MOKSHA :: Freedom, Release and Liberation

MOKSHA :: Freedom, Release and Liberation

First and foremost, I am SO grateful for my life.
I am grateful for the ups and downs because it means that I am LIVING.

T E N years ago today, I waved a white flag (figuratively but totally would have waved one, literally) and surrendered.
The descriptions that I have today, the epiphanies, the language is because of WORK that I have done over the last decade. I did not know any of this when I first started. I tell you this because if you are at the beginning of your journey and feeling like you will never be where I am, that is not the case.

You can be... if you DO the work.

9 ways to get through a holiday party, S O B E R.

9 ways to get through a holiday party, S O B E R.

1. Arrive on time.  Other people are likely to not be hammered and out of their mind right when the party starts.

2. Get a {non-alcoholic} drink.  Early on in sobriety, I ordered club soda, cranberry and lime. If you don't like cranberry juice, order soda water and lime.  If you like diet coke, get one in a glass with ice. The longer you are sober, you won't care if people ask why you aren't drinking.  If you are newly sober, it's hard to navigate and you are probably still trudging through the shame swamp... just make it easier.

3. Find a spot that feels comfortable.  Maybe it is by the fire or in the kitchen or by the TV. Claim it. Get comfortable and do some people watching.

The Secrets to Finding Connection

The Secrets to Finding Connection

I recently finished my 200RYT.  I spent 6 months with 21 amazing people.  This certification is the first of its kind; Life Coaching + Restorative Yoga.  That being said, the bond, the connection that was created during the six months was significant.  In order for us to better serve others, to help others heal, we had to heal ourselves.  You can’t give away what you don’t have…