Be grateful to all – to those who have helped, to those who have hindered, to those who have been indifferent. Be grateful to all, because all together they are creating the context in which Buddhas are born, in which you can become a Buddha.—-Osho

It really is ALL good. Feeling so grateful! :)

Be grateful to all – to those who have helped, to those who have hindered, to those who have been indifferent. Be grateful to all, because all together they are creating the context in which Buddhas are born, in which you can become a Buddha.—-Osho

It really is ALL good. Feeling so grateful! :)

Hi Yogis,

If you are working on your press handstand a great place to start is the puppy press.

1. Place a block underneath your standing foot. Maybe even two blocks. (If you are tight in your hamstrings this version won’t be helpful)

2. Bring your other leg up to the side. (Think puppy peeing on fire hydrant)

3. Lean forward as you lift your belly in and up. Further forward than you think. It will feel like your hips are moving past your shoulders. This is the biggest part of the press.

4. Lean so far forward that you are up onto just your toenails on your standing leg.

5. Stretch your wrists. Smile. If you aren’t lifting off yet, be patient it will come! :)

"Ring the bells that can still ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.” 
—-Leonard Cohen 

Wether it is doing something I’m afraid of, being vulnerable with someone I love or simply writing an instagram post. Sometimes the offering not being perfect keeps me from doing anything at all. I keep believing that there will be the perfect time, I will know just how to be, or what to say. Of course, those things never happen and that time never comes. It is the perfect excuse for not showing up in that moment. Getting unstuck is a great practice in non-attachment for me. The more honest I show up, the more I am beginning to see the beauty in the cracks.

"Ring the bells that can still ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.”
—-Leonard Cohen

Wether it is doing something I’m afraid of, being vulnerable with someone I love or simply writing an instagram post. Sometimes the offering not being perfect keeps me from doing anything at all. I keep believing that there will be the perfect time, I will know just how to be, or what to say. Of course, those things never happen and that time never comes. It is the perfect excuse for not showing up in that moment. Getting unstuck is a great practice in non-attachment for me. The more honest I show up, the more I am beginning to see the beauty in the cracks.

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment" — Rumi

Sometimes when you reach for the answers you feel nothingness where the answers should be. Just plain emptiness. Where did they go? I should know this one….ummmmmm. It happens. It is tempting to fill the space with something made up, but just wait. Wait. Maybe if you can be still for awhile, the universe will answer back and fill that void with truth.

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment" — Rumi

Sometimes when you reach for the answers you feel nothingness where the answers should be. Just plain emptiness. Where did they go? I should know this one….ummmmmm. It happens. It is tempting to fill the space with something made up, but just wait. Wait. Maybe if you can be still for awhile, the universe will answer back and fill that void with truth.

Honoring the passing seasons with a ritual is a time proven way to bring the sacred into our lives. A big thanks to my beautiful friend Aimée for the amazing fall equinox celebration! What rituals do you have around the passing seasons? Any cool fall rituals that you want to share?

Honoring the passing seasons with a ritual is a time proven way to bring the sacred into our lives. A big thanks to my beautiful friend Aimée for the amazing fall equinox celebration! What rituals do you have around the passing seasons? Any cool fall rituals that you want to share?

So yum! In my efforts to keep from drinking that second cup of cofee, I discovered @midorimatcha tea! It gives me just enough pep in my step without the icky jittery feeling that too much coffee leaves me with. Here is a mouthwatering mid-morning smoothie that I put together.

1.5 cups Almond Milk
1 cup Frozen Organic Strawberries
1 teaspoon @midorimatcha powder
Stevia to taste

Be sure to blend all the ingredients first and add the stevia at the very end. It tends to make it too frothy if you add it early on. :) 

Enjoy and feel free to share any other ways in wich you enjoy your Midori Matcha tea!

So yum! In my efforts to keep from drinking that second cup of cofee, I discovered @midorimatcha tea! It gives me just enough pep in my step without the icky jittery feeling that too much coffee leaves me with. Here is a mouthwatering mid-morning smoothie that I put together.

1.5 cups Almond Milk
1 cup Frozen Organic Strawberries
1 teaspoon @midorimatcha powder
Stevia to taste

Be sure to blend all the ingredients first and add the stevia at the very end. It tends to make it too frothy if you add it early on. :)

Enjoy and feel free to share any other ways in wich you enjoy your Midori Matcha tea!

"Lots of ways to reach God, I chose love." — Rumi

I like to stick to what I know. ♥ 

Sometimes we get caught up in the details of what is right or wrong and we forget what is most important.

LOVE

If we are not all here to learn how to love unconditionally, then I am seriously missing the point.

Sending love to you all! ♥♥♥

"Lots of ways to reach God, I chose love." — Rumi

I like to stick to what I know. ♥

Sometimes we get caught up in the details of what is right or wrong and we forget what is most important.

LOVE

If we are not all here to learn how to love unconditionally, then I am seriously missing the point.

Sending love to you all! ♥♥♥

Tonight at Cafe’ Gratitude inspired by the amazing friend I have in @yogawithaimee I had an epiphany about the quote “Perfect love casts out fear.” I never fully understood it.  Anyways, I realized it means perfect love is the kind where you can be totally vulnerable without fear. Perfect love doesn’t judge you, it doesn’t shame you and it doesn’t use your vulnerability as a weapon against you. It is safe. It is understanding, empathy and compassion. Real love doesn’t care about winning the argument. You are in this together. You are a team. You know the other person has your best interests in mind, even in the times when you may disagree. It is total safety. When I arrived home tonight I googled the quote and was blown away by the words that come right afterwards.”Perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment.” I guess that says it all. Bingo. If you want to experience perfect love you have to give up your desire to punish the other person. There is no punishment in love. ♥

Tonight at Cafe’ Gratitude inspired by the amazing friend I have in @yogawithaimee I had an epiphany about the quote “Perfect love casts out fear.” I never fully understood it. Anyways, I realized it means perfect love is the kind where you can be totally vulnerable without fear. Perfect love doesn’t judge you, it doesn’t shame you and it doesn’t use your vulnerability as a weapon against you. It is safe. It is understanding, empathy and compassion. Real love doesn’t care about winning the argument. You are in this together. You are a team. You know the other person has your best interests in mind, even in the times when you may disagree. It is total safety. When I arrived home tonight I googled the quote and was blown away by the words that come right afterwards.”Perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment.” I guess that says it all. Bingo. If you want to experience perfect love you have to give up your desire to punish the other person. There is no punishment in love. ♥