Signs, Signs – everywhere there’s signs!

The universe is always trying to talk to you. The question is do you hear it?

Each and every day there is guidance should you choose to open up your awareness and perspective and receive it.  The key word here being awareness and openness. In order to receive the signs of the universe you have to be paying attention as well as keeping an open mind that there is something bigger than you helping to steer you through life.

One way to start to work with this energy is to ask for a specific sign. For example, maybe you are trying to decide if you should move. You can ask your guides, the universe, God or the angels (whatever it is that you believe in) to show you a sign if this move you are considering is for the highest good. Think for a moment what you want the sign to be and trust the first thing that comes to mind. If the thing that pops in your head is an orange monkey — TRUST ITThe higher ups know what they’re doing and they will find a way to show you this sign. Now, of course, you probably won’t see a real live orange monkey – but maybe a car will be in front of you in a traffic jam with this orange monkey as their bumper sticker. Or you’ll get an advertisement piece of mail with this monkey as the logo.

Second piece of advice, don’t go looking for the signs. Once you have asked for the guidance, surrender to it. You want to have some awareness as you’re out and about so you don’t miss the sign, but don’t try to find it either. It is hard when you’re asking for guidance on something that is really important to you, and most likely it will be something really important to you or why else would you ask for the sign! But still don’t try and make the sign appear. If you don’t get what you’re looking for then know that there is something  even better waiting for you. In the example of the move – maybe you think the apartment or home you just saw is amazing and you have to have it, but then you don’t get your sign. Ouch! Well, in a couple weeks an even more amazing and perfect home may become available, and if you jump on this place you’ll miss out. The Universe always has our back and our best interests in mind. So remind yourself of that each and every day.

Receiving signs when you haven’t asked is another way the higher ups give us a little wink and reminder that we are on the right path, being guided and supported each and every step of the way. For me, feathers are how I know the angels are trying to get my attention. Sometimes I am feeling discouraged and anxious about life and where I am headed, and then BOOM, as I am walking my dogs a perfect white feather will be on the ground. All I can do is smile and breath a sigh of relief because to me it shifts my perspective and helps me remember I am being divinely guided.

You might see number sequences. 111, 222, 333. Every time you look at the phone maybe it is a certain time, or you see these numbers on billboards or receipts. These numbers are telling you the same thing – you’re being divinely guided and don’t you forget it. For more specific on the meaning of number sequences you may be seeing visit Doreen Virtue’s website. Another major way our higher ups may get our attention is finding coins – especially in really odd places! And then of course there will be things that are meaningful to you – a certain song will come on the radio, a commercial that has some meaning to you or you see the name of a relative who has passed on a vanity license plate or any other million of ways the universe talks to us. Keep an open mind, tell the.universe you’re ready to start this dialogue and that you’re open to receive the signs and then trust that what you receive is guiding you along the path that you are meant to travel upon.

Signs for the universe can be like a reassuring hug from your best friend when you’re feeling overwhelmed or nervous about the future. Who doesn’t want that? This week, think of something you’re struggling with, ask for the signs and let me know what comes up for you!

20 QUICK ways to Raise Your Vibration 

We are all energy. We are all literally vibrating. And you totally know what I am talking about when you’re feeling in a funk and need to shift and clear out some of that heaviness that is holding you down from being your most elevated self. Yes, going to a yoga class, spin or any other excercise class is one way to do it. Or perhaps, sitting down and taking 25 minutes to meditate and breathe might be another way. And don’t forget – you could always go to see a funny movie or try something new and spontaneous to get “out of your head”. But what about the times when you need a quick fix? What to do when you don’t have the time for a longer remedy, and you need to quickly pivot and redirect your thoughts and energy back to a place of joy? Well, my friends, as Yogi Bhajan would say – there is a way through every block. And here you have it, my list of quick fixes, simple tools to bring from a place of low vibration to high vibe “I love life” goodness!

1. Go Upside Down!!! This can literally be as simple as dangling your body in a forward fold. You can also swing your legs up a wall and hang there for a few minutes if you have the time. If handstand is part of your practice – kick up to the wall and hold that as long as you can. When we invert we are promoting circulation, increasing the movment of lymphatic fluid which gives the immune system a boost, and literally flipping what you perceive upside down…..YOU can see things a new way in an instant!

2. Give your whole body a good shake. Go ahead – try it!! Shake like you are covered in ants! Okay, i know that is creepy but it’s a good visual. DO IT. And see?? Don’t you feel yourself buzzing. Yup, your vibes are moving on up!

3. SMILE. Yup, when we turn that frown upside we literally begin to retrain the brain to not be so damn negative! Smiling also releases the feel good neurotransmitters such as dopamine, endorphins and seratonin. Say cheese!!!!!

