Take Risks & Inspire Your Life

March 30, 2017

Looking back at your life, are there any areas where you felt you could have been more brave? Are there times when you wished you trusted yourself more? Said the the things you wanted to? Had taken more risks? I totally know that feeling and have definitely held myself back when I wanted to share […]

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Story 1: California Dreaming

March 30, 2017

It was late summer 2002 and my current boyfriend and I had flown to San Jose from DC. Our idea was to rent a convertible and drive down Route 1, see Big Sur, the ocean and stay at hotels along the way to Southern California. I had never been on that highway and was really […]

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Nourish the Heart, Mind & Soul

March 30, 2017

Hello lovers! Happy Monday! I hope this finds you well! Each week, I have a good laugh with one of my private yoga clients about how much self-love we can give ourselves. But in a world where are so down on ourselves, we need to infuse as much love into our lives as we can. […]

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Procrastinating is GOOD! I repeat: GOOD! Yay!

March 30, 2017

My favorite podcast is the TED Radio Hour on NPR. And the most recent one, Slowing Down, was about how procrastination can be good. I totally agree that it CAN be good. I sometimes feel like I sit on things longer than I need to but at the same time, when I sit with it […]

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Simplify

March 30, 2017

I have been doing a lot of excavating lately: literally (externally) and figuratively (internally). And the more I let go of things, the more space there is to breathe and see things in a new way, and also, for new things to be ushered in. A couple of months ago, I gave away the last […]

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Bounce in Life.

March 30, 2017

Fill your head with good thoughts and good things will show up in your life. This is a TRUE statement. So, if you want good things to happen to you, you need to think them first. Visualize. Read them. Make them a mantra. Sing them. See how you want to be. Write them out. Make […]

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My faves!

March 30, 2017

Happy Tuesday! I hope this finds you well on this beautiful day in life! I was thinking over the last couple of weeks of the things I LOVE as I started a daily gratitude journal and I decided to share just a few things and maybe you might LOVE them, too! My current fave exercise […]

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Pay Attention to the Signs

March 30, 2017

Hiya! Happy Tuesday! The weather is quite pleasing! Go for a walk and feel the nice sunshine and the breeze hit your beautiful faces (after you read my intense posting!) So, I think most of the time (hopefully) we pay attention to signs that won’t get us killed. For example, the traffic lights or the […]

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This Way!

March 30, 2017

Hiya lovers! I hope you had a great holiday weekend! Well, I cannot begin to tell you about the many things that are shifting and changing over here. I know many of you are having your own human experience of change and movement, etc. So today I wanted to share some tools that might help […]

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Create Your Healthy Living.

March 30, 2017

I remember really wanting to change my health habits in my 20’s. At first, I figured that if I said this publicly, it would feel more real. So I would say to anyone nearby, “I want to go to the gym every evening this week!” And then, for the entire week, I would meet friends […]

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Stay True

March 30, 2017

Things have been changing a lot over my way. I have a feeling there are more of you who feeling the same change? It’s in these uneasy times of change that we need to come back to our base points (values) and remind ourselves of what is truly important to each of us. This weekend, […]

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Always a Lesson.

March 30, 2017

I got back last night from a great week in NYC and the Adirondacks. Feeling a bit tired but with a heart full of optimism with my experiences throughout. I went to NYC to be with Sharath Jois, he is the grandson of the founder of Ashtanga Yoga, Pattabhi Jois, who is based out in […]

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Manifest a Miracle

March 30, 2017

I met with my therapist today. Most times feel I don’t want to go because she makes me think and talk about things I would rather not think or talk about…haha! Funny how that goes AND that I pay her! BUT I always feel good during and after our chats because it feels good to […]

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Yoga, Workshops & Retreat.

