Self Love Practices

Sweet and simple practices that transform your life from the inside out.

What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex

When people discover that I’ve been celibate for the past four years they always ask me if it’s by choice.   They must be trying to figure out if I’m a) totally repressed (by choice) or b) totally undesirable (not by choice)   And I don’t exactly know how to answer,...

How to Free Yourself From the Past

  What do you play on repeat? What pattern do you continually enact? What script do you subscribe to? What stories do you let control you?     Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all play parts in stories that keeps us from living as freely as deep down we know we...

What I’ve Learned From Three Years Without Sex

(photo by Sarah Landolt)   The last time I had sex was three months shy of three years ago.   I was in Bali, in a thatched roof bungalow overlooking the ocean, draped atop a fluffy white comforter, in a mosquito net wrapped bed. My heart melted, throbbed, and bled for...

The Spiritual Sh*t I Swear By

  The other day, at a hostel on a small island in Bocas del Toro, Panama, a traveler looked at me and asked, "are you a yoga teacher?"   This was right after I had pulled out my favorite icebreaker, "So, what makes you feel alive?"     "How did you know?" I asked....

The Key to Achieving Your Greatest Potential

  Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just not good enough? That no matter how hard you work, you never get as far as you’d like? That as big as your dreams are, you can’t seem to discipline yourself enough to achieve them?     Have you ever had that fear that if...

26 Simple Ways to Completely Change Your Life

    Make no mistake, selling everything that you own, traveling by yourself all over the world, and living by the beach in the lush tropical jungle will completely change your life.   How could it not?     Dramatic changes that flip your external world upside down...

How to Go Home After Traveling… Without Going Crazy

  Sometimes I wonder how I’ve had an easier time adjusting to living in the remote jungle, or eating unidentifiable street food in Asia, or navigating the hectic maze of Morocco, than I have simply coming home.   I wonder how the shock of what’s familiar, can sizzle...

24 Ways to Find Happiness, No Matter Where You Are

  Have you ever noticed how much easier life feels when you’re laying on a tropical beach? Or watching the sunset from a sailboat? Or sleeping in the mountains under the stars?   Have you ever noticed how there are places that instantly, magically, seem to pull you...

10 Ways to Get Unstuck and Create Change NOW

  You know that terrible dream where you find yourself running from something and you try to scream but nothing comes out? Where defeat feels imminent and you're completely powerless against it?   Being “stuck” can feel a lot like that. No matter how much you may want...

How to Manifest Miracles to Create the Life of Your Dreams

  Often we think of miracles as dramatic events like the parting of the seas or people being resurrected from the dead. We think of miracles as divine interventions. Occurrences completely outside of our control, driven by a force far greater than ourselves.     But I...

I Dare You to Dance

  Over the last few years I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been accused of taking Ecstasy. Yes, Ecstasy, the party drug that makes people giggle and smile and love the world and dance. If you’ve ever seen me out at night in a club, you already know why.     I’m that...

20 (More) Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  This past January I found myself in a tough place. I felt anxious and disconnected from myself. I felt heartbroken and insecure. After struggling for months to adjust to the stimulation and crowds in Southeast Asia, I longed for the peace and calm of Costa Rica.    ...

How Practicing Yoga Changed My Life

  The first time I walked into a yoga studio I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Back then I had never consistently exercised in my life, could barely reach my knees let alone my toes, and the words Om and Namaste were as foreign to me as Mandarin.    ...

How I Stay Grounded When Traveling

  For as long as I can remember I’ve walked on my tiptoes.   Seriously.     I bounce around like Jan Brady, my feet never fully making contact with the ground. Friends tell me they can spot my gait a mile away.     Originally I assumed it was the result of wearing...

20 Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  January is a time when many of us begin to re-evaluate our lives. Whether it’s the symbolic power of a new beginning or simply all of the talk of “resolutions” that inspires us, the start of a new year is a worthwhile time to ask “what kind of life do I really...

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

  It's been exactly a week since I returned to my hometown of Seattle. These trips are often bittersweet.     I'm ecstatic to talk for hours with old friends, to see my family every day, to hear my name roll off my baby nephew's tongue. I'm thrilled to have clean...

How Travel Taught Me to Mend my Broken Heart

  Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary of travel.   One year since I ended my lease, handed over my car keys, strapped on my backpack, and entered the airport with a smile not even the most disillusioned TSA agent could erase.   While most of you know me as the girl...

10 Fulfilling Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Traveling

            When you return home from traveling from your day are you rejuvenated or depleted?   Do you feel healthy? Or in need of detoxification?   Many of us know the toll that travel and life can take on our body on our mind on our spirit.   Often we are so...

