Holistic Health Writer

Heather Church, B.S., E-RYT 200 is a freelance writer specializing in holistic health. She teaches yoga, pranayama, embodiment practices, meditation & ayurveda to enrolled students at Ohio University.

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A Few Thoughts on Writing

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
Does a thing actually happen if no one sees or hears it? Of course, but the thing may be different altogether.

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Adventures in Bullet Journaling — have you tried it yet?

My mom was in the hospital for over three weeks last month but I couldn’t remember the days or sequence of events when talking to my dad about it.
I work from home most of the time, but never feel fully satisfied with the things I accomplish on any given day.

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So Many Types of Yoga, Where Should You Begin?

The yoga world can be confusing, especially if you’ve never tried the practice before. Our class descriptions page clarifies some of the confusion. but many terms are new. Where do you start?

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On Focus, and Distraction – The Ascent

Humans are incredible beings.
Humans are also incredibly stupid.
Life requires balance and none of us consistently get it right. We are all figuring things out as we go.

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10 Things I Learned from Losing Control

For a yoga teacher, nutrition enthusiast and outdoor nut, I’ve not had the most healthful summer.

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I Am, You Are, We Are... Connected

What’s wrong with our world? What can we do about it?

These two questions shaped the profound documentary I Am. Produced by Tom Shadyac, director, screenwriter and producer, he’s most known for films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty and The Nutty Professor. But this film is a little different. In his words, it’s a story about mental illness.

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The Power of a Morning Ritual

Ever reach the end of the day and wonder where it went? Do you feel exhausted by lunchtime? Or feel like all you do is run around catering for others when you get home from work?

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How Do I Mother From My Center When I Can't FIND My Center?

"This too shall pass" is a phrase that provides a huge comfort to me during not-so-comfortable times.

Today should be one of those times, but words don't comfort the reactions that are physically occurring in my body.

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Grow Your Yoga Business with an Online Presence

Whether you’re a brand new teacher or have been spreading the joy of yoga for a while, one question you’ve likely asked yourself is how to advertise effectively and inexpensively. Yoga is your passion and you want to share it with the world. The question is “HOW?”

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Fear and Ego: The Evil Twin Sisters

Fear is a pathological liar. You know her. She lies, a lot — and belives every word.

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Is It Possible to Cheat In Yoga?

I teach yoga at a local college—to enrolled students, for credit.

It's rewarding—student ages generally range from 17 to 22 and most are yoga "newbies." I get to be their very first teacher and and it's a role I take seriously.

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Yoga and Minimalist Running: It's All Yoga

I recently wrote about how our activities define us and outlined my Adventures in Minimalist Running. This made me dig deeper into my life and my yoga. It made me think about overlap in all of the activities in which I partake on a regular basis. As a yoga practitioner for the last 13 years, I’ve had highs, lows, gang-busta-in-your-face yoga for periods of time and almost non-existent stints of physical practice.

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Doing Social Media Right

“You have to be different, great, or first.” ~Loretta Lynn

Social media is just what the name says. It’s a form of media that allows you to be “social” with your customers and potential customers. It’s not enough to join Facebook or Twitter and call it a day.

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What's Your Marketing Plan?

Marketing has evolved over the years, much of it paralleling the current technology available. Don’t look for that trend to change anytime soon. The better the technology, the more innovative you need to be to stand out!

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Think Local and Be Responsive to Succeed

You need a new refrigerator. What do you do first? Google.

You’d like a new purse or book bag and aren’t interested in driving all over the place to shop. Google.

You’re in the market for new fitness props or apparel. Google again.