4. Get some fresh air. Of course if you have the time you can spend it taking a longer walk or just hanging out al fresco…but if not, at least roll down your car window, or step outside for a few deep breaths.

5. Use a MANTRA. Yes, just like we are vibrating and alive with energy so are our words. Inhale LOVE, Exhale FEAR. Repeat in your mind as you breathe in and out. Or use the Kundalini mantra, Sat Nam; Inhale Sat, Exhale Nam. This translates to “Truth is my name or my indentity” and helps you to connect to your oneness with all that is.

6. Tapping or EFT is a way to stimulate certain meridians in our bodies and help move energy. Using a couple fingers, tap on the points about 5-8 times – crown of the head, inner eyebrow, outer eyebrow, under the eye, under the nose, chin, collerbone, rib cage to create a feeling of ease in your mind and body. See The Tapping Solution for more information. 

7. Get some fresh flowers — their colors, smell (if they have) and overall beauty is easy on the eyes and can truly brighten up any space.

8. Put on your favorite feel good song and DANCE! In fact, when you have time make a playlist or follow me on Spotify to see tons of my yoga playlists and prepare to rock out!

9. Travel back in time. Think of an amazing time, when you felt your happiest, and mentally bring yourself back to that place anytime you’re feeling down. Close your eyes and get as specific as possible with the memory, where you were, who was there, what the weather was like, and sounds or smells, the way you felt at that moment and create it once again.

10. Eat some raw, green stuff! The more organic and unprocessed the higher the vibe of the food….you are what you eat!

11. Give a sincere compliment to a stranger. Do something unexpected and kind for someone else.

12. Find a patch of grass, dirt or sand – and plant your barefoot into the earth.

13. Take a few minutes out of your day to read an inspiring book…don’t worry, I’ll be writing soon about my favorite books!

14. Immerse yourself in whatever it is that you are doing. When we are totally mindful and present we can tune out the distractions and thus feel more clear and less anxiety. Whether it is doing the dishes, walking the dogs, or even sitting in traffic – Can you be there fully?

15. Take a whiff of an essential oil! As a Doterra Wellness Advocate  I love using essential oils in all parts of my life but my favorite is definitely using them to instantly shift my mood. Some of my faves for this are Wild Orange, the blend “Elevation” and also Lime. Email me for more info on purchasing oils.

16. Listen to a high vibe podcast. OMG -there are tons! Currently, my faves are Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness, The SoulFeed Podcast and Power and Purpose with Mastin Kipp.

17. Take a luxurious bath. Fill the tub not only with water, but epsom salt, lavender oil and light some candles. Soak and watch your vibe go UP!

18. Call a friend who makes you laugh.

19. Find an attitude of gratitude – Say out loud, in your mind or write down one thing you are grateful for. You might find once you write down one thing even more will come up. When we are grateful, the universe feels that energy and rewards us with even more abundance.

20. Affirm yourself! Use your words, because they vibrate too, as a way to shift your perspective. Stating in the present tense your dreams and desires bring them into reality. “I am joyful, inspired and full of peace. With each breath that I take I connect even deeper to this wellspring of happiness”.

Try some of these out and see what works for you. Have fun with it and maybe even make your own list in a journal of the tools that are your favorite. Please share with me in the comments your suggestions as well – we all learn and grow from connected and sharing with each other. Xo!

My Vision for 2017 

I’ve definitely been feeling called to connect to people in a new way. I still love teaching yoga and I am continuing this part of my journey, but I am being drawn in some new directions. 

I am beginning a coaching business. I want to help others connect with their inner wisdom and souls to live a joyful life. Isn’t that what it’s all about?? Our inherent nature is JOY. But at times we get disconnected from it because of every day stressors, trauma, and the simple fact that we forget we are divine beings being supported by God, the universe, our higher selves (whatever you wanna call it!) I want to give you the tools to know your divinity, bust through fears and negativity and live life like a joyful spiritual boss. 

In order to support those who may not be my clients I am going to FINALLY commit to blogging and sharing some of what I’ve learned over the last few years. I have already created some great blog topics (such as self care rituals, yoga for specific needs, how to use oracle cards to connect to your soul voice and more)! The rest I want to come up with organically as I feel out what my readers need to hear. 

I’m excited for this journey! I hope some of you may meet me on the path of self discovery and ultimately self love. See you there 💛✨💛

The Person on the Mat

There is the person I am on the yoga mat, and then there is the person I am off the yoga mat. On the mat, I am mindful and precise. Feeling each and every movement I make and each breath I take. This precision makes me feel strong and empowered. There is nothing I need to rush through physically, or check out of mentally, because each breath I take reminds me “I’ve got this”. The strength I feel on the mat is more than just muscle. It’s an inner knowing that I can handle what comes my way and everything is exactly as it should be. On the mat, I am a warrior goddess. My strong parts are bad ass, and my soft parts are feminine and beautiful. My body can stretch and hold itself into amazing shapes and I sometimes feel in awe of myself. When I’m on my mat, I feel joy. For no particular reason at all, there is an inner zest and feelings of connection – and in these moments it’s all good. During savasana, when I am on my mat, I am complete, whole and perfect.

