Social Media Detox: Lessons Learned

Sometimes you have to step away in order to view something more clearly. I’ve been navigating through another transformational period. When it began, my direction was unclear, but the gravitational pull was there... the need for growth, change, and expansion. For me, personal growth is very much like tending a garden: It starts small, and [...]

Braised Kale w/ Poached Eggs

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I'm not sure I agree that it's the most important (with my crazy schedule, my vote is for lunch), but it's definitely my favorite genre. Packed with nutrients and protein, here is one of my favorite, quick, easy, and (most importantly) delicious breakfasts: BRAISED KALE [...]

Prop Party: Increasing Flexibility

A few months ago, I noticed a student struggling to interlace his fingers behind his back in a deep stretch class. As most yoga instructors would do, I grabbed a strap and nonchalantly placed it in his hands to make the pose accessible. No brainer, right? Wrong. The student approached me after class, thanking me for [...]

When your dog steals the show.

Let's face it: No matter how brilliant, attractive, funny, or charming you are... If there's a baby or a dog around, they steal the show. No questions asked. Cute wins every time. I should have known better. But I let Mr. Darcy tag along to a Nativ photoshoot a few weeks ago. Not only did he [...]

Nativ | Texan

When people ask where I'm from, I almost always reply: Texas. I spent my childhood in Little Rock, but I was born in Dallas, transitioned into womanhood in Austin, found my true calling in the great state of Texas. Theoretically, we all continue to grow and evolve as the years pass, but from ages 18-32 I [...]

Yoga for Grief

I never really thought about how yoga can help the grieving process until I started to emotionally prepare myself for the anniversary of my best friend's death. It's been thirteen years since we lost Matt. A tattoo on the inside of my left wrist is a subtle reminder to live the way he would. To [...]

BASIK CANDLE CO | Keep it BASIK

BASIK CANDLE CO is a San Francisco-based producer of handcrafted, naturally scented candles and home fragrance goods. They believe that what you leave out is just as important as what you put in, and they create environmentally friendly products made of specially blended natural coconut wax, 100% cotton wicks, and skin-safe, phthalate-free fragrances infused with essential [...]