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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

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga

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

Mindfulness: Drake AF

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I love Drake. It’s not a romantic love for me. It’s more like I like watching you grow kinda love. It’s like, can I be in OVO kinda love. It’s like, Drake you gotta work on your anxiety kinda love. It’s like, we should be friends kinda love. It’s a fantasy fan-hard love. It’s extra but it’s love. Dudes I date are pretty much never into this. But there are two aspects of this fan-hard relationship I find complicated. The first part is about the way that I consume and…read more

Yin Yoga: Life in the Slow Lane

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Yin yoga is not power vinyasa. It’s not fast, sweaty, or based in any thousand plus year old lineage. It’s new, like from the 70s new, slow, chilled and it’s getting more and more popular by the minute. From Wikipedia: “Its teaching in the Western world, beginning in the late 1970s, was founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Yin yoga is now being taught across North America and in Europe, due in large part to the teaching activities of Yin yoga teachers and developers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.” It’s…read more

Mindfulness: Sober AF

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If you are hoping for (or dreading) another inspirational article on sobriety this won’t be it. Not today. I’m not trying to convince anyone to be different than they are. I believe in harm-reduction over grand ideas on purity anyways. What the article is inspired by is a teaching from the Buddhist tradition. The teaching is this – everything is medicine.  I believe that every circumstance that feels like a ‘problem situation’ can also be an opportunity. In other words, every single thing that’s hard and complicated can also be…read more