How have 8 training weekends passed already?! I'm so sad the program is coming to an end, but I also know that there is so much to look forward to once I'm certified. And of course, I'll never stop seeing all of my yoga friends. Though if it's not for a full 18 hours in … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 8
It has now been almost three weeks since Shane's death, and life has changed more than I could have ever imagined. Each day is so different from the last, and I've learned to embrace every single feeling, emotion or thought that comes up. It sucks to have to find a new normal, but it's a … Continue reading The Power of Connection
This past yoga teacher training weekend was probably the most crucial one for me yet. It was the first time I had been out of the house since Shane's death the weekend prior. I felt really anxious on the way there, because I didn't know if I was ready to face people yet and I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 7
Shane, the love of my life, lost his life to suicide on July 22nd. I loved him dearly and miss him every day; I can't believe it's been almost a week already. We connected on a deep level because of our craziness and had such fun together. Even though our personalities were quite different, we … Continue reading The Man I Love
Since learning of Chester Bennington's death yesterday, I've had a lot of thoughts running through my mind. I think most of my fellow millennials will agree that Linkin Park was one of the most influential bands of our time. We've watched older generations cope with the loss of their beloved icons, not thinking that ours … Continue reading A Message & Invitation Regarding Mental Health. Will You Join Me?
I'll tell you what it's like. It's the freaking worst. It's exhausting. It's not an easy thing to explain to those who don't have it, because it's a feeling that others simply may have never experienced. While some of us can manage it effectively, it never really goes away. Last week I was having … Continue reading What Is It Like To Have Mental Illness?
This past YTT weekend was beautiful, magical, and gave me all the feels in the best way possible. I left Sunday feeling so grateful for this experience, and for bringing the most wonderful people into my life, who I now call some of my best friends. Never in my life have I been so content, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 6
This past weekend I had the privilege of hosting book club at my new place. And I had forgotten how much I missed and love entertaining! My last place was not really suitable for hosting larger groups, and I never made cooked or baked many interesting things just for myself. Now that I have a … Continue reading Brunch Menu: Egg Braid, Muffins & Sangria!
Writing "weekend 5" was so difficult, because it means I'm now more than halfway done with yoga teacher training! I'm so excited that I'm getting closer to my graduation, but I'm also really going to miss this program and the people in it. But I'll save my waterworks until weekend 9, as I still have … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 5
I've been meat-free for about 4 years now, and while I still eat seafood occasionally, I mostly cook vegetarian at home. Most of my meals have consisted of pasta, grains, beans and veggies. Obviously these are all great, healthy foods, but there were times when I wanted a faster, filling protein source, especially on work … Continue reading Faux Meat Fo’ The Win!