Category Archives: General

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...

January 1, 2018 in General, Love, Motherhood

I’m writing this from my kitchen table. Dennis and Luna are in her room playing. I can hear her laughing from here. The dishwasher is on and the house is clean after last night's mess thanks to my dear husband and his unbelievable ability to rally and do something completely awesome just when I need it. I’m diffusing wild orange essential oils, the Roomba is going (bless this machine!) and in a second I’m going to open up all the windows and sage every room of the house. It’s a new year! Out with the...

Remember: life takes you where you’re supposed to be in General, Love, Yoga

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good I was actually being redirected to something better... Here is a truth: you don’t have all the answers. What looks like a loss right now might just be a magnificent gain! I think of the times I thought that things didn’t go my way; that I missed out, lost an opportunity or failed. 9 times out of 10 I am grateful things happened the way they did. When I almost lost my entire business to a lying ex-partner it broke my heart - but...

#MeToo – The Yoga Stories in General, Yoga

I want to begin by extending my immense gratitude to every single person that has submitted a story over the past week. You are so brave. I believe you. And none of this was your fault. Thank you all for speaking up! I hope that shedding light on this issue will attribute to some sort of change. This post is not about my own #MeToo stories (I recorded a podcast episode available here if you want to listen), but about the many women (and some men) that have been courageous enough to speak up. We...