Loving our bodies is a spiritual practice as much as it is a physical practice. Physically we drink green juice, we fully savor our gluten-free cookies, we downward dog, we dress in our favorite clothes and we praise our bodies in the mirror. If we approach any of these actions with a sense of fear, shame, or guilt, they don’t then provide us with their intended healing effects. However, when we are conscious of our connection to the Divine, and take action from that place, we are loving our bodies fully. We can repair our broken relationship to our bodies when the Divine is at the forefront of our minds and hearts. And if it isn’t at the forefront of our minds, we will feel it in every inch of our bones. (more…)

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Peace of mind. You want it? Good news is, you can have it!

I want peace of mind and freedom from my compulsive thinking (for me it manifests as negative body image) so that I can be fully present and experience intimacy and love.  Simple, right? In my heart, I know that its possible. I know I it takes some training and time, but if i am fully intent on having it, I will.

I know I will wake up one day and just not care about how much I weigh. I will be able to walk past a mirror and not obsessively look at my reflection just so that I can suck in just a little bit more or tuck in that flyaway hair. (more…) read more →

“Flirtation is an art. Flirtation lightens the spirit. It is the quickest way out of a jam- you can melt arguments, evaporate traffic tickets, win a spot at a crowded restaurant. Flirtation eases communication. It makes whatever you wish come to you more smoothly.”- Mama Gena

Flirt with your work. Flirt with your playtime. Flirt with your workouts. Flirt with your body. Flirt with your green juice. Flirt with your piece of chocolate cake. Flirt with your studies. Flirt with your friends. Flirt with your lover. Flirt with your health. Flirt with your disease. Flirt with your power. Flirt with your weaknesses. Flirt with truth. Flirt with possibility.

When you flirt with the world, the world flirts with you.

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The cure to perfectionism lies in our ability to surrender to God. Plain and simple.

When we are perfecting every last detail of our projects, our friendships, our outfits, our bodies, to the point where it is detrimental to our well-being, we are forgetting that we are human and that ultimately, we can’t control every last detail. We want everything to be perfect because we think if it’s not and something goes awry, it is all our doing. But we need to remember that we are not God. God’s the one that takes of it.

As a body confidence coach, I see perfectionism play out in the landscape of our bodies. We want the “perfect” body and we aren’t happy until we get it. But, the sad part is, if we do end up getting that “perfect” body, we are still not happy. Why? Because we don’t know how perfect we already are at our core. We are perfect spiritual beings living as human beings. Humans make mistakes. We do. It doesn’t mean that we ARE mistakes. Therefore, if you have a bit of cellulite on your thighs, it doesn’t mean you ARE cellulite. You have the perfect body that has some cellulite. And that makes you perfect. (more…) read more →

What if we had it all wrong?

What if anxiety isn’t the enemy?

What if anxiety is an expression of Love?

Anxiety. It moves in at the speed of light. And suddenly, your chest tightens, your breath shortens, and your mind begins to race. This feeling is the opposite of warm and fuzzy. You don’t want it there. You try to push it out. You try to stuff it down. You try to yell at it to move and go on it’s merry way. You try to meditate it away. You ask your crystals to take it away. Really, anything to stop this feeling.

Both you and I know that anxiety isn’t fun. It’s not something we talk about every day, although it’s something most of us experience quite often.

But listen, I want to pose a question to you: What if anxiety has your back? What if anxiety is beckoning you to hear it’s divine messages? What if anxiety is solely waiting for you to listen?

3 Steps to Hearing Anxiety’s Hidden Message:

1. Sit and breathe. Close your eyes, take a deep breath up from your pelvis, feel it move up to the crown of your head. Exhale from the top of your crown down to your pelvis.

2. Free write. In the midst of it feeling anxious, sit down and ask anxiety “What are you trying to tell me?” and just write. It is helpful to write out “Anxiety is trying to tell me” and finish the sentence.

3. Listen. Look at what anxiety is trying to tell you. You may be surprised at how loving and gentle it is once you open the dialogue. read more →