It’s CHOICE not chance that determines your destiny.

— Jean Nidetch

Ode to Mama ShamBALI

BALI copyToday is Friday, ruled by Venus, the Planet of LOVE so it’s a really good day to flow some mega LOVE.

It is the last day of Mercury Retrograde and the last 3 weeks have been a time of wrapping up loose ends from the past.

In honor of Venus and Love and in honor of my recent past when I spent 2 months on the island of Bali (and the islands near her), I am writing an Ode to Mama ShamBALI.Continue reading

The Adventures of Chakra Man

IMG_9142This last weekend I had the great pleasure of teaching Yoga, Conscious Breathing and a mini workshop called “A Journey Through The Chakras” at one of my favorite places on the planet, The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

Over the past 3 years I have facilitated “A Journey Through The Chakras” a lot and every time I teach it I draw a picture of Chakra Man, the guy you see pictured here.

I draw him on a giant white paper sketch pad on an easel.Continue reading

LOVE WINS…No Matter What

Celebrating Prop 8 and DOMA being overturned and feeling the power of staying devoted to your deepest desire no matter what.


Laurie-McCall-via-MYSTIC-MAMMA-e1371672264871HAPPY SUPER FULL MOON!

To amplify the SUPERPOWERS of this Full Moon:

*Open up to the subtle energies of the unconscious and to your feelings.
*Know that Choice becomes possible if you trust your real feelings.
*Open up to a new positive perspective that will help you confront the financial, political and environmental issues facing you.Continue reading



Last week I arrived home late from a birthday party and went inside to get ready for bed.

I realized that I had left one of my favorite beauty products Bee Magic (a healing salve made out of the purest bee mojo) in the car, so I went back out into the garage to get it.Continue reading


Make a WishLast night my sister took me out to celebrate my birthday and she shared a Reba McEntire quote with me:

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.”

Don’t you love it?

Isn’t it right on?

It gives me Truth chills.Continue reading


248096_10151567812044281_33246777_nI recently taught a Bhakti Yoga Teacher’s Training at  to a group of 23 beautiful beings.

Bhakti is the path of LOVE.Continue reading



The Pleasure Principle —> The 2nd Chakra
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
At a beautiful and private sanctuary in Santa Barbara, CA
Attend in person or purchase the video

Are you totally in love with your life?
Does your life feel like a juice factory of pure pleasure?
Are your relationships suffering?
If not, then you are experiencing some of the symptoms of an out of balance 2nd Chakra.
I invite you to cleanse, clear & balance your pleasure center & learn life long tools to feel more sweetness, creativity, flow, harmonious relationships, fun, sensuality.
In this class we will we will balance & blossom the 2nd Chakra with Meditation, Prayer, Intention, Visualization, Yoga, Dance, Conscious Breathing, Life Coaching, Self-Inquiry, Sharing, Chanting & Deep Relaxation.
Following our session we will enjoy a light and nutritious snack and time to connect with each other.


Hide n Go Seek

943582_10151584656323908_628343968_nLast night I had the great pleasure of hanging with my niece and nephew at my home.

They arrived with a pizza box but never ate a bite of pizza.

They wanted to pick oranges off the trees and make smoothies.Continue reading

Santa Cruz Island Adventure


We are back up at the house looking out to the ocean and Santa Cruz Island.

We were just on Santa Cruz Island today and it is so amazing to be looking at it now from this bird’s eye view.

What a truly epic day.

One the way to Santa Cruz we were accompanied by hundreds of happy dolphins, breaching whales, sunning seals, cruising sharks, as well as countless cormorants, seagulls and pelicans.

30 seconds before the dolphins and whales appeared I said, “I can feel the dolphins and whales. They are here.” And began to call them with my special dolphin and whale calls…and then they showed their sweet selves.

When I saw them I squealed like the most blissful person on the planet.
The combination of being with the Captain of my Heart and my favorite creatures on the planet brought waves of ecstatic happiness throughout my entire being.

The water was crystal clear aquamarine blue and we could see the bottom of the ocean throughout the day.

Captain Dabney drove the boat into Painted Cave, the biggest sea cave in the world and we could hear the seals barking from deep within.

We spotted 2 bald eagles majestically perched and checking out the wonder of it all.

We sea kayaked into a magical cove and then walked up a canyon to a waterfall where we found a time capsule that Chris had written in 11 years ago when he visited that very spot.

We checked out Arches, a stunningly gorgeous rock formation that was created when the islands were forming via volcanic eruption millions of year ago. The hot gasses blew a giant hole in the molten rock as it hit the cold waters.

On the way back to the mainland we were in the presence of more giant blue whales who were powerfully slapping the surface of the sea with their tails.

When we pulled back into the harbor we met up with my sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew and cruised down the coast. We were all so delighted and elated and laughing gratefully as we zoomed through waves. We reminisced about our childhood doing the exact same thing with our dad when we were growing up here as children of the Sea in SB.

Tears are streaming down my face as I write this because I AM SO BEYOND GRATEFUL.

We Santa Barbarans are so blessed.

Every day we have the opportunity to be on a totally unique adventure in the beyond belief beauty of Mother Nature that completely blows our minds and blasts open our Hearts.

I am SO LUCKY that you are my home town.

This is Heaven on Earth.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

21814_569246506420652_1476271136_n_largeAnd those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

This quote by Friedrich Nietzsche keeps popping up in my consciousness lately.

The more I consciously choose Love, Compassion, Forgiveness and Gratitude the more I experience Love, Harmony, Peace and Happiness in my life.

I am finding that whatever I consciously choose to focus on is what I experience.

That might seem silly to some, but to me, it’s real because it’s happening more and more.

In the same way that you become intoxicated by wine when you drink it and it changes your consciousness, I am under the influence of the energies that I constantly ingest.

I am always listening for the sweet melodies of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Harmony, Beauty, Grace and Light.

And because I focus on finding these energies everywhere, everything is someone or something that I can dance with…if I choose to perceive reality in this way.

I am finding that when I am in the presence of anyone who doesn’t hear the music I hear it’s simply because they are not putting their focus on the same things that I am focusing on.

We are not tuned into the same frequency.

We are not drinking the same wine.

We are not under the same influence.

We are not listening to the same song.

And of course we might not understand each other because we are not listening to the same station.

And this is the thing….

I am deeply devoted to listening to beautiful music and I deeply want my life to be a beautiful dance and I am doing everything I can on an on-going basis to tune into the channels that uplift and inspire me.

If you don’t like the song you have been listening to over and over then simply change the station and tune into a song that uplifts you.

You are the only one who can change the channel and there are lots of stunningly gorgeous songs to listen to…

And when you do, I bet you’ll be dancing too ♥

Photo by Alexander Yakolev