The Work-Life Balance Myth

I recently had the privilege of leading a mindfulness talk, titled Mindfulness for Life-Work Balancing, to a group of leaders from a Houston-based education collaborative. These leaders were mainly coordinators and managers from various educational service centers and schools. Within minutes of meeting the group it was evident that each leader was dealing with an exponentially full…

The Sting of “No” is Your Greatest Gift

It’s tempting to skirt or stonewall incoming criticism. We actually begin training our subconscious brain from a very young age to avoid hearing the word “NO”. Why? Well…because hearing the word can sting. We also don’t get what we want. Getting what we want is like candy for the dopamine pleasure centers of our brains — whether…

Managing Your 3 Energies: Strategies for Working Mindfully

The dominant energies that intersect and ultimately dictate our moment-to-moment work flow are: (1) optimal creative energy, (2) low-fi energy (also described here as our “dip”), and (3) dullness or lethargy. In my co-leadership of a yoga-inspired business (Mind Tribes), a yoga-based nonprofit (In-Powered), and my regular private and group yoga sessions, working mindfully necessitates…

No Effort is Ever Wasted

It’s common to experience things as a waste of time and money, especially when we’re confronted with conflicting information. It’s a practice of coming back to your “why” which grants access to discernment and knowing fully which tools to continue using and which ones to leave behind.

U-Shaped Thinking & Tension: Attitudes for Growth

When we experience any sort of pain – either in practice or in life – we habitually zoom in. We zoom in quickly to rid ourselves of the pain. We zoom in to find the solution. We try to solve the shoulder injury, the low-back tweekiness, the failing career, or the pain of losing someone.   In our…

Lindsay McClelland – Living the Process, Loving the Race

What a tremendous honor on this our first #TribeThursday to connect you an absolute powerhouse in the Houston fitness community, Lindsay McClelland. She’s a passionate runner , a Houston Marathon & California International Marathon Ambassador, a yoga teacher, a digital story teller, a foodie, and an all-around lover of life! Oh...and...did we mention she recently qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon?

There is Magic in Everything

On Wednesday, I declared to write a blog post daily and shared with you that my new context I’m choosing for the month is “there is magic in everything.” Fast forward to Thursday morning and BAM – I’m in a car accident that totals my car and has me recovering in bed for the next few days. Hello opportunity…

Using Failure as a Tool

I got to spend this past weekend in Chicago with some dear friends and to witness Dan step into a whole new level of leadership through his Landmark training. Being around such extraordinary people, I was reminded of just how big of a person I get to be for the World, and how much I haven’t been living into that bigness. The craziest part is, I have a powerhouse group of people in all areas of my life who listen to and see me as my biggest self; yet for the last few weeks I’ve been hiding, playing small and avoiding failure. I have ideas, thoughts and desires I want to share with the world, and have completely talked myself out of sharing them because I didn’t want them to fail.