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Mindfulness: 5 Minute Meditation Trick – Breath

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Many people ask me how to meditate. It’s pretty much accepted now that meditation is a key component in living a healthy, holistic lifestyle. But how to do it? Well, you don’t need to sit for an hour every morning like an urban monk. If you can commit to 5 minutes a day for 30 days, then you got something pretty sweet going. Gandhi said it takes 3-4 months to make any kind of meaningful change in your life, so just keep at it for a season and see where…read more

Single Moms, We Out Here – Angie Davis, The AniccaWay

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Angie Davis is an incredible single mom of two. Her boys are Japanese/Australian and are now living in beautiful tents with their mom in native Australia in preparation for a trek through Nepal later this year to raise money and awareness for women who are abuse survivors with Angie’s foundation, The Aniccaway. She is also a co-founder of Single Mom Travel. An abuse survivor herself, Angie is passionate about female empowerment, travel and surfing. She and her sons, 5 and 7, spend most of the year in Australia, and three…read more

The Yoga Forest – San Marcos, Guatemala

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Nestled above infamous hippie town, San Marcos, lies The Yoga Forest. It’s a beautiful walk through a trail marked by painted rocks that twists past houses and through a sparse forest until you come to a gate marked “The Yoga Forest”. Upon entering, there are close to 100 hundred steer stairs left for you on your journey and they are well worth it. Once you breathlessly make it to the top of the stairs, there is an open concept kitchen waiting for you with plenty of filtered water to gulp…read more

Big Tree Mind 7 Day Challenge

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I’ve had a lot of fun writing these posts for you. Thank you for reading my posts about sobriety and Drake and being in love. I have enjoyed talking about my practice and life in these past few months. I hope you have received helpful, real information that really serves you. This month I have created a seven day mindfulness challenge so that we could practice together and get to know one another better. How would you know if you need a mindfulness and meditation challenge? Ask yourselves these questions…read more

A Guide to Yoga at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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The drive itself to Lake Atitlan reveals the majesty of one of the most mystical lakes in the world in perfect measure. From Antigua, it’s two full on hours of winding roads at break neck speeds that can make even the steeliest traveller queazy. Approaching Solola, you get squeezed through road blocks of Mayan men in traditional clothing and cowboy hats on narrow streets, winding up and down volcanic mountains. And then the foliage breaks and you get a clear view of the lake below and it’s serene vista is…read more

Single Moms, We Out Here: Bojana Zindo

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B, as she has been known to me since we met on the internet and realized we shared pretty much everything in common, is a single mom by choice to a baby Remi and is just coming off MAT leave where she used her time to travel the world with her cub. To say she is an inspiration is dumbing the whole thing way down, below is her single mom story and what she has learned and loved about traveling the world with her son.  What’s your Single Mom story in…read more

Mindfulness: In Love AF

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  So I fell in love a few years back. I fell in love with a person that is probably from a different planet than me. Polar opposites. I love the spirit, universe, magic, horoscopes, unicorns, rocks, crystals, jesus, buddha, sage and love on top of love. He loves facts, math and science. I love nature and spaciousness, he loves condos (like seriously dude loves condos). I love prayer and meditation, he thinks religion and devotion is ludicrous. I love Drake, he hates Drake. I hate flip flops, he loves…read more

Restorative Yoga: The Slow Yoga Arts

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As a yoga teacher, I get asked a lot about all the kinds of yoga that make you sweat, but few new students inquire about restorative yoga. Until they break a bone or tear a ligament or need a hip replacement, then suddenly, their ego sufficiently beaten down, they humbly show up at a restorative class. If the class is popular, they will be greeted by long term asana junkies, and other yoga teachers, since it usually takes a few years on the yoga journey before one gets hooked on…read more

Single Moms, We Out Here: Vanessa Palmer – Om Philosophy

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Vanessa Palmer, host and creator of Prana Warriors TV Series (based on her book Om for The Mom) is a social activist and social entrepreneur, as well as a meditation and yoga teacher. She graciously took the time to tell us her single mom story, what it’s like to travel with two kids and how she balances work, play and some much needed mommy alone time on the road. What’s your single mom story in a nutshell? I am a mother of two beautiful children – My daughter Amira 12 years old…read more

Have Baby, Will Travel: Holbox

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One of the most challenging issues of travelling with a baby is how little of my previous knowledge is actually useful now. I have backpacked through Europe in the 90s, traveled South East Asia, lived off grid, and even WWOOF’d – you’d think I was some kind of traveling expert right? With a kid, all that shit goes out the window. The beautiful sleepy island of Holbox is a perfect example of how your old expertise can ruin your new mom life. Nestled north of the Yucatan, Holbox is the super trendy sleepy…read more