Category Archives: life

The Day I Realized I’m The Customer At Work

Larger employers and companies want to keep people in salaried positions – locked down and dedicated – it benefits them on many levels, but I propose it doesn’t always benefit the employees as much as it seems. This isn’t very … Continue reading

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Oh, Life. You’re Funny.

Just checking in regarding my Eat The Greens summer mission 2016.  After a very successful first week where I ate not one, but TWO bunches of steamed swiss chard (my baby even ate it!), I found myself feeling great.  I think I … Continue reading

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My dear blog friends and connoisseurs, the blog portion of this website is enjoying a little siesta while I focus my energy on owning & operating Smiling Dog Yoga, consulting and helping wellness businesses grow, and well, trying to keep … Continue reading

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This week in yoga land…

More like, the last two months in yoga land have been busy, exhausting, and growth inducing, per usual. Anyone else feel ready for some down time? I’m preparing for my semi-annual cleansing phase where I reset, eat well, give up … Continue reading

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I love the outdoors

And I love living in SLO.

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My Top 5 Lessons In Owning a Business So Far…

It’s been 9 full months since I took over as owner of Smiling Dog Yoga, the sweetest little yoga space in SLO town. I don’t write much about what it’s really like to run the studio from my perspective of … Continue reading

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notes from jail yoga

“I don’t even remember leaving the bar,” one guy said to his cell phone as I approached the jail this morning. Another guy was pretty sure he was arrested for a DUI the night before, but not 100% sure. They … Continue reading

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Clean Your Internal House Part 2

What does it feel like after 11 days of eating vegan, avoiding alcohol, and avoiding crap in general? Well, it’s a humbling experience to say the least. I’m on day 11 of my two-week mission to eat cleanly in honor … Continue reading

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endings are just beginings in disguise

Divorce a New Beginning or an Ending? Or can it be both? For me, so many years ago, my divorce was exactly that. An ending to a not-so-great marriage but simultaneously was a beginning — a fresh start — to … Continue reading

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core values – draft 1

Today is the first day I have enough front desk staff working and trained since taking over as owner of SDY 4 months ago!  I feel as if a weight has been lifted.  I’m so grateful for my new yogi … Continue reading

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