Recipe: Festival Friendly Eats

Music festival season is upon us finally!! Can’t you just feel the excitement in the air? It’s pretty much all my friends and I can talk about. I received an email last week from my friend Sara Anne and she asked me for recipes for foods you can bring to festivals. She said that often times there aren’t that many healthy options available and so she ends up eating fried cheesy things and is left feeling sluggish and bloated which totally cramps her dancin til all hours of the night style.

I feel her! If I don’t prepare beforehand I do the exact same thing and feel the same way.

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Change the world by shaking your sweet ass

I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I kinda like dancing to music. Ok I don’t kinda like it, I’m kinda obsessed with it. Ok I’m not kinda obsessed, I am wildly-fiercely-majorly obsessed with it. My favorite way to dance to music is when it’s live and I’m with all of you at a festival or a show. Those moments are my soul medicine and I seek out to experience as much of them as possible. It would be amazing if I could dance with you live and in person everyday. It happens in my dreams, but in my reality I find myself rocking out in my house all by myself and even though it’s fun, it can be kinda lonely. When Facebook launched it’s LIVE feature I thought, “Yay! This is a way I can dance with people “in person” each week.”

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Recipe: Dandelion Fritters

Dandelions are one of my favorite flowers. I love that they are such a vibrant yellow color and that in the spring you can find them almost anywhere there is grass. They get a bad rap and people do all sorts of things to kill them, but the truth is they are edible, delicious and nutritious. When you make this recipe, make sure you get your dandelions from a spot that wasn’t treated with chemicals.

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What’s in the Magic

Dandelion flower tops

1 organic and free-range egg

1 cup organic coconut milk

1 cup organic flour (I use brown rice, buckwheat or coconut flour)

Coconut oil

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How to Feel the Magic When Things Suck

You know those moments that happen in life when everything comes together and you feel so joyous that at any moment you may combust into a pile of dirt, sand and glitter?

I have felt that way many times in my life.

aOnce at my wedding when I looked around and saw my beautiful new husband and realized that everyone in the room was there because of us and I felt a huge wave of love.

At the end of the yoga class I taught in New Orleans that Oteil and Kofi Burbridge had played for and we were all huddled in a circle. Everyone had just said one word that they were feeling and we were all crying.

A couple of weekends ago at Waking Windows in Winnoski, VT I was dancing front and center while Madaila played. The weather was perfect, I was wearing my sparkle skirt and the music was singing to my soul.

At Phish in Hartford it was 75 degrees out and there was a Continue reading

Mini Festival with Holly Bowling, Matisyahu, Nahko and Medicine for the People and Start Making Sense

Last week Burlington has some epic music rolling through and my Work-Day Mini Festival featured headliners from those shows. Dance with me to Holly Bowling, Matisyahu, Nahko and Medicine for the People and Start Making Sense. I do these every LIVE every Tuesday at 11ish am. Dance with me now and don’t forget to click the LIVE subscribe button on the top right to get notifications whenever I go live.

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Ants in My Pants

Sometimes I get ants in my pants. I feel an urge to go go go and to get all the things done right now. It’s pretty much impossible to accomplish and I am left feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

professional photosIf I was a tree and I knew autumn was approaching I wouldn’t be able to force my leaves to turn from green to vibrant beautiful colors. When my leaves are ready to die, there is no way for me to resist them with all my might from falling off. I couldn’t skip the Continue reading

I suffered from a dreaded case of the Mondays :(

I used to suffer from what is famously talked about in the movie Office Space as a “dreaded case of the Mondays.” I never fully enjoyed the weekends because all I could think about was how I had to get up and go to a job that I didn’t like on Monday morning. The present moment was something I rarely lived in unless I was at a festival or a show. Even though I had the best time ever at musical events, I felt like my life was missing something and I was really sad about it. The thing I was missing was daily doses of present moment magic. The situation was that I hated my job and instead of seeing the magic that was there I chose to stay in the hatred, resentment and the disappointment in myself.

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Things started to change for me when instead of solely focusing on what sucks or what’s not happening as fast as I want it to or spending time being jealous of other Continue reading

LIVE from NOLA with Jeff Lloyd from The Heavy Pets

At JazzFest I went LIVE at the Howling Wolf with Jeff Lloyd from the Heavy Pets right before his show. We talked about many things, but my favorite story was the one Jeff shared about the time a girl tackled their drum kit during the show. Hear that story and others by watching the video.

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