Reflections

Reflections

On the plane from London to Los Angeles, I had the time to watch the short film, Violet. Violet is about a young girl who despises her reflection. At the peak of puberty, she spends time criticizing herself in the mirror – judging the size of her nose, shape of her head and color of…

SELFIES

SELFIES

I recently returned home from a trip to India. During my travels, I had the opportunity to check in online and post about my adventures. It was a rich and rewarding experience and I was thrilled to share my journey with those back home. Although, while I scrolled through my feed to see what the…

6 Nutrition Tips for Active Teachers

6 Nutrition Tips for Active Teachers

See this blog featured on True Wellness by TrueFood Kitchen Being a full time yoga teacher has taught me a lot of lessons.  One of the first lessons I learned was to take care of my body.  When you’re constantly moving around the room, you need to make sure you’re in tip top shape before…

Letting Go

Letting Go

Letting Go   I can remember the night like it was yesterday.  A man standing in front of a woman shouting “Don’t talk to me that way” and the woman yelling back with rage in her eyes.  The screaming got louder and louder until the man lost his temper and and I fell to the…

Exhale – Reconnecting on the Mat

Exhale – Reconnecting on the Mat

In a world constantly inundated with media messages and busy home and work schedules, it is easy to get overwhelmed.  That’s why the practice of Yoga becomes so crucial.  It allows us the ability to disconnect and reconnect.   And I have to say, that is what I love about it most. When I practice, it provides the…

Cold Remedies for the Aching Body

Cold Remedies for the Aching Body

As I sit here, nursing a cold, I feel inspired to share with you a few of the remedies that have helped me over the years to alleviate cold and sinus symptoms. If we choose not to honor our bodies, these small signals for rest can escalate into bigger problems such as flu, pneumonia, and…

Setting Intentions

Setting Intentions

This blog was inspired by my good friends at MyIntent. Check the link below for a coupon code to save 20% off their necklaces! I remember when I attended a Yoga class where the instructor said at the very beginning “Let’s just take a moment to set an intention”.  My mind went blank and I simply sat…

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This recipe comes from my good friend, Victoria Dodge, author of Nourishment Now.  Her Lentil Soup is not only delicious, it’s hearty and filling.  I changed it up and used quinoa instead of rice.  Then, added spinach and avocado to make it a well rounded meal. Ingredients 1 ½ cup lentils 1 cup brown rice…

Vegan-luscious Pumpkin Pie

Vegan-luscious Pumpkin Pie

Courtesy of my friends at LA Yoga Magazine, here is a recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Pie. I grew up making pumpkin pie with my mom everything Thanksgiving.  Our family has a wonderful recipe that contains all the common ingredients of butter, eggs, sugar, pumpkin (from scratch!), spices (doubled up!) and oil.  This pie tastes just…