Top 5 tools for reconnecting to your true self

​Returning home from Costa Rica a couple years ago, a single mantra resounded in my mind: “For your life to change, you have to change.”I’d felt broken, brittle and physically injured before escaping to the rustic, idyllic town of Santa Teresa for a week. I returned vibrant, glowing and healed after epic jungle yoga sessions […]

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Healing from a painful mother and daughter relationship

Amid the endless picture parade of smiling mothers hugging loved-looking daughters on Mother’s Day this year, I sighed and scrolled faster than usual, half not looking and half not caring. I’ve been working hard to accept everything about my life, and this mother and daughter relationship is one of my life’s bigger challenges. This year’s Mother’s Day was tough because […]

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Why negative feelings don’t exist

Once in college I was so depressed that I skipped class the day an important presentation was due. I remember lying on the couch really wanting to experiment with how shitty my life could get. It sounds sadistic, but I bet other people sabotage themselves, too, when they feel what many people consider negative feelings. That […]

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Make your life more awesome with a life review

Sometimes there’s nothing more freeing than realizing one super simple change could improve your whole life. That’s what I realized this weekend after doing a life review.Typically, I take time each December to review what’s going well, areas of potential improvement and create a plan for the next year. The past few months have been […]

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Yoga for the third chakra: Ignite personal power

The third chakra, located at the belly or solar plexus, relates to our sense of personal power and will. It’s the center where we literally digest food and figuratively digest life experiences. Yoga for the third chakra typically involves firing up the core and strengthening the abdominal muscles. Boosting your sense of personal will diminish problems like people […]

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The No. 1 Thing Blocking Your Happiness

Once upon a time, there was a girl whose insides were sharp like barbed wire. The discomfort was so great she couldn’t sit still for even a few moments without the pain bubbling up. But she was so numb she thought it was impatience. She’d squirm, as if the pain inside was a parasite with […]

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