27 November

Vulnerability. Is. F*cking. Terrifying.

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  So heres the thing: the most difficult thing about studying vulnerability is that it requires a certain amount of vulnerability to digest the findings. Recently, Brené Brown (and her extensive research on shame, vulnerability, and loneliness) has resurfaced as a topic of conversation in my circles. Perhaps triggered by her new book, and the […]

27 January

#WHYIMARCH

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  “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” I’m the first to admit that I’ve never really been a political person. Growing up my family (and my religious circles) were all over the place, so I adopted the stance that I would choose my views and keep them as my own. […]

6 January

Tune. The f*ck. In.

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Honestly, I pride myself on being a good listener. I really try to stay in tune with the people around me, but spending the last 4 days on vocal rest (YEP, I was the mute girl with a notepad 😑), I’ve really observed myself and the people around me. The thing is, we are all […]

11 December

You’re stronger than you think you are

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At some point, if you’ve taken my class, you’ve probably heard me remind you that “you’re stronger than you think you are.” The first thing we forget when shit gets hard — how POWERFUL we are. We are conditioned to doubt ourselves, to focus on circumstantial evidence that “proves” our eventual failure and demise. Why […]

29 November

#GivingTuesday & Cycle for Survival

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#GivingTuesday & Cycle for Survival

Celebrate #GivingTuesday 2016! According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a “rare cancer” is one typically with a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States. But when you put all of these rare cancer types together, they account for approximately half of all cancer diagnoses. HALF! These are diseases we all […]

22 November

Lessons in compassion

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Lessons in compassion

  OK 2016…are we done here yet? Let’s face it friends, its been a rough one. And it doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon. In the wake of an election that has given groups rooted in divisive hate and discrimination “permission” to rise, our community is hurting. The worst many of us […]

31 August

Celebrating THREE YEARS of recovery!! 💫

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Celebrating THREE YEARS of recovery!! 💫

Three years ago this week, I left NYC and checked into Castlewood Treatment Center. Three years ago I made the unbelievably terrifying decision to put everything (and everyone) else on hold and put my life, my health, my recovery first. Three years ago I never thought I would make it here. If you’ve never heard […]

29 August

July wrap-up: Forearm Stand!

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Forearm stand was one of the first daunting inversions I “took on” in my practice. Lets be honest, anything that involves “standing” with two feet in the air is daunting! Personally for me, I remember being so determined to figure this one out, despite my history of dislocated shoulder issues. Straps, workshops, partner work…I put […]

7 July

June wrap-up: Chinstand!

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Many of you know that every month I have a “challenge pose” that we dissect in my classes. Mirroring the way we all figure out something new, I started using this format to give us all time to practice and really learn it rather than give you one shot then move on. June’s Challenge Pose […]

16 March

Cycle for Survival 2016 Recap!

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As Cycle for Survival 2016 season wraps up, I find myself in overwhelming awe. I had the incredible honor to lead 3 rides this year, sharing a stage with some of the most INCREDIBLE instructors, and humans, EVER. These rides celebrated life and celebrated the countless lives that have touched us. I got to experience a […]