I have a new favorite mantra that I shared in my yoga classes this week. I wish the words were my own, but they are the beautiful and inspiring words of Buddha. What You Feel, You Attract. I put the mantra right to work on Monday morning, when I started to think about all the projects I’m […]


How about making this your mantra for the summer: Less Stress, More BEACH! That shouldn’t be hard to do with the summer beach yoga schedule I have planned. I am thrilled to say that tomorrow (May 23) kicks off the fifth year of bringing beach yoga to the beautiful Lake Erie shores and I’ll be […]

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Have you ever noticed that every time you see an image of Buddha he is always smiling? Check it all of the images below; the man always has a big grin on his face. Sometimes his eyes are open, but in most cases his eyes are closed as he is deep in meditation – deep in that […]

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April 24, 2015

I just returned home from leading my third Beach Yoga Bliss yoga retreat in Aruba, and as I was preparing my yoga classes this week, I thought about how my students would expect me to share a super inspirational story about the experience. No doubt it was an incredible week full of many great memories: […]


I have a confession to make: I got the inspiration for this post when I was in a bathroom. While in the WC I took the opportunity to check out the artwork hanging on the walls, and  a lovely collage of magazine clippings all about yoga, love, and kindness caught my eye. Whenever I see a […]


Word of the Day: Ease

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February 10, 2015

The yoga teacher training program started up recently at Yoga Bliss Akron, and I got the opportunity to speak with quite a few of the trainees just before the program started. I wanted to wish them well and to tell them how excited I was for their journey. As I spoke to them, I could […]


Last month, a lovely young woman named Erin showed up for one of my classes at Yoga Bliss Akron. She came up to introduce herself since she was new to the yoga studio, and I was immediately impressed by this really incredible energy about her. She proceeded to tell me that she had just won […]


Don’t you just love that headline? I am especially fond of it, but I’m biased because it is my official mantra of 2015! I am a big believer in forgetting about setting New Year’s resolutions and instead adopting a few meaningful mantras to keep you focused, peaceful, and happy. Last year my mantra was I […]


Shop Goddess

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December 13, 2014

I’m all for shopping local, but how about putting a different spin on that and shopping goddess! Yeah, support a business that is owned and operated by a goddess, or a product that has been created by a goddess. I count myself blessed to know and work with so many incredible women,so here for your holiday gift shopping […]


How to Live an Awesome Life!

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December 4, 2014

This article first appeared on Elephant Journal back on December 6, 2012. It carries a message that is near and dear to my heart, so I thought I would dust it off and share it again. A few years ago I attended a sold-out yoga workshop given by Kathryn Budig, an internationally known yoga instructor, foodie, […]