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Fears, And My First Weekend Of Yoga Teacher Training

This past weekend was my first step in a 9 month stretchy, spiritual and transformative journey through Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training.    There are some truly amazing and inspirational women in my “Yoga Trainee Tribe” and I feel so blessed and honored to share this time and space with them.   But I have a […]

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March is Self Injury Awareness Month

March 1st was (and is) Self Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) each and every year.     Overall, the month of March is self injury awareness month in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.     The stigma of self-injury needs to be broken.   What is Self-Injury? “Self-injury, sometimes called self-harm, is any deliberate, […]

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Therapy – lets break the stigma down

If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure?   What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office?   Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]

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“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”

I was driving in a tiny little car that was not mine, in the dark, without my glasses or a working cell phone.   I was having an off night, to say the least.   And of course, that brought on a TON of anxiety.   However, little did I know, that just a few moments later, will be the […]

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Self Care is Selfless

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball   Winter is coming.   It’s the most Wonderful time of the year, according to the classic tune of Andy Williams.   The upcoming months are filled with holiday cheer, hot cocoa, […]

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Psychology of Food

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I engorged myself with all sorts of decadent treats. All the classics; like Turkey + Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Breads, Cheeses, Dips, Pumpkin Pie and more. As I filled my plate with all these delicious concoctions, I engaged myself in conversation with various family members over the dinner table. Before I […]

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‘Tis the Season… for Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey   Thanksgiving.   Synonymous with Gratitude, and being Thankful. By now, most of us have heard that grateful people are happier, healthier and generally more fulfilled.   For a lot […]

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In Times of Darkness and Terror…

“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.” -Marianne Williamson   In times like these… with horrific attacks occurring across the world, killing innocent, beautiful lives, it is easy to […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Has he ever trapped you in a room and not let you out? Has he ever raised a fist as if he were going to hit you? Has he ever thrown an object that hit you or nearly did? Has he ever held you down or grabbed you to restrain you? Has he ever shoved, poked, or grabbed you? Has […]

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Therapy Threads Scarves Fight Stress and Stigmas – ThisIsKC

Cozy Therapy Threads scarves enhance your wellbeing with essential oils while  helping destigmatize mental illnesses. Dani Singer was bullied growing up. “It’s really detrimental,” she says, and it caused a long struggle with anxiety and depression. Those struggles led her to purse a career as a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma, PTSD […]