Lately it feels like everything has been taken out from under my feet.

And I mean this in the best way possible.

It’s as if all I thought I knew has gone out the window. I’m no longer sticking my head in the sand voluntarily but am rising up to the challenge, taking on new projects and immersing myself in what’s going on around me. Be it good, bad or otherwise. Before startingt my teacher training, I thought I was living pretty honestly – with myself and others. I also thought I knew where I was taking myself career wise and personally. Well that all quickly flew out the window as I dove deep in to the Yamas, Niyamas and the Subtle Body. Continue reading “Saucha”

Tedx PDX

Tedx PDX
Tedx PDX
Tedx Portland

Since I joined Inavero, I’ve been waiting to go to Tedx in Portland. Rosemarie, my old manager in Adecco had told me about it before and I was really looking forward to seeing some speakers. The event definitely did not disappoint. I was warned to have tissues at the ready because the day itself is an emotional rollercoaster.

Ted began in 1984 as a conference where speakers came and spread beautiful ideas in 18 minutes or less. Tedx is community based with a Ted-like experience. It first came to Portland 7 years ago and has built a crowd from 700 to 3000 filling out the Keller Auditorium. I honestly didn’t know what to expect but the day went seamlessly. I was skeptical of the organizers  ability to sit, feed and water 3000 people but they managed it doing a great job. Continue reading “Tedx PDX”

Labor Day Weekend

Space Needle, Seattle
Space Needle, Seattle


I love these summer weekends. They really are so much fun! Labor Day weekend was no different. Seattle was another random, sort of last minute trip that was planned at the tail end of California. Myself and Korey decided to head to Seattle for a couple days to catch the beginning of Bumbershoot. So I booked my Bolt bus ($25) and took the 3.5 hour journey up north to Washington on Thursday after work. I loved the city immediately, there’s a  lot going on up there as soon as you arrive. I got a  Lyft to the Renaissance hotel  where I dropped off my bags (in the Presidential Suite – Thank you Korey!) and went to meet some old friends from my Billabong days.

It was great catching up with Wes and his wife Carla who I’d met when I lived in New York back in 2011. It had been so long so it was great to catch up! We went to the Sarajevo Lounge for some drinks and food – which was DELICIOUS!! The service was amazing and I would 100% go back for the food! I’m very much looking forward to returning for round 2 with these guys. Korey picked me up after a little while and we took a spin around Capital Hill stopping before heading back to the hotel. Continue reading “Labor Day Weekend”

Flowers, Films and Food in PDX

Portland Rose Garden

This weekend was a busy one! I got to see and do quite a few things I’ve wanted to check out since I got here and managed to squeeze them in to two days! I know I’ve said it before, but there is so much going on all the time it’s hard to get bored. One of the things I got to catch was the Alberta Street Fair that happens annually. There are sooo many stalls of arts and crafts, food and music. It’s a lot of fun looking at all of the pieces that are displayed and feeding off the atmosphere!


Portland is know as the city of Roses so of course I had to go check out the Portland Rose Garden.  I had been there once before but it was raining, a bit grey and getting dark so I wasn’t given the full experience. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and set off to go see what they were all about. It was so beautiful! There were so many different types of roses and the garden layout is overlooking the city of Portland. Just stunning! There’s also an amphitheater where they hold summer concerts so the place is always buzzing. Continue reading “Flowers, Films and Food in PDX”