Save Yourself.

Save Yourself I can see you drowning. Water filling your lungs, you breathe it in deep, Close your eyes, and under you seep. I try to pull you out but you pull me under, And then dive back in after me. I wish I could save you. I wish I could save me, too. It’s […]

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Flipping the Birdie to Self-Loathing

There I was, halfway through a 90-minute hot yoga class, panting like a (downward) dog, cursing my (aunt) flow, while practicing my Vinyasa Flow, and sweating my (figurative) balls off. For some odd reason, the teacher decided to worship birds today. We chirped and pecked our way through pigeons,  eagles and swans. We performed variations […]

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In a room full of darkness, all I saw was light.

  I’m scared. Not the kind of scared where you check the closet twice for monsters and make a flying leap onto your bed so the girl from The Sixth Sense does not reach out from underneath to grab your legs. Not the kind of scared you feel on the drive to your boyfriend’s house […]

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stripped to the core.

I just wanted to take a minute to share a short and sweet reminder of something that I constantly forget. I was recently re-reminded (is that even a word?) of this lesson in a meditation class I took while I was visiting Boise a couple weeks ago.   This class involved a series of mini-mediations […]

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awakening.

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted. These past few weeks have been a whirlwind, but I made it out alive and I’m stronger than ever. I also gained a new perspective on the world that I can’t believe I have been missing out on for so long. I thought I’d share… All of […]

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CHANGE the way you THINK

I challenge you to stop focusing so much on your failures and, instead, celebrate all of your many accomplishments. Rather than dwelling so much on how far you still have to go, take a minute to reflect on how far you’ve already come.

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Wake up & CHASE YOUR DREAMS

Over the past little while, I’ve had a chance to get to know myself pretty darn well. In August, I moved to a new state, started a program at a new school, and made a whole new set of friends. I was forced to get out of the comfort zone that I had grown to […]

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What Nike meant to say was “Just DON’T do it.” (sometimes)…

The past few months have taught me a very valuable lesson. A lesson that I am still working on mastering fully, but a lesson that I wanted to share with you nonetheless. This lesson has been in patience. As Americans, we learn day-in and day-out that we are living in a fast paced world and […]

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PROMISE yourself.

Bear with me here for a minute while I try to sift through my emotions and thoughts and get something (at least slightly) logical down on paper. I had no intention of writing a blog post tonight; in fact, the only thing on my “to-do” list was to cuddle up with my new heated blanket […]

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The Domino Effect

My good friend Matt, founder of Speak Your Silence, reached out to me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in writing a guest blog post in order to share my experience with speaking MY silence about being molested when I was younger. I couldn’t be more honored to be […]

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