INSPIRATION

Playing with Fire: Transforming Jealousy into Motivation

Playing with Fire: Transforming Jealousy into Motivation

In today's world, comparison and jealousy can show up often and in many different ways. How do we gracefully acknowledge these sparks of jealousy without them igniting a wildfire of self doubt? And how can we use this fire to motivate us and inspire us instead of burning us down? Here are a few simple practices to transform jealousy into unstoppable motivation.

Practice Notes: The 4-7-8 Breath

Practice Notes: The 4-7-8 Breath

A powerful practice does not need to be complicated or lengthy. In fact, sometimes the most seemingly simple practices can prove to be the most effective. Here I share a simple and effective breathing technique that I’ve been incorporating into my daily practice!

International Surfing Day + Father's Day: A weekend full of gratitude

International Surfing Day + Father's Day: A weekend full of gratitude

Surfing and Father’s Day! For me, the two go hand-in-hand. And it only seems appropriate that International Surfing Day and Father’s Day fall on the same weekend.

10 THINGS I've Learned From My Time in Bali

10 THINGS I've Learned From My Time in Bali

Like everywhere in the world, Bali has its fair share of issues, downfalls, and straight up ugly sides. But, for me at least, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives, and I credit this little slice of paradise to teaching me some extremely valuable life lessons, lessons that seem to be deeply rooted in the people, the culture, and the sacred lands and waters found on, in, and around the Island of the Gods…

MOMENTS FROM MEDITATION: Consciously creating my best life

MOMENTS FROM MEDITATION: Consciously creating my best life

Shortly after my meditation this morning, as I was sipping my coffee and writing in my journal, this affirmation drifted into my mind: I am constantly and consciously creating my best life. I reflected on this, and I thought I’d share what I took from it, what it means to me, and maybe my words will also land with you.

108 SUN SALUTATIONS: When, where, and why??

108 SUN SALUTATIONS: When, where, and why??

It’s the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. Many cultures, religions, and groups of people hold this day as sacred and perform different “rituals” to honor this new season. Yogis across the world join together for 108 Sun Salutations as a way to honor this transitional time of year. But why??

NEVER QUIT YOUR DAY DREAM

NEVER QUIT YOUR DAY DREAM

From the moment my obsession with surfing began, maybe around 8 or 9 years old, I always day-dreamed about becoming a professional surfer. Throughout my early teenage years I surfed in competitions and I even managed to receive support from a few amazing sponsors. And as a kid that grew up in a wave-starved stretch of coast in South Carolina, I felt like I was doing a damn good job. Like I was well on my way.

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. CHELSEA HARMS-TUOHY

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. CHELSEA HARMS-TUOHY

Dr. Chelsea Harms-Tuohy is a marine scientist, a yoga teacher, and a person that is working hard to protect our reefs and save our oceans while passionately living her truth.

SUNBURNT & SALTY on the MIDORI BIKINIS BLOG!

SUNBURNT & SALTY on the MIDORI BIKINIS BLOG!

I've been a HUGE fan of Midori Bikinis for a while now and needless to say I was beyond stoked to get an article featured on their blog. Check out my post "A Daily Checklist for Self-Love."

BATTLING BREAST CANCER with project:OM at CENTRO LA PAZ

BATTLING BREAST CANCER with project:OM at CENTRO LA PAZ

Positive, powerful change needs to start from the ground up…or, in many cases, from the yoga mat up. That’s why Manduka and Susan G. Komen are partnering to host project:OM, the world’s largest yoga class of One Million bodies strong to battle breast cancer. Join us at CENTRO LA PAZ this Sunday, May 28th from 12-2pm...

GODDESS CONNECTION featuring ARIANA PIÑERO FITZPATRICK

GODDESS CONNECTION featuring ARIANA PIÑERO FITZPATRICK

I first connected with Ariana through Instagram. I came across her jewelry line, Summer Love Jewelry, and was instantly obsessed with her simple-yet-elegant, beach-inspired creations. 

YOGA, SURFING & TAPPING INTO THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY

YOGA, SURFING & TAPPING INTO THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY

Prana. The OG life force energy that gives animation to our bodies and that is always flowing through us, within us, and around us. And although it's always available, often times we don't consciously recognize it's there.

BALI BLISS: RECAPPING 6 WEEKS ON THE ISLAND OF THE GODS (PART I)

BALI BLISS: RECAPPING 6 WEEKS ON THE ISLAND OF THE GODS (PART I)

Bali is a place that had always been on my list of places to visit before I die, but it’s a place that also seemed so far away, so foreign, and somewhere that I didn’t think I was quite ready for… Not just yet. That is until, about a year ago now, I received an email from Go Light Our World Founder, Kayla Nielsen, that would change everything.

READING LIST: MY TOP 5 BOOKS FOR INSPIRATION + EMPOWERMENT

READING LIST: MY TOP 5 BOOKS FOR INSPIRATION + EMPOWERMENT

Because words do hold power, and the words within these pages, to me, seem to be extra potent. 

GODDESS CONNECTION {AUGUST} feat. SUMMER HOGAN

GODDESS CONNECTION {AUGUST} feat. SUMMER HOGAN

Meet August Goddess Summer Hogan of Seaglass Swimwear. A mom, a wife, a bikini creator and entrepreneur.

SOL STONED KARMA CUTIE OF THE MONTH!

SOL STONED KARMA CUTIE OF THE MONTH!

I am beyond honored to be featured as the Sol Stoned Karma Kutie for the Month of July. I seriously haven't taken my Aquamarine necklace off since I received it!

LIVING MY YOGA

LIVING MY YOGA

Yoga is: stretching, breathing, meditating, union of the body,mind and soul… And while these answers are not necessarily wrong, through my own practice I’ve come to learn that yoga is so much more.

#MADEFORYOGA: HOW YOGA SAVED MY LIFE

#MADEFORYOGA: HOW YOGA SAVED MY LIFE

But I kept coming back. I kept showing up on my mat time and time again. I was addicted to the practice and addicted to the feeling that I left my mat with.