Unplug to be Present

Unplug to be Present

Resisting the urge to “checkin” with the online “world” after a night of restful and restorative sleep seems to be quite the challenge for a lot of people now days, this does not exclude myself. Lately, I’ve been letting my phone just be a phone or mostly just an alarm clock most mornings. I’ve actually… Continue Reading

Bali Yoga Teacher Training Beginnings

Bali Yoga Teacher Training Beginnings

Hello Bali. It’s nice to finally meet you.As I got off the plane in Bali, I immediately felt a sense of calmness, with a hint of subdued excitement.When you’ve been wanting to go to a place for about five (or more) years, it never seems quite real when you finally arrive. It’s kind of like… Continue Reading

50+ Ideas for your Spring Love List

50+ Ideas for your Spring Love List

What do you love about Spring?Nature shows and teaches us how to embrace change through the seasons. Just as Mother Nature changes to adapt to the climate through the seasons, it’s important for us to both embrace and create change in our lives with the seasons. We have our own individual seasons in life, so… Continue Reading

Freedom Inspired Pacific Northwest Playcation (Retreat)

Freedom Inspired Pacific Northwest Playcation (Retreat)

“Freedom + Free-Spirit Focus”​Connection. Nature. Freedom.​Connect with other women on an intimate playcation in the Pacific Northwest from September 28-October 1, 2017. If you’re looking for a little getaway, want to get outside (and/or stay cozy inside), enjoy exploring new places, or are just looking for a little time to recharge and meet some lovely new girlfriends,… Continue Reading

I’ve Left My HR Career Three Times

I’ve Left My HR Career Three Times

The routine drove me crazy, it was restricting; I didn’t see any way around it. Everyone I knew had a similar routine: Wake up, workout, work, home, sleep, repeat. I would get up at 4:30 am, head to the gym for about 90 minutes, then home to shower, head to work in thick traffic, work… Continue Reading

Five Steps to Create More Freedom in Your Life

Five Steps to Create More Freedom in Your Life

It’s quite the popular word, this freedom. Even though there’s a dictionary definition, each of us has our own interpretation of what freedom means to us, and it can mean something totally different at various points in our lives and personal areas within our lives. Freedom doesn’t have to be traveling the world​ or exploring new places,… Continue Reading

Total Life Disorder to Freedom Journey

Total Life Disorder to Freedom Journey

Fitting in or feeling alone, which would you choose?The world around us is always telling us what we should do, eat, buy, look, live, celebrate, exercise (and more) to fit in. (Whatever “in” is.) However, when we try so hard to fit into the world around us and listen to external “advice”, we learn to… Continue Reading

50 + Ideas to Create Your Summer Love List

50 + Ideas to Create Your Summer Love List

Hiking is something that I’ve fallen in love with since moving to the Pacific Northwest, specifically since I moved to the Kitsap Peninsula (Washington state) with my man. It’s always a part of my Summer Love List. What’s a Summer Love List, you ask? Well, instead of saying “bucket list” I prefer to use “love list”… Continue Reading

Unplanned Japan Adventures: Hospital Visit

Unplanned Japan Adventures: Hospital Visit

My Japanese Hospital ExperienceWhen traveling to another country, visiting a foreign hospital is never on the “places to see” list. Leave it to me to make that one of my “places to see” in Japan. Japanese. I don’t speak the language and I definitely can’t read the language. Being sick in another country is NOT fun;… Continue Reading

Unique Experience and Custom Jewelry in Japan

Unique Experience and Custom Jewelry in Japan

I collect experiences and memories…Most of my jewelry is from other countries. Simple jewelry, always handmade. Nothing elaborate, super expensive or flashy. These tiny treasures of mine always have a story with them. Every time I wear these handmade adornments, it brings me back to the moment when I bought them, the exchange, the country, how I… Continue Reading

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