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

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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...

orimligt. in General

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Orimligt. This is a Swedish I word I don’t quite know how to translate. Literally it means unreasonable; “o” being negating and “rimligt” meaning simply… Reasonable. But unreasonable doesn’t do the word justice. It’s bigger than that. Something that’s Orimligt is not only unreasonable, it’s unimaginable. Incomprehensible. The closest I can come to translating it is Unlivewithable. Un-live-with-able; adjective meaning; “experience or event you simply cannot imagine carrying on your life after having gone through”. In the dictionary it would go something like that. Orimligt. Unlivewithable. Today I had an unlivewithable experience. I’ve had many...

109 World in Nicaragua in General, Travel

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Spent the afternoon digging in the scorching sun. Sat for fifteen minutes in the dirt with a small boy who spent all morning crying, dried tears streaking his dust-covered cheeks. Why, I don't know. My Spanish is good but he was young and the only word he knew was "perro". Dog. Yes. So many dogs. And pigs. And oxen. And chickens, everywhere. The people we are shuffling dirt and rock with for hours on end live in small shacks made up by tin and sticks and large sheets of plastic. They smile, all the time. We...

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Overnight Coconut Quinoa Porridge with Berries and Love in General, Recipes

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I love making my breakfasts the day before. Knowing there is something delicious waiting for me in the morning is such a treat and it saves me a ton of time in the AM! This recipe is one of my all-time breakfast favorites. Quinoa is an amazing source of plant-based protein and something most of us are used to as savory, but this jar of yumminess is creamy, sweet and absolutely delicious. I like to make a big batch of quinoa early in the week to throw in salads and have ready for dinners, so...

Costa Rica: Pure Magic in Love, Retreats, Travel

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Here is a little recap from our Costa Rica adventures… my home away from home!             I lead at least one retreat at Selva Armonia in Costa Rica every year, sometimes two. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. We practice yoga on our yoga deck in the jungle twice each day, swim in waterfalls, make bonfires on the beach, relax in the natural jacuzzi(!), eat all-organic food from the farm, and explore hidden beaches. It really is as magical as it sounds.     My good friend...

Apple Cinnamon Bowl in General, Recipes

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This is one of my favourite snacks to make when I need an afternoon boost. It's ridiculously simple to make, delicious and so good for you! My grandmother used to make me and my brother a version of this when we were kids, but instead of almond milk she'd use regular milk and heavy cream(!) and then we'd pour a huge pile of sugar on top. This version is a lot healthier and tastes amazing - I'm pretty sure my grandma would approve. 1 big apple handful of almonds almond milk cinnamon Grate the entire...

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Envision Festival, I love you! in General

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Envision Festival was a whirlwind of magical madness - as always. This year was by far the most organized and put together I’ve seen the festival. It was my fifth year going, so I’ve really been able to watch this gathering of artists, yogis, musicians and adventurers transform and transcend, getting better and better, year after year. This year, I left Dennis at home and brought Olivia for a girls trip. It was amazing!   We planned to take it easy on Thursday, but ended up staying up all night. I taught a big class...