Category Archives: General

Embrace All Of You in General

I used to think that when it came to self compassion, I was doing a pretty good job. I’d look in the mirror and for the most part, for as long as I can remember, I’d feel ok about being me. There were times when I didn’t like something, sure, but I wouldn’t panic about it. I never had an eating disorder or engaged in self harm. But there was always something I wasn’t happy with. For a while it was my arms. Sometimes I’d obsess over my thighs, or my feet. I hated my...

Less Chaos, More Peace in General

I hope June has been beautiful for you so far! Dennis, Luna and I are settling into our fourth week here in Stockholm. It’s felt great to set some roots in Sweden after visiting so many beautiful places in Europe. This trip has gone by incredibly quick and unbearably slow all at the exact same time. I am so looking forward to getting back to Aruba in a few days, but I can’t say the same for my husband. He has been loving this trip and doesn’t want it to end. However, even my husband...

Little Moon in General, Love, Motherhood

This girl. Little Moon. She walks up to strangers at restaurants and shows them all her teeth (she has 12 now). Every morning she wakes up smiling, asking for both Mamma and Pappa. She likes to take her time to wake up and will stay in her crib for as long as she can, arms behind her head, talking to her toys. When either of us go to the bathroom she stands outside, knocking on the door, wondering how long we’ll be (Pappa always takes too long). She holds my hand when she walks down...

Reminder: You Are Good Enough in General, Love

You are good enough. Just the way you are. You don’t have to be thinner or more successful or have more friends or better skin. You are good enough. Now! The idea that we always have to change and fix and improve on every part of ourselves isn’t real. It feels real if you bring energy to it by obsessing over your “flaws”, constantly trying to change. The truth is this: you are lovable EXACTLY the way you are in this moment. Right here, right now. You are lovely. Just the way you are. X,...

My Morning Routine in General, Love

My morning routine differs a little bit every day depending on where I am in the world, how the baby has slept and how I’m feeling that day. Normally I pick up Lea Luna first thing and then we have tea and eat breakfast together but if I’m up a little earlier I roll my yoga mat out first thing. One thing that doesn’t change even when I travel is taking my temperature with Natural Cycles first thing in the morning. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this and wanted to share a...

Neon Lights in General, Love

Neon Lights. Contemplating life and relationships with the hubs over dinner. Conclusion: life will give us challenges when we are ready for them. The people closest to us show us the way by triggering the old, the unconscious, the pain. Running from difficulty because it is challenging is missing out on the greatest learning. Day dreams turn to nightmares and nightmares turn to day dreams and round and round it goes until we make peace with where we are and who we are here with. At the end of the day... It’s all love. Don’t...

Your Cycle Matters in General, Love, Pregnancy

As International Women’s day is approaching I thought this would be a perfect time to share a post on something very important - especially for us women! As you know, I’ve been working with Natural Cycles for some time. The topic of this year’s International Women’s Day is Press For Progress and to continue the work toward gender equality. Leading up to International Women’s day on March the 8th, Natural Cycles is raising topics related to how they and others continuously #PressForProgress in the field of contraception and female health (to learn more, go click...

Some Things Just Do Stay The Same in General, Love, Motherhood, Yoga

Facebook gave me a memory from 5 years ago today. It’s me in our old house on the little yoga deck Dennis built me in the garden underneath our mango tree. I’m in an advanced yoga pose and I make it look so easy. Looking at the memory I scoff - “those were the days! Look at what my body could do!”. I was practicing hours of yoga every day and taught 23 classes a week at the time. My entire life was yoga. I had just started this Instagram account and every day after...

Life Became So Much Easier in General, Love

Life became so much easier the moment I realized I'm actually beautiful Telling yourself you are not is separating from source. It diminishes everything. Only when you see the beauty of your own soul and how it shines can you live in resonance with your purpose. Loving yourself is fucking EVERYTHING. And it's not easy, I'll tell you that. So make it your mission to wake up every morning and love the hell out of every inch of your body. Your heart. Your being. Every time you tell yourself you're anything but gorgeous it rips...

Thinking Of The Unthinkable in General, Love, Motherhood

Visions of my baby dying flash in front of my eyes. I wonder if this is normal. I have asked around and I keep asking around and it seems like, yes, everyone feels this way. I’m completely normal. I’m just a regular mom. But sometimes I wonder. This constant worry that something awful is going to happen to my baby… It paralyzes me at times. I feel like I can’t do anything. I can’t think of anything. Anything else but her safety. I obsess over it. This morning I woke up, and as I’ve done...