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 […]

Be Adorned.

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Dear Beauty, I am reposting this blog entry from 2012 as it received a lot of love back then and it is even more relevant to my life and work today as I continue to inspire and be inspired by adornment. From the people around me… my students, teachers, fellow artists, to simply walking down […]

Cool, calm and connected.

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Across the World: My Half-Year in India Travel Blog #4: April 21, 2017 I’ve had the urge to write for quite some time. I was going to create a beautiful pre-birthday blog. Didn’t happen. I was going to write a re-cap of my magical Odissi training in Pushkar, ending with a dream-come-true performance on April […]

Oh, India!

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Across the World: My half-year in India Travel Blog #3. March 6, 2017 This land continues to bless me, challenge me, inspire me, and bring forth more of my truth. I am in love with her people, animals, land, food, music, dance, rich cultures and spiritual wisdom. I am challenged at times by her seeming […]

Happy Holidays from India

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Across the World: My half-year in India Travel Blog #2. Dec 24, 2016 It’s Christmas Eve in India. Just another day, but in my heart I recall all of the incredible Christmas Eves I spent in the US. Most of them in Minnesota, many in California, and a few in Oregon. This is my first […]

Wherever you go there you are

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Across the World: My half-year in India Travel Blog #1. Dec 2016 A variety of emotions, thoughts, and sensations accompany me when I travel solo. And in India, everything is amplified. And everything is a paradox. Including me. Wonderment & ease… Most of the time, I feel a sense of calm and wonder. No matter […]

A love story

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Dear Love, I’d like to tell you a sweet story. One of those melt your heart moments that you don’t want to ever forget. One of those moments where time seems to stop and you feel an avalanche of love pour over you. It was the middle of my Odissi dance training this past January […]

When are we really ready?

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Are you ready? I get asked this question about once a week from friends, family, acquaintances who know about my upcoming epic adventure in India. “Are you ready? How are the preparations coming? How are you feeling?” My answers are usually like…”well, I’m getting there.” Or sometimes “Yes! I am so ready!” Other times I […]