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Outdoor Adventure: Charmlee Malibu Hike

I’ve been having some fun here in LA so far. Of course, while living on the westside, you get to experience all the beauty of the local beaches. There are endless outdoor adventures to embark on. Biking on the path,

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Vega Performance Protein Smoothie

I first heard about Vega during my training @ Whole Foods. Out of all the amazing nutrition options, Vega really stood out. Backed and formulated by Brendan Brazier (Professional Ironman Triathlete) – packed with natural, plant-based protein and being dairy/gluten/soy

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Inspiration In Action: Shayn Almeida

Today, I ran into Shayn Almeida @ where?……yes, Cafe Gratitude. I’m aware ~ this place is becoming a problem for me. Shayn is a yogi and works with Seane Corn as her assistant. I’m so happy we got to talking!

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Inspiration In Action: Travis Eliot

I’m so excited to be introducing the: Inspiration In Action interview series to my blog! I have always been connected to and fascinated by intuition and inspiration. I love connecting with others and especially, learning about what lights the fire

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Road Trip: Sequim

Feeling fall round’ the corner, I felt antsy to get out in nature and enjoy these last sunny crisp days. I say “last” because I can only anticipate rain is on the way, as we’ve had something-like 70 days without

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Bainbridge Island Summer

As these sunny long days wind down, I find myself thinking about this first summer on Bainbridge and how wonderful it has been. I love this island: the small town feel, the gourmet eats, the friendly folks and of course

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Beach Workout 1

I really cannot remember back to when my ‘beach workout’ obsession began. I think it started due to the fact that after I quit competitive gymnastics, I was bored with the gym and regular workouts. ūüôā Embarrassing yes, but starting

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Rock Climbing: Exit 38

Location: 45 minutes East of Seattle, near North Bend ~ Washington. Climb: Exit 38 (off the 90), Interstate Park (I think!) What a super fun day! I got to be in the outdoors, learning some pretty great skills and with some inspiring kids

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Yoga: Dancer Pose

When I first discovered this pose, I fell in love. Afterall, I am a dancer and a gymnast first. It’s fun to play around with poses…especially when you take them outside. ‘Natarajasana‘ (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna) is Sanskrit for Dancer & King…which explains

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Sweet Summer Days on Vashon Island: Hiking

One of the many ‘sweet’¬†things Vashon¬†has to offer,¬†are the abundance¬†of: land, nature and parks. There are over 18 parks, and hundreds of acres of trails just waiting to be explored. I feel so grateful that I have a forest (literally!)

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Yin Yoga

A little info on Yin Yoga, then a sample practice sequence: Yin Yoga is a ‚Äúpassive‚ÄĚ practice. A gentle, softer approach ~ where we get to slow down and begin the restorative process for our body. (i.e. Seated meditation is

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Force of Nature aka: Laird Hamilton

  I really do think things happen for a reason… The other day,¬†I randomly stumbled upon Laird Hamilton’s new book “Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, and of course Surfing.” I immediately remembered back to the day in Kauai, when

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Hello, Washington! I’m home…

Moving from California to Washington was bittersweet. Growing up in such a beautiful place provided so many wonderful opportunities… Fast forward…and here we are! It’s SO green here! Living on Vashon Island is definitely an adventure. There are so many

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Helping students heal anxiety through Yoga

This is a subject I am close to. Yoga can help heal anxiety: revealing symptoms and helping to address it’s root causes. The body and mind both respond to various yogic tools, including:¬†asana, pranayama, lifestyle adjustments and tuning the senses

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What is the meaning of Yoga?

‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’ has a wonderful explanation of this! According to the “bible of yoga”: “Most people immediately think of some physical practices for stretching and stress reduction. This is one aspect of the Yogic science, but actually

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