Bloom Retreat Blog

What is Perfectionism Costing You?

I've been thinking about what it means to be perfect. We’ve been diving deep into this conversation in The Practice® this week, and I would love to hear your thoughts. Where does perfectionism show up in your life, and what is it costing you? As far as I can see, in all the women I meet (myself included) perfectionism is taking a toll. It shows up everywhere. In our relationships. In our careers. In our parenting. In our homes. In our bodies. In our yoga classes. In our Facebook feeds. In our expectations of others. And perfectionism is expensive. It costs us everything. Intimacy. Connection. Time. Freedom. Joy. Spontaneity. Laughter. Money. Our Health. Our Self. We strive to be something we're not for the sake others. We try to keep up and show up as if everything is all tucked in and buttoned up just right. And we do this at the expense of ourselves. We hide behind the veil of perfectionism, hoping that if everything is lined up perfectly (or at least looks like it is) life will finally feel better and it will all make sense. But perfectionism is an illusion. What it costs us is what we crave the most. So how do we challenge this tricky illusion? How do we shake it off and show up as we truly are? Well, maybe we say yes to spontaneous sex in the living room when usually we say no. Maybe we leave the dishes in the sink and meet...

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Wanna join our Spring Community 14-Day Cleanse?

Perfect timing for Spring. Get in here! I wanted to reach and and let you know about our Annual Spring Community 14-Day Cleanse which kicks off on May 12!  With Spring here the cleanse is perfectly timed to help you feel great in your body again, and the best part is, we're going to do it together! This cleanse is perfect for you if...

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Announcing The Practice® Spring 2017

Woohoo! I am so excited to announce The Practice® kicking off at Bloom this April + I want to share the sweetest video with you. In cased you missed it, The Practice® is the essence of Bloom Retreat. It is all about soul, self-love, femininity, deep exploration, and community. It is a 10-week cathartic experience of yoga and connection where, in a sacred circle of women, you find your way back to yourself. This past year we have sold out every session and transformed many lives. It's pure magic. If feel like you have forgotten who you are, then this is for you. I could go on and on, but instead, four amazing women in our tribe courageously shared their experience of The Practice® with you. They say it better than I can. Their stories will melt your heart. Watch the video above. New sessions of The Practice® kick off April 10. I am offering groups on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10am, and Monday nights a 7pm. Spots are going fast, there are only three spots left in the Monday night session, so get in here if you are feeling called.  If you are pregnant, be sure to check out The Practice® Prenatal. We have something for you too. ALL THE PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFO IS HERE. P.S. If you are interested in jumping in, you can register for just the Spring, but...

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You have to read this story. It will give you hope.

I want to tell you a story… It’s sort of a Cinderella story, but it’s true. It’s about a girl named Anna. Anna sat down with me the other day and shared this story. She wanted to bring it to light and for me to share it with you, in the spirit of inspiration and healing. Anna is this stunningly beautiful and incredibly talented acupuncturist who I met a couple of years ago. She’s the kind of woman who seems bad ass, like she has it all together. But behind her budding career, her talent, and her beauty, she had a broken heart. She came to me last year and wanted to take part in my Ultimate Self Care Retreat—a 3-month breakthrough and mentorship program for only 12 women (which by the way, applications are due Sunday if you want in). Anna said she wanted to sign up “because I don't have a lot of support outside of myself right now, and big things are happening. I need a community to help me get to the other side of this great rushing river that life has afforded me.” So she signed up for last year’s retreat. The other day I had the opportunity to sit down with Anna, a year later, and talk to her about all the magic that’s happened since she took the program. Below are her...

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