5 Steps to Fulfilling Your Goals in 2015

The New Year is an awesome time to set goals. So is spring (new birth), summer (ripening), fall (harvest) and winter (planting seeds.) I love setting goals. I work closely with Susanne Conrad, the founder of Igolu, a system that is about vision and goal-setting and so much more. Igolu has taught me to be … Continue reading

Fitness Adventures in 2014

People ask me all the time what my favorite fitness classes are. I take a lot more than the average person for Fit for Life in The Seattle Times. My answer is generally the last class I tried. I love moving, and each time I try something new, I fall in love with what I … Continue reading

Day After Christmas Retreat SALE

Receive $165 off Your Mexico Yoga Retreat! One Day Only Relax in Baja Mexico with Nicole Tsong and Chelle Swierz February 23-28, 2015 Now is the time to plan a February getaway! Register for your yoga and surf retreat anytime on FRIDAY, December 26th for 10% off a Villas de Cerritos room! The five-day retreat … Continue reading

Life Lessons in the Parking Garage

This is not a post about an epic outdoor adventure, or good food or the election or anything generally considered exciting. I have pictures of some of those things from a rainy roadtrip over the weekend to Shi Shi Beach outside Neah Bay and Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula, my new favorite mid-winter … Continue reading

An Urban Biking Adventure through Seattle

This is a story about a long, bold cycling adventure. If you have not had the good fortune to discuss cycling with me, any day involving me and my bike qualifies as bold. My bike languishes at home, the victim of grand ambitions, days spent running between yoga studios and, let’s be honest, laziness. I’ve … Continue reading

Donation Yoga Class for Yoga Behind Bars

I love seeing the impact yoga can make in people’s lives. Yoga Behind Bars is a local nonprofit dedicated to sharing yoga with incarcerated youth, women and men in Washington. It’s a powerful organization making a big difference, and it has grown a huge amount in the last few years. From 2008 until 2014, the … Continue reading

6 Sure-Fire Ways to Face Sugar Cravings

First, if you want to quit sugar, I don’t recommend drinking, and not because alcohol has sugar in it. Alcohol is rather effective at lowering inhibitions, and you might discover in addition to your wine, you also downed two pieces of homemade black pepper shortbread. Oops. At least one ice cream session was a test. … Continue reading

A Sunny Sail on Lake Union

I grew up in the heat of the Midwest, where the humidity and heat blast you the moment you step outside, and the air-conditioning blasts you the minute you go inside, and mostly that contrast is so painful you usually stay indoors. I think I might have chosen differently if I had a boat. Seattle … Continue reading