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Introducing Whole Life Wellness, an evolution of my private practice, 10 years in the making. As many of you know, I am a Psychotherapist. What some of you may not know is that I have owned and operated a private practice here in Chicago for what I can hardly believe has almost been a decade. This practice, these years, have meant so much, a personal and professional journey bringing me here, to where I am today.
Through yoga and fitness, and by learning how to eat in a way that supports my own unique bio-individuality, I changed my body. Grounded within myself I was then capable of doing the work that years of anxiety had kept me from, I changed my thinking. Empowered by what was happening inside of me I began to notice that when I worked with clients in a similar fashion it too had a significant impact on them, I changed my practice and Whole Life Wellness was born.
For more information about WLW and to stay up to date on all of our exciting new health and wellness programming please follow @mywholelifewellness SO much more to come!
You ever heard that saying, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content? I tend to believe it's true but what "well spent" means to me one day can be so different to the next. Especially Sundays with all of the options, I mean Sunday Funday is a thing, but there's also prep for the week like grocery shopping and organizing the house, my life. SO what'll bring my week of content? Balance. A bit of Funday mixed with a bit of productivity but all in my yoga clothes of course ;). Photo Credit: @jodyconesphotography
Saturday morning deep thoughts...sage advice 😬.
"The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives." -Russel M Nelson
Here is my third and final ambassador photo hanging in the Southport @lululemon store and I have to admit that it's my favorite as it captures the joy I feel when teaching. It is a feeling that is hard to describe but I can safely say that it's one of the experiences in this life that I am most grateful for. To all of those who have taught me, to all of those whom I have taught, thank you, from the depths of my heart, you have changed my life for the better.
Photo Credit: @mariaponcephoto via @lululemonchi
Inside all of us is a wild thing.
Here is @lululemon ambassador photo number two, captured holding one of my favorite yoga poses #Camatkarasana or Wild Thing. When I practice yoga I feel both feminine and masculine strengths within me, a beautiful compliment of both powerful and gentle, fiery and cool, nurturing and disciplining, I could go on. Shiva and Shakti, Yin and Yang, reminders that we, male and female alike, all living things, are one.
Photo Credit: @mariaponcephoto via @lululemonchi
Recently I celebrated the unveiling of my @lululemon ambassador photos at the Southport store. It was an evening that I will not soon forget.
Pictured here is the first of three photos now hanging in the store, the three photos that I'll also share here. Each capturing a unique essence and quality of the teaching and practicing of yoga that I so love.
Bharadvajasana an elegant and yet challenging pose, an example of how what you see is not always an accurate depiction of what you get, beyond surface level beauty or chaos. Yoga practice and instruction have each given me the opportunity to identify the storm within and learn how to stay the course via self awareness, understanding, breath, and so much more. When I get nervous before walking into the studio, I breathe. When I doubt myself before pressing into an inversion, I repeat my mantra. When I have a strong feeling and want to automatically respond, I practice the pause. In yoga I am the teacher and the student, always learning, always growing if and only when I soften into the challenge that life, that the postures create. My yoga practice teaches me that I will never know it all, that there will always be someone, something that will challenge me, and that I will learn from that challenge IF I lean in, move toward what is outside what is inside of me.
Photo Credit: @mariaponcephoto via @lululemon
Fierce lady friendships: where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world. Let them know you've got them, love them, and tag your fierce lady friends below 👯👇🏼👇🏼👯
Come celebrate with me! This Wednesday at the #Lululemon Southport store, I would love to see you for smiles and sips of champagne. Some of my favorite things will be represented thanks to generous collaboration and donation from @rxbar @grazechicago @vitalproteins and more. No yoga or exercising planned outside of a bit of dancing to some tunes I've thrown together for the occasion. I hope you can join me...an unveiling, an honor I'm so excited to share.
I choose love.
Photo Credit: @jodyconesphotography
It doesn't get much more natural than this. No makeup, no fuss, just straight out of bed headed to the yoga studio. And you want to know what? It's in this state where I feel the most feminine, the most beautiful, the most like myself. Maybe it's the years spent in Colorado where the only makeup I owned was a tube of lipstick that I rarely used, where naked at the hot springs was commonplace, and where a bit of dirt on my skin and in my hair made me feel somehow just right. I'm not sure exactly what it was or what it is but I'm grateful for the connection to the rougher more natural parts of me. And as the years pass I see the signs of a lifetime showing up on my face, in my hair, on my body. So with the foods I eat, the physical exercise I enjoy, the self care regiments I employ (like the facial I just had at @drmoynihan 😘 thank you for being the best at what you do) I feel confident that how I look and feel will be a direct result of the self love I know that I, that we, deserve. I'm thankful every day for my health, for a body that allows me to push it to its limit. For a connection to something that is yes physical and that goes far beyond skin deep. I am grateful for this life, I am grateful for this body I have been given and promise to treat it well as I commit to doing the most living that I possibly can.
When your food is prettier than you.
You can't run from your shadow. But you can invite it to dance.
Live less out of habit and more out of intent. As when you're clear on your intention you take inspired action that's in alignment with your words and truth. You also quickly manifest what you desire because you are clearly putting out words and actions that are in alignment with the things you want to attract into your life. So, what will you intend today?
Photo Credit: @vibeuptoday
Eliminating the shoulds, the woulds, the coulds, and the sposdas. Choosing the I ams, I cans, I wills, and I dids instead.
Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Photo Credit: @sanzphotos
I do 🙋🏼. Taking this beautiful green supplement daily for all of its amazing benefits like: 🌿boosting immunity and energy
🌿detoxification aka gets the gunk out
🌿antioxidant support to fight free radicals
🌿vitamin A, vitamin K, + phytonutrients
What are some of your favorite supplements? Please share in the comments below 👇🏼🙏🏼.
"Well behaved women rarely make history" -Eleanor Roosevelt
When your friends quite literally have got you...and then they squat press you. Haha, one of the many highlights from yesterday's @sweatfitnessstudios summer rooftop series class lead by this amazing woman here @victoriabaggio one of the strongest and most inspiring of the people I know.
Here's to all the 💪🏼 🔥✨👯🥇women. May we be them, raise them, know them, lift them up and watch them shine.
High five to you! Gettin it, killin it, each and every day. Share the love and pass a high five along to someone who you know is 🔥✨🥇⭐️💪🏼.