Category Archives: Love

1 Week Old Today! in Love

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Lea Luna Schoneveld ❤ 1 week old today! People have been asking about her name and why we didn't name her Poppy since that's what we called her all the way through pregnancy... We actually never intended to name her that but had Lea picked out from long before. But I have to admit; transitioning away from Poppy has not been easy! She started out a little poppyseed and the name Poppy just totally stuck. If we lived in Europe we might have considered making it her middle name but here in the Caribbean/Central America...

Welcome to the World, Lea Luna! in Love, Pregnancy

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Thank you for finally coming out of me angel! From a tiny poppyseed to a 4,170 gram (8.5 lbs) 51 centimeter (20 inches) baby girl! Born March 13 at 4:16 am after 24-hours of intense labor. Life will never be the same. I love her so much it terrifies me. Every piece of her is so perfect I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming! I got to pull her out myself with the final two pushes and Dennis cut the cord like a champ. She came out with her eyes wide...

40 Weeks Today! in Love, Pregnancy

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HAPPY DUE DATE!!!!! 40 weeks today!🎈 Feeling super happy and slightly nervous. I know only 4 or 5% of babies are actually born on their due dates but if Poppy wants to rebel against her parents she'll be super punctual and arrive right on time (we're always late). Send us lots of good birthing vibes today!   xo,

All is Well in Love

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  So much of what your mind tells you is just noise. Dive into silence. Dwell in the space between the noise. Find the quiet space between your breaths. Connect to the rhythmic beating of your heart. For a moment, just... Stop. Close your eyes. Stay here. Surrender to what is. All is well. All is well. All is well. xo,

a love story, continued in General, Love

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So… Off we went. Dennis had a white truck parked in the parking lot and as I opened the door, soda cans and old subway wrappers fell out and into the street. Dennis didn’t seem to notice. “Time to clean the car?” I asked. “What? Oh yea? I guess.” Emelie rolled her eyes. “I can’t believe you’re taking me in some strangers car!!” she muttered. “And a dirty car at that!” She was feisty, that’s for sure. I dropped Emelie off at the hotel with the promise of all the sugar in all of the...

Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos in Love

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Friends, This Friday, February 10, I will be hosting a free oneOeight global livestream meditation "Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos" from the newly opened Island Yoga Studio! This meditation is open to all, you do not need to be a oneOeight subscriber to participate!   Join me 4 pm AST / 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST at www.oneoeight.com/LIVE to participate in this beautiful worldwide community gathering with our oneOeight family! The entire world could use more peace right now, so lets spread this love far and wide! Let me know in the...

From Panic to Prayer in General, Love

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I am discovering a pattern in my life. Whenever I am unsure about the future and start doubting, this sense of uncertainty fills every aspect of my life. This feeling of being unsure doesn't drop out of nowhere but is usually connected to stress, or me feeling overwhelmed or drained. Suddenly I start doubting EVERYTHING; why I'm here, what I'm doing, are we going to make it... During our studio construction I've arrived to a place like this every few months or so. I get overwhelmed, lose sight of the big picture and then start...

How To Fight Morning Sickness (That Lasts All Day Long) in General, Love

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If you read my previous posts you’ll know I started struggling with severe nausea already at week 5, and spent a lot of time researching and trying everything the internet suggested to find a way to feel better. I’m happy to tell you I came across a bunch of stuff that actually worked! I’ll include everything in this post. Every body is different so what worked for me might be the last thing to work for you, but it’s worth giving everything a try. So – here are my top 10 tips to fight morning...

Two best friends and a yoga mat in General, Love

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I haven't been fully conscious about it, but I've been avoiding Andrea since I found out I was pregnant. Normally I think about her every day, I dream about her, I feel her in my practice... I'm not obsessively drowning in her like right after she died, but I feel her presence. In a good way. Since I saw that little line on the stick and realised I'm stepping into motherhood though, I've sort of placed her aside. I can't explain it but there has been something so very painful about entering this big new chapter...