The Unfollowing

We live in an era of excess. I mean, looking around, there’s just a lot– and I’m not just talking about super-sized drinks and mega Home Depots, either. I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve felt incredibly bogged down by all the stuff bursting not only from my closet and dresser, but also my […]

Read More

What’s Your Default?

“In order to live a life you have not lived, you must do what you have not done.” When my yoga teacher started yesterday’s class with this quote, I knew I was in for a journey. As we flowed from side plank to chaturanga push-ups to Warrior 3 and back again, the instructor-cum-guru kept reiterating […]

Read More

A Note About Body Image

A couple weeks ago, a blog I recently started reading featured a post titled something like “How to Get a Healthy Body Image.” Intrigued, I took a look, but, within minutes, I’d closed the tab. The top two tips, you see, implored the reader to “clean up” their eating habits and “sweat” regularly. The writer want […]

Read More

Change, Non-Refundable

Do you guys remember my post from last March, in which I waxed poetic about me desire for change? I can’t remember where I was when I wrote those words, but I do recall all the talk about getting out of my comfort zone, as well as the Vincent van Gogh quote I threw in […]

Read More

Don’t Look Back

Call me a romantic, but I truly believe that the universe is serendipitous place. More specifically, that the “forces that be” send us the messages we need, right when we need them most. Take this past Sunday, for example, when I went PureYoga West for Jordan Younger’s yoga workshop. About midway through the class, Jordan […]

Read More

5 Tips for Relieving Overwhelm

via* It’s the end of April, aka the time of year when stress about final exams, projects, and APs sets in. My school schedule means that I’ve actually been in “finals mode” for about a month, but even I’m experiencing a surge of anxiety as I enter the home stretch. In my effort not to […]

Read More

I (Kinda) Quit Social Media

We’ve all heard it before: We’re addicted to our phones. Today’s teens are slaves to social media. Forget Beyoncé- the soundtrack of the 2010s is the hum of our WiFi routers. All this is true, but it wasn’t always. I still remember the night in third grade when my family got our first printer. I […]

Read More