Did you know that each and every human on this planet has not one, but two super powers? Did you know it's cooler than flying? Well, maybe not cooler tan flying, but amuse me for a moment. What to know what the first one is? adaptability. Not the super power you were hoping for? While … Continue reading I Know Your Super Power
https://youtu.be/rmHaygzzXF4 Since "coming out" of the vulvodynia closet a few years ago, I have connected with hundreds of women with the same condition through social media. When my pain was at its worst I desperately wanted to speak to someone like me. To now bthee that person for other women by sharing my story and … Continue reading So, You Have Vulvodynia. Now What?
I have wanted to get something off my chest for some time. Yet every time I attempt to share my thoughts I quickly shut down the idea. A little voice says, should I write this? Does it make me a bad teacher? Will anyone care? The answer to all three is probable no. So in … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Confession
At least every once in a while. I was going through my phone's gallery this morning. Something I do periodically because I'm neurotic organized. I stumbled across a video I recorded during a family vacation and had intended to share on my Instagram account. For whatever reason I never posted it. Probably because I thought … Continue reading Hey Mama; Be Selfish.
I talk a lot about deconstructing movement and the importance of working on individual components in order to reach your overall goal. So much so that it can seem like I don't teach yoga. At least in the traditional sense. I thought it would be fun to mix it up for a change and highlight … Continue reading My Love Affair With Warrior Pose
Well hello there friend! I've been M.I.A. for a bit. I could make up lies about how busy I'm been teaching and traveling, but I don't want to be phony. Instead I've chosen to include you in a little secret; I'm taking a break from teaching yoga. To be even more specific, I've gone back … Continue reading What the Heck am I Doing?!
"The wound is where the light enters you." - Rumi I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Since sharing my story with vulvodynia and chronic pain I've been asked the same question many times; "Is your pain gone?" - "What took your pain away?" - or "Are you in remission?" I'm gonna let you … Continue reading What Does it Means to be Pain Free
It amazes me how many products are still on the market that are anything but good to our lady parts. Seriously, how is Summer's Eve still in business? Or how about Trojan's "tingly warmth" lubricants and condoms? Like, really? The last thing we pelvic pain sufferers need is more burning! When I was diagnosed with … Continue reading LUBRICANTS, VULVODYNIA’S BFF
In case you haven't heard, May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month. I like to think of every month as pelvic pain awareness month, but I appreciate the efforts being made to this isolating condition. Before I procede I want to clarify that pelvic pain also affects men. I never want to minimize their pain, however, … Continue reading A Lifesaver in Disguise
May is Pelvic Pain Awareness month, and I thought now is as good a time as any to start. Trying to tell someone my story with vulvodynia isn't easy. It's complicated and there are many ups and downs that can get confusing if I don't start at the beginning. Before you know it I feel … Continue reading Vulvodynia;My Story.