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DAILY BLESSINGS

Every morning, before my feet even hit the floor, I routinely start my day with prayer. No matter what’s going on in my life and no matter how busy my day is, I do not get out of bed until my prayers have been said and conscious contact has been made between me and the […]

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CREATING COMMUNITY

I’m so delighted to say that our 1st Annual – NH Yoga Retreat at the Mountain View Grand Resort was a total blast! I was blessed to co-create and share the experience with three of my amazing friends and fellow yoga teachers, Elizabeth, Roseann and Nicole! At the end of my Saturday afternoon class, as the four of us […]

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BE YOUR AWESOME SELF

Something happened to me this week, that’s actually happened to me many, many times before. I normally keep my big mouth shut about these kind of things, not wanting to name names, call people out or embarrass anyone. But the outcome of this latest situation was so good, so positive that I’ve decided to share […]

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YOUR BALCONY PEOPLE

Two weeks ago, I had the true pleasure of spending 5 days of intensive writing and training with these amazing women: Sylvie, Kathleen, Regina, Jodi, (Kasha – Suzanne’s mom and our yummy snack provider), Katie, Dulcie, Suzanne and Minton! (Plus Jeff, our amazing photographer and memory maker!) These beautiful women are not only fierce and […]

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GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY

I was hanging out with a few friends and we got to talking about our goals and dreams. We each shared what we hoped to create over the next few years. Part of my vision included: finish writing my book and getting it published, teaching more workshops, creating a Yoga & Writing retreat, offering more […]

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YOUR SPIRITUAL TEAM

When I first saw this picture of Jesus and all the Angels, I remember experiencing a feeling of calm and peace immediately wash over me. I sat and looked at it for a long time. I took in the warm colors and the quiet, powerful energy of this holy, mighty tribe poised and ready to […]

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A LEAP OF FAITH

It’s been almost a year and a half since I let go of my large space that was the home base for Quest Yoga. At the time, I’d been running Quest as a traditional studio for 10 years and I had a community of people that I deeply adored. I was happy teaching yoga, leading […]

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NOTHING ENLIGHTENED ABOUT PLAYING SMALL

I was hard at work on my book last week – totally engrossed in my writing – when my sweetie Chris Lester yelled upstairs to me something about somebody winning best… blah,blah,blah. I couldn’t really hear him as my mind was focused elsewhere and as he often says, “I’m deaf as a haddock.” So, when […]

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HAPPY 11th ANNIVERSARY

I still remember so clearly the day I graduated from my Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training back in March of 2001. I’d already been subbing some yoga classes at a gym I’d been working at as a personal trainer but now I could officially say – I was a yoga teacher. I was giddy with excitement […]

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QUIET STILLNESS OF KNOWING

So everyday I am surrounded by the beautiful crying forth of the ideas of God. One of which is you. ~ Mary Oliver Each day you’re given a chance to consciously connect with the Divine. Take some time to be in the quiet stillness of knowing. Listen deeply – be open and receptive to what’s […]

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ARE YOU A YOGA POSER?

I was at a funeral recently. It was a beautiful service where so many people gathered together to celebrate and honor the life of a remarkable woman. As members of her family and friends got up to speak about her, they all echoed similar sentiments. That she was incredibly kind and selfless. She was always […]

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TO HAVE COURAGE FOR WHATEVER COMES IN LIFE – EVERYTHING LIES IN THAT. ~ St. Teresa of Avila

Can I just tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this quote?! I was first introduced to it by my meditation teacher Eknath Easwaran. When I read it – it went through my eyes, into my mind and then dropped straight into my heart. What echoed back was a resounding YES! It reminds me of what […]

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DON’T SHRINK – DON’T PUFF UP. STAND ON YOUR SACRED GROUND.

Last month I had the opportunity to watch a live stream video event that was taking place at The Omega Institute. It was called “Find Your Own Strength” and it featured a conversation with three women that I totally dig: Brené Brown, Joan Halifax Roshi & Elizabeth Lesser. There were some brilliant insights shared that […]

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BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS – A SURPRISE GIFT ON MY SPECIAL DAY!

I had such a spectacular 45th birthday – I felt like this deliriously happy little kid all over again. Yes, there were yummy vegan snacks, time spent with sweetie and some pretty awesome presents. But I was also given a surprise gift that only God could have arranged. I think of October 4, as my […]

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WHEN THE TIME COMES, DO YOU DARE?

I’ve been doing some research lately about the “radical lawyer” and civil rights activist William Kunstler. He was a charismatic guy known for his controversial clients like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, The Chicago 7 and Jack Rubey. I came across a great excerpt from his autobiography and also a clip of […]

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IF EVERYONE LIKES YOU, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG

When I first saw this I totally cracked up! I just adored little cartoon Tim, his red balloons and his spunky attitude. Now, don’t get me wrong – of course, we all want to be loved. Love is our true nature. But what I’m talking about here is not wasting your time and energy wanting […]

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EDDIE WOULD GO

I took up surfing last summer. I’d always wanted to try it when I lived in LA and was super excited to finally take a lesson. I’d been inspired years before when I heard the amazing story of Eddie Aikua. He is one of my heroes and the man behind the famous mantra – Eddie […]

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UNIVERSAL SIGNS

It’s been said that prayer is when “we talk to God” and meditation is “when we listen”. I believe that God/Universe/Spirit is always communicating with us – but our minds are so crazy loud that we cannot hear the Divine whisper. Our eyes are so transfixed on our devices that we cannot see that miracles […]

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SHOW YOUR LOVE

This is one of my six furry kids: Buckminster Biscuits. Also known as Bucky, Buck, Buckaroo, etc. After a recent funny email from a friend – I might just start calling him Bhukti Mukti (Enjoyment & Liberation)! As you can see from the picture – he certainly knows how to let go and enjoy himself. […]

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NO ONE IS YOUER THAN YOU

This super funny picture of a silly made-up Dr. Seuss book cracks me up every time I see it! I wanted to share it with you because Dr. Seuss has been such a huge influence on me and my teaching! We all know his famous books – Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham […]