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Late last year, I took a trip around the world, and one of the many highlights was a jaunt to Mal Pais, Costa Rica (see previous blogs). This sleepy little village is a haven for venturesome surfers, located square between the beautiful rolling waves of the coast-line, and the alluring greenery of the dense rain forests. In short…. Paradise.

Date posted: 08-26-2011 Read More

You’re gonna need a bigger boat…

Typically, I like to begin these blogs with an itemization of “5 Things for which I am thankful”. Today…. I think I will break with tradition, and instead begin this post with… “5 Things of which I am TERRIFIED!!” 1) being attacked by sharks 2) drowning in the open ocean 3) being attacked by sharks […]

Date posted: 08-24-2011 Read More

“Wherever you go, go with all your Heart” – Confucius

I came upon this quote earlier today over my Venti iced coffee as i was preparing to teach. At first, it sounds pretty basic…. i mean, we’ve heard it a million times: “follow your heart!”. it’s not exactly an earth-shattering revelation. BUT…. maybe….. it could be. Maybe Confucius did not intend this advice to be applied only to the broad spectrum of our careers and life journeys. MAYBE…. he meant it to apply to every individual day. or even…. every individual moment.

Date posted: 08-22-2011 Read More

Costa Rica: Day 3

woke up this morning a bit groggy & violently scratching my left wrist. I looked down to find I had 2 rather large, somewhat scary looking mosquito bites. I looked UP to find that the very romantic looking mosquito net that had been wrapped around my bed had somehow been pushed off to the side. I must’ve had a tumultuous nights’ sleep to cause such disarray…

Date posted: 12-02-2010 Read More

Costa Rica: Day 2

Woke up this morning and the last thing I remember is blissfully drifting off to sleep, gently serenaded by a melodious symphony of crickets and waterfalls. Though I could very easily envision myself sleeping for another 5-6 hours, I decide that this would be a wonton waste of a lovely morning in paradise.

Date posted: 12-01-2010 Read More

Costa Rica: Day 1

Today I began a trip around the world. Not because I’m searching for something I’ve lost… Or because I want an escape from “real life”… Not even because I am literally & metaphorically embarking on a brand new phase of my life. I am traveling simply for the Joy.

Date posted: 11-30-2010 Read More

Don’t Grow Older…Grow WISER

For Today’s blog, I decided to follow the lead of a very inspirational 90 year old woman in Cleveland Ohio, who compiled a list of the 50 most valuable life lessons she had learned.

Date posted: 11-09-2010 Read More

Game Over, Man!

Well, the theme for fall in Los Angeles certainly seems to be rainy days! And as someone who can be supremely susceptible to the ‘gloom’, my ultimate challenge to myself seems to be finding the proverbial silver lining.

Date posted: 10-28-2010 Read More

Rainy Days and Mondays

Today was not the typical Los Angeles Day. Today I did not grab my Rainbow Brite beach towel & bottle of Hawaiian tropic to head to the Shangri-La pool. I did not grab my wetsuit & surf board …

Date posted: 10-22-2010 Read More

Moving Meditation

Today is one of those days, where you have so much on your “to do” list, that you just want to curl up and cannonball directly into a pint of Haagen Dazs double chocolate chip. I had 6 classes to teach ranging from Yoga to “Burn Bliss” to Core Sport.

Date posted: 09-27-2010 Read More

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