How do we get through the dark cloud or the tough patch? How can we grow and even flourish in the face of grief, loss, confusion or a painful transition? We're human, and such experiences are inevitable along the way. To avoid them is to deny the full range of being alive……Life is a dance between friction and freedom. One informs the other and polishes our spirit to be more real and true. When we choose life, we also choose growth.Read More
* I'm going to let this one roll out journal style. So excuse me in advance for the foul mouth language my one-of-a-kind mother taught me. Promote what you love not what you hate. Join me? 7 day challenge inside...
What happens when you strip the shit talker down to their bare-naked soul with nothing to hide behind? There's the same spark of light that we’re all born with, the same vulnerable humanity that we all share, and the same deep need to be loved and seen....Read More
About a year ago I had a client that was an extreme perfectionist and struggled with a fierce inner dialogue. Let’s call her by a code name, Kim. From the outside it seemed like Kim was living the dream – she was a total beauty, a successful world traveling photographer and had magnetic charisma.Read More
Whether thought or spoken, there is power in our words. When we notice ourselves slipping into negative thought forms, it’s up to us to shift gears and train ourselves to think happy and loving thoughts.
The chatter of our mind can get the best of us if we don't pay attention. But a lousy inner dialogue is counter-productive. How can you show up as your best self today? Tap into the power of your words and thoughts as often as possible, and I promise things will begin to shift.Read More
You’re so sensitive. You feel things too much.
Has anyone (including yourself) ever told you any of the above? We can become inspired by feeling or overwhelmed by feeling. It’s a double sided coin.Read More
We're in a world where self-love is lacking. We all know how to have ideas, do stuff, make stuff, share stuff, and keep ourselves busy. But what about honest and real SELF-LOVE?
We all need more of it in our lives - in our thoughts, in our words, in our cells, in our bones, and in our blood.
In my gut and my heart I believe we all want to grow and be better. We may not all act on it or know how to do this, yet that bright seed of a spark we're all born with never completely dies - no matter how much we've ignored it.
For me personally, this path has become my passion in every realm: health, career, relationships, creativity, communication, beauty, self-care, perceptions....
Music shapes emotion, adding to the ambience of life’s many soundtracks. It helps us drop into a moment and carries a tremendous force of creative power. Music feeds us—which is why music is especially effective during a yoga practice. It acts as a sponge that absorbs mental noise and directs energy toward the desired impact. I’ve witnessed it firsthand as a yoga teacher, longtime practitioner, and the creator of ‘Yoga Soundscape’, a yoga + meditation practice orchestrated to an eclectic range of live music. When you match movement and music thoughtfully, you bring harmony and insight to your body-mind-emotion-spirit connection that will ripple into every aspect of your life.Read More
Sure, we’re all breathing or we wouldn’t be alive. But are you really breathing? Like, hydrating your cells, slowing down hasty impulses, dropping into the present moment type of breathing? This is something we can all practice in almost any setting: deep-present-nourishing inhales followed by slow-steady-softening exhales. Continuously.Read More
(*This is for you teachers, from my recent post on the inspiring Teach.Yoga site)
The room settles as you enter and a friendly chatter softens. You find your seat and the room stills as you begin class. You’ve all arrived. What do you feel in this exact moment?
As teachers, we have an opportunity to dial into a creative power that is bigger than us. It’s a profound and exciting gift. It doesn’t mean we don’t bring our real selves to class – we actually DO want to bring our feeling-based human connection into the room. It’s what fuels an impactful experience.Read More
Stagnation is a call for change. Feeling stuck is a sign that you need to move. Weighed down with clutter is a nudge to clean up and make space. The thread between them all is to Let Go. We know this yet sometimes we resist or avoid the signal.Read More
I'm a big believer of setting intentions and cultivating a stronger sense of self through healthy and creative rituals. When I'm in tune with my personal formula, I'm more in the flow and better able to create and serve from a place of freedom. When I stray too far from tending to my personal needs, I basically become an anxious grouch. No fun. For anyone.Read More
For anyone who has ever felt the desire to travel to Peru, you know that it’s one of those places that whisper’s your name repeatedly until you answer the call. Maybe a certain feeling comes over you when you see photos of the majestic Machu Picchu and the misty clouds hanging over the mountain peaks. Perhaps you feel admiration when you hear wild stories from others about their Peruvian adventures. Or maybe when you see their natural and colorful textiles you feel a connection that is hard to put into words.Read More
For whatever reason, we humans sometimes lean towards behaviors and habits that throw us off. It can be seductive at times. It's a give and take based on our own chemistry and what is moderate for one may be poison for another. If you're anything like me, you're extra sensitive to what comes in and what goes out. That's why discovering YOUR unique formula for day to day balance is key to feeling more connected to your creative potential and higher purpose - which directly funnels back into the world.Read More
From cocoon to butterfly, from cocoon to butterfly… this cycle is ongoing. The continuous journey into becoming a strong, happy, loving, healthy woman is anything but linear. And for those of us who are hungry to know our purpose in the world while nourishing our deepest desires, we are always the beginner. We are forever learning, redefining, reshaping, unraveling, and becoming again and again. It’s who we are.Read More