Morning Ritual

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I love eating well. In recent months, I’ve adopted a new morning routine that has helped me feel better on multiple levels. As such, I feel compelled to share. For ages, I’m talking years, I adored a good Starbucks Chai Soy Latte. Every morning. Every. Morning. Then one day, as change often happens for me,…

Yoga + Wide Open Spaces

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Space in your hips, Space in your heart, Space on the horizon… Since I started leading retreats approximately one year ago, many folks have asked me to please do a local retreat, one that did not require airplane travel… Voila! Introducing Yoga + Wide Open Spaces. My dear friend lives in Hico and owns/operates a…

So This Is Confidence

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I am about to embark upon my first yoga retreat. However, before I can board the plane with my over-sized bag and my equally excited friends, I am presenting my workshop baby, Handstand Festival, at The Texas Yoga Conference. Here is a high level run down of my next 48 hours. Teach Friday morning 10am…

There’s Nothing To Fear

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The other day, I was nervous. I was creating a video to promote my upcoming retreat. I’m not crazy about creating video — the kind where you stare into the camera and speak. I’m not overly keen on the process, it feels unnatural and cheesy and I pretty much abhor it. I have a biological…

Shine

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We are all entered into a silent pact of dysfunction when we are growing up. Somewhere, someone along the way convinces us that it is in our best interest to dim our lights. It could be a sibling, a parent, or some other obscure relative, but someone convinces us that this is in our best…

The Purpose of Joy

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I taught a class Friday night about Joy. It was dubbed XOXO Flow and it centered around the how to’s, do’s and don’t’s, pros & cons of joy. When trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. ~James 1:2 How does that quote land for you? When trouble comes your way, do…

Be in Creation

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Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. ~ C. Joybell C A student/client/friend just sent me this quote in a text. I wholeheartedly agree. This principle has subconsciously been guiding me for the last five years. When I left…

I am…

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The other day, I had a traumatizing mommy moment. Daisy, in all of her never-ending adorable-ness, stuck her hand under the dog while he was peeing. Yes, she intentionally stuck her little perfect baby hand into his stream of pee. She’s curious. She’s especially intrigued by liquids. This is normal, although — gag — a…