Yesterday, I taught a yoga class at noon. The room was warm, mats were laid out in a random pattern on the floor, people started to settle in. I had burned some palo santo, so there was a woody, somewhat sensual smell that wafted through the room. I was creating a sacred space for these yogis to breathe, pray, lay it all down. As I watched them settling down on their mats, I was filled with a deep feeling of respect for their presence in that room.Continue reading
How the hell do you write a book?
I have no idea, but here I am trying.
I figure it’s like all things that you are scared to do, that you have built up in your head as being an impossible and even ridiculous goal.
Case in point, a few years ago, I led a retreat to Costa Rica with a great group of yogis with rather adventurous spirits. We decided as a group to go zip lining through the rainforest. I sat with this group and agreed that it would be a chance of a lifetime, one not to be missed. Great plan, let’s DO IT. My ego was writing big checks, my mouth was shooting off a little more than it should have.
I forgot something important.Continue reading
I struggle with the truth. I will go as I have learned, through years of coping mechanisms, to lie for self preservation. Some lies are little. Some lies are big. Some lies make people feel amazing. Some lies hurt so badly, I can’t even face them. Why is telling the truth so difficult sometimes?Continue reading
Every Tuesday night I am honored to teach a yoga class at Perennial Yoga that ends with a 20-minute Yoga Nidra. This relaxation technique is very helpful to many who suffer from stress, anxiety, fear, restlessness, and other ailments that make it hard to relax. Please enjoy a free recording of this practice.Continue reading
My name is Katie and I eat a ketogenic diet.
It took me 43 years and about 1 million dollars to figure out what my body really needs, and I think I may have finally found it. Fat.Continue reading
It’s taken me some time to get back on the writing bus. I got a little distracted from doing some of the things that make me happy, but I had some good reasons. I thought that I would shake up my life (again!) and change basically everything about my day to day existence. I felt like things were not quite right, and I decided to change. This is what I do.
I have no idea what I’m doing. It has taken me six months to realize that it is OK to not know what I’m doing, and in fact, it may actually be a good thing.Continue reading
Do you feel freedom in your life? Do you feel like you are the one in the driver’s seat of your own life? I wasn’t feeling that way this summer, so I took a good hard look at what I was doing and how that aligned with my values.Continue reading
I’ve spent the past couple of days thinking about stress. Not stressing about stress, but rather researching, collating, and finding some great online resources for my clients. This list is 50 fascinating articles on managing stress and staying calm in the face of our everyday worries.Continue reading
I want to include this amazing TED video on my blog because I feel like it is so important for people to understand that it’s not the stress itself that is toxic, it is how we FEEL about stress.Continue reading
It’s hard to put my finger on what I want. I just know that it is more. More love, more joy, more peace, more sleep, more fun, more connection. More purpose.
Life is so very short. I am experiencing a very fortunate and blessed one. Yet, there is still a pang in my heart that everything that I have is not enough. It is an intense, crazed feeling of yearning. Desire.Continue reading