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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 […]

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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 […]

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DON’T BITE ~ BUT HISS

CAN I GET AN AMEN?! Sri Ramakrishna tells a great story about a venomous snake to illustrate my point about forbearance, nonviolence and inner strength. One day, a poisonous snake that was terrorizing a small village was paid a visit by a holy man. The sage asked the snake to no longer attack or bite […]