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

One Wild, Active Day Around Seattle

Some days are the best. When I was asked to be an ambassador for Lululemon, I didn’t know what that would involve. More than a year later, I’ve taught a couple of classes for the store. Mostly, they do crazy awesome things for me. Yesterday was one of them. The Seattle stores rounded up a … Continue reading

Hiking Mount St. Helens (Volcanic Park)

As much as I would like to say I hiked Mount St. Helens, I did not. Not yet. After a 4th of July weekend trip to the park, I want to. The park is remote and hauntingly lovely. Evidence of the 1980 explosion is everywhere, from the logs clustered in Spirit Lake, the burned white … Continue reading

Seane Corn, Seattle and Soulshine

I hate to give the impression that yoga teachers spend all sunny Friday afternoons rolling around on their yoga mats outside. Because, let me tell you, it is not a regular thing, much to my dismay. But on this last sunny Friday afternoon, there I was, hanging out on my yoga mat with some great … Continue reading

Staring Down Sugar Cravings

I’ve been off sugar for what feels like forever. Today is Day 35.  If you count some of the fruit I ate at the beginning, it’s probably 30 days. I’ve cut all the usual suspects like honey, cane sugar and maple syrup, all of which are hard to let go of. I’ve gone super strict … Continue reading