The Weight of Silence

Why have I been silent all of these years? A quiet, sterile surface, afraid of not having answers, afraid of my own ignorance and privilege, afraid of ruffling feathers. I

A Movement Begins With A Single Step

When I took my two young sons with me to the Women’s March, I wasn’t fully sure what to expect, or how to explain to them why it was important

The Magic of New Beginnings

2016 was certainly a year of new beginnings for Shyft.  And as I look back over the year, I realize that, in fact, new beginnings is exactly what Shyft stands

To Breathe or Not to Breathe…

Time to take a minute to breathe. Exhale. Now breathe again. Today you’ve breathed for five minutes, taken 35 breaths, with an average heart rate of 66 BPM. Congratulations! Breathe again? That’s

The Next Step

Watching Literal Shyft grow over the past several months has been nothing but pure joy.  Since we launched in May, we have steadily added a host of brilliant and generous

Learning From A Legend: Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali began his training in 1954, at the tender age of 12, and retired in December of 1981.  He stood up to many more challenges outside the ring than

Editor’s Column

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Literal Shyft: Conscious Words For Conscious Living. We are so glad you are here! For those of you who don’t know, Shyft is

  • Be kind.  #mindfulmonday
  • Equality for all. #happypride #pride 🌈 @monishavasa  @its_eye_sha
  • It's better than coffee. #justdoit #meditate #sitwithus
  • Who is your own personal Tony Robbins. 💪The most powerful motivations aren't quotes, YouTube videos or the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world. 🤘🏻You may not know whom you're inspiring with your small, daily actions, but trust that everything you do may be an inspiration to someone. 👏Tag your inspiration.  #soulsista #true #love #inspire  #mindfulness #wednesdaywisdom #newportbeach #meditation #tribe #wednesday
  • Happy Happy Birthday to the the greatest friend, business partner and human @monishavasa! You are our compass and we are so lucky to have your love and wisdom in our lives!
  • Lovely reminder to get a little face-to-face today. #shyft #mindfulness #consciousliving #wednesdaywisdom
  • From purging to list making, 8 happiness tips that'll make you want to clap along. 😀👏 Link in bio!
  • Have you ever wondered why you can't stop your thoughts during meditation? 🤦🏽‍♀️ You're not alone! 🙏🙏 Learn about common meditation misconceptions. Link in bio! 👆 #meditation #mindfulness #shyft