How to Create a Retreat at Home

Although I’m a huge advocate of traveling, making connections, and giving myself the gift of a retreat away from home, I understand that this may not be feasible for everyone all the time. Perhaps you are juggling family and work responsibilities, or simply don’t have the time or finances to get away. Or, maybe you’ve … Continue reading How to Create a Retreat at Home

6 Tips for Stress-free Holiday Travel

Okay, so maybe stress-FREE might be a bit misleading, but these tips will definitely help to REDUCE the amount of stress incurred from traveling during the holidays. The problem with holiday travel, is that there are more people…everywhere. So whether you are flying, driving, or taking public transit, probability that you will experience slower service, … Continue reading 6 Tips for Stress-free Holiday Travel

Flight Tips: Get a Better Sleep (How to Sleep On a Plane)

I’ve been accused on more than one occasion as being the worst flight travel companion. Why? Because I sleep for 95% of all flights, whether it’s a short 40 minute jaunt or a long-haul 14 hours. I do have some natural advantages – I’m small (don’t need any extra leg-room), flexible (watch me curl up … Continue reading Flight Tips: Get a Better Sleep (How to Sleep On a Plane)

5 Natural Products I Love From Around the World

Traveling around so frequently means that I need to be extra vigilant about staying healthy, avoiding illnesses, and responding to new environments. As often as possible, I try to learn more about the natural beauty routines, products, and processes used by locals in each area that I travel. Here are some of the gems I’ve … Continue reading 5 Natural Products I Love From Around the World

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Yogi Treats: Moringa Ice Cream

Yes, you read that right. I’ve been experimenting with this awesome superfood for the past while and am happy to report that it makes a delicious frozen treat! Try it out: ½ cup cultured coconut milk (you can find this in any grocery store, right next to the yogurt and cottage cheese), or plain yogurt … Continue reading Yogi Treats: Moringa Ice Cream

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10 Things to Include on Your Calendar for a Happier, Healthier You

For educators (and parents), it’s the end of August and the beginning of September that stirs up all the emotions of a new year, a new beginning, and a new season of change. Whether you’re into electronic calendars, daytimers, or are old fashioned like me (yep, I work in technology and carry a paper calendar … Continue reading 10 Things to Include on Your Calendar for a Happier, Healthier You

How to Find a Great Yoga Workshop, Retreat, or Training

Not long ago, a friend and fellow yoga teacher asked: “You’re always traveling to awesome yoga retreats, and workshops, and always seem to find really great courses and trainings. How do you do that?” I thought about that question. Nowadays, if you want to find something, you simply type your query into a search engine … Continue reading How to Find a Great Yoga Workshop, Retreat, or Training

How to Travel in Style Without Breaking the Bank

Think you can’t travel comfortably because it’s too expensive? Think again. There are a lot of resources out there about travel hacking, which is essentially doing things strategically to get free (or almost free) travel. The number one way to travel hack is to search out credit cards offering travel reward miles or points upon … Continue reading How to Travel in Style Without Breaking the Bank