NEW Video WWBook Club | My Top 3 Tools

It’s no secret in Wonderland that I’m pretty into Gabrielle Bernstein‘s latest book Miracles Now. Check out my book review here & my interview with Gabby on my podcast WWRadio here.  The book is so amazing that it is my selection for our WWBook Club, a private Facebook community where we discuss our collective experience with the book and how the ‘life-changing tools’ have impacted our unique lives.

This week’s video answers a question I received from someone in my book club. They asked what my favorite tools from the book were so I’ve shared them here. If you dig these tools, share them with a friend that you think they would help {TWEETABLE}.

1401944345Bottom-line: all 108 tools are super helpful.

The coolest part of all, is how the entire book is interactive. She refers you online to corresponding videos and shareable posts, to build community around the miracles now hashtag.

So let’s make this a trend, because it’s rad. Thank you @Gabbybernstein you did it again with #MiraclesNow {tweet that now!}

& want to chat about our experience reading Miracles Now? Join our book club on Facebook right here!

Some Spring Meandering…

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How was your weekend? I joined my mentor Gabrielle Bernstien for the launch of her newest book Miracles Now radical half-day workshop. Gabby led us through her favorite mediations and guided us to release blocks to living our happiest most authentic life. In short, it was rad and I was on high-vibe cloud nine all weekend. I watched with this awesome lady while she made me smoothies & taught me the proper way to do squats! My Gabby high-vibe must’ve carried onto my Sunday when a newcomer (welcome, hope to see you soon!) to my weekly yoga class said I reminded her of one of her fav author’s and if I knew who Gabrielle Bernstein was, do I ever?! Best compliment ever. I was honored.

The lesson from this experience isn’t that I can mimic someone I admire, rather it is about seeing the light I admire in a mentor and knowing it’s a reflection of what is in me.

ACTIONABLE Free-write on this (& let me know below):Who do you look up to and what qualities to you admire in them that you also poses?

I know I’m here to carry the  message of my beautiful mentor Gabby, but do it in my own unique way reaching different peeps. I’m so grateful for the work she’s done and continues to do to pave the way bringing tons of people to this conversation that I’m honored to help carry in my own unique and authentic way.

Her new book is so rad I can’t even properly explain (I’ll do a full review soon) but you must check it out!

Also, get excited for her to be on WWRadio the week the book comes out in April. We recorded the episode a few weeks ago and I can’t wait for you to hear.  In the meantime, catch up on all episodes here.

Great posts coming this week! Until then, you know the drill…enjoy meandering the rest of the internet with me as your curator….

-Will you join me on YouTube please?

-A song to meander you into you week!

Last week’s WWRadio can clear your skin naturally and permanently! 

-A rad mix I’ve been loving this week! Thanks Carly!

Is soy a health food or your worst nightmare? 

-Don’t get hangry eat some of these snacks! My trail mix is in the mix in this post!

-What do you think of this cool way to carry your yoga mat?

-Rethinking women’s underwear who cool is this concept and company ladies?

20 Habits of Happy Peeps 

-Be sure to get caught up on the WWRadio Podcast & the With Purpose Podcast my second podcast I co-host with Erin!

-Our Desire Map book club is finishing strong, so grab your journal join the private Facebook group  I  & buy the book here! And click Here to TWEET  invite a friend to join us!

-Since the Wellness Wonderland Desire Map book club is such fun lets do it again after we finish Desire Mapping. The book we will be reading next is Miracles Now the new book by my guru Gabby Bernstein which comes out this April! Preorder your copy here! & to kick things off Gabby will be chatting with me on WWRadio coming soon!



There Is A Way Through Every Block

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Monday Meanderings  have been a mainstay in Wonderland since I started the blog. A day where instead of sharing a new post from me, I share what has been inspiring me from around the web & a few insta-glimpses into my weekend. However, last week was special and I shared a little story and lesson that truly touched me & this week I thought I’d do the same, hope that’s cool with you.

I teach yoga every Sunday morning  to an amazing crew of peeps that teach me way more than I teach them (you should totally join them if you’re local!).  I’ve been teaching a new one of Yogi Bhajan’s 5 Sutras for the Auqarian age each week expanding on one of them in a little lecture at the beginning of class. They are beautiful, concise, and so powerful.

Here they all are, The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age:

1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4.  Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the cosmos, and the cosmos shall clear the path.

If you’re willing, they can transform your life when you put them into practice.

Today’s class I focused on the second one.

THERE IS A WAY THROUGH EVERY BLOCK. –>tweet it!

Damn, good right? doesn’t it feel better just to read?

I preached that there is a lesson in every situation no matter how bad it seems & that the world is your classroom & people are your teachers. Even in a seemingly terrible situation you can always find the good. I offered the below affirmation that is a mainstay in my life. Say it whenever you’re in those moments of unease, stress, or fear. It does two things: calms you down immediately & gives the Universe time to step in and give you everything you need. & trust me is always does….(proof below keep reading)…

Here’s the affirmation:

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Nice one right? It always works I swear and when you use it, the Universe will give you everything you need.

