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Our School in Kenya

I’ve been so excited about this and can’t wait to share more about the school we built in Kenya. This past year, along with a group of fellow entrepreneurs (and your support), I committed to building a school in Kenya with an amazing foundation called World Teacher Aid. World Teacher Aid is a charity committed…

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Padparadscha Sapphires: The Sunset Gemstone

A few years ago, I was teaching a yoga class and I noticed one of my student’s engagement rings. It was stunning. Honestly, I had never seen a stone quite that color before! When she told me it was a Padparadscha sapphire, I was obsessed. Over the past few years, I’ve had a lot of fun…

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Love is Love… Marriage Equality is Here!

Last week marked an incredible moment in history: Marriage equality is now legal in all 50 of the United States. Having the choice to live your life as you chose has always been the foundation of the American Dream. From that standpoint,I never really understood why anyone had a problem with same sex couples getting…

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My Favorite Accessory Trends From NYFW Spring 2014

I know that for the most part taking note of all the amazing outfits perfectly put together for New York Fashion Week is every girl’s favorite part to watch, but of course for me what I’m always in love with is the jewelry that ties together the whole outfit. The accessory trends on the runways…

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Non-Cheesy OM

OM Pendants As some of you know, I have been a long time practitioner and teacher of yoga. For years, I have wavered with the idea of creating jewelry that represented my yoga practice. Should I? Shouldn’t I? You see, I love and create classy, personal jewelry and I always resisted because I know that…

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Grace

Grace- the word has many meanings: divine intervention flowing through a being, elegance or beauty, a favor of goodwill- and the list goes on. Grace (aka Graceland) is also the name of my aunt’s sweet black lab. I am writing about Grace today as part of my commitment to 21.5.800– I agreed to write 800…

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Its the Simple Things

Recently, I joined this- we’ll call it a movement- called 21.5.800, started by Bindu Wiles. I first heard of Bindu from my friend Kate Northrup via her newsletter and her new project called Glimpse TV. I was inspired to take on the project because, even though I have the intention, my commitment to writing my…

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All You Need is (to) Love

As a yoga teacher, I spend a lot of time reading- finding inspiration to share with my students. Recently, I was introduced to an author and psychotherapist named David Richo, and started reading his book The Five Things We Cannot Change….and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them (2006). With simple thoughtful words, David Richo,…

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Get Unstuck

As an avid reader, I am always trying to find interesting books to share with my students.  I have so many that are my favorites.  I just started reading a new book by Anneli Rufus called Stuck: Why we can’t or won’t move on. This book is a social commentary on the “things” that make…

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