Compassion – how do we show up?


I don’t normally write posts like this but I felt compelled to throw this one out there.

How do we show up when we’re out in the world?  Where do we focus our energy and are we bringing out the best version of ourselves when we step outside? 

While waiting on the bus the other afternoon, a homeless guy jumped in my face and asked me for a dollar. I immediately got frustrated because he asks me this everyday and I brushed him off gruffly with a ‘no’. I had let my own frustrations and annoyances get the better of me and instead of taking the high ground, I was rude and dismissive. 3 minutes later a homeless woman approaches a blind guy asking for a dollar. He gave her all of the change he had in his pocket and apologized he didn’t have more. She approached me and asked the same question. Continue reading “Compassion – how do we show up?”


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”

The Beginning of my Yogi Adventure

Hello hello hello… Happy nearly summer! And I can’t believe I say this since the last time I wrote a post was back in February?! Crazytown…

The last few months have been hectic, but in a good way. I had to cut out the travel (Hawaii was the last Hurrah for a while) and stay local in Portland – which has been great but just different for me. Soooo the reasons being:

  1. I’m training for a half marathon and trying to get as much running in as I can
  2. Camogie training has kicked off and it’s a Saturday kind a thang
  3. I’ve started my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

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The Gili Islands

Gili Air
Gili Air



I arrived in Bali on the 15th and was collected at the airport by someone organised through my Homestay, Tirta Yoga in Padangbai. He was great, super friendly and full of information. He brought me straight to Tirta Yoga and checked me in. The room I stayed in had it’s own bathroom, double bed and fan, really clean and great location for the ferry to the Gili’s in the morning.

After arriving one of the locals picked me up and brought me to a local Beach. I honestly had no idea at the time where he was taking me and when he pulled up outside a forest trail he just pointed in some direction and spoke in Indonesian. I decided to follow where he was pointing and I’m so glad I did! The forest opened up to the most beautiful beach with some restaurants dotted along.

White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach

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