Stop Chirping About Why You Can’t: This is a Story of How You Can

When I stepped outside to sip my coffee this morning, a plump fluffy baby bird was there quivering on the deck. Its little body was soft with baby feathers, but its wings were strong and smooth like adult wings. Baby bird must’ve attempted its maiden voyage out of the nest from one of the tall … Continue reading Stop Chirping About Why You Can’t: This is a Story of How You Can

Big Life Lesson from Washing Dishes to Go to Modeling School

At 14 years old, living in small-town Vermont, I was starving for glamour. I’d do just about anything to get just a bit more glitter into my days--even spend my Friday nights drenched in garbage water. In early childhood that need for glamour didn’t exist. I loved spending afternoons in the woods and fields. Hours … Continue reading Big Life Lesson from Washing Dishes to Go to Modeling School

I Bought This 13′ Camper Trailer to Live in and I’m Leaving NYC for a While

So... last month I put a $500 deposit down on the 13' Scamp camper trailer pictured above. I had been thinking about it for several months, exploring many different camper and RV choices, and this one felt like the perfect fit for the adventure that's calling me. What adventure is that? You might be wondering. … Continue reading I Bought This 13′ Camper Trailer to Live in and I’m Leaving NYC for a While

How I Paid Off $25k of Student Loan Debt in 8 Months – 33 Tips

June 1st I made the last payment on my last student loan. I thought I would be making payments on these loans for several more years, but last November I decided to do a full-scale attack and knock them out as quickly as possible. I teach yoga and meditation for a living, so it's not … Continue reading How I Paid Off $25k of Student Loan Debt in 8 Months – 33 Tips

Goodbye Stuff! My Minimizing Journey… (videos)

I admit it, I'm kind of obsessed with minimizing these days. So I'm doing the intense work of unloading many, many things that I thought I would keep forever. As part of my Financial Freedom Journey series, I've recorded three videos sharing some of the objects I'm trying to get rid of, and seeking advice … Continue reading Goodbye Stuff! My Minimizing Journey… (videos)

The Special Magic of the Nantucket Yoga Festival

I met Joann and Ted Burnham last year at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, when they attended the Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training that I was leading. The YTU training is an intense week packed with challenging classes, mind-scrambling new information and tons of homework. Many-a-trainee finds the week incredibly overwhelming. For … Continue reading The Special Magic of the Nantucket Yoga Festival

Budgeting is a Spiritual Practice! (videos)

My Financial freedom/Debt-free journey has been quite exciting. Lots of ups and downs and unexpected twists... but overall it's going great. One of my biggest revelations lately is that budgeting is a spiritual practice! Why? Well, a spiritual practice is one where you consciously choose to tune in to and follow the guidance of your … Continue reading Budgeting is a Spiritual Practice! (videos)