• Lifestyle,  Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Inhale, Exhale: Meditation for Beginners

    Meditation for a long time has gotten a bad wrap. Truth be told there was a time not too long ago that if you asked me if I meditated I would boldly say nope thats not the life that I live. Like most of you reading I had preconceived notions in my head about what meditation was and how I didn’t need that sort of thing in my life (LOL). Spoiler alert, I was wrong on so many levels. Myths that I had built in my mind: Meditation is sitting in a room in silence, there is 0 chance I can ever quiet my thoughts, meditation has no real purpose…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    Taking Care of You

    I am a big believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason. That series of events are all connected in one way or another.  Over the last few weeks we have been taking inventory.  Making space for peace in so many different aspects of our lives.  Cleansing internally and externally in our homes, creating space for more Joy, Hope, PEACE. If you have been following along with me on my journey, then you know that we have been preparing for this exact moment in time. We have been doing the work internally on ourselves in order to be equipped to keep our peace within.   In light of the…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Breathing Deep

    Big inhale in through the nose, filling up the lungs. Open mouth exhale slowly allowing the breath to leave the lungs. Do this twice more, taking your time to inhale deeply and exhale fully. Did you know breathing is part of our life force? That stress + anxiety can be reduced and managed through your breath? In times of stress or anxiety the way that we breath can be affected, causing us to breathe at a shorter and faster rate. This increase in the pace or rate of your breathing causes you to take in less oxygen which of course adds more to your stress and anxiety.  Slowing your breathing…

  • Self-Care,  Yoga

    Yoga + Self Care

    The reasons why I came to yoga are so simple now that I think back to my very 1st day on the mat. I knew deep down there was something missing, didnt have a clue of what exactly but one thing was for sure each and every time I came off that mat I felt closer to whatever “it” was. Social media would have you believe that yoga is about being apart of Cirque Du Soleil or that you have to be this freaky thin contortionist. None of that is true. In its simplest form yoga means to “yoke” or bring “union”, yoga in all its glory is the practice…

  • Lifestyle,  Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Gratitude

    Coming off a long weekend of intense body + mind/soul work through Yoga teacher training I was inspired to actively show gratitude this week. Dont get me wrong I am one to say a quick thanks to the universe when things work out and of course when I am protected from not so pleasant things or people. My goal was to tune in deeper on the gratitude front and truly “attempt” to appreciate things/people in real time. Surprisingly it was actually harder than I thought it would be. Most humans if thinking about things that they are grateful for or blessed to have ect, we think big ticket items such…

  • My Story

    Hey y’all !! *in my most southern draw* I am Denawa, the mastermind behind Sittin’ Crooked, Talkin’ Straight. I grew up in a very small town in eastern North Carolina that virtually no one I have ever met out in the world has ever heard of.  I am not kidding, 2 stop lights and you have gone through the entire town! Newly married my small family relocated to the Queens City, Charlotte NC in 2015, in hopes to start our lives together. A mompreneur, out here trying to live her best WHOLE life while balancing starting a new career, motherhood, self care and being a wife. All while coloring outside…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Making Sleep A Priority

    Getting a good nights sleep is a form of self care for me. I have a sweet spot, its 7 hrs. After 7 solid hours of sleep at night I am a wonderful human being ready to kick ass. If I get anything less than 6 hrs, I’m still quite pleasant BUT the fuse is very very short. Now at this point in our lives I’m sure we all know the benefits of getting a solid amount of sleep each night. I’m also pretty sure we are all aware of the health benefits of being rested. The real question is how many of us are actually taking the steps to…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    6 Branches of Self-Care

    These days self-care and self love is all the rage and a hot topic item, for good reason too. Any quick google search can provide you with all the benefits and importance of a solid routine, I’ve even written about self care a time or two right here on this blog! In this day and age, adultin can be so very stressful and even down right daunting, which makes perfect sense as to why everyone is talking self care. What you may not know, is self care isn’t just binge watching TV, having a glass of wine or drawing a bath. Now those are good self care activities, but in…

  • Disclosure Policy

    Sittin’ Crooked Talkin’ Straight is a for-profit blog that encourages people of all creeds to live life on their own terms. Tearing down boundaries, blasting through adversity, living a full life implementing meditation, yoga, self care and a positive mindset. Please read my disclosures below.  If you have any questions please email me at info@sittincrooked.com. Thank you for supporting Sittin’ Crooked Talkin’ Straight. Content All written content on sittincrookedtalkinstraight.com is created by me unless otherwise stated. Photographs are collected from stock photography websites and used accordingly, with the exception of some photos that I have taken myself. Sponsored Content This website accepts forms of compensation in exchange for paid blog posts or…

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