Wednesdays have been a bittersweet day for me as long as I can remember. For a lot of kids, Wednesday marked “hump day” or the middle of the week, which signified that we just had to get through the last part of the week before the weekend. For me, Wednesdays were always shrouded by feelingsContinue reading “Wednesdays”

Why Yoga Warrior?

Putting myself out there and being open about my cancer journey is different for me. I went through my treatment having two separate sides of my life; my “average” life, and my cancer life. The Cancer Yogi is my pursuit in blending the two sides of myself. I think that when we go through somethingContinue reading “Why Yoga Warrior?”

A Day for Self-Love

Valentine’s Day is often thought of as a day for couples and focusing on the love you have for others. However, we also need to turn our attention inside and focus on the love we have for ourselves. Self-love is becoming more rare as our society focuses on careers, responsibilities, and the next best thing.Continue reading “A Day for Self-Love”

“Due to your medical history…”

Since cancer and treatment take a toll on your body, I have heard the title said to me countless times. Something that you view as unrelated, like a sore throat, may be elevated a tad more “due to your medical history”. This may mean a CT scan or MRI, further testing, or extra precautions justContinue reading ““Due to your medical history…””

Yoga and Cancer

It is a popular thought that yoga helps your mind relax. However, yoga also has some solid benefits for patients recovering from cancer treatment or therapy. I started my yoga journey not specifically knowing about the benefits for cancer patients; when I was younger I always heard of yoga as a gentle, healing practice. IContinue reading “Yoga and Cancer”

New Year, New Breath

2020 has been a roller coaster to say the very least. A large portion of the year has been spent in quarantine which we would have never seen coming. We have participated in social issues and politics. To distract us from all of the dire things happening, we have also participated in memes, tik toks,Continue reading “New Year, New Breath”

The Winter Blues

On TV, winter is illustrated as a time when you enjoy warm fires, making snow angels, eating yummy food, wearing scarves, and gathering with family. However, sometimes this stereotypically happy season can be met with some feelings of emptiness. People may be in a negative head space around this time for a multitude of reasons;Continue reading “The Winter Blues”

Scars on the Body Don’t Need to Be Scars on the Soul

Everyone has scars. Sometimes these scars are visible on the body – scars from surgery, sickness, abuse, self-harm, etc. Other scars are purely internal; ones that are not seen by the naked eye, but felt intensely by the one who carries them – scars from relationships, military service, abandonment, etc. There is a lot ofContinue reading “Scars on the Body Don’t Need to Be Scars on the Soul”

My Thoughts on Mile 445

My first book review is going to focus on Mile 445: Hitched in Her Hiking Boots, a story about adventure, love, and embracing the unexpected. I promise not to give away any spoilers! This book originally caught my eye because of the idea of the great outdoors and a woman trying to find herself, withContinue reading “My Thoughts on Mile 445”

Why am I here?

Hello world, my name is Lauren. You may be thinking, “Another yoga blog. Why do we need another one of those?” Well, hopefully my angle is unique and offers something up to the yoga-blog-world that wasn’t there before. A little bit of background: at the age of 14, my budding teenage life was shaken byContinue reading “Why am I here?”