Slow Down

Ask yourself, what would taking really good care of myself look like today?
#HappinessRx: Your soul talks to you every day, but if you’re too busy, you can’t hear what it’s trying to say.

Listen closely and try these 5 tips to love your life more.
1. Slow down.
2. Practice taking 5 deep breaths right now.
3. Hold a glass of water in both your hands until the water becomes perfectly still. Then drink the water imagining it’s filling your body with stillness and peace.
4. Practice savasana. Only savasana as your yoga today.
5. Meditate on love. Saying to yourself slowly “I love myself, I am love, I am loved.”
Instead of choosing with your mind, try SOULECTING select with your soul.
Your soul always has you on easy speed. It wants you to be present and live #mindfullyinlove 💕

It’s easy to ignore the signs of going too fast. The sleeplessness can be pushed aside, at least for a while. The increasing anxiety remedied by numbing out or ignoring it seems to work for bit, until it doesn’t. The aches and pains, waking up and feeling worried already. These are no normal ways to experience life. These are your body’s way of saying SLOW DOWN. All we have to do is pay attention.

Get off the treadmill and get back on the natural pace of life. Relearn how to relax and just be with what is happening around you without needing it to go faster. You’ll find out it’s the remedy to love yourself, love your day and love your life!

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The Good Enough Dress

I wore this yesterday in Italy.
I can’t exactly remember when I bought this dress but what I know is, that I was saving it for an appropriately “special” occasion. It just went around the world in my suitcase with tags on it.
…there was a “good enough” reason. 
🌸 Do you too have a “Good Enough” dress?🌸
In February from Seattle to California I put this dress on for a plane ride to meet up with a “him.”
When I arrived to warm temperatures at the California airport I didn’t feel right. I didn’t think he was good enough for this special dress. I don’t know what I was thinking. So I changed into a different dress in the airport bathroom. Ahhh better. Way better. I’ll still save this dress.
Yesterday, I finally wore this dress in #Florence for myself.
I am good enough. 
Being alive today is a good enough reason. 
I’m healthy and I can see, walk, move easily in this dress. 
It reminds me of a time when I couldn’t. 
There are no conditions we have to meet. That’s just a story. And at any time we can drop the story. 
Today I made a promise to myself that I will STOP saving any dress based on a prerequisite to be “enough” of anything. I encourage you to do the same. I want you to live better than I have and learn from the roadblocks I’ve sometimes created.
I will not live a life with tags waiting to be pulled off.
Life is too short.
#ladolcevita is here right now.
It’s already happening.
No more waiting.
Photo my Rose Room at beautiful Fattoria Lavacchio view of #tuscanybehind the dress.

It Started from Love

Alchemy Tours, it started from love, it’s been steeped in love for almost 10 years, and the inspiration sparked me to name myself a Love Alchemist.
I wanted to inspire people to stop treating this life like a dress rehearsal and never ever forget that even if you are living a good life, you could be living a GREAT life!
The takeaway from each lovingly curated #yogaretreat was SELF-LOVE. That is the key lesson. The rest was a relearning of FUN and PLAY in order to remember to remember. 
“Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” – Vironika Tugaleva
I also 108% believe that people are over tired. We need to unlearn being so “busy” and take it easy to be pampered, loved up, made to laugh, and have a time-out to reset. As my hero Anne Lomott says, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

My Call to You! I have 2 retreats left.

My love intention for @AlchemyTours was to spend time with a total of 50 beautiful humans in 2018.

Bali April 22-29 holding space for 13 guests
Amalfi June 10-17 holding space for 18 guests
Tuscany June 24-30 holding space for 19 guests.
That’s it. I want to go on one last Soul Plunge with 50 of my hear tribe past, present and future soul friends.
If you want to step into taking time to do what makes your soul happy this Spring and Summer please reach out to me.

For this is it.

This is not a rehearsal.

