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Manifesting Magic: Mid-year Check In

Manifesting Magic: Mid-year Check In

The beginning of summer is a notable halfway point through the year and has an oddly similar feeling to the beginning of a new year. And like a new year, summer always feels like a good time for a checking in and for a fresh start. Here are a few quick prompts to help you get clear on what you want to create this last half of the year.

NEW Playlist: Fire to Water {90min Flow}

NEW Playlist: Fire to Water {90min Flow}

A new playlist that’s perfect for a 90minute-ish Yang-to-Yin yoga practice. The first half inspires playful movement and building heat, then transitions into 'cooler' songs that evokes a sense of slowing down, stillness, and surrender. Enjoy!

A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SURFING (from a barely-above-average working class surfer)

A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SURFING (from a barely-above-average working class surfer)

For many surfers, surfing is a lifelong sport. One in which there is no final destination, no finish line to cross. Even as average, working class surfers (as I like to refer to myself) we get locked into this obsession of always wanting to take our surfing one step further. So, if you’re a bit like me, and looking for a few ways to help improve your surfing and up your fun factor out in the water, I’ve put together an easy-to-follow list here!

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.

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."

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. 

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING...

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING...

The conditions are always changing... Out in the waves. Here on dry land. While we breathe and sweat on the yoga mat. The world around us is constantly moving through seasons and cycles and transformation. And we are much the same. So while we can't always control the conditions, the question becomes, "How can we respond?"

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.

BARRELS + INVERSIONS

BARRELS + INVERSIONS

As I continue to deepen both my yoga + surfing practices, the more I continue to recognize the similarities between the two.

N E W month • NEW moon • NEW visions ☽❍☾

 N E W month • NEW moon • NEW visions ☽❍☾

As I take another sip of air, I allow myself to settle right back into right now. Because right now feels good. And right now is exactly where I need to be.

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. 

S A L T WATER

S A L T WATER

The fountain of youth. The blood that runs through my veins. The substance that gets me high on life... And also brings me right back into balance.

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.

DROP THE BURDEN (AND MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE)

DROP THE BURDEN (AND MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE)

Because who ever said there is only one right way to live??

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!

SEA SALUTATIONS: 5 YOGA POSES FOR SURFING

SEA SALUTATIONS: 5 YOGA POSES FOR SURFING

Yoga, especially a Vinyasa-style of yoga, is an amazing way for surfers to cross train: strengthening the core, building stamina, increasing lung capacity, sharpening coordination and creating flexibility.