Vulnerability and Growth

I wrote a very personal article last week, entitled “I Know the Deep Shame of an Eating Disorder.” I submitted it to Elephant Journal, a national online publication, and it was accepted and published. I went through a roller coaster of emotions during this process, but the one that stuck with me for about a week was this intense feeling …

The Secret Sauce to Accomplishing Goals

Compassion gives us strength when we need it. It allows us to sit in the fire and endure the discomfort, because we know we have our back.  It is that gentle strength that hums below the surface and allows us to look inside of ourselves without judgment, but rather with understanding and patience. We have to be in a relationship …

IJ008 Santosha: Contentment, Happiness and Satisfaction

Santosha: Contentment, Happiness and Satisfaction Casey and Erin talk about contentment. Erin starts by talking about her experience on a silent retreat with a Buddhist nun. The experience allowed a lot of time to appreciate life without all of the distractions and stimulations of technology, future aspirations, or anything outside of ourselves. Purposely creating gratitude in our lives is another …

Holding the Space

I always feel amazing after a coaching session. I feel it’s a privelege to sit with different people and hold the space as they work out their problems. A lot of people think I will make their problems go away when they come see me. Even if I could, why would I do that? You see, each challenge life brings …

IJ007 Saucha, Purity, Cleansing, Detoxing

Saucha, Purity, Cleansing, Detoxing As we purify ourselves physically and mentally, we become less cluttered and heavy; purification brings about a brightness and clarity to our essence. Erin shares the story of what brought her to the yoga mat. It was not seeking anything about enlightenment, it was to lose 5 pounds. As she kept coming back, she started letting …

IJ005 Special Guest Suyin Nichols, Author of “Love Yourself Lighter,” on Brahmacharya: Non-Excess Overeating, Overindulgence and a Balanced Life.

Suyin Nichols, “Love Yourself Lighter,” on Brahmacharya: Non-Excess Overeating, Overindulgence and a Balanced Life Suyin Nichols author of “Love Yourself Lighter: How to End Your Weight Struggle by Changing the Way You Think,” is our special guest to discuss non-excess and how to love ourselves as we change our habits. We discuss the value of treating everything as if it …