When I am off my mat I am insecure. My strong parts aren’t strong enough and my soft parts are gross and fat – they need to be hidden! Day to day, I go through the motions and at times feel dull and often ask the question; is this all there is ? I feel unconnected as I rush through my day, working hard to make enough to pay the bills and then sleeping just to wake up and do it all over again. Then there are the times, that because of all of the above, I completely checkout. I zone out while binging on Netflix. I escape being in my body and my mind, because it isn’t a comfortable place to be. When I am off my mat, I feel alone. I don’t know who I can trust, who understands the real me and my struggles. When I’m far from my mat,  I feel like I am in limbo – on the brink of living life but not quite there yet. Where is my perfect partner, house and white picket fence?

BUT….The time I spend on my mat teaches me that nothing is perfect, beautiful and amazing 100% of the time. Life is full of joy, sadness, yearning, fullness, dispair and bliss. The yoga is finding the place in the middle. Little by little, I start to realize that my feelings of loneliness and sadness will pass. I might feel the sun or the breeze and connect with simple bliss and be rescued from those feelings of drowning. The more I practice, the more that person on the mat makes her way into my everyday life. But the other person, who lives off the mat is valuable and worthy, too. I take them both, and in the middle, I find myself.


This week I was inspired to take out the books I have on yin yoga, as well as take a yin class on YogaGlo. First of all, yin yoga is amazing because you can do it on your bed! But really besides that, I have enjoyed slowing down a bit. With it already being August I am reminded again how quickly time seems to fly by. Then I start to think back on what I’ve done and accomplished- whether it’s in my work life, social life or in general and that makes me think of all the things I want to get done and do and see….and here I am; in the past, in the future, and letting the NOW slip right by. Well, yoga puts you in the moment. And a slow, gentle practice stretches those little moments out so you begin to notice more, feel more and enjoy more. I want to live my days as if it were a yin yoga practice- soaking up each breath, feeling every sensation in my body and being fully present. 

This one’s for me.

When I created this website a couple years ago (with help of course!) I envisioned myself blogging often. Letting my words on the page be a sort of journal for myself, so I could look back and see what I’ve done, where I’ve been and hopefully inspire or maybe just connect with others in a meaningful way. As you can see, there is only a couple of postings that I ever got around to doing and so I made the decision to try and get into a rhythm and back into my writing. BUT then I get this weird feeling in my stomach, and begin to think….”What if what I write isn’t interesting? Other people’s blogs are so creative and well done! What should I even write about and who will even care what I have to say.”  That’s when in it clicked – this can’t be done for an audience or anyone else but ME. I need to write whatever is on my mind and  with the thought that that no one but me will ever see it. That’s the only way I  can be honest and authentic…AND quiet that voice in my head with all its crazy concerns. So that is what I am going to do. I don’t want to put a goal out there, posts per week, or anything like this, I just hope that with this new found freedom I will organically feel called to write and create. At the end of the day, getting my thoughts out of my head will feel good to me and maybe someone else can relate, too. Let’s see how this goes!

Break, Rebuild, Yoga.

Nurture. Grow. Rebuild. These two words seem to perfectly describe my yoga practice as of lately. I’m not as interested in the fancy asana, but what serves my body (my temple) and my mind today…this moment. When we get into a routine we seem to maintain. Keep the status quo and just get by. Until something  goes wrong to shake this up, and we realize the ground underneath us is not always as stable as we may like to think. Something breaks, a heart, or a bone, and we hurt and need to mend. In our own bodies this takes time; to feel broken and then whole again. As it is happening, the mending or connecting back together, the process seems slow like it’s never going to be OK again. But weeks, months, or years later when things are OK, we know for a fact we can heal and stop hurting.

Last week, I bought a bunch of flowers and as I was trimming some of the leaves and the ends to put them in the vase one flower broke off from its stem. It was alive, beautiful and vibrant with color, so I didn’t want to throw it out. Instead, I just stuck it in the middle of the bunch, to be held up, but the stem wasn’t long enough to be immersed in water. After a day or so, it began to wilt, to die. Still not wanting to throw it in the garbage, I put it in a small ball jar so the stem could reach water. Within an hour the petals became succulent with life, they lifted up, in fact the whole stem was bent and collapsed and it completely resurrected when flushed with water, its life source. This happens to us. We are bent, broken, petals wilted but with the help of our life source, breath, connection, yoga we can rise up again and become whole. The flower can accelerate the process as proof of where we will get, if it takes us more time, so be it.