March 30, 2017

Yoga Schedule this week: Tuesday 745pm Georgetown Yoga Thursday 740pm Dupont Circle Yoga Friday 930am Dupont Circle Yoga Friday 12noon Yoga Heights Friday 630pm Georgetown Yoga Sunday 1030am Dupont Circle Yoga Sunday 12noon Georgetown Yoga Go here to register for the Dupont Circle Yoga classes and here for the Georgetown Yoga classes and here for the […]

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Delve Deeper

March 30, 2017

  The only way we can truly discover ourselves is by living the life we want to live and with the fullness we want to feel. This morning, I am in Park City Utah taking in some coffee before taking a Bikram Yoga class and then eventually hitting the slopes for some skiing. On the […]

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Five Things That WILL Transform Your Life Today.

March 30, 2017

Gratitude. Be thankful for what you have right here, right now. Find gratitude for the people in your life (even the ones you find are causing you some discomfort ) they are teaching you lessons. And then be grateful for those lessons. Be thankful for the ability to work, take care of your family, talk […]

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Cleanse the Soul

March 30, 2017

Happy Winter Tuesday friends! I wanted to remind you all of this powerful and grounding workshop my dear friend and acupuncturist, Lindsay, and I will be giving this weekend. It’s at Georgetown Yoga Saturday January 23rd from 1:30-3:30. You can sign up here. This workshop is going to be very cleansing and healing for the […]

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Do Yoga.

March 30, 2017

I remember the very first time I stepped into a yoga class. It was a Joy of Motion dance studio in Bethesda, Maryland and I was in my twenties. I’m pretty sure I wore a heavy cotton t-shirt, “jogging pants” and white slouch socks. I definitely had to borrow a yoga mat. I was nervous […]

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Just Let it Go.

March 30, 2017

Sometimes I have to remind myself that there is not a “perfect way to be” when I get stuck on what I think is right or not right with the timeline of my own life. Have you done this? Ok, reflect with me now and sit back to see your journey (from a wee child […]

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Nicaragua in February. Yes!

March 30, 2017

I am leading a yoga retreat to the beaches of Nicaragua this coming February and you are invited to join. The weather has turned quickly and chances are it will remain like this until mid-March to April. Why not break up the winter months and hang out and surf and practice yoga and be a […]

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Yoga, Live Music AND WINE?

March 30, 2017

Enjoy a vinyasa yoga class led by Jessica Sandhu and live melodic guitar music by Jordan Phillips Friday December 4th from 6:30-8:30, (class 6:30-7:40, glass 7:40-8:30). The event will include a happy hour yoga flow to get ready for the evening and the holidays. The melodies of Jordan will soothe us while Jess will get […]

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Thankful.

March 30, 2017

Under the age of five and growing up in Canada, I didn’t know we were separate from the US. In Winnipeg, we were just a few hours from the border and most of the TV shows were American. So when the Macy’s Day Parade would come on at the end of November and we were […]

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The D Word

March 30, 2017

I get pretty bummed and sad when I hear about someone committing suicide or when I hear about a person being unable to handle life because they think they are too depressed. I totally get their pain on such a real and deep level and know how hard it is for them to communicate with […]

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Brave New World

March 30, 2017

I just finished reading a fantastic book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love.) I could have finished it sooner than I did but I really didn’t want it to end. Mainly because it was SO good but really because I knew that as soon as I put it down, I was […]

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Gratitude

March 30, 2017

Life is full of some great and wonderful offerings. And sometimes that same life of greatness and wonders can feel like it throws us curveball after curveball. For me, on one hand, I sometimes can’t believe I get to do something that I love (teach yoga) each and every day (able to meet and be […]

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Resist Resistance

March 30, 2017

It has been quite a ride since I wrote my last weekly newsletter. There have been many shifts and changes over the past few months. Not only have I had to work towards healing my physical body after THE accident in June, I have also been doing some internal healing and resetting. With the process […]

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Ever Present Now.

March 30, 2017

I was hit by a car last week while riding my Vespa. In that brief moment when my body hit the car and then was flung through the air to the cement, I was literally suspended in time and space — mind running in a million different directions. That particular day, I was trying to move faster […]

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He(art) Work.

