The body achieves what the mind believes. Great article on changing your mindset! Must read!

How Yoga Gave Me a Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset In the world of education, "growth mindset" is a hot topic right now. It's what we want all of our students to achieve. If I get all my second-grade students...
Focus on gratitude. Take this gratitude challenge!

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Week 2

Welcome to week two of my gratitude challenge. If you missed out on week one keep reading to learn about the challenge. If you were here last week, skip down to the challenge! What if...
Gratefulness brings great things in our lives. Take this four week gratitude challenge!

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Week 4

Welcome to week four of my gratitude challenge. If you missed out on the first three weeks keep reading to learn about the challenge. Otherwise, skip down to the challenge! What if you could..... improve your...
Show gratitude! Take this gratitude challenge!

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Week 3

Welcome to week three of my gratitude challenge. If you missed out on the first two weeks keep reading to learn about the challenge. Otherwise skip down to the challenge! What if you could..... improve your...
Yoga Sutra 2.33 and the one book I recommend for this sutra.

Yoga Sutra 2.33 and The Happiness Trap

What is Yoga Sutra 2.33? In my eyes, this is one of the most important sutras. Yoga Sutra 2.33 from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali states.... When negative, remind yourself this brings misery and ignorance. This post...

13 Habits for The Perfect Evening Routine

I love my morning routine, but I love my evening routine even more. I used to hang out on the couch in the evening watching episode after episode and then get overly tired. At...

Free UCLA Mindfulness Meditations

The UCLA mindfulness meditations are available online and free for everyone to use. They range from 3 to 19 minutes. They are from the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at UCLA. According to their website,...

Insight Meditation Timer Review

The insight meditation timerĀ is what I use to guide my meditation practice. It is a free app that has a ton of features and is definitely worth checking out. Customize This is a lovely timer for...
Yoga Sutra 1.33, Showing kindness to others regardless of their attitude.

Yoga Sutra 1.33 and Showing Kindness to Others

What is Yoga Sutra 1.33? Roughly translated Yoga Sutra 1.33 states... "Infusing the mind with friendliness, compassion, cheerfulness, and uninvolved observation in relation to those living a happy, miserable, virtuous, and non-virtuous life respectively, results in...
Yoga Sutra 1.30 speaks to the obstacles that face us everyday. A Japa practice is a great way to overcome some of these obstacles.

Yoga Sutra 1.30 and a Japa Practice

Yoga Sutra 1.30 from the Yoga Sutras states... The nine obstacles or forms of mind distractions are given; Sickness, Rigidity, Doubt, Negligence, Laziness, Incontinence, Wrong perception, State of not obtaining any degree of deep meditation...