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Recipe Box: Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Rosewater Biscotti + Radiate Self-Love

I’m writing you from Tulum, Mexico right now with sand in my toes and salt in my hair, currently sipping on a Mayan chai and a big chayote green juice while kirtan plays in the background of the jungle meets ocean sounds.  I’m one happy girl right now!  Tulum has long been my soul spot, you know that place in the world where your heart softens and opens up a …

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Healing Yoga: Sankalpa Shakti + How to Create Meaningful New Year Intentions

Each New Year we find ourselves looking towards the future, eager to make new goals and promises of who we want to become and how we will shape our lives with big changes. Then halfway through the year, perhaps we start to feel discouraged about the lack of progress towards our set goals and maybe in guilt we abandon them altogether. But perhaps it’s not our lack of effort that’s …

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Activate Your Being: Tips for Mindful Living

What would your life look like if each decision you made came from a place of conscious intention? Would you spend less time lingering online and more time outdoors? Would you slow down to connect with those around you rather than getting lost in your to-do lists?  The choices we make in each moment shapes the course of our lives, and as the saying …

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Recipe Box: The Yogi Bowl + A Simple Sattvic Meal

In between long days of teaching and practicing yoga, this recipe has become my go-to for an easy, energizing lunch. The mix of cooked and raw ingredients provides a feeling of grounding nourishment without feeling heavy or weighed down in the afternoon.  It balances flavors of sweet, salty, astringent and bitter – making this a perfect Ayurvedic meets macrobiotic-friendly meal.  And more importantly, it meets the …

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Avidya vs. Vidya

“When the wave forgets that it is a part of the ocean, that is the process of Avidyā.”

Avidyā means ignorance, lack of knowledge, or false perception. In its spiritual sense, it means the lack of self-knowledge that leads to suffering. There are many levels of false perception that cloud your understanding of your true self. This process of forgetting our true self is also called Maya or Illusion.  Illusion …

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Cleansing with Intention + Your Guide to Intention Setting

I just completed my seasonal spring cleanse and it was incredibly transformative. But if the words “seven days” and “cleanse” stopped you already with a rumbling stomach and a “THERE’S NO WAY!” exclamation, read on . . .

I was 16 when I tried my hand at cleansing for the first time. I remember a friend and I eagerly loaded our fridges with all kinds of produce and after 3 …

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