India Reflections: Leaving. Change. Loneliness. Following your bliss.

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  In one week I leave India for the fourth time. This has been my longest journey abroad and my longest stint in this complex, beautiful and paradoxical place. In this moment I feel like I’m floating in an in-between space. Once again. It’s a mix of excitement, loneliness, fear, and worry. I don’t know […]

The Infinite Sea

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“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet In one month I leave India. Once again. In this place. Over the past two years, an important truth has been revealed to me. Love […]

I do it for love

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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and righdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Rumi   Dress rehearsal was a disaster. Stage lights blasted in my eyes. A large crowd had formed in the temple to watch […]

The Fullness of Woman

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Dear Beauty, Regardless of your gender, can you embrace the fullness of woman? Her inner and outer beauty as well as her “flaws”? I have been reflecting on all aspects of woman this past week. Perhaps it is because I’m surrounded by them every day all day in my dance school. Women of all ages […]

Happy New Year from Rajasthan

Dear Beauty, I write you from the top of Jaisalmer Fort, in a restaurant called “Little Tibet”. The view is spectacular. Any rooftop restaurant or Haveli or Hotel in this fort has epic views, and this city is bustling with tourists (Indian and foreign), motorbikes, rickshaws, taxis, buses, pigeons taking flight…there is an energy here […]

The biggest gift (and lesson) of my life

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Look back upon your life. What issue, or challenge, has repeated itself over and over again (in different ways and a variety of flavors)? Have you transcended and moved beyond the lesson that has repeated itself in your life (sometimes by hitting you over the head)? Are you just now recognizing it? Are you sick […]

5 Travel Tips for Women traveling in India

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As many of you reading this know, India is my second home. I fell madly in love with this place at the beginning of 2016 and have journeyed back to her 3 times since – spending a total of 7 and 1/2 months. I’m preparing to leave for an epic 6 month adventure on her […]

A Brave New World.

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How do we be brave and courageous in the face of so much? Just. So. Much. How do we soften our heart when it seems like it is breaking…shattering…more and more? How do we focus on the good and enjoy our lives while so many are suffering around us? How do we stop worrying and […]

Ushering in the Feminine

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The time is now. To bring forth and embody more beauty, opulence, and light. To usher in the divine feminine…with every thought, word and deed. To be softer. To be kinder and gentler with ourselves and our lives. To stand in our shakti and not be afraid to shine. To honor ourselves and the wellspring […]

My Summer of Lightness

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This photo represents my lightness of being. When I took it, I was in Manali, India…reclining on a large boulder while my friends rock hopped up the creek. I gazed up at the blue sky and the clouds, listening to the water gush and the wind gently blow through the trees. I hadn’t done this […]