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Bali Magic

Bali Magic

Off the plane and out of the airport, the humid air wraps me in her warm embrace. The sun is bright, really bright, and feels so lovely on my skin. The smell of incense and frangipani and clove cigarettes fills my lungs, as familiar faces welcome me back to a place that, at one time, felt so incredibly unfamiliar…

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.

Soul Movement & a 70's Single Fin

Soul Movement & a 70's Single Fin

I recently acquired my dad’s old single fin, a 6’10” Natural Art shaped by Greg Loehr sometime in the 70s. I’ve found that I really love the feeling of drawing different lines and learning something new. It’s been a humbling experience to say the least, and I still have a long way to go…

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.

MOVING MINDFULLY: An Accessible Guide to More Sustainable Travel

MOVING MINDFULLY: An Accessible Guide to More Sustainable Travel

Because for those of us who itch to see the world, surf perfect waves, and experience the beauty and diversity of other cultures, not traveling is simply out of the question. So, the question then becomes: How can we travel more mindfully?

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.

WE ARE THE OCEAN: Inspired by the Massive Waves sent to PR by Winter Storm Riley

WE ARE THE OCEAN: Inspired by the Massive Waves sent to PR by Winter Storm Riley

Why are we so drawn to the ocean? Maybe it's because we are all, in some way, so much like her. Full of different moods, energies, a force of nature that is just as strong as it is soft.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Our week in G-Land

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Our week in G-Land

Take a look into our week spent surfing and exploring life in the jungle of G-Land. A place I grew up reading about and watching on movies. A place I never though I'd get the opportunity to experience.

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 :)

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.

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.

SOLFUL YOGA + SUP YOGA RETREAT: ONE OF THE TOP CARIBBEAN RETREATS

SOLFUL YOGA + SUP YOGA RETREAT: ONE OF THE TOP CARIBBEAN RETREATS

Soul Seed Media has listed our upcoming SOLFUL YOGA + SUP YOGA RETREAT this March as one of the Top Retreats in the Caribbean! We still have a few spots left. Join us in beautiful Rincon!

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.