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To say our expectations were met would be an understatement. As soon as we walked in the front door we were greeted with our choice cocktails and mocktails . We were then led down a gorgeous corridor where we caught our first glimpse of an impeccable zen water garden. The floors and walls were all a pristine white and a matching runway split the water to a panoramic chapel overlooking a small crater and Jimbaran Beach.

Realizing I was falling, Shelby stepped into the line of fire to try to catch my legs. Unfortunately, the only thing she caught was my foot to her face.

Aside from the obvious packing skills, the portable chargers, the overstuffed backpacks, the camera gear and the constantly referenced abilities to compromise or go with the flow, theres 1 thing in particular that jumps out at me as to why the past 3 months have worked (and occasionally not worked) so well.

As I mentioned before, these kinds of yoga classes are also really fun. Not like the I enjoy working out and being active kind of “fun”, but the oh we’re hanging upside down and swinging back and forth like ninjas kind of fun.

Healthy and delicious food is not hard to come by in Ubud, I could literally try a new cafe each day and still not run out of options, however I thought I would share the places that have gotten me to come back for more…some several times. 1. KAFE Vegetarian and paleo friendly, this spot has healthy options for every diet as well as delicious smoothies and healthful elixirs. I made several… Read More

Fortunately, most people on the island will not be directly affected by a large scale eruption. However, the spewing volcanic ash being blown towards cities like Ubud and Denpasar has become a major concern for locals and tourists alike. So if you’re like me and you’re one of the people experiencing this natural phenomenon first hand, what do you need to do to avoid the potential hazards and how can you get off the island despite the hundreds of flights being canceled each day?

Ceremonial grade cacao is highly concentrated and if you drink enough, it can produce a high/euphoric state from the feel good amino acids theorbromine and phenethylamine. Euphoric and relaxed but alert state with no hangover in the morning? Finally something I can get behind.

How do we manage the expectations of the holidays and not being able to spend them with my friends and family while we’re traveling?

The honest answer is that it’s not always easy. I’d love to be hanging out with my parents and our dogs while I dive face first into a bowl/open-faced sandwich of leftovers and hopefully watch the Cowboys get stomped by whoever they’re playing this year. 

Interested in bringing a greater awareness to the benefits of a mind-body connection, I began searching for programs to further my practice and my education. Ubud, Bali, known as one of the great healing centers of the world, seemed like the perfect place to start.

Did you even go to Bali if you didn’t visit terraced rice paddies when you went? Regardless of how you answered that, I think we can all agree that the rice terraces are some of the most iconic images that come to mind when someone mentions “Bali”. If you’ve been, you’re well aware that at any given moment, if there isn’t a rice paddy within view from the restaurant or cafe you’re… Read More