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What the Hell is Wellness?
by Susanna on March 9, 2015 in Self, Self Love, stress reduction, Therapy, Wellness, Yoga
Wellness is a new buzzword. But what is it and when do we experience it? Before I was well I weighed 100 lbs. I worked out daily, attended awesome parties, often every night of the week. Before wellness I was often tired and unhappy but oh, was I healthy. I controlled my weight, appearance and

 

Cutting Cords to Cleanly Leave People and Places
by Susanna on March 2, 2015 in energy, Energy Vampires, Forgiveness, harmony, imbalance, nature, peace, Power, stress reduction, Uncategorized, Unity, Wellness, Yoga
Dear friends, Sometimes, what seems like the perfect situation can be absolute hell if it’s not the right fit. My first job out of college was working for a prestigious, sexy and popular magazine company. Great pay; perks and goody-bags galore. Great growth and benefits. Yet I wasn’t fulfilled. I couldn’t shake it; I always felt

How to Deal with Energy Vampires
by Susanna on February 22, 2015 in Creativity, destress, energy, Energy Vampires, Forgiveness, harmony, insight, Liberation, Light, Love, natural healing, peace, Self Love, Wellness
Blood sucking vampires? My partner loves them. He voraciously watches everything from Vampire Diaries to Interview with a Vampire. I can’t stand violence, so this is not a shared obsession. Though our baby (pictured here) often says, “more,” he’s in no way an energy vampire. But I had to wonder, why the obsession with vampires?

How to Have Unlimited Energy
by Susanna on February 16, 2015 in energy, harmony, insight, Light, Love, Power, Wellness, Yoga
Dear friends, I often get asked how I have the energy to do all I do. From working full time as a teacher, to running my own business, to writing and publishing articles, seeing private clients for wellness sessions, creating and teaching yoga classes, running yoga teacher trainings, to raising a toddler, keeping my relationship

to Own V-Day
by Susanna on February 14, 2015 in Love, Self Love, Valentine’s Day
Dear friends, I’ve been thinking about a Yogic Valentine’s Day. I’m a liberated woman. I really am. I’ve paid my own way since I moved out and never dated based on incomebrackets. I rolled my eyes at the manufacturing of romance each valentine’s day. But I’ve got to be honest. When I drive by the pink

hany City: From Partier to Presence & Back
by Susanna on February 9, 2015 in 7th Chakra, harmony, Light, Love, peace, Wellness
When I started on this path 11 years ago it wasn’t like I was all Zen all of a sudden. I’d party hard, go to work or an anti-war protest and then maybe head to a meditation sit. One day, after about a month of this, I’d been up ‘til 4 in the morning at a

 

How a Ski-Masked Stalker Taught Me to Trust my Instincts
by Susanna on February 3, 2015 in Creativity, insight, intuition, Light, Wellness, Yoga
He stalked down the street towards me in a ski mask and trench coat. . . So, I learned young to trust my survival intuition. I was a pre-teen babysitting my little brother for the first time. Nothing was on my mind but the cute outfit I was going to wear the next day, so

 

Yoga’s 2nd Colonization & a Nonviolent Revolution of Practice
by Susanna on January 31, 2015 in 2015, Colonization, Cultural Appropriation, Liberation, Yoga
Some thoughts on cultural appropriation and the new colonization of yoga from a Desi yogi in LA. As an Indian woman living in the U.S. I’ve often felt uncomfortable in many yoga spaces. At times, such as when I take a $25.00 yoga class by a well-known teacher who wants to “expose us to the culture

 

Going from Painfully Shy to Expressing Your True Voice
by Susanna on January 26, 2015 in 5th chakra, shy, Uncategorized, voice
Dear friends, So, many of you might not know I used to be painfully shy. I was a good student. I never missed a homework assignment. Unless I knew my teachers wanted me to present it aloud. Then, my current event would mysteriously go missing. The one speech class I took in college, I ran

 

Ego, Love, Freedom & Practices to Open Your Heart
by Susanna on January 20, 2015 in Love, Self Love, Wellness, Yoga
Dear friends, Ah, love. What we do it all for. To me, love used to be about approval. I felt like I was in love when people wanted to be with me. I’d be super-kind and giving and think that I was being loving. That isn’t love, though. That is ego-driven need. I needed them to