12 Thoughts | motherhood

With Mother’s Day approaching, I find my mind drifting through All of the Things. I have had a hard time letting go of yesterday’s version of my baby because she is growing so quickly. Each day, her legs get longer, her toes get stronger, and the finesse with which she reaches out for toys (or…

Yoga is Not… | A Buzzkill for Yoga Influencers

Yoga today can be considered trendy, but should more accurately be described as a many-branched ancient practice. Having existed for over 5,000 years, yoga and its philosophies transcend much of today’s modern elements while still representing contemporary life through its different variants. The ubiquitous boutique studios and high-end apparel have caused many Americans to lose…

Grace + Fire is Here!

Today is the day! The first Grace + Fire mini-session has arrived! What is Grace + Fire? The Grace + Fire Collective is a community for us to gather, connect, and cultivate balance in our lives. Each of us has our own habits, traits, and natural flow of energies that make us who we are…

Reimagining Self Care

I’m so glad that the motto, “self care isn’t selfish” is floating around ubiquitously now, but there are still so many high-pressure connotations to what people think self care entails. It isn’t wrong to picture bubble baths, candles, and fancy scented lotions and potions, yet, more practical and accessible self care practices exist. These practices…

Behind Grace + Fire

When I was young, I realized I had a natural duality. I found that within my choices and life path, I could easily recognize the available channels that seemed somewhat contradictory at times. This is human nature. We are not completely “either/or” packages. Our hearts, minds – our individual souls – are intrinsically rich landscapes…

12 Thoughts| soft and steady

SOFT + STEADY Today, many of us sit and wait – in our homes, separated, or cloistered – indefinitely. The news has a hum of hope, and spring here in New England has been rainy and beautiful. Yet we sit and wait. It is so easy to want to fix and fight during times of…

Magic Rises in the Forge | Grace + Fire

Today, I find my introvert side beginning to crave more connection in the face of this pandemic. I waded through the early Covid 19 days and weeks with patience, vigilance, trepidation – ticking away the moments with an infant, going for walks with my husband and father, and mentally building a road to where my…