The News Yogi Blog

Dealing with Trauma?

Do you ever wonder if your stress may be more than just a stressful day? You're not alone. I've had some pretty tough days in news, from emotional breakdowns, to anxiety attacks and dealing with trauma. When I first started dealing with these emotions, it was hard for...

Journalism and living life with gratitude

In a career where we see so much loss, suffering and destruction, to the outside world, it may seem it’s easy to live with gratitude. If you keep up with me on IG stories, you’ve probably seen my daily morning routine starts with lemon water, a little yoga movement...

Getting through the hard days

This is for the strong ones. Are you one of them? Some days it feels like you’re exhausted from showing up, exhausted for always being the leader, exhausted because you feel you can’t make mistakes, exhausted just to wake up. I’m going to share how I deal with the hard days even when it feels you should be “strong”.

Not cut out for news? Or are we being cut out of news?

By now, the conversation surrounding trauma and news is becoming a little more accepted, although I believe there is much work left to do in normalizing mental health conversations in newsrooms. Just a few days ago, a friend told me they brought up mental health...

What is Yoga?

Would you believe if I told you, the point of yoga isn’t to touch your toes or to stand on your head? Yoga is simply the practice of finding what feels good for you. The truth is, yoga has been hijacked by the West as a practice for people who look a certain way. Yoga...

Getting Grounded

The term "grounded" used to be such a point of frustration for me. Like, what does that even mean? I hated to hear that in yoga spaces or by people who seemed like they were super in tune with life and the Earth, but come on, I'm a journalist and we have crazy sh!t...

The Journey: How yoga saved my soul

It’s so cliche and I know it, but yoga literally saved my soul. I know, you’re probably thinking, ‘ok cool Leslie, glad touching your toes helped you, but I’ve got too much sh!t to deal with to think about slowing down.’ My answer to you is, I can only imagine, I’ve...

Vulnerability: Working on not being ok

It's ok, to not be ok. This is something as journalists we know, right? It's something we hear over and over again, but what does it really mean? Is this something we're actually putting into practice? I know, you're probably thinking, ok Leslie, you're a yogi, we get...
What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

Would you believe if I told you, the point of yoga isn’t to touch your toes or to stand on your head? Yoga is simply the practice of finding what feels good for you. The truth is, yoga has been hijacked by the West as a practice for people who look a certain way. Yoga...

Getting Grounded

Getting Grounded

The term "grounded" used to be such a point of frustration for me. Like, what does that even mean? I hated to hear that in yoga spaces or by people who seemed like they were super in tune with life and the Earth, but come on, I'm a journalist and we have crazy sh!t...