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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Social Media Detox

Rebirth • Renewal • Love • Hope • Growth  Spring has inspired me to step away from social media for the next month to help prioritize + create additional space for things that are really important to me right now: Simplifying. Decluttering. Teaching my classes. Developing my retreat. Playing with puppy. Reading, writing, painting. Being [...]

What gives you energy?

"To have energy you need love, rest, authentic self-expression, play, safety, creativity, joy, emotional honesty + release, connection, hope, water, security, healthy relationships, adventure, beauty, movement, a happy home and some real effin food." Kylie McBeath I saw this quote today on Kylie McBeath's Instagram (if you don't follow her already, I highly recommend doing so) today, and [...]

What I learned leading a yoga retreat.

As soon as I finished my RYT 200 I knew I wanted to lead a yoga retreat. Preferably on the Greek island of Corfu after I had an epic 30th birthday adventure. I mean, a paid vacation seems like a no-brainer, right? Fast forward a few years, and I discovered a few things while leading my first [...]

Copal Retreat: Paradise

The Mayan Riviera is one of my favorite places on earth, and in my opinion, one of the most beautiful. Last month I lead my first yoga retreat at Casa Copal in Paamul, Mexico which is located along a curved stretch of shimmering Caribbean waters in a small bay south of Playa del Carmen. Each [...]

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Once upon a time in a land far away (Dallas, TX), I was tasked with preparing a gluten free Thanksgiving dinner. It was a very exciting adventure requiring sacrifice and creativity. At the time, I had recently discovered my undying love for spaghetti squash and decided to give this recipe a spin. Since then, it [...]