Embrace  your inner entrepreneur!

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Embrace your inner entrepreneur!

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou

That Maya Angelou quote has been my guide over the past two decades of entrepreneurship. When I hosted the Tranquil Space team farewell party after selling the studio in 2017, I incorporated this quote into my speech and encouraged others to take this Tranquil Space mantra with them. It’s gold. […]

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Your brain on meditation

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Your brain on meditation

“Challenge accepted”

At age 19 I had already lived in Thailand for 2 years. During my first year of university I was paired with a wonderful roommate who introduced me to some Buddhist principles and had told me she’d gone to several meditation retreats including a 10-day silent meditation retreat in the province of Surat Thani. As it turned out, Suan Mokkh was one of the few that offered an English-speaking retreat. And so, as one odd 19 year-old I hopped on a train that following summer to Suan Mokkh. […]

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Coco Loco : A Place to Call Home

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Coco Loco : A Place to Call Home

When Frances first asked me to co-lead a retreat with her, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was excited at first but as we began to plan the retreat, it started to sink in that I’d never done this before. I had no idea what was expected of me and I, myself, had never attended a yoga retreat. Every single aspect about this experience was a first. From the planning, the promotions, the marketing, the teaching and the leading - it was all new. […]

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY!

Here’s a vegan parmesan cheese recipe that is so easy, so good and so versatile, you’ll find yourself trying to find things to sprinkle this stuff on! […]

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Step by Step

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Step by Step

Whether it’s on my mat or in my day to day activities, if anything comes up where I feel challenged or uncomfortable, I remind myself that the small steps really will be beneficial in the long run. Until now, this thought is something that has guided my practice […]

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Things I Didn't Know Before Having an Organic Apple Orchard

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Things I Didn't Know Before Having an Organic Apple Orchard

I’d like to start off by underlining the fact that when my husband Eric and I decided to plant an organic apple orchard I was in my mid twenties, so in general, there were a lot of things that I didn’t know. But what I have learned in the last 15 years, and continue to learn every day about agriculture and the way conventional, mass market food is grown blows my mind. […]

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