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Full Moon Ritual for Release

The Full Moon represents a time for releasing the things that no longer serve us. It could pertain to projects, relationships, negative thoughts, beliefs, or behavior patterns – pretty much anything that might be holding us back from truly loving ourselves. This is my favorite full moon ritual that is designed to help you cleanse…

What Are Archetypes?

What are archetypes? Archetypes are innate universal psychic patterns. They represent distinct personality traits that are present in everyone, but our dominant traits are all different. Archetypes are all neutral – though, there are light and shadow attributes of each archetype. While archetypal awareness dates back to Plato, who called them Forms, the brilliant psychoanalyst,…

Sometimes You Need a Good Punch in the Face

Five years ago today, my best friend traveled to Dallas to ring in the New Year. With crimson lips, sparkles, lashes, and stilettos we celebrated at the wine bar down the street. Classically Taurus, I overindulged and by 1am we were safely home and curled up on the sofa, my gentleman friend softly snoozing beside…

Finding My Dharma

Transformation is painful. It’s often overwhelming, and I’m finding that a lot of times it feels like I’m falling apart. I know that spiritual, physical, and emotional evolution requires altering behaviors, habits, and sometimes moving past belief systems and relationships that no longer align with my purpose. But knowing these things are necessary doesn’t make…

That time we howled at the moon

Exactly a month ago, I packed my car with shorts, a swimsuit, 8 meals for 12 adults, and a long-lost friend from my early 20s to co-lead a wellness retreat in the tiny town of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks overlooking Lake Ouachita, Nikki (of Mind Body Mana) and I lead ten beautiful…

What Really Happens at Kids Summer Camp

Each year when school lets out for summer break, dance and yoga studios transition into summer camps for kids. Many families travel throughout the summer making it difficult to commit to a weekly class, and with dual income households on the rise, finding affordable childcare can be difficult. Voila! The week-long summer camp is born!…

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…

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…