Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

September races in, pushing us to a starting line.  We launch eagerly into new commitments and rededicate ourselves to routine. Yet, along with the excitement of what is to come, we may also experience nostalgia, and sometimes anxiety for what we leave behind. While it is a time of new beginnings, it is also a time of letting go and release. For me, September has always felt profound in this way, offering both a time for change and reconnection; good-bye and hello, transition and transformation. In short, autumn is a masterful teacher of change and transition.

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Clean Up And Slow Down: A 4-step Ayurvedic Autumn Detox Plan

Clean Up And Slow Down: A 4-step Ayurvedic Autumn Detox Plan

Detoxing in the fall may sound counterintuitive. After all, spring—Ayurveda’s other optimal time to detox—is our cultural cleaning season, whereas autumn feels like a time to hunker down and get back to work.

“In the spring, it’s about shaking off the weight of winter and getting revved up for summer, and we’re good at that,” says Ayurvedic consultant Scott Blossom. 

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Experience Deep Renewal w/me in Costa Rice and Save $300 until SEPT. 1st.

Experience Deep Renewal w/me in Costa Rice and Save $300 until SEPT. 1st.

I am SO excited to Return to Costa Rica! Due to the publishing of my book Deep Listening in 2017 I had to skip the past two years at this amazing retreat center. In fact, the cover of Deep Listening was taken on the beach at our retreat center! This truly is one of my favorite warm weather getaways ever! With an intimate group, amazing nature, incredible food…. I am already counting the days to head back to Blue Spirit!

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VibeWell Yoga Festival Asbury Park: October 26 & 27

VibeWell Yoga Festival Asbury Park: October 26 & 27

I'm so excited to join the vibrant and passionate VibeWell Community in the second annual Asbury Park Festival - and join this group of incredible presenters including the amazing Robert Sturman as well as Karena Virginia, Jessica Stickler,  Phyllicia Bonanno, Ellen Mosko,  Vanessa Van Noy, and Bridget Riepl.

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Best Reads to Savor the Rest of Summer

Best Reads to Savor the Rest of Summer

Ahhh summer is in the air! Hopefully with slower and longer days you may feel you have the time and energy to read for pleasure. I know I love to read during the summer months, on the beach as I enjoy the sand and surf. Here’s a gift I'd like to pass on to you... I am sharing some of the books that have truly gifted me with insight, healing, wisdom, and growth. It's only my short list... and my recommendations for your summer reading list.

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Weekend Workshop: Transforming Depression Through Connection. Omega Institute

Join some of the world's most innovative researchers and healers to gain information and discover powerful strategies for transforming depression.

Are you feeling isolated, depressed, lost, hurt, or overcome with despair? You are not alone. Current research shows that one in three Americans suffer from an episode of depression during their lifespan. However, there is hope.

Led by some of the world’s most innovative researchers and healers on the topic, this workshop helps empower you to:

  • Train your brain through meditation and aerobic exercises that research shows can decrease symptoms of depression

  • Experience deep listening and breathing techniques to reconnect with your authentic self and acknowledge and release unpleasant emotions

  • Practice anti-rumination strategies to end the spiral of negative thinking

  • Learn about therapeutic lifestyle changes to increase sunlight exposure that positively transforms signaling in the brain

  • Discover the power of Omega-3 fatty acids to decrease depressive symptoms and improve mood

Throughout the weekend, you engage personal community-building strategies to create purpose and belonging, and overcome isolation. You begin to embrace the healing power of gratitude and creative expression.

This workshop does not replace necessary therapy or medical treatment, but it does offer powerful lifestyle change opportunities.

Cool and calm down in only 5 minutes: Practice Now (and beyond)

Cool and calm down in only 5 minutes: Practice Now (and beyond)

Enjoy the summer and stay cool. Let go of stress with this simple yet powerful practice. After just five minutes, you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to focus on your day with renewed clarity. Watch now.

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FREE Summer Solstice Practice

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe Me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
— Hafiz
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Join me and Yoga Journal for this FREE one hour practice integrating a mindful slow flow and deeply restorative relaxation practice that will invite us to savor and receive the sun's vibrant healing energy.


Yogis have long practiced aligning with the life giving force the sun, Surya, and expressing reverence for it’s gifts of beauty. In this profound yet simple sequence, we will pause for a deeper clearing stagnant energy making more space for your inner radiance and creative energy to glow and flow.

Props Needed: 2-3 blankets and two blocks. And a pillow.

(If you don't have yoga blanket - large beach towels would be great)