3 Easy Ways to Begin Your Own Mindfulness Practice

Walking into a yoga studio for the very time can be intimidating. Trying to figure out what the heck meditating is all about can be intimidating. Hell, figuring out what props you need and clothes you should wear can be enough to throw in the yoga towel (pun intended). But I’m telling you – this…

Yoga Without Asana

Sometimes, yoga and meditation look just like the pictures you see on Instagram: hot, flowing sequences, blissed out contemplations seated in Lotus…the works. But for me, more often than not, yoga is none of these things. Over the years, my yoga practice has evolved from something that I was hesitant to try, to something I…

How An Old School Alarm Clock Completely Changed My Life

I know what you’re thinking… An alarm clock? Really, Elizabeth? It sounds crazy, but I’m telling you – this tiny little gadget has improved my morning (and therefore, my entire day) in more ways than I can even comprehend. But first, a little back story… I used to hate the mornings. Hate them. Not in…

Loss of the Guru

Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Deva, Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti… The Guru Mantra. A sacred chant learned from one of my precious teachers last summer. It means that our Gurus live within us, transforming darkness into light. That we, the teachers,Β  merely bear witness to the ancient wisdom of this practice and act as vessels…

Raw, Divine Femininity

“Joel, can you do me a weird favor and take my picture?”Β  “All of you? Even your underwear?” “Yup.” “Do you want me to crop anything out?”Β  “Nope.” As I was laying on our couch – leggings piled on the floor next to me, a hot water bottle balancing on my belly and wearing the…

Holistic Remedies for Tummy Trouble

Well, seeing as I’m writing this while battling a gnarly case of food poisoning or a stomach bug… I know I know, my first blog post coming back from a short hiatus is probably supposed to be chock full of inspiration and peaceful yogi vibes. I’m probably supposed to leave you all with sage wisdom…

Holistic Allergy Relief

I’ve been posting about this a LOT on my Instagram recently and dayuuum do y’all have follow-up questions! So, without further adieu, here are my favorite tried-and-true holistic allergy remedies… Local Honey The BEST and I mean the absolute best preventative remedy I’ve found over the years is local honey. Seriously. Just one teaspoon a…

Mindful Tools for Coping with Pain

This past Tuesday, I had my first copper IUD inserted by the amazing folks at Planned Parenthood. While I’m thrilled about the prospect of having non-hormonal contraception for the next decade, I have to confess… The last few days have been absolute hell.Β  Or at least there were moments of hell mixed in with a…

Coming Back to Your Yoga Practice

The past few months have been tough. If you’ve been following my journey, then you know I was recently diagnosed with OCD and I’d be lying if I said that my world hasn’t been turned completely upside down ever since. 2018 was certainly a year of immense growth, including our big move to Manhattan, the…