Category: Love yourself

You’re going to mess up. Here’s how to move on

You’re going to mess up. Here’s how to move on   As five new students trickled into my morning yoga class, my smile widened. A class that previously had averaged two to three people was now filled with nine. I love the energy that’s created when this group size practices together. It’s enough for...

You are enough

You are enough   It’s difficult to imagine living a life of total self-love because, for most of us, that life requires an identity switch. It means looking in the mirror and not focusing on the pimple. It means not deflecting compliments from others. It means ending...

Turn your self-consciousness into self-awareness

Turn your self-consciousness into self-awareness   Self-doubt is not the same thing as self-consciousness. Why does this distinction matter? Because too often on our yoga mats and off, we think we doubt our abilities, when really we’re just hyper-aware of how others judge our abilities. That alone might...

3 mantras to boost your self-esteem

3 mantras to boost your self-esteem   When you think about your self-esteem — how you feel about yourself at any given moment — where in the body is it located? Well, in my head, you might say, because after all, that’s where you think. But in the yogic tradition, it’s not in your head....

Break up with the pain in your heart

Break up with the pain in your heart   Two hours south of my upstairs window, the one I write in front of, is snowcapped Pike’s Peak. The mountain is what Coloradans call a fourteener — a 14,000 ft. tall peak that’s easily accessible by highway from Colorado Springs. It’s a...

The 1 person you should never reject

The 1 person you should never reject   When rejected, we yogis and yoginis tend to chalk it up to something else coming our way; usually, that something is bigger and better than what we didn’t get. This makes us feel good about the rejection and that it served a purpose because, ouch, it...

What’s left behind is the most important

What’s left behind is the most important This weekend I attended Denver Chant Fest, a 3-day immersion into Bhakti Yoga and chanting filled with workshops, yoga classes and kirtans. And smiles — smiles all around from strangers who are happy to be alive. If you’re not familiar with Bhakti Yoga,...

Loving yourself when you feel unlovable

Loving yourself when you feel unlovable   “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” -Fred Rogers In the wake of your last heartbreak, how much did you love...

Why the ‘worst’ parts of you are really the best

Why the ‘worst’ parts of you are really the best   Trying to remove ingrained, perhaps even seemingly involuntary habits from our lives requires two things to happen: 1. Identify with the issue that’s facing you and then 2. Stop identifying with it. Acknowledge that “Yes, this is here now.”...