Just Be Honest (With Yourself)

  “If we cannot be honest with ourselves first, we cannot be honest in any other part of our life.” I’ve been spending the last year of my life training, preparing, saving for my upcoming PCT thru-hike in April. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I’d been excited and looking forward to my trip. […] Read more…

Put Your Life Vest On First

Self-care is so underrated in our society. I hear people bragging all the time about how they’re working a double at work, putting in 12, 14 or 16 hours days. I hear people boasting themselves for not being able to remember the last time they took a day off from work. We’re constantly in a […] Read more…

What’s In My PCT Thru-Hike First-Aid Kit?

Disclaimer: I’ve made some updates to my First-Aid Kit since I originally posted this on January 18th, 2018 The one thing that’s constant about my preparing to hike the PCT is that the gear list is ALWAYS changing. There’s an ongoing effort to reduce the base weight in my pack. Not just by pounds, but […] Read more…

Why I Want To Hike The PCT

Out of all the questions people ask me about my upcoming PCT thru-hike, asking me why I want to hike the PCT is the question I get asked the most. My short answer is, “Why not?” I love hiking! I’ve spent the last year of my life planning, preparing and physically/mentally training to hike the […] Read more…

Ten Essentials

What Are The Ten Essentials?

If you’re a hiker or spend any time in the backcountry, you should be familiar with the Ten Essentials and carry them with you on all of your trips. The first time I heard of the Ten Essentials was during a Mountaineers course. Up until taking my first course with The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based non-profit […] Read more…

I Tried K-Deer Leggings (And I Loved Them)

  Yoga leggings have become my wardrobe staple over the last three years. My love affair with leggings started when I fell in love with a pair of leggings a friend of mine was wearing. I justified buying them because I could wear them with longer shirts to work, could practice yoga in them, use […] Read more…

7 Ways To Teach Yoga To Beginners

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a yoga teacher while they’re teaching class? Some think about the next posture they’re going to cue, the next meal they’re going to eat or whatever plans they may after class. I often secretly imagine I’m leading my students through an elaborate game of Simon Says. I […] Read more…

The One Time I Almost Got To See Tom Petty

It was a super busy Saturday night at the restaurant. Window Four was a fun group of three gentlemen who had just been sat in my section. It was love at first, “Can I start you guys off with something to drink besides water?” Before putting in their drink order, they mentioned needing to put […] Read more…

Changing My Perspective Changed Everything

Not every day is magical and amazing in the life of a yoga teacher. Yes, yoga teachers have their “off” days too. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling a little “off” and haven’t been able to figure out why. Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy. I’ve been on the go all summer […] Read more…

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