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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.

INDO ESSENTIALS: WHAT I PACKED FOR 2 MONTHS IN BALI

INDO ESSENTIALS: WHAT I PACKED FOR 2 MONTHS IN BALI

Because the truth is, you really don't need much, and packing light means less to schlep around the airports and more space to bring some goodies back with you :)

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."

WORLD OCEANS' DAY

WORLD OCEANS' DAY

You've given me some of my highest highs as well as some of the most terrifying and humbling experiences. You've shown me what's possible, leading me to my edge, offering me a platform to stand tall in my greatness, all while making sure I keep my ego well out of the way.

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...

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.

YOGA FOR SURFERS: WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE

YOGA FOR SURFERS: WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE

Because I feel so passionate about the yoga-surfing connection, I thought I'd share a few reasons why a Vinyasa Yoga practice will benefit your surfing, and maybe encourage you to roll out your mat a little more consistently.

TAKING A STAND FOR THE LAND

TAKING A STAND FOR THE LAND

One of the most pristine, wave-rich stretches of coast here in Puerto Rico is under threat of being completely devastated by the proposed building of an unnecessary Mega-Resort + Casino.

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??