Peace Within the Chaos

"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." My personal approach to life has radically changed out of necessity for survival, and I'm just now realizing its effect.…

Jai Siddhatma: Victorious Are Liberated Souls

Two weeks ago, I sat alone with a glass of wine desperately trying to decompress from another week filled with dance classes, yoga classes, students of all ages demanding my undivided attention, rushing from one space to the next, and found myself googling "silent retreats." I stumbled upon Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat. After browsing through their offerings,…

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…

Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom.

"Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom. It really is that simple." -Joshua Becker There's nothing like packing up all your worldly possessions to make you realize how much stuff you don't need. Sorting through my belongings, I can't help but notice that there are very few things I'm actually attached to. Books, old notebooks filled…

ADVENTURE > STUFF

"Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really ARE part of you. We are the sum total of…