Happy Thursday everyone! Today is my birthday and I want to give a shout of to the Universe for keeping me alive for 39 years. To express my gratitude I would like to raise the vibration of the planet by hanging out with as many of you as possible for fifteen minutes at a time next Wednesday June 22nd.
Follow this link to donate any amount that you wish and then I’ll reply with an email to schedule our time together. During the hang we can dance together, I can do a card reading with you, we can do a mini coaching session or we can just talk.
I will be taking 50 percent of the donations and I’ll be giving them to Sangha Studio’s service programs. Sangha Studio is a non-profit studio in Burlington, VT. They bring yoga out into the world in the form of offering free yoga to women going thru breast cancer treatments, people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, kids in schools and so much more.
My friends invited Dan and I over for dinner and asked us to bring a side dish. They were making veggie kabobs and I was racking my brain for the perfect thing to accompany them when I saw a jar of tahini in the fridge and a ridiculous amount of quinoa in my freezer and it clicked! It was a huge hit and the leftovers made for a delicious breakfast when I added homemade kraut and an egg to it. The reason for the name of this recipe besides that the Greek Theater is an amazing place to see a show is that this greek inspired salad has a little California in it too.
This weekend was a time I have been looking forward to and afraid of for months. MAYfest (music, art and yoga) was happening and I was presenting three times! I was scheduled to do two lectures on my book The Sweet Ass Self-Help Book and a Live Music Blindfolded Chakra Balancing Dance Class.
I was so excited because this was my first time as a presenter at a festival.
I was scared because this was my first time as a presenter at a festival.
Fear and excitement are basically the same things. The only difference is there is breath in excitement.
I remember the first time I ever did a workshop for people. It was a Sugar Blues talk at a health food store that I had worked for at the time. The night before I threw up. I prayed that no one would show up. But people did and I spoke to them and I didn’t die. It was a miracle! This time I was normal person nervous which even though it can be very uncomfortable, is something I’m extremely grateful for. If I wasn’t afraid of anything I would hang out in tiger cages and jump out of planes without a parachute. Thank goodness I feel afraid of things or I would not be here writing these words. The fear that I felt did feel the same physically as if I was being chased by a wild hyena. I felt it and asked myself, “If I do this lecture and dance class is my life in danger?” The answer was obviously a no and so even though I felt the fear and every cell of my body was yelling, “Run!!!” I decided that I should feel the fear and do the classes anyway.
A couple of hours before my first lecture I was deciding if I should sit in my cabin and go over what I wanted to say and freak out a little or if I should go to Marti Nikko and DJ Drez’s yoga class. I chose Continue reading →
When I’m looking for something quick and easy to eat that is super filling and healthy I always turn to avocado toast. Lately I’m been eating as many fermented foods as possible so I added some homemade sauerkraut on it. I’m also obsessed with cherry tomatoes so I added them to the mix too.
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.
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.”
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.
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)
At JazzFest in NOLA I went LIVE at the restaurant Rebellion with Adam Chase from James Brown Dance Party and Jazz is Phish. Watch our hangout HERE. If you love it and want to know whenever I go LIVE, click the live subscribe button on the top right.
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.
Once 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.