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Self Love Practices

Sweet and simple practices that transform your life from the inside out.

What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex

When people discover that I’ve been celibate for the past four years they always ask me if it’s by choice.   They must be trying to figure out if I’m a) totally repressed (by choice) or b) totally undesirable (not by choice)   And I don’t exactly know how to answer,...

How to Free Yourself From the Past

  What do you play on repeat? What pattern do you continually enact? What script do you subscribe to? What stories do you let control you?     Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all play parts in stories that keeps us from living as freely as deep down we know we...

What I’ve Learned From Three Years Without Sex

(photo by Sarah Landolt)   The last time I had sex was three months shy of three years ago.   I was in Bali, in a thatched roof bungalow overlooking the ocean, draped atop a fluffy white comforter, in a mosquito net wrapped bed. My heart melted, throbbed, and bled for...

The Spiritual Sh*t I Swear By

  The other day, at a hostel on a small island in Bocas del Toro, Panama, a traveler looked at me and asked, "are you a yoga teacher?"   This was right after I had pulled out my favorite icebreaker, "So, what makes you feel alive?"     "How did you know?" I asked....

The Key to Achieving Your Greatest Potential

  Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just not good enough? That no matter how hard you work, you never get as far as you’d like? That as big as your dreams are, you can’t seem to discipline yourself enough to achieve them?     Have you ever had that fear that if...

26 Simple Ways to Completely Change Your Life

    Make no mistake, selling everything that you own, traveling by yourself all over the world, and living by the beach in the lush tropical jungle will completely change your life.   How could it not?     Dramatic changes that flip your external world upside down...

How to Go Home After Traveling… Without Going Crazy

  Sometimes I wonder how I’ve had an easier time adjusting to living in the remote jungle, or eating unidentifiable street food in Asia, or navigating the hectic maze of Morocco, than I have simply coming home.   I wonder how the shock of what’s familiar, can sizzle...

24 Ways to Find Happiness, No Matter Where You Are

  Have you ever noticed how much easier life feels when you’re laying on a tropical beach? Or watching the sunset from a sailboat? Or sleeping in the mountains under the stars?   Have you ever noticed how there are places that instantly, magically, seem to pull you...

10 Ways to Get Unstuck and Create Change NOW

  You know that terrible dream where you find yourself running from something and you try to scream but nothing comes out? Where defeat feels imminent and you're completely powerless against it?   Being “stuck” can feel a lot like that. No matter how much you may want...

How to Manifest Miracles to Create the Life of Your Dreams

  Often we think of miracles as dramatic events like the parting of the seas or people being resurrected from the dead. We think of miracles as divine interventions. Occurrences completely outside of our control, driven by a force far greater than ourselves.     But I...

I Dare You to Dance

  Over the last few years I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been accused of taking Ecstasy. Yes, Ecstasy, the party drug that makes people giggle and smile and love the world and dance. If you’ve ever seen me out at night in a club, you already know why.     I’m that...

20 (More) Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  This past January I found myself in a tough place. I felt anxious and disconnected from myself. I felt heartbroken and insecure. After struggling for months to adjust to the stimulation and crowds in Southeast Asia, I longed for the peace and calm of Costa Rica.    ...

How Practicing Yoga Changed My Life

  The first time I walked into a yoga studio I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Back then I had never consistently exercised in my life, could barely reach my knees let alone my toes, and the words Om and Namaste were as foreign to me as Mandarin.    ...

How I Stay Grounded When Traveling

  For as long as I can remember I’ve walked on my tiptoes.   Seriously.     I bounce around like Jan Brady, my feet never fully making contact with the ground. Friends tell me they can spot my gait a mile away.     Originally I assumed it was the result of wearing...

20 Daily Practices That Changed My Life

  January is a time when many of us begin to re-evaluate our lives. Whether it’s the symbolic power of a new beginning or simply all of the talk of “resolutions” that inspires us, the start of a new year is a worthwhile time to ask “what kind of life do I really...

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

  It's been exactly a week since I returned to my hometown of Seattle. These trips are often bittersweet.     I'm ecstatic to talk for hours with old friends, to see my family every day, to hear my name roll off my baby nephew's tongue. I'm thrilled to have clean...

How Travel Taught Me to Mend my Broken Heart

  Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary of travel.   One year since I ended my lease, handed over my car keys, strapped on my backpack, and entered the airport with a smile not even the most disillusioned TSA agent could erase.   While most of you know me as the girl...

10 Fulfilling Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Traveling

            When you return home from traveling from your day are you rejuvenated or depleted?   Do you feel healthy? Or in need of detoxification?   Many of us know the toll that travel and life can take on our body on our mind on our spirit.   Often we are so...

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