I thought I'd be terrified and nervous.
Instead, as I donned the headset and stepped into the magic that pulled me like a wave, I surfed ecstatically in my body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
With ~50 students, including 38 of my fellow trainees, I got to occupy the esteemed spot of my teachers, right up front and center, as I taught in the bright studio I've long held in deep reverence.
Immersed in my own self-care in one of my favorite cities, I spent 6.5 days...
I'm curious. When were you first silenced? Do you remember how old you were? Were you told to settle down, shut up, or act like a lady? Were you labeled as stubborn, difficult, rigid, or inflexible? Did anyone ever tell you to smile because you're so much prettier when you smile?
If you said no to all of that, my guess is that you may be one in ten million. More likely, you said yes to more than one.
Back in March of this year, I first heard a song that is now my anthem. Although my story...
Today, I’m introducing a new series, Ask Allison, where you can ask me anything about health, wellness, self-care, vegan recipes, vegan parenting, etc.
The first question comes from Alice, who asks:
"I’ve been vegetarian for a while now and was recently told that I’m borderline anemic. What are good vegan sources for iron?"
This is a question I hear often and have even experienced myself in my early days of being vegetarian.
As a holistic wellness coach, I help people make...
Many of you have asked how I did my Digital Detox and what were the specific things I was doing instead of being online.
I've also heard you saying that you like the video format, so I made another one for you! Watch it here.
If you have a question I didn't address, feel free to post it below.
So many of you expressed interest in the Digital Detox I did that I thought I'd make a quick video for you telling you more about it.
In the Digital Age, our sympathetic nervous systems (the one responsible for the fight or flight response) are constantly ON. No wonder stress, fatigue, and burnout are so rampant.
A Digital Detox can give you the space to notice and evaluate whether or not you're living what you say your priorities are. Once you know that, you can adjust your actions...
How was your July? Splendid, I hope!
Along with my yearly trip to Vegan Summerfest, our family enjoyed time in DC (including the new African American Museum, where I just had to join in the Step Dance fun), and a sweet visit with my dad in Florida who in April was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
When we got home, I did an enlightening two-week Digital Detox. That meant no screens. At all. So, I didn't use my phone, computer, iPad, or even Netflix.
Have you ever done a...
Have you ever noticed that sometimes your natural rhythm feels very different from what the world is demanding of you?
For example, needing to hibernate and rest right when the sun and everyone else is bursting out and taking on the world?
Who do you listen to? Yourself, or the outside noise of the culture?
The difference can be described as running on Mechanical Time (what the clock/society says) or Natural Time (what your body, heart, and/or soul are...
I never set out to give a sermon. And yet, there I was, standing in front of a congregation behind the pulpit. Here's the very short version of how I got there...
In December 2017, (about six months ago), my family and I started attending our local Unitarian Universalist church.
Even as a child, I was a spiritual seeker even though I've had a complicated relationship with the idea of "church."
With that history, I wasn't sure what to expect at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the...
Up 60 rungs. First my right foot, next my left, then my right hand, and finally the left. Heart pounding, palms sweating, breath stuttering. I climbed. 80 feet in the air.
When did heights and I stop getting along?
Somewhere between childhood and motherhood. Not that I would tell my daughter until she was long settled in her own relationship with heights.
Olivia was 4 when I first took her to a rock climbing gym. Just something to do on an afternoon while we were traveling...
Did you know that every action you take, you are making a statement about what you believe in?
My question is, "Are you living in alignment with your values?"
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking at Oakland VegFest and this is what I spoke about.
With thousands of attendees and dozens of booths, I was so impressed by this incredible event!
Several of you asked if my talk was going to be available on video. I'm thrilled to tell you, YES! And here it is.
I hope you enjoy!
Want to know how it would feel if you moved yourself to the top of your priority list, could lovingly say "no" to what's not in alignment, and lived your life "on purpose?"