my habits

My Habits

Last year when I started Cultivating Habits I piled habit upon habit, starting with doing yoga every day.  Yoga was my keystone habit. It was the habit that helped me to form so many other healthy habits. This year I’m…

choose your habit

Start Your Habit

We are our habits.  Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” If you want to cultivate new, healthy habits or get rid of some bad habits I’m here to help. For every habit that I’ve cultivated I go through…


Hi, I’m MK.

Welcome to Cultivating Habits! I’m MK, a communications professional who hopes to help others cultivate new habits, while documenting my journey as I work on some of my own. I started Cultivating Habits in 2013 as a way for me…

Currently Cultivating

lady cleaning

Transitioning to Toxic Free Cleaning Products

Right now we use a lot of chemicals to clean our home.  It’s just something we’ve always done, but I know there’s a better – and cheaper! – way. I really want to make the transition to greener, cleaner products….

creativity challenge

When Inspiration Doesn’t Come

Sometimes ideas come to me.  I’ll wake up or be out for a walk and blog posts will form or  work projects will solve themselves.  When it happens it’s like I have no choice but to go where the idea…


Yoga and Pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant I stopped doing yoga.  For a little while at least.  I stopped mostly because I was beyond exhausted in those first weeks. I did everything I could just to get out of bed in…

self judgement

Thoughts on Self-Judgement

As part of our yoga teacher training, nearly a year ago now, we had to complete a final exam.  I have yet to do this.  I put it off and put it off and I decided last week that I…

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Starting and Sustaining a Reading Habit and What I’m Reading Now

We’re on day five of the 21 Day Spring Clean Challenge and my kitchen is looking pretty awesome.  Doing a little bit every day has been easy and all of these little efforts are really starting to add up. Starting…

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smartphone addict

How to Break a Smartphone Addiction

Last year I was spending far too much time on my computer and I so worked hard to break that habit by introducing positive replacements.   Now when I get bored or have a little down time I do yoga,…

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