Case in point: Today driving to my yoga class I woke up with terrible shoulder tension and thought ‘ouch, dang I could really use a massage.’ As I walked out of teaching class a massage therapist walked up to me and said, “would you like a free massage?” I’m not lying! Do you have chills on how perfect that was? I do. It’s just a perfect example of when you are calm and certain of the outcome the Universe will give you everything you need…in my case a massage. It didn’t stop there, for the rest of the day the lights were green, the front parking spot opened up at the grocery store, and I felt completely supported. See how long you can stay in this flow.

Here’s the thing, we teach what we need to learn. I had fogotten this and remembered it after I taught it to others that day. Look what my man YB says about this:

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Inevitably we will fall out. We will get out of sync. We will forget the affirmation. We will go into total freak out mode, but when this happens know it is fine. In fact, it’s natural and life’s not about staying in the flow, rather shortening the time it takes you to get back into it.

So how do you get back into it?

Well, there’s lots of ways. You can meditate, go to yoga, or wait for the guidance to come. All great options, but do you want one that is the end-all-be-all for getting back into feeling in the flow? HELP SOMEONE. I know what you’re thinking, if I’m the one in a funk why would I help someone else? Because that’s how we’re wired as humans to help and support each other, that’s what arouses us. This is the best way to get you out of your head & get you back into your flow. Try it. Namaste.

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Last Meanderings of 2013, it’s been real

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I’ve missed you! How was your holiday? Above is an Instagram glimpse into mine. Hopefully you’re taking some time wherever you are at the tail end of this year to relax, reflect, and feel renewed for 2013.

I’m so excited for the new year & can feel that good stuff is brewing. I’ve got a festive new year post for you tomorrow, but until then meander my favorite inspiring new year posts from around the internet as well as a collection of my favorite posts of 2013 from here in Wonderland.

Favorite inspiring & timely New Years Posts from around the web:

Gabby’s 14 Ways To Make ’14 Miraculous.

Jenny’s Drop Kick your Comfort Zone in 2014.

Carly’s Instead of Making ‘Get Healthier Resolutions…’

Kris Carr’s Forget New Year’s Resolutions & Find Your Ease In 2014

Best of 2013 in Wonderland:

First of all here are last year’s last Meanderings of 2012… always fun to be nostolgic.

My healthy marshmallow recipe from last week.

This interview with Isabel Foxen Duke on how to not be crazy around food (also from last week, ending the year with a bang).

The WWDiet!

My 2013 gift guides.

19 Ways to Start & End your Day!

The one where I learned a lesson.

The epic Last Dance Challenge Check in No. 12.

…and last but not least all my WWRadio Episodes (Thank you so much to all my amazing guests, I respect you all so much and I’m so grateful for your unique perspectives and inspiration.)

The Art of Surrendering | Scary Word, Simple Concept

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I learned something really profound recently from my mentor Gabrielle Bernstien. It is the art of surrendering. Until recently I had no idea what that meant and that word actually scared me to be honest. Gabby teaches surrendering to mean letting go of trying to control a situation out of your control, and rather, saying ‘look I trust the Universe here and that everything happens for a reason please help the best outcome play out here.’ Surrendering really is just asking for help in any given situation and getting out of the way for the Universe to do her thing.

I love this line from Mastin Kipp‘s remix of Yogi Bhajan’s Patience Pays (which I listen to a few times a day and have been playing for all my yoga classes.) “Surrender doesn’t mean giving up, it means giving in.”

Speaking of Yogi Bhajan, the father of Kundalini Yoga, Gabby’s journey to discovering Kundalini is what helped me to understand how to surrender. A couple years ago, Gabby found herself in a bit of a rut in her practice. Having been a meditator for years she needed a more visceral experience. She surrendered her practice to the Universe and was led to Kundalini, which changed her life. Pre-Kundalini Gabby hated yoga but was led to it randomly, fell in love with it, and even became a teacher of it. Now she wears cool turbans and teaches crazy Kundalini meditation to millions on Instagram & YouTube, all because she surrendered something that wasn’t working in her life

So I recently did just that – I surrendered something & boy does it work. There’s something to this whole surrender thing.

So here’s what I first surrendered, to test it out to see if it actually worked and guess what? It did, massively! When you let go, stop pushing and just relax into it the Universe will show up in a big way to support you.

I was not loving my morning routine at all, struggling with finding something that worked for me so I surrendered my morning routine to the Universe and this is what happened…

I fell in love with my mornings and now you can too, here’s how. I’ll be back with part two of this post with a post on the importance of morning routines & 10 tips to start the day off right.

See you then!