Showing Up for Your Self-Care

Yesterday, I taught a yoga class at noon.  The room was warm, mats were laid out in a random pattern on the floor, people started to settle in. I had burned some palo santo, so there was a woody, somewhat sensual smell that wafted through the room. I was creating a sacred space for these yogis to breathe, pray, lay it all down. As I watched them settling down on their mats, I was filled with a deep feeling of respect for their presence in that room. 

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Things I forgot in 2017

This year was full of activity, surprises, disappointments, illness, love, cookies and so much more. I caught myself yesterday saying "2017 kicked my ass..." and as I said it something didn't quite ring true. Yes, I often felt like my proverbial ass was handed to me this year. Obstacles were put in my path that I wasn't prepared to handle, I saw some relationships come and go, I felt deep darkness at times. 

Reflecting on a year is one of my favorite things to do. It gives me the opportunity to take stock of myself, my goals, and where I am spending my energy. 

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Telling the truth ain't easy...

I struggle with the truth. I will go as I have learned, through years of coping mechanisms, to lie for self preservation. Some lies are little. Some lies are big. Some lies make people feel amazing. Some lies hurt so badly, I can't even face them. Why is telling the truth so difficult sometimes?

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Yoga Nidra for Relaxation

Every Tuesday night I am honored to teach a yoga class at Perennial Yoga that ends with a 20-minute Yoga Nidra. This relaxation technique is very helpful to many who suffer from stress, anxiety, fear, restlessness, and other ailments that make it hard to relax. Please enjoy a free recording of this practice. 

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I have no idea what I'm doing (and that's a good thing!)

It's taken me some time to get back on the writing bus. I got a little distracted from doing some of the things that make me happy, but I had some good reasons. I thought that I would shake up my life (again!) and change basically everything about my day to day existence. I felt like things were not quite right, and I decided to change. This is what I do.

I have no idea what I'm doing. It has taken me six months to realize that it is OK to not know what I'm doing, and in fact, it may actually be a good thing. 

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