I wrote an article that published in the Huffington Post yesterday with the headline, “Bulimia is Everywhere.”  Oh.  My.  Gosh – mortified!  When I saw that line with my smiling face and name next to it, I about fainted. I had submitted the article with a different title, so this caught me by surprise.  I…

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What the heck is going on?

Note: A version of this post published in the Huffington Post on 9/26/12: In the past week, Katie Couric spoke about her past battle with bulimia in an interview with young star and current center of the eating disorder conversation, Demi Lovato, and Lady Gaga has engaged conversation about her struggle with anorexia and…

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Yoga: A Love Story
(that began as a very bad first “date”)

I did not grow up wanting to be a yoga teacher.  Lawyer, yes; doctor, maybe; journalist, hopefully…yoga teacher?, not so much.  Aside from the fact that I didn’t know what yoga was until I was almost 20, if my first class was any indication, yoga and I did not mix. During that memorable first experience…

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Thin-spiration, Body Love & Beauty

In the past three days, I have seen two pictures circulating on Pintrest and Facebook from “pro-ana” sites. Unsuspecting dieters are liking and sharing these images (one at 50 likes/hr!) that display clear indicators of starving intentions: references to “pro-ana” tubmlr sites in their bottom right corners.* If you are not familiar with them, “pro-ana”…

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2 Weeks


Today is 15 – 2 weeks and a day – into my 90 day “love challenge.”  Here are 6 lessons I’ve learned so far: 1.  Sleep does the body good.  8 hours of power is the base ingredient of living from love. 2.  Speak your truth.  Where are you still hiding?  Here’s a little distinction…

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Sleep is Love

Choosing Love is Choosing Sleep

Did you know that sleep is love? As part of the 90 Days of Love, I committed to getting 8 hours of sleep more consistently.  I honestly think that this alone has been a game changer.  As I mentioned in a previous blog, I have been getting comments about how I’m shining and glowing.  Step…

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Making Time for Breakfast

Slow Down

Hit the alarm; roll out of bed.  In and out of the shower and dressed.  Out the door to pop into the favorite local cafe for my latte, muffin, and friendly exchanges.  My day begins on-the-go.  Sound familiar at all? That has been my normal for the better part of the last year or so. …

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On French Model Tara Lynn

What was your experience with “French model Tara Lynn”? When this woman caught my eye on Facebook yesterday I found myself gazing at her, and at first, I felt rather uncomfortable.  She seemed pretty but she was so big! My conditioned mind was immediately judgmental (aka fearful) of this model.  Yes, she had beautiful parts,…

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Picture Perfect Trust

I am a very lucky girl.  I have this place, Torrey Pines, in my backyard.  Okay, it’s not technically my backyard but a quick jaunt down the highway. I try to enjoy time here at least once a week.  It lifts my spirits, opens creativity, and always inspires.  Oh, and for you San Diegans –…

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