The Season of Gratitude

Winter is coming and the holiday season has arrived. The stress of traveling, family gatherings, and the abundance of rich foods welcomes itself into our lives.   “A Grateful Heart Is a Magnet for Miracles” – Gabrielle Bernstein Gratitude becomes something that grounds us during the beautiful chaos. There is an earthiness to being grateful, an ancient,…

108 Wanderlust

Over the weekend, I helped my friend Hannah and her boyfriend John sell their mindful creations, Malabella Jewels. It was a cluster of sunshine, grey clouds, and dewy earth. The Saturday crowds were few and still sleepy, as I made my way down Michigan Ave. I arrived at Grant Park as the festival was in…

A Mindful Traveler

When we travel we immerse ourselves into a new culture and mindset. We find ourselves trying new things, from food to activities. Back in May of last year I went to Oahu, Hawaii with my boyfriend. It was our first time traveling without our families and we were a mix of nerves and excitement. We spent…

Daydreams of Hawaii

The best part of any adventure is to look back on what you experienced. Whether its photographs or videos, getting a glimpse of the past helps make the present moment a little sweeter. Many times in the day I find myself daydreaming about my trip to Hawaii. A vacation where Brandon and I were able…

Interview with Meggan

What is your personal mantra? I am. Breath In. Breath out.   I am. You are teaching a masterclass at the SoulLove Fest Sat., Sept 17, how did that opportunity come to you?    What a blessing!  Shine, my home studio in Batavia, IL is a sponsor of SoulLove Fest.  I am humbled to represent…

Forest of Glass & Metal

I recently moved to the city of Chicago and it has been a “landscape shock” for me. I am surrounded by the bustle of traffic, crowds of people, and towering buildings. I am no longer surrounded by forests, flourishing gardens, and the vibrant sound of birds. I went from living in a small town of…

EcoFitYogi – An Interview with Douglas (Waterfall Glen Soap)

President of Waterfall Glen Soap Company LLC I met Douglas during the French Market on sunday in Geneva, IL near the train station. I was drawn to the fresh scent of the products and the story behind them. Douglas is a very passionate man who works with his partner Katia to create goodness & body…

The Healthy Traveler – Hawaii

I recently went to Hawaii on holiday, I was on the island of Oahu on Waikiki Beach. It was my first time immersing myself into a new culture and becoming aware of new customs that I found to be inspirational. As a vegan traveler, the hardest thing to do is find food that supports my…

An Interview with Michelle

I met Michelles Aunt at Crystal Life Technology and she shared a story about the courage of her niece (Michelle) traveling the world. I asked her Aunt to give Michelle my information so I could connect with her. A week or so later Michelle emailed me. We became Facebook friends and I interviewed her for the blog….

An Interview with Jennifer

I am inspired by the stories of strong, smart, and successful women. Every Tuesday I post an interview with a women who has a story to share.