Quick post: I’ve noticed that something profoundly hilarious occurs whenever someone admits that they haven’t tried yoga before & have no interest in trying it. Magically, a chorus of yoga advocates assembles, clutching their mala beads in mock outrage & recounting tales of their own transcendent yoga experiences. They feel compelled to espouse the potential benefits (both … More Yoga Shaming Is Annoying and You Need to Stop
The barefoot wanderer in me doesn’t concern herself with retirement savings, Roth IRAs or index funds. However, as much as we all dream about living in a yurt in some beautiful location, growing our own food, and scooping ice cream for a living, I don’t want to be forced to do that a few years … More Balance is Key: A 5-minute Personal Finance Lesson for Yogis & Other Magical Creatures
I’m participating in a Self-Love challenge hosted by my friend Cole Bombino*, and the first day of the challenge requests that we craft our ideal morning routine, one that enables us to allow as much love and happiness into our day as possible by starting off on the right foot. Sounds good. I decided to … More My Morning Routine, AKA Why Don’t Dogs Have Snooze Buttons?
This post might sound premature- after all, I’ve only JUST finished my yoga teacher certification and started really teaching. However, I wanted to explore this fleeting feeling of being totally new and fresh at something so I can memorialize this exciting and terrifying point in time. One of my “gurus” once told me that in … More 10 life lessons I’ve learned from being a yoga teacher
I use my Gmail inbox as a sort of memory album, guarding years-old messages as “history” and stubbornly refusing to delete anything. I’ve gotten to the point where I have almost 2,000 messages just sitting there in “e-mail purgatory”: opened and read, but neither filed anywhere in particular nor deleted. I’ve grown attached to the … More What Your Junk Says About You (or How to Assemble a Superbed)
Ah, December 31st. Whip out your notepads, friends, because it’s time to take inventory of our flaws and disguise self-loathing under cute little trite-nesses like “New Year, New YOU!” I generally tend to take a more forgiving approach to this arbitrary goal-setting ritual of New Year’s Resolutions, because I like setting goals as they become … More Kicking Ass in 2015 (and Beyond)!
Taking this Monday off was a good decision. I just got back from a pseudo “Winter Break”; once you exist in the corporate world, those breaks we took for granted as students now exist only with the furrowed reluctance of a boss, eliciting the half-hearted promise of my checking e-mail intermittently. I haven’t been blogging … More 24 Things I Did While at Home (or The Bittersweetness of Road Tripping)