Chocolate, beads and books. That’s what I brought home from a trip to Portland. And not just one book, but books, the result of the five hours I spent at the Powell’s Books downtown headquarters. This isn’t a rare occurrence. In almost every new city or town I visit, I seek out an independent bookstore, not only because… Continue reading
When I first moved to Los Angeles from Hawaii for college at eighteen, a friend of my aunt an uncle told me at a dinner party, “L.A. is a great place to live, but you need to make sure that you feed your soul.” I eagerly nodded in agreement. I had no idea what she… Continue reading
When I first met Casey Van Zandt, yoga teacher and executive coach/consultant, a few years ago, she was working long hours at a big corporate job. Since then, she left the corporate world, completed yoga teacher training, started her own consultancy, and teaches yoga. Casey is living her passion and I’m honored and inspired to feature her… Continue reading
The internet is both a wondrous and difficult, disturbing thing. There is too much soulless content out there, but there are also some gems. Enter #BeWell, a weekly roundup of inspiring, thought-provoking, and fun articles to help/inspire/motivate you to cultivate the well in your life.
I’d long been of the mind that if you want to make a change in your life, there is no time like the present and no need to wait until the New Year. So, me and resolutions had never been a thing. But then three years ago, I succumbed to the resolution-making pressure. Under the… Continue reading
My dad is not one for gifts. He prefers to show his love in other ways like making you the bright pink mini-tanker you asked for or taking you to his secret standup paddle spot. But little does he know, he gave me the greatest gift this Christmas–perspective. Over the phone on Christmas Day, after… Continue reading
“Sometimes it is the wonderful life, the life of abundant friends and extended family and true love, that makes you want to run screaming for the hills.” (Ann Patchet, “Do Not Disturb,” This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage) Aw, the holidays. There is nothing like endless Christmas parties, infinite gifts that need to… Continue reading