Love Sustains Love

I am visiting a Balinese Spiritual Healer in Ubud. I am sitting on the floor in a little room with an altar, flowers, and incense. The healer asked only a few questions, but finds his wisdom from somewhere greater than himself. He says I am healthy overall but...

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Endless Moments of Possibility

I am watching the most incredible sunset of my life on Gili Trawangan, Lombok. I’ve watched the sunset over the ocean consistently for seventeen nights. But this is the sunset I have been waiting for. It’s fiery—full of reds and oranges and seems to get more...

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A Place Within Me

I am hanging out on a white sandy beach in Nusa Lembongan, Bali with Macedonian and Dutch women travelers. We are laughing and exchanging stories about our travels. I share that I did not plan any aspect of my trip—AT ALL. Each day I decide where...

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Riding Imperfection

I am on a cliff side terrace overlooking the ocean. It’s absolutely gorgeous here in Uluwatu, Bali. There are dozens of surfers in the water—some of the best in the world who come to this exact spot to catch the perfect wave. Here, I am watching the...

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Beneath the Waves

I am loving the beaches of Bali. As I sit in on a lounge chair and watch the ocean, it appears so peaceful. But now it’s time to go in and surf in that warm water! I dive in, swim in the rolling waves, and attempt to surf....

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Meet Me On The Mountain

As published in Spirituality and Health on April 18, 2018. Today is my birthday and I am 42 years old. Many women my age hate celebrating their birthdays. But not me. I love my birthday and it always feel so special. A few years ago, and after many...

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Meditating My Way Into a New Habit

For a few years now, I have wanted to have a daily meditation practice. But it always seemed so hard! I would sit for a few minutes once in awhile, get distracted by my thoughts and give up. I never could develop a consistent practice. I...

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When Things Don’t Go My Way

I had planned a trip to Bali for the month of December. I had so been looking forward to this trip– I had a plane ticket booked for almost a year! I had told everyone I was going, and I worked it out to ensure things...

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Homage to Artists

Artists provide incredible value to humanity. When I’m dancing to live music, attending an artist talk, or listening to my friend play music and sing– my heart is full. At that moment, I connect to myself in a deep and meaningful way. I finally get to be...

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