In the Flow.

No two ways around it: life is crazy right now. The past few weeks, I’ve been spending full weekends up at the Luminary Farm assisting Just Be Yoga’s teacher training, going to school full-time, maintaining a weekly teaching schedule in Santa Cruz, and going on a semi-tour with the film. I’ve spent a lot of…

Come See the I Am Maris Movie at the Mill Valley Film Festival!

Dear friends, I’m so excited to share an opportunity for you to see the I Am Maris movie! We are beyond honored to be featured at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival for our California premiere. This festival will include two screenings: one on October 13th, and one on October 14th. I Am Maris is invited to this festival alongside other incredible…

Sacred Space: What it is, Why it’s Important, and How to Create it.

A few weeks ago, I went to get fingerprinted for TSA pre-check (so excited to leave my shoes on), and they basically told me I don’t have any fingerprints. No, really, they couldn’t get anything useful out of me. And it’s not the first time this has happened: whenever I have to get background checked…

When the Creative Well Runs Dry.

I haven’t been writing much publically over the past few months. Every once and awhile I’d open up this blog, stare at a blank page for awhile, then close my computer and walk away. Or, alternatively, I’d open up the blog, feel guilty that nothing had been posted in so long, try to bang out…

Becoming 20: 20 Lessons Learned in 20 Years

September 13th, 2018, is the day I leave behind my teenage years. It’s a profound transition for anyone; beginning a shift from one phase of life to another. For me, it holds a significant weight in many different ways. My teenage years held some of the darkest and some of the lightest times of my…

Everyday Goddesses: Kate DeCoste

I am an activist, traveler, artist, poet, psychology nerd, outcast at times, yogi and yet undefined by all these titles.

I am a human that is constantly moving, constantly changing. I am passionate above anything else. 

I am a work in progress. 

My Top 10 Food Rules

There’s an abundance of diets and rules about what you should and shouldn’t eat, and it was important to me to put something out into the world that would escape some of that diet-culture dogma that gets spread around on a daily basis.

Guest Post: Using Routine to Reduce Waste with The Small Green Home

here is power in routine.

Like a current, it sweeps us along; it keeps us moving forward. In fact, we always wished to establish a solid routine. Waking each morning to make breakfast, packing a lunch, heading off to work… ebb and flow, ebb and flow. Even now, we still desire a strong routine.

But routine can also be negative.

You Are Maris. You Are Not Your Disorder.

Note: This open letter was originally published on The Invisible Illnesses Project. Dear Maris, You’re only 14, but your soul has been weathered by more years than you’ve seen on this earth. From the time you were old enough to walk, you were old enough to worry. You worried about being smart enough. You worried…