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
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
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!
This past Friday night I got my newest tattoo. I had been planning this one for a few months, refining my design to perfection week after week. Interestingly, my other two tattoos were done in May, so I figured I'd keep with tradition and get this one in May as well. Through word of mouth … Continue reading New Tattoo: A Dedication to My Cats, My Hero and Myself
Oh how I love my yoga teacher training weekends! After each weekend I grow more comfortable with my future as a yoga instructor because of the amazing instruction I'm receiving. After the first weekend I truly believed I picked the best possible program for this, and each completed weekend confirms that thought even more. Plus, I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 4
It's strawberry season and I'm finding them irresistible to walk by in the grocery store without picking up. So I bought some! While I could have just sat and ate the entire container myself, I decided to make something even tastier out of them. This oatmeal crisp combines diced sweet strawberries with shredded coconut, cinnamon … Continue reading Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crisp
It's been about a week since I got back from South Korea with Shane, and I still can't even believe I was there! It was such a great experience, and one that I don't take for granted, as I know it's not a country most people will get to see in their lifetime. But I … Continue reading International Travels: South Korea