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best Paleo cupcake you’ll ever have

By |January 22nd, 2016|

It’s taken me some rough recipes to get to the place when I can deliver the best tasting paleo cupcakes to date!

I’m not 100% paleo, because I believe in moderation and eating beans, but I love baking paleo!

Gluten, dairy and sugar free baking became a passion of mine about six months ago after trying the [...]

rid your home of clutter for good.

By |January 21st, 2016|

A dear friend of mine told me that her New Years Resolution was to remove the clutter from her home. I found this to be an admirable goal that I could help her with. Then I realized it was something I could share with everyone here!

What you need to know about clutter is...

The biggest hurdle [...]

5 secrets to growing your yoga class sizes

By |January 20th, 2016|

 
Here’s the deal: your class sizes are not determined by whether you’re a great yoga teacher or not.
 

Is that a relief or what?

 

Although as yoga teachers we know that it doesn’t matter how many students are in class but how much each students gains from their experience that matters most...
our paychecks are often directly impacted [...]

truth. be. told.

By |January 19th, 2016|

Truth.

My truth.

Your Truth.

The Truth.

I realized the other day while rehashing a memory with a friend that our “truths” about what happened were not the same.

It could be that one of us has a better memory or pays closer attention, but there is something greater at play happening here.

As the science of the human being becomes [...]

confessions of a daily meditator

By |January 14th, 2016|

I'm going to own it... My ego is completely self-obsessed.

When I meditate I can watch my fearful, dramatic, and selfish thoughts pass by in troves of stories and beliefs. Laughing as my fearful thoughts often contradict each other:

"I'm afraid I may get pregnant." "I'm afraid I can't get pregnant."
"I'm afraid I will get a corporate [...]

Manifesting the perfect man

By |December 10th, 2015|

One of the radical truths I’ve learned through my years as a happiness coach, spiritual teacher and student is that our intimate relationships are often the most challenging to manifest and maintain.

 

When we are fortunate to fall in love with someone, we are put into a place of vulnerability that can be extremely uncomfortable. If [...]

your boredom isn’t serving you or the world

By |November 25th, 2015|

So I had that boredom moment, you know the one where life seems perfectly okay and everything is in its place and looks like you should be super happy but in just one flash you feel like you want to shout… “I’m so bored!”

It’s amazing that everything can be good and still not good enough. [...]

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Forgiveness

By |October 27th, 2015|

Set yourself up. Settle into your seat. Relax. Breathe. Forgive...

In the past few weeks I've been working on the act of forgiveness. I meditate each morning and welcome any un-forgiven people or situations to enter into my mind. Then I move through my own process of releasing any stored anger, resentment, or pain.
 
It's been interesting [...]

Ahimsa

By |October 7th, 2015|

Ahimsa! Ahhhh-heeeem-saw - a Sanskrit word that translates to "non-violence".
Ahimsa is one of the yamas from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. A yama is a spiritual law for guidance on how to treat others. It's the practice of yoga from through our behaviors off the mat.
Ahimsa has been in the front of my mind throughout the past [...]