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Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Last year about this time, my family was preparing for a long trip to Hawaii.  While my husband, three kids, and I were very excited to go, we knew that the long travel time and extended plane trip could take it’s toll.  I’m happy to report that everyone weathered the 15+ hour travel days and […]

Goddess Dream Team

Goddess Dream Team

In Awakening Shakti, Sally Kempton discusses that Shakti is the expression of divine feminine power.  Shakti or this power has five faces which are consciousness, bliss, will, knowledge, and action. Consciousness – the power of being in the present Bliss – the power of experience natural happiness Desire – the power of unstoppable will Knowledge […]

Reduce Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste

As a family, we are regularly looking for ways to be kinder to the environment.  We’ve switched to reusable water bottles, pack lunches in reusable containers, and bring our reusable grocery bags to the store.  But, there’s always more we can do. Recently, we’ve become very aware of the amount of food that we waste. […]

Keys to a Tranquil Holiday Season

Keys to a Tranquil Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the holiday season will be in full swing in no time.  While this can be a really fun and celebratory time, it is also a time of stress, often times associated with people who know just how to push our buttons. Thankfully, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras offer a framework to help […]

Smart Kids

Smart Kids

This week, my daughter’s school has standardized testing.  The kids spend half their day reading questions, sorting through multiple choice answers, and filling in bubbles with their selections.  A necessary, standardized task for schools. Test taking can be stressful for kids and parents alike.  I’m not talking about the stress of actually taking the test, […]

Married to the Practice

Married to the Practice

Today, my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  It’s really special and a bit amazing to celebrate this big milestone together.  (Look at how young we were!)  There have been other big moments along the way – our wedding, the birth of our children, conflicts that have tested our relationship, and resolutions or […]

What is Your Superpower?

What is Your Superpower?

One of the great things about the practice of mantra is that it can help change the negative reel of thoughts and feedback in your head that sometimes gets stuck on repeat.  To reverse this trend, it can seem like a monumental task requiring superhero strength. Recognizing our gifts or qualities we’d like to cultivate […]