Why do we do what we do? Why do we behave the way we behave? Some physiologists have identified 6 main human needs. People find ways to meet these needs in positive, negative, or neutral ways, but every person finds a way to meet them in some way. We have some genetic propensities, but we… Read More


Growing up I was always involved in sports, activities, teams, etc … mainly gymnastics until 6th grade and competitive cheerleading after that through college. My “exercise” never felt like a chore. That is, until after college when I was through with all my “teams.” I was stuck in a cycle of trying new fitness/exercise trends,… Read More


Below are three Enemies of Gratitude, meaning that when these things exist in our minds or hearts then gratitude cannot. The environment that these emotions create cannot sustain the life of anything that has the ability to propel us closer to the people we want to be. Here are three of the enemies of gratitude… Read More


I’ve been thinking about the recession and its effect on our concept of abundance. I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of our spiritual and emotional life, which is the foundation of the balance and joy we are all seeking. But here’s the thing, most people spend 8 hours or more every… Read More


“So, let me get this straight. There are centers of energy in the body, they are ‘open’ or ‘closed’ or somewhere in between, and depending on how open or closed they are translates into how healthy you are physically, mentally, and emotionally.” One part of myself said to another. “Right.” The other part of myself… Read More


I spent the past 4 days immersed in the Tony Robbins conference. Tony is a motivational speaker, but even more so he has spent his life studying neuro-associative conditioning. This is basically learning to use the way your brain works to create triggers and reactions that will cause you to think and feel the way… Read More


Freestyle Power Yoga is about finding your practice. I can tell you that it wasn’t until after one of my favorite teachers moved to Colorado that I truly learned the value of guiding myself with my own breath on the mat. I believe it’s the best way to make a direct connection to your inner… Read More


Why do I love Yoga? To answer this I must first tell you a little bit about the Big E. As a former 2 x All American at Ohio State University and all throughout my fighting career, I’ve always had workouts that have been about contracting my muscles and making them more explosive. Which is… Read More


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the relationship I have with my belly, and the relationship our culture has with this area of our bodies that has led me into what has often been a tumultuous relationship with this crucial part of my anatomy. Now I’ll go ahead say before you get annoyed at… Read More


Student of the Month – Steven Klein I have always been involved in athletics and weight training as long as I can remember, and fitness has always been a priority. I first practiced yoga in a studio last November in my hometown, Charlotte, NC, and I was hooked immediately. I had practiced yoga in gyms… Read More