How We Practice Conscious "Earth Friendly" Business

How We Practice Conscious "Earth Friendly" Business

From the start, it was very important to me to 1) Choose a printer that was local and 2) Choose a printer that upheld environmental standards. For me, that was Knepper Press right outside of Pittsburgh. This wasn’t necessarily the cheapest ideal to have, but I was committed from the beginning to NOT back down on what I envisioned for this paper-based product. READ MORE

Ostara "Spring" Rituals + Lightness

Ostara "Spring" Rituals + Lightness

Ostara, Spring; the time of fertility and possibility and light balancing with dark. Every day after today, the Light stays a little longer than the Dark moving towards the Summer Solstice. I LOVE working with these nature metaphors in our lives, which is why I came up with this Equinox themed Journal Prompt...READ ON

Taboo: My yoga injury + my recipe for healing low back pain

Taboo: My yoga injury + my recipe for healing low back pain

Truth: A couple months after I started practicing yoga in 2013, my low back started to give me problems. Second truth: it took me up until last year to finally admit and accept that fact. Third truth: yoga injuries happen but people don't like to talk about them.

I'm done being quiet, which is why I'm writing this and why I recorded a podcast episode all about it too. READ MORE...

A PRAYER TO RELEASE JUDGMENT AND EMBRACE ONENESS

A PRAYER TO RELEASE JUDGMENT AND EMBRACE ONENESS

Do you have an inner mean girl? Ok, yea, me too. Glad we cleared that up! But the truth is, I think we ALL do. We all have an inner critic that wants to make us believe that we are anything but awesome, because the moment we call it out, your inner critic can't live anymore. It would have nothing left to feed of without your self doubt and negative thoughts about yourself and others. 

In this week's podcast, I lay out 3 different ways that we judge ourselves and 5 different ways that you can heal your judgment. READ ON + DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Light Shaming: 3 Reasons Why We Need to Know That Self Care Isn't Selfish

Light Shaming: 3 Reasons Why We Need to Know That Self Care Isn't Selfish

I'm curious, what is your experience like with "Light shaming" i.e. being made to feel bad about being positive, practicing self care, or putting yourself first?

Due to the political climate and the suffering of others, especially other women around the world and right here in the USA, I've been seeing some talk lately that doesn't settle right with me; hence why I did a whole podcast on it this week. It feels like it's pinning "privileged" people versus "unprivileged people," but is the answer to separate and shame others for taking care of themselves? Does suffering erase suffering?I felt like I needed to investigate why this is triggering me and dig deeper into why conversations around self care can be viewed negatively. My conclusion? I think it's for 3 big reasons. READ ON

Super Blood Blue Moon in Leo

Super Blood Blue Moon in Leo

On January 31st 2018, we have a Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo, and it is full of SO many different elements! It is a Super Blood Blue Moon. But what does that even mean? I've got a 12 min video for you today to explain! READ ON...

What's Next in Fitness and Health?

What's Next in Fitness and Health?

So I won an award for Who’s Next in Pittsburgh Fitness NOT because of having a “yoga body,” or because I work out every day (I don’t), but because of the ACTIONS I have taken within the health community i.e. the Journal Deck, the Self Care Spotlight Podcast, and the JD Self Care Collective online membership. 

But while I’m honored to be chosen, I have to wonder, What’s Next in Fitness for ALL of us and does my award speak to a greater paradigm shift in fitness?  READ ON...