Moving to a new city, there are a lot of unknowns. When I graduated from college in 2014, I followed my then boyfriend (now husband) to Atlanta. I had a good job there, and we were happy, but I didn't find the friendships or community connections I needed. After just shy of two years there,… Continue reading Feminine Feature: Alyssa Kuzins
To whom it may concern, Your life may feel strange today, perhaps it has for the last several days...or for as many days as you can recount. And yet, you only know it's strange because you have seen days, felt days that were better. You've spent a day laying in the sun, watching the waves… Continue reading Ever Awakening
We all know what Thursday is. We'll each gather with loved ones and turn on football. I will decorate the house while the turkey roasts and we'll start drinking wine around noon. The day will be sweet and cozy and well-spent, but when it is over, then what? When the holiday has come and gone,… Continue reading Mindfully Ending 2016
I've been thinking about and practicing stillness this month, attempting to manifest the physical sensations of the emotional state I currently find myself in. For the last two and a half years since I graduated college, our world has been in constant flux. We moved to Atlanta, we traveled to New England and North Carolina… Continue reading Stillness & Gratitude.
Last night, while I meditated, I imagined myself sitting in the center of a large, open, wooden room. It was white, but sort of white-washed and worn. There were windows in front of me, behind me, and to either of my sides. Four pillars supported the ceiling in a square around me. The only door… Continue reading Spiritual Travel
Even when I'm running late, and feeling disheveled, I feel grateful for the life I have. This morning, I let my alarm go off for nearly an hour, and finally woke up only thanks to sweet Simba. I let the pups out to do their business, and they came right back in after. I herded… Continue reading Light & Gratitude.
I'm