March 30, 2017

I just recently took the Myers Briggs test as a few people mentioned that this was a great tool in learning more about themselves. The test measures your answers from a set of questions to see how you perceive the world and how you make decisions. Although I already knew I was a feeler, it was a nice reminder when I saw […]

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Intuitive Living.

March 30, 2017

I was recently in New York City for a weekend workshop of Yoga and writing with a group of intuitive and open-hearted individuals — all of them living and loving in a way that was most comfortable and easy to get along and create with. At one point, I looked around and realized that all […]

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Getting Deep.

March 30, 2017

This week I am a little overwhelmed with what I want to share. I can’t really decide what the good goods are so I will not say too much… I head to a weekend retreat in NYC tomorrow with excitement to be with some great people and to have some time to myself. I am feeling […]

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Living Truthfully.

March 30, 2017

Life is full of so many things going on all day long, every single freakin’ day. In one instant, something new is pops up while in another, things slow down and/or go away. How can one decipher the things that are the most important? How can one know the decisions they are making are the right ones? How do […]

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Taking Chances.

March 30, 2017

A friend recently encouraged/forced me to read a classic book called The Little Prince. I had resistance to reading it because I convinced myself that I (a) had no time to read something that was for a child based purely on the cover of the book, and (b) was too busy to read something not […]

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Landing.

March 30, 2017

{Harsh language warning!!! Please read with caution.} Take a deep inhale, pause at the top, then, exhale it all out of the mouth. Allow your shoulders to relax. Feel your heart melt. Eyes softly closed. Your body awash with an overwhelming sense of peace. Corner of your lips curved slightly upward. Be right here in […]

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The Future Is Now.

March 30, 2017

I almost pierced my lip biting into it with surprise when I read what I wrote from over a year and a half ago. Yesterday, I was looking through some of my old documents searching for something else but came across this piece of personal history. At the end of 2013, I etched something out […]

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Lovers Gonna Love/Haters Gonna Hate.

March 30, 2017

If you know me, by now you know that I love Louis C.K. Huge fan of his stand-up and his show. My heart also swells listening to live music and watching movies at the cinema — both high and low-brow. There’s something really special about watching people be so open and raw in front of […]

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Pick Yourself Up!

March 30, 2017

I went out for my first Spring run yesterday morning! The weather was beautiful — sun shining and 60 degrees, my body felt great, I had a good playlist going and was internally planning my route through Rock Creek Park. I was in runner’s heaven, floating along, smile on my face… …then bang, I tripped […]

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3 Powerful Questions That’ll Up Your Life.

March 30, 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that someone had asked me to fill out one of those questionnaires that help you figure out what it is you want to be when you grow up. I really didn’t understand the concept. I was already in my 20’s and really confused about when the growing up was going […]

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I am not who you think I am…(repost)

March 30, 2017

  It was August 2012 that I started my first blog Healthandmindfulness.com. And I wanted to re-post something from that fall. So much has changed since I wrote this and this is a direct result of wanting to manifest something into a life. Just write it out or share with the world all of the […]

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We Are (Literally) Family.

March 30, 2017

It has been nearly 11 years since I have been working with We are Family DC. The main goal of this amazing non-profit is to bring companionship to the elderly in DC. The founder, Mark Andersen, has been a driving force for this large yet overlooked community. He is a highly passionate yet soft-hearted soul, […]

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You Get What You Ask For (And More)!

March 30, 2017

It has been that kind of a year. Yes, it has. Did not expect all the wonderful and joyous things that have happened in my life so far. But who the heck knows when something wonderful will happen? It just shows up. Except, it takes a little bit of effort to push things in the direction […]

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Meditation Will Wake You Up.

March 30, 2017

My meditation teacher says that meditation wakes us up. And when we are awake in our world, we get to be the agents of the change we desire. Taking a seat and slowing down, we have time to think and see things more closely. To see what is  happening around us. Our busy-ness gets in the way […]

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My Trip To Mother India.

March 30, 2017

It has now been over one month since I made my way back from India. Although there is time and space between us now, I feel closer to it than ever before. Each weekend since returning, I have gone to temple, I have had many tea dates with some, now amazing friends who I made on […]

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