A Taste of Youphoria

I know how challenging it can be to come back to reality after incredible experiences at festivals. These occasional blog posts are intended to share some of what has inspired me to keep the festival euphoria alive every day. Enjoy!

Living Surrendered & Successful

Living Surrendered & Successful

Like me, you might be yearning to surrender more to the flow of life, but you find it hard to let go of the feeling that you need to take action (or else how will anything happen!?). 

I haven’t solved this conundrum for myself yet, but here are a few inspirations that I have found helpful. 

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How to Change Your Reality with Your Thoughts

How to Change Your Reality with Your Thoughts

Have you wondered what people mean when they talk about good vibrations and "low-frequency" vs. "high-frequency" situations in their lives? How people seem to "manifest" things in their lives that they've been hoping for? This week I'm sharing a friends' article about how exactly our thoughts impact our lives through vibration. Check out the daily meditation she recommends at the end!  MIND OVER MATTER The vibration of thoughts and how we manifest reality Have you ever felt like your mind and the reality around you are in sync? After paying close attention, I’ve noticed that shifting my thinking will change the outcome of...

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Podcasts for Contentment

Podcasts for Contentment

If you're just back from a festival and already missing the peaceful vibes, check out my favorite mindfulness podcast from world-renown spiritual teacher, Tara Brach. Download these podcast episodes, pop in your headphones and you'll feel like you're basking in the sun on that floating unicorn again.    All her episodes are fantastic, but this four-part series was the first of hers that I listened to and I still think it's incredibly insightful. Each episode is just under an hour and focuses on one of the four "sublime states" or "divine emotions" taught by the Buddha to bring about harmony and enlightenment. I find Tara's voice...

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3 Short and Inspirational Books for your Soul

3 Short and Inspirational Books for your Soul

During these cold winter months it's hard for me to keep inspiration fresh. The festival memories are faded and the return of daytime dance parties is months away. In the meantime I try to find a little euphoria in other places. For a spirit-lifting short story, take a look at one of these books:   Siddhartha An adventure tale about following your own spiritual path and the value of all experiences. My grandfather gave this to me when I turned 18, and though I enjoyed reading it then, I really appreciate its lessons now that I'm finding my own way in life as well.   ...

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5 Gifts Under $10 for Festival Lovers

5 Gifts Under $10 for Festival Lovers

Looking for a perfect (and inexpensive!) gift for your festival-loving friend or relative? Here are my 5 favorite interactive festival necessities. Gift one and put a permanent smile on your friends' face :)

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