Celebrate: 4th of July Eats


Welcoming July 4th with so much excitement and gratitude! It’s such a great day to take the time to be outside, be with the ones we love, and celebrate our lives. We start to welcome the summer season, the warmth, the activities, and the foods that come in abundance at this time. This is a

Solo Travel; The Road to Independence


I always considered myself an independent person. But as the youngest child growing up in a 95% white suburb of California, my understanding of what “independence” meant was about as deep as my understanding of “diversity”. In other words, it was very limited. My class schedule was dictated by the pressure of college applications. Which

To My Dad, My Coach, and My Role Model


When I was a little girl, my dad coached nearly all of my softball teams. As I got older, he continued to coach me beyond little league and onto travel summer ball.  We traveled the state and played tournaments nearly every summer weekend. I remember one tournament particularly well. We were in Santa Cruz playing

5 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day This Year

Celebrate Father's Day

My dad is my everything. He made me the person I am today and taught me the value of integrity, kindness, and generosity. Which is why, every Father’s Day, I am at a total loss for how on earth to show my appreciation. Now that I’m in my twenties, a hand-painted mug that says “#1

5 Tips On Preparing For Your Yoga Retreat


One of the main questions asked by people who are planning on attending a yoga retreat is how to prepare properly for the experience. Even if you’ve been to a yoga retreat before, every one is different so you can’t be certain that you’re ready mentally or physically to attend. If this will be your

Travel Yoga


Many people find themselves travelling over the summer. If you are one of the many who will be on a plane, in a car, train, bus (you get the idea!)…take a look at some of my favourite stretches to help you navigate your travels with ease. Since I wasn’t able to rent out a private

Thanks, Mom, for helping me discover my True Nature


Not unlike most daughters, I often sought my mother’s approval. From the jobs I took to the men I dated; I wanted my mom to be as thrilled about them as I was. But my mom was never the type to approve or disapprove of my choices. She never told me if she thought my

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day this Year


It’s that time of the year! Mother’s Day is upon us, which means now is the time to celebrate everything your mother has done for you over the years and make her realize how much you appreciate the role she has served, and continues to serve, in your life. Or, if you’re like me, it’s

Ceremonial Mothers Day


A mother is something extraordinary. It goes beyond the basics of what a “mother” is or should be. Mother is the feminine, a woman who provides, loves, nurtures, and creates. A woman of strength and softness with a heart so compassionate that her warmth comes through with just a simple hug. So much love we

The Power of Presence


Susan Urquhart-Brown and Christopher Brown are hosting a “Power of Presence” retreat in Tuscany. In addition to teaching yoga, Susan and Christopher are mindfulness inquiry teachers. They are passionate about individual transformation and facilitating others in their awakening process. This retreat will take you beyond your practice with daily yoga, meditation, and mindfulness workshops. In