Entries by Shanti Tilling

Be Your Own Guru: What I learned from spending 3 days with Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece, and Brian Mackenzie.

Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece and Brian Mackenzie are legends in the extreme sport biz. They recently combined forces and created XPTlife, a complete fitness-lifestyle program that includes bodyweight, gym and water workouts, combined with breathing and active recovery methods. By the way, XPT stands for Extreme Performance Training and these three walk their talk. Laird is […]

Scar – A Love Story

Scars usually are the result of a good story – not “good” as in smiley-face emoji’s and fairy tales, but good in the sense of having overcome a fear or a seemingly impossible challenge by facing some physical, mental or emotional demon. Good as in The Heroes Journey. Each scar that is etched on my […]

Grinta – Hanging Tough

Grinta-  Italian – meaning to “hang tough” Manuel, an ex pro Grand Tour racer and lead guide for our InGamba Portugal trip, points twice to his back tire and says “Just focus on the wheel.” I take a deep breathe as I slip my hands into the drops and pull up within 3 inches of […]

2 Quick Crunchy Nibbles

I love all things crunchy and salty – and let’s be honest, sweet too. Here are 2 super quick recipes that I whip up on a weekly basis.   Broccoli “Fries” – These baked little trees are surprisingly delicious. I even have made these for house guests and there is not a tree left on […]

COCONUTS – Certified “Awesome”

If I could certify my favorite things as “AWESOME”, Coconuts would be at the top of my list. My fondest childhood memories are of visits to family in Hawaii. Stringing leis with Tutu (my grandmother), fishing and snorkeling off my uncle’s boat and huge meals of Kalbi (Korean BBQ), Kailua pig, poi (yes, I love […]

Take Action On Your Dream Life!

Have you ever sat down and really thought about what you want your life to look like? When you were little I bet you had some fun dreams – where you dancing in the Nut Cracker, or jumping out of airplanes putting out forest fires? When I was 5, I had typical little-girl dreams – […]

Tea It Up!

I grew up baking with Mom and Grandmother. We were the family that handed out home-made sweet breads, pies and dozens of different kinds of cookies to friends, family, and my parents’ co-workers. Our holiday baking sessions were more like missions. It was days and days, and days and days, of mixing, rolling, cutting, and […]