How to Release Control to Gain Power in Your Life

I'm a self-proclaimed control freak. There... I said it. It's not something I'm particularly proud of, but it's an aspect of my personality that rears its head more often than I'd like to admit. Let's be honest: it's hard to let go. It can feel really easy to try to...

Spirituality Has No Language Barrier

Spirituality Has No Language Barrier I just spent the last weekend with some of my favorite people in the whole entire world: a family I lived with for a week in Italy 4 years ago. I was teaching summer camp (with ACLE, the same organization I'm teaching with this...

The Power of Juice and Authenticity

Today, I went to visit my juice shop today in Chiang Mai... (and by the way, when I say "juice shop", we're not talking your average fruit or sugary juices. 🙂 ) Bai-Yanang, Khow-Tong, Papaya Leaf Juice, Turmeric tonic and Gotukola are just a few of the intensely...

We Get What We Need… Not What We Want

We Get What We Need… Not What We Want Last November, I was in Costa Rica in a Fellowship program to work on my business, detox my body with raw foods, and engage in an all-around kick-ass month of wellness and creation. Yoga, meditation, writing, raw food and...

You Can’t Aim at Success

You Can't Aim at Success For most of us, the notions of “success” and “achievement” are instilled in us from an early age. We’re taught that we need to go to school, so we can get good grades, then get into a good college - so we can get a good job, and be...

7 Tips for Creatively Funding Your Unconventional Life

7 Tips for Creatively Funding Your Unconventional Life I've alluded to it, and it's probably pretty clear through my actions and lifestyle... but right now, I'm going to come straight out and say it. The conventional life? The one we're pointed straight down in order...

Celebrate the Little Wins

Celebrate the Little Wins Do you ever find yourself spending time thinking about ALL the things you want to accomplish? Feeling completely excited about the big picture vision, but TOTALLY overwhelmed by the space stretching forward between here and there? Let me tell...

The Spiral of Life

The Spiral of Life I just enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and was listening to one lecture where the school’s founder explains why they use a red spiral as their logo. Spirals are found everywhere in nature… from seashells and our fingerprints, to...

Detox and Surrender

I’ve been living at the Epic Self Headquarters for 3 days now, immersing in a beautiful raw organic, plant-based diet with my incredibly inspirational mentors and co-fellow. I threw myself into this lifestyle full-on, as I do with most things - learning how to create...

Avocado-Papaya Bok Choy Wraps

Avocado-Papaya Bok Choy Wraps So after about a week of our raw vegan lifestyle down here in Costa Rica, I've been noticing some interesting changes arise in my body and mind. I had heard that there's a detox period when you shift to a raw vegan diet, as your body...

Raw Onion Curry and Red Pepper Basil Bread

Raw Onion Curry and Red Pepper Basil Bread So I’m here living at the Epic Self headquarters, learning how to make all this amazing raw vegan food… super salads… even ice cream out of bananas! But you know what my little carb-loving heart was really missing… bread....

Firey Fresh Veggie Pasta

I'm going to be honest: pasta is HANDS-down one of my favorite meals in the entire world. Maybe it's the 4 summers I've spent in Italy, indulging in plates of handmade fettuccine, spaghetti and gnocchi with lovingly-prepared sauces by my host families... but pasta is...