’m in love with finding ways to feel good and be my true self. I just keep peeling back layers, feeling, experiencing, expanding, and repeating. I’m not here to tell others how to live their life – it’s up to each one of us to figure out a magic formula. However, out of gratitude for the wisdom I’ve received, I look forward to passing along practices, tools, and inspiration that help guide you to your true self and inspire you to live life to the fullest.
Other fun facts about me:
I self-published a book in 2014, I build websites for myself and businesses, I became certified as a Transformational Nutrition Coach, I ran my own paleo bakery, I hosted a wellness podcast, I host Desire Map workshops as a licensed facilitator, I work with my husband to help grow his SEO business, I became certified a 200 Hour Hata Yoga Teacher.