Portuguese Paradise

To sum up my experience in Portugal in one phrase, it would be ‘Casa do Pateo’. About forty kilometers south of Lisbon, near the internationally known Meco Beach, Casa do Pateo Guesthouse is a rejuvenating yoga and surf retreat center hidden amongst the tranquil nature that one would not even guess was so close to [...]


It blows my mind how disconnected we can be from ourselves and we have no clue. How non-physically present we are with every step and every breath. When was the last time you looked at your toes, stretched all of them on each foot, and then placed them down one toe at a time? Try [...]

Keep on Rolling

How would you like your own personal masseuse every single day without paying $60 - $100 per session? I think just about everyone I know could use that and thus is where Yoga Tune Up Balls come to the rescue. I began using Tune Up Balls about 2 years ago and ever since I have [...]

Welcome to Polyculture

San Juan Islands. I did not even know Washington State had islands until last summer and now I have been living on one for the past three months.  The ferry stops at Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw (occasionally). There are many other smaller islands as well. I am doing a three month work exchange [...]

“She Is Everything”

The title of this post is a quote from Marva Jones of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. While reflecting upon how to capture Mother Earth Day in a few words, an idea blossomed, "She Is Everything." Short, sweet, and so true. Thank you for these words of wisdom. Mother Nature is an astounding feat. [...]