Time to make time for me. in General, Love

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Time to make time for me. I'm spending the week in meditation, spiritual therapy and silence. I thought I'd be nervous to go in but I'm not. I'm calm. Breathing. All is well. This is where I'm meant to be! I'm actually excited to turn my phone off. No computer, no phone, no internet. No emails. No communication with the outside world for a week. It's terrifying and liberating all at the same time. I set up my altar first thing. Rose quartz, so much of it. For my heart. Andrea’s mala beads. Palo santo....

Buy a Shirt, Save a Life! in Fashion, General, Love

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Super excited to announce our new line of Sgt. Pepper's Friends t-shirts in beautiful and fun summer colors! Buy a shirt and SAVE A LIFE! 100% of proceeds support Sgt. Pepper's Friend's animal rescue. If you're new to Sgt. Pepper's Friends, we have many rescues looking for forever loving homes. Most of our dogs and cats come from unknown backgrounds and many of them have suffered from neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Our goal is to find them a family where they will get the love and care they deserve so they can live a happy...

Keep Looking for Love in General, Love

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I've come to terms with the fact that I'm broken. Not in a sad way but in an it-is-what-it-is kind of way. Life happened and I've adjusted accordingly. We're all a little bit shattered. Pain and heartache comes our way and with time we develop patterns that we think will protect us... but that only keep us in fear. There are traits in me that aren't necessarily a part of who I am, but that surface as a result of what I've seen in this lifetime. For instance: I have a huge fear of abandonment....

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Sprint Triathlon in General

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I JUST FINISHED A HALF TRIATHLON! Seriously! I wasn't planning on doing this at all and almost bailed last second but decided to just go for it... And I'm so glad I did! Dennis is training for a half Iron Man so I've been tagging along on the mountain bike a bit during these last few weeks and I've really enjoyed it. Now, leisurely mountain biking a day here and there is not training for a triathlon. I get this now. I don't run, ever (I go through phases where I enjoy running but it's been...

This is my life. in General

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Sometimes, without asking for it, our days can become filled with unnecessary drama. I'm choosing to focus on happier things - like this photo of Ringo the Gringo when he was a puppy. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING CUTER?!? Look at him! Get distracted by him! Maybe smile a little bit! I know. Dogs are the best remedy.     It should be noted that although my Instagram account is the largest yoga-related account in the world, it's not the yellow pages or some strict public platform for all things yoga. It's my life! It's personal! This is my...

Cardamom Chia Pudding with Vanilla Mango Cream in General, Recipes

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This just happened and it's. The. Bomb. Dot. Com. !!! Cardamom in chia pudding sounds kind of ridiculous but my mom introduced me to it when she was here a few months ago and now I'm hooked! This is officially my absolute favourite chia pudding recipe of all time. The cardamom works so well with the creaminess of the chia and the mango makes it all come together in this heavenly, never-would-have-thought-it-could-work combination that will leave you dizzy with happiness. Here is how! Cardamom Chia Pudding 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 cups unsweetened almond milk...

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What Are You Waiting For? in General, Love

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There is no such thing as "should have". You are where you are and what's done is done.  Do the best you can with what life has given you in this moment! Let go of the idea that the past could have been different. It couldn't have - because it wasn't. The time is now. N O W! Don't waste time thinking of the what if's; instead, spend today taking the steps needed to create a life you're proud of. There is nothing holding you back. Everything you need to move forward you already have....

Zucchini Noodles with Toasted Sesame Dressing in General, Recipes

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I GOT A SPIRALIZER!!!! Aaaahhh!! They don't sell them here in Aruba and I've been trying to get one shipped forever and it finally arrived! I felt like a child on Christmas morning putting it together. I've had so many variations of zucchini noodles with creamy dressings, Alfredo style, and even though I love those variations I've been wanting to make something zesty and Asian inspired. So, this happened! It was so easy. So awesome. Dennis doesn't like zucchini noodles (why??) but I made him try it and he ate an entire bowl. Here's how! 2...

Souls of Society in General, Love, Travel

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During Envision Festival I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Souls of Society, a community driven movement focused on cultivating communication and human connection. We discussed presence, staying grounded in the face of challenge, and taking yoga off the mat. Read on, or watch the full interview below. “What’s one of your favorite things about yourself?” “My ability to listen and be present with people.” “How’d you hone that ability?” “I think it’s the receiving and releasing of energy. I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time with very spiritual people and I can take that energy...

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Together We Can Change the World in General, Retreats, Travel

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We couldn't have had a better ending to the 109 World #109Water Nicaragua trip! Fire ceremonies, yoga, meditation... They have all been beautiful silver linings to our main purpose here in Nicaragua: digging trenches and shoveling dirt.     My entire body is buzzing with gratitude. WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE HERE PEOPLE! For real! Not just talking about it or dreaming about it or thinking about it but actually going out to the far corners of this planet and doing what we can to help people in need. We have the power to do this! You...