Why you’re panicking and how to stop

After feeling excited and energized all weekend, yesterday I went into major panic mode. Ahhhh, what am I doing? What if I fail? I suck! Thankfully, after confessing my fears to my boyfriend, cooking a nourishing dinner, and taking action on some key items, I woke-up feeling excited and inspired again. Then I went toContinue reading “Why you’re panicking and how to stop”

When change is hard

Many people find change difficult, perhaps most people. But I would venture to say I am not one of those people. I’ve gone through a lot of fairly drastic change in my life, and for the most part I have welcomed it and embraced it. When I feel compelled to move in a new directionContinue reading “When change is hard”

It’s good to freak out sometimes

There is a lot that I do to keep myself feeling well, happy, balanced, and positive. Yet even with all these practices in place, there are times when something throws me off and my emotions get the better.   This week I share why it’s not only ok, but also good to freak out sometimes.Continue reading “It’s good to freak out sometimes”

Thank you for your trust

While everyday presents infinite opportunity to be grateful and express appreciation to those around you, in case it hasn’t been at the top of your to-do list lately, Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to do just that.   Therefore, I want to take this opportunity to thank you. I interact with the people I workContinue reading “Thank you for your trust”

What to do when you feel panic setting in

There are those times when you have to buckle down and dive deep into a project that requires hours of focused attention and detailed work. There can be moments, especially if you are in unfamiliar territory, when you just want to pull your hair out and cry because you aren’t getting the results you’re lookingContinue reading “What to do when you feel panic setting in”

Take This Necessary Step to Follow Through

Here’s the most important action you can take for getting something done: put it in your calendar. Whether it’s going to yoga, making an important phone call, paying a bill, or seeing an art exhibit, if you don’t schedule it in, chances are it won’t happen. This is especially true with self-care, if it isn’tContinue reading “Take This Necessary Step to Follow Through”

Not Your Doctor’s Checklist: The Top 4 Benefits of Doing Yoga

It may sound cliché, but yoga changed my life, and continues to with every practice. From that transformation, I have created this list of the top 4 benefits of doing yoga.   As a little preface, you should know that before yoga came into my life, I was a gym rat. I went to theContinue reading “Not Your Doctor’s Checklist: The Top 4 Benefits of Doing Yoga”

Respect your Body and Feel Extra Amazing!

Are you respecting your body in your chosen form of exercise or body movement? For years I thought I was, but it turns out, not so much. Thankfully, I turned it all around. For a few months now, I’ve been in an energy lull. Slow moving, not wanting to do any exercise that’s too rigorous,Continue reading “Respect your Body and Feel Extra Amazing!”

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

This title is extra relevant because I grew up in Egypt. Thank you CR for your witticism.   Yes, I too suffer the consequences of denial. Even with my daily awareness practices of meditation, yoga, prayer, and writing, I still shut the door and put the blinders on to certain feelings. It’s not on purpose,Continue reading “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.”

There are no Mistakes: Reflections on my Year at Mind In Body

Mind In Body is closing. This Saturday, June 1, is the last day of class.     For those of you that don’t know, Mind In Body is the studio that I moved Be Open Yoga to a year ago. It was a risky and ballsy move as it did not fit a typical yogaContinue reading “There are no Mistakes: Reflections on my Year at Mind In Body”