Talk to Me: 1-206-886-5743 or

“You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation… and that is called loving.” ~ Herman Hesse
#momentseeker #bepresent #destress #travel #adventure#wonderlust#wanderlust #selflove #laughter #play #foodie#passionpassport #heartfull#healing #inspirational #unplug
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #thankyou #gratitude#forevergrateful #lovealchemist #alchemy #love
#alchemytours with @inspiredyogagal

I am Trying to Make Better Choices

I’m trying to make better choices.

“A door opens. Maybe I’ve been standing here shuffling my weight from foot to foot for decades, or maybe I only knocked once. In truth, it doesn’t matter. A door opens and I walk through without a backward glance. This is it, then, one moment of truth in a lifetime of truth; a choice made, a path taken, the gravitational pull of Spirit too compelling to ignore any longer. I am received by something far too vast to see. It has roots in antiquity but speaks clearly in the present tense. “Be,” the vastness says. “Be without adverbs, descriptors, or qualities. Be so alive that awareness bares itself uncloaked and unadorned. Then go forth to give what you alone can give, awake to love and suffering, unburdened by the weight of expectations. Go forth to see and be seen, blossoming, always blossoming into your magnificence.” #DannaFaulds
My inspiration behind my drawing today. BE.

#truth #free #awake #present #love #seen #alive

LIFE Inspired in the Present Tense What Does This Mean?

Nov 25 – Dec 2, 2017 Gratitude and Manifestation Yoga Retreat

LIFE Inspired in the Present Tense: What does this mean?

*How to stay present even if it’s tense, and do so with less drama*

On my upcoming Nov 25-Dec 2 #yogaretreat allow yoga and meditation to bring you face to face with “what’s happening now.” If we don’t know what’s happening in this moment then we don’t feel good.

We numb out. We miss out.

Ways we numb out? Overworking, watching too much tv, shopping, staying constantly plugged into social media, using food, alcohol or drugs to not feel what we don’t want to feel.
Going on this retreat will wake you up to what you feel.

Truth is we can only heal what we feel.

And feeling means relearning how to Be Present, even if it’s tense, because this is the most important moment there is.

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s a revolution for some people; to realise that your life is only ever now. – Eckhart Tolle

Join me on my upcoming Manifestation Yoga Retreat Nov 25 – Dec 2, 2017 to love yourself, love your day, love your life!

SPECIAL NEWS! $250 OFF! 30 Hours Cont Ed inc if you’re RYT. 1 Hour Private Coaching with me too!

You Can’t Go Back Only Forward

No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to yourselves is: I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life.
It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.
Paolo Coelho
I press up into the now.
Today is the first day of my life.
I feel that rebirth more than ever after yesterday’s profound water purification ceremony.
I begin again.
This moment changes everything. 

Freedom to Live from my Heart


“It is quite amazing how hard the subconscious works when it is made to understand that this life is not a rehearsal, there is no safety net and no assurance of any final closure. It is also quite appalling to realize how catatonic the imagination can become when we hedge our bets, opt for the safer direction at every fork in the path.” -John Burdett

Deeply grateful in my meditation for the ‪#‎freedom‬ to choose my direction from my highest self. I lead with my heart.

Lens: ‪#‎Bali‬ Jim Beckwith
Wearing: ‪#‎BetsyJohnson‬
Doing: King Dancer pose

Life Goes By in a Flash

Life goes by in a flash! Don’t forget to pause, take a deep breath and really savor the moments. It’s those string of moments that make up the quality of our lives.
Blessed be! Jai Ma! ‪#‎LoveYourLife‬!

Lens: ‪#‎Bali‬ ‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎writer‬ ‪#‎yogini‬ ‪#‎qualityoverquantity‬ ‪#‎sacredfun‬ ‪#‎drumming

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Stop Waiting. This is it.

“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” ― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

‪#‎HappinessRx‬: Practice contentment. ‪#‎Santosha‬. Be present to the joy that is available in this moment.

silvia waterfall bali

#‎LoveYourLife‬ ‪#‎LoveYourself‬ ‪#‎Alchemy‬ of ‪#‎Happiness‬