when you’re too stressed for yoga

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How you holdin’ up? No matter which side you fall on, this past week has been an intense one. Shock, paralysis, nervousness, and fear are just a few of the feelings surfacing in me and in my communities. And amidst the whirlwind of emotion, we’re wanting to do something… but don’t know what or when or how. >> Thing is, it’s my experience that when I’m jittery, overwhelmed, and unsettled, there’s not a whole lot I can accomplish. Or at least not much I can accomplish well << So, instead, I stop. For a little while. And turn to yoga or meditation. But sometimes I’ve even too

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Turmeric Latte (aka Golden Milk)

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Phew. These past fews months have been pretty intense. Lots goin’ on and what feels like very little time to fit it all in. Sound familiar? The big change on my end has been starting my clinical internship, providing social/emotional support to local youth. I feel like an outsider lots of the time, stepping into this tight knit neighborhood community, but good news is… I’m slowly building relationships and in the meantime the kids are cracking me up (i.e. last week a six year old girl asked me why my teeth are so yellow). So now, I’m a health coach with bad teeth, I

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Summer days

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We’ve got some catching up to do. I’ve been more or less MIA this summer, but have NOT forgotten about you. Some of my highlights (then I want to hear from you!) : I worked a TON to lessen the sting of grad school bills (on top of coaching, I picked up a dog walking gig and love it) With that, did LOTS of walking (like 10 miles/day) Went on a 3-day breath work retreat (and learned an incredible practice I’ve added to my morning routine) And then a 7-day meditation retreat (and came face to face with some real uncomfortable thoughts I’m attached to) Got

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wake up, eat raw: a 7-day challenge

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Recently I read something pretty cool. “When growth and evolution stop, anxiety builds up. Just as physical pain becomes a signal that something needs to be done, so anxiety can serve as motivation to go on with the steps involved in change and development.” And this brings me to my 7-day raw food challenge I’ll be starting next week. What does a raw food challenge have to do with anxiety and change? Well, in case you’re curious: I don’t eat raw food to lose weight. And I don’t really even do it for the health benefits anymore (even though there are

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It is here, it is here, it is here

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Every day I write to-do lists. I’ve written thousands in my thirty years.  And beyond those physical to-do lists, I’ve also got mental and emotional “to do” lists I edit all day long. These lists are a combo of simple errands, big life goals, and anything in between. On any given day, a compilation of tasks from my to-do lists might look something like this: – read for school – write a blog – get an internship – email my client – grocery shop – pay bills – make chocolate – meditate – get to yoga – get inspired – travel – find love All of these

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A look into the dark

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Think of one or two of your flaws, your weak spots. And no, not the flaws or weak spots you’d offer up in an interview (i.e. “I’m a perfectionist” or “I’m not very good with numbers). Not what I’m talking about here. Not flaws or weak spots that are endearing, cute or insignificant. Think of the dark ones, the ugly, the truly unappealing. The ones that, after they’re exposed, make you want to curl up in the corner of the room. Got em’? These are what psychologist, Carl Jung, said make up the “shadow side” of our personality. It’s the

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Does it feel like home?

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Think of your favorite holiday tradition. Whether it’s lighting candles around the house, baking a Pecan Pie, or watching the black and white version of “Miracle on 34th Street,” I can bet you one thing… Your favorite holiday tradition is your favorite because it makes you feel like home. Home. For some of us the feeling of home might align with where we grew up or the people who raised us. But for most of us, it’s more than that. Eventually, “home” ends up being less about a person or place and more about a feeling. Home is comfort. It’s joy. It’s

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    Kristin M.

    "I'm really pleased at the changes I've been able to make and STICK WITH while working with Jody."
    2013-09-15T00:47:10+00:00
    "I'm really pleased at the changes I've been able to make and STICK WITH while working with Jody."

    Nancy A.

    "I'm no longer obsessed with what I'm going to eat. I have freedom to think about things besides food."
    2013-09-15T00:47:28+00:00
    "I'm no longer obsessed with what I'm going to eat. I have freedom to think about things besides food."

    Amanda M.

    I feel more energetic and much more positive about my eating and myself! Jody is a wonderful and encouraging coach!
    2015-09-30T18:42:51+00:00
    I feel more energetic and much more positive about my eating and myself! Jody is a wonderful and encouraging coach!

    Nancy A.

    "Jody has been an inspirational force in my life. Not only do I eat better, but I'm able to handle difficult areas of my life with honesty and understanding"
    2013-09-15T00:45:15+00:00
    "Jody has been an inspirational force in my life. Not only do I eat better, but I'm able to handle difficult areas of my life with honesty and understanding"

    Heather B.

    "Jody has shown me eating healthy is not a chore."
    2013-09-15T00:45:36+00:00
    "Jody has shown me eating healthy is not a chore."
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