Posts Tagged ‘self-help’

How to Be Less Stressed, Right Now.

How to Be Less Stressed, Right Now.

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by Amelia

Stress. Even the word makes my blood pressure rise a little bit. There are all kinds of stress in life – both good stress and bad stress (eustress and distress) – but the kind I’m talking about is the sinking in quicksand, thought-flooding, pulse-pounding, breath-stealing, overwhelming, crippling kind of stress. In other words, the place […]

5 Tips for Yoga Off The Mat

5 Tips for Yoga Off The Mat

Posted on: August 17th, 2015 by Amelia

You’re at the end of a yoga class. Your teacher reads an inspiring quote, and encourages you to leave and continue to practice your yoga “off the mat.” And you’re like, “Um, but what does that mean?” Here’s a few insights into taking your yoga “off the mat” and keeping your zen outside of the studio.   […]

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

Posted on: July 17th, 2015 by Amelia

Everybody wants to be happy. It’s part of the human condition that we are programmed to seek out what feels good, and shun what feels bad. Happiness feels good. Feeling good is happiness. Most of us are searching for happiness, but are you actually planning for happiness? An article published a few years back in Psychology […]

How to Thrive by Being Yourself

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by Amelia

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about comparison: how and why we compare ourselves to others, how it feels (not good), and how important it is that we learn to thrive in our own unique life and circumstances. Do a mental check right now and see if you’ve compared yourself to someone today. Maybe […]

I’m Not the Perfect Yogi

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by Amelia

When you imagine a yogi (a person who does yoga regularly), what do you think of?  Vegetarian, or even weirder, vegan; smells like nag champa incense; a soothing demeanor; incredible flexibility in the body; a woman with a fit body in stretchy tights.  There are so many things we assosciate with being a yogi, well, […]

Make Peace With Your Body… Or It Might Kill You.

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Amelia

When was the last time you looked in the mirror and found no faults in your appearance?  In fact, have you ever looked in the mirror and been totally satisfied? Like so many women (and probably men, let’s not be sexist), I have spent my entire post-pubescent (and the majority of the pre-pubescent days, too) […]