An Update on Death Anxiety

A few months ago, I wrote a piece about my experience coping (or rather, my inability to do so) with death anxiety. I view everything I write to be a direct line to the Universe. Sometimes I picture it in an almost cartoon-esque mental image, like I’m picking up a cherry red 1950s telephone and…

Year in Review: 2017

As with all years, 2017 had its ups and downs. It was magical and it was painful. It was filled with fun and hard work. It was, above all else, a time of change: something that is as necessary and exciting as it is terrifying. The hardest part, as with most things, is in the…

Everyday Goddesses: Alyssa Cristadoro

Alyssa Cristadoro is a twenty-year-old college student, blogger, and yogini who has found her way to recovery from an eating disorder. She now strives to inspire and uplift others through her writing, and hopes to help guide others along their own recovery journey. What I love about Lyss is her dedication to portraying a “real”…

Everyday Goddesses: Shelly Wilcoxen

Shelly is someone you know is special from the first time you meet her. I’ve only met Shelly a handful of times, and have had the honor of having her in my class, but each time she leaves me with a smile and a full heart. When I asked Shelly to be an Everyday Goddess, she responded…

Taken Care Of.

Sometimes I think people believe I have it all figured out. I’ve always been characterized as an “old soul.” I’ve been called wise-beyond-my-years, “the most self-aware teenager” someone’s ever met, and more than a few times been assured that I must be at least 500 years old if we’re counting past lives. When I was…

Everyday Goddesses: Jessica Seid

Today’s Everyday Goddess has a story that a truly believe will change people’s lives, and possibly even save it. I met Jess through the creator of a podcast I was a guest on a few months back, Danni Pomplun. Jess describes herself as being “functional, real, and fun,” and I couldn’t agree more. Her humorous…

Mindful Eating In a Modern World.

There are few things as polarizing as the topic of food. Perhaps part of this struggle comes from the fact that we inherently seek black-and-white answers to things, and food doesn’t fit into narrow boxes very well. Food isn’t just for physical nourishment and it’s not just for emotional joy. Food isn’t just about getting stronger and healthier, and it’s not just about…

Everyday Goddesses: Claudia Edwards

If there’s one person I can always count on to make me smile, it’s Claudia. We met through Just Be Yoga, a space where I’ve met some of the most incredible, awe-inspiring people in my life, and Claudia is no exception. She’s someone I can always count on to make me smile, laugh, and slap…

The Latest on the “I Am Maris” Movie

I’m so beyond excited and grateful to finally update you on what’s been going on behind-the-scenes since our first-cut premiere of the film in June. What you need to know: Ro*Co Films (http://www.rocofilms.com/) is our distributor and executive producer. They’ve been a part of 11 Oscar nominated and/or winning films, and you’ve likely heard of…

Learning to Listen to Your Inner Teacher: Becoming Your Own Guide.

When I was first beginning my yoga practice, one of my teachers would always end class the same way: “I bow to my heart, my inner teacher. Namaste.” For the longest time, I never fully processed what she was saying. Partly because of the end-of-yoga bliss. Partly because I was still acclimating to the- admittedly,…