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The word ‘girl’: empowering or infantilizing?

"Paddle, girl, dale!" My friend is in a paddle battle with two other men. She's on the inside, rightfully her wave, but you can tell the dudes don't think she's going to make it. She digs her arms in and paddles with all she's got. [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Real Talk: Travel, Surf and Following your Dreams as a Single Mother

‘Oh the places you will go’ by Dr. Seuss, is one of my favorite keepsake books, traveling with me over the last 3 decades. I have lived in over 13 countries since I was born in Africa, traveling since the age of 2. Packing a [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: ADVENTURE, EMPOWERMENT, LIFE HACKS|0 Comments

Instagram accounts that will make you feel good about yourself + your life

I refuse to hate Instagram. Do I hate how it can give people chronic fear of missing out, shortens our attention spans, fries our eyeballs and  makes people neurotic that everyone is doing life better than us? Yes. And. Instagram has been the catalyst for [...]

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Adult friendships: how to take care of them

“And then,” she said to me. “She told me she didn’t need a friend like me anymore, and unfriended me on Facebook. I was sitting in the airport at the time. It made me cry” I’ve been hearing a lot of these stories recently. Friendships [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Meet Jenny Troeber: founder of Boundless Betty

Meet Jenny Troeber, founder of Boundless Betty. Her mission is to encourage, inspire, empower and ease accessibility for all women into outdoor adventure sports. Where did your passion for action sports begin? I think that I have mostly my dad to blame for this! He’s [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

5 reasons why you should go on an all-girls Surf and Yoga trip in Ecuador

How did we all caught this “being busy” syndrome? When did it become normal to always be in a rush? How can we possibly spend our whole lives planning the future without never really being in the present? Our body and mind need a break [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: ADVENTURE, EMPOWERMENT, NUTRITION, SURF, YOGA|0 Comments

Before anything, belong to yourself

"You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great..." -MAYA ANGELOU If your year was a book, what kind of genre would it be? She asked. It would be [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Burn it all Down: Reasons why we Self Sabotage

You’ve just received the career opportunity of a lifetime. A new job, or an invitation into a new project, a new client, a new business opportunity, or a promotion. The kind of thing you’ve dreamed about for years. Like, beyond-the-realms-of-wildest-dreams cool. The kind of opportunity [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

This one is for the WILD ONES

“Some days I am more wolf than woman and I’m still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” - Nikita Gill   Coming across this short poem has hit me, shook me, straight to the heart. How to stop apologizing for my wild…? How to [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

In an increasingly individualistic society, here is why community and connection is important

Today, I sat still in the ocean, holding on to my surfboard like it was the only thing keeping me alive, and I cried out loud in the middle of the big blue. Drifting away, giving up, giving in, surrendering to the all-mighty ocean. I [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT, YOGA|0 Comments

TOP 10+ GAME-CHANGING BOOKS

Less scrolling...more reading ! // A great book as the power to completely shift your vision of life, and teach you more useful tips than your whole university degree. But eh ! there is so many out there, it's sometimes discouraging to even make a [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: BOOK SUGGESTIONS, EMPOWERMENT, LIFE HACKS|0 Comments

How one woman is changing the face of El Salvador through Street Art

[*] artstigator /artsˈtɪɡeɪtor/ noun: street art aficionado who artstigates, or tirelessly covers the streets of a city on the quest to document the emerging street art scene. Slightly addicted. Meet art curator Alexandra Sol. She is the creator of Journey of an Artstigator, a group of artstigators on [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

How to show your people you care…

I’m landing in Indonesia, coming straight from Central America. The last few hours before this 35-hour trip have been completely crazy and the whole journey hasn’t been less hectic: i’m still trying to catch my breath when I reach destination. I exit the arrivals door [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

The Urgency of Playfulness

This post was originally published in 2016. Some parts have been edited from the original for current day relevance. This article was written about in 2016 in Psychology Today by the late American game designer, author, lecturer and fun theorist Bernie De Koven, a pioneer [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Dear belly rolls; I am ridiculously in love with you

A love letter to my belly... Dude. I love you so, so much. I love how you remind me of my sister and my mother and my mothers mother, all possessing the same swell of flesh perched on the edge of our waistbands. And can [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

If you weren’t afraid of being rejected, what would you do?

