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Bubble Wrap : Hold Your Babies Close

Bubble Wrap : An article on holding your babies close during trauma. Love them hard so they can learn to love themselves when the time comes.…

March 3, 2020
Pausing to celebrate

Pausing to Celebrate

A few weeks ago I was interviewing an incredible life coach. Someone I hope to work with someday (though ultimately I was honoring myself in knowing now isn’t the time to add stuff on to my ever increasing schedule). During our discussion she was…

January 5, 2020
Changing our names: Why, how and more about my son and I changing our last names.

A Whole New Me

Recently my son and I got our name change paperwork in the mail. It was a moment I can’t quite describe. I could begin with excited, honored, a touch sad and truly looking forward to our future {whatever it may hold}. Our future is…

December 10, 2019
Santosha + Spanda - The Art of Joy by Jenny Ravikumar

Santosha + Spanda: The Art of Joy

Spanda – The sacred tremor within; art of being alive, the moments we shake, quake and take a sharp inhale; fully living as opposed to existing. The year my ‘word’ or theme has been spanda. I truly wanted to dig into the things that…

July 23, 2019
Our 5th Anniversary: How Community Saved my Life

Happy 5th Anniversary: How Community Saves Lives

This week I had the opportunity to take my staff out for pedicures and then we went to dinner to celebrate our 5th anniversary at Barefoot Yoga Shala! It was surreal being surrounded by some of my favorite women who have been with me…

March 12, 2019
Solo Parenting: Raising a Good Young Man

Solo Parenting: Raising a Good Young Man

The addict I used to love, my ex husband, is no longer in our lives. And yet he’s alive. In fact, this week he is gleefully taking me to court from behind bars to reduce his child support even though I haven’t been paid…

February 8, 2019
what to do when feel you're not enough

What to Do When you Feel You’re Not Enough

My triggers come in waves. Odd moments when they pop up and I can hear his voice in the back of my head; the same voice that latched on to my prior insecurities and the one that dove deep into my weaknesses. This weekend…

January 21, 2019
One Decade of Yoga

Yoga: One Decade In

Yoga is my whole life. I looked at the calendar and realized this year marks 10 years on the mat. Something that started as once a week, attending with my mom turned into a bi-weekly practice, and then shifted to almost daily. It transitioned…

December 7, 2018
Living my biggest dream and deepest fears

Living My Biggest Dreams + Deepest Fear

This past weekend all my dreams come true as we celebrated the 1st Annual Awareness Gala for Yoga for Families of Addiction. Yet I woke up Saturday morning and felt a tightness in my chest. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop;…

November 25, 2018
Surrender is the name of the game by Jenny Ravikumar

Self-Care is Crucial

YESTERDAY WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS I talk about my trauma as if it’s in the past. Oftentimes it is. The immediate threat of danger is over. The intensity of living with an addict no longer exists. But it rears its ugly head and grinds down on me from time…

September 20, 2018