Featured image: Théo Gosselin If you weren’t afraid of being rejected, what would you do? I lower my gaze for a second and take a short, shallow breath. My gut is wrapped in a tight ball. Mind racing. Heart pounding. So much to say and [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Why it’s ok to keep your relationship off social media

“I have a question for you.” A friend asked me the other day. That question never fails to jolt me into a state of half-terror / half excitement. It’s a question that gets the blood going and the heart racing, a game that has a [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

How to Know When it’s Time to Leave

“do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me. choose the life that is. yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin.” -Nayyirah Waheed, Nejma Should I stay or should I go. I think [...]

By |June 16th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|2 Comments

Lady Porn; the best erotic content from women around the world

“You do not know what you are missing by your microscopic examination of sexual activity to the exclusion of aspects which are fuel that ignites it. Intellectual, imaginative, romantic, emotional. This is what gives sex its surprising textures, its subtle transformations, its aphrodisiac elements. You [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Your story isn’t finished. It isn’t even close.

I’m in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I need to get back to Albuquerque before nightfall, because I’ve rented out a little tiny wagon home for the night, before my flight out of the States the next day. I don’t know why I chose the tiny [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

13 Affirmations for radical body love

feature image: @magsymooo   Our brain is usually talking to itself all day, at all times. So often we assume the self-talk is automatic and innate. But when was the last time you held an ear up to the voices and asked yourself what kind [...]

By |May 13th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Five Minutes with Surf Photographer Cait Miers

Lush beach settings, impossibly blue-green waters and magical all-girl surf sessions in exotic surf locations all over the world. Meet Cait Miers, the woman behind the lense (and screen) of @caitmiersphotography. At 24, she has released a book, a swimwear line, has a 100,000+ strong [...]

By |April 14th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Why ‘ready enough’ is good enough.

Roughly how many times in the past six months have you told yourself you’re not ready? I’m not ready to apply for that job. I’m not ready to share my gifts with the world. I’m not ready to be more visible, more vocal, more honest, [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

You contribute to the revolution… {poem}

You contribute to the revolution Every time you get good and vulnerable Every time you voice your emotional needs in your relationships, clearly, assertively Without apology for being "such a girl" You contribute to the revolution Every time you refuse to compete or feel threatened [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Your two-month check-in: journalling exercises to tune-up your intentions and get you firing again!!

We're officially two months into 2018, where January seemed to last a year and February passed in two days. So now is a great time to check-in with yourself, where you're at, and where you're heading into March and April. It's journalling time! Do the [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

How to Stop Comparing Your Life to Other People’s: a no BS guide

There is no quicker way to make yourself feel like a bag of shit than to compare your life with someone else’s. I think the Buddha said that. Or Mariah Carey. Whatever. The point is, I do not believe truer words have ever been spoken. [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Thank you for setting me free

If you’d have wanted me back Back then I never would have left the city.   And then I never would have seen the sun setting over the desert in New Mexico as I sat in a circle of wild witches, howling at the sky. [...]

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Sobriety, moderation, conscious drinking: is it time to recalibrate your relationship with alcohol?

First light It was January first, 2018. The first day of the new year. The sun hadn’t even risen yet and my feet speared the cold sand as I walked toward the water. I remember that feeling of breaking the skin of the sea, my [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Have you checked your energetic hygiene lately?

As children, we were taught to be strict with our personal hygiene. To wash our hands and clean our teeth.  To change our undies daily (unless, like my sister, clothes were a foreign concept to you and you ran around 92% of the time in [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

I hope you break your resolutions on day 1

I hope on the first day of 2018, you break one of your resolutions. And it takes you two or ten or twenty startovers to get into the swing of your new habit So you may see The consciously 'not doing' of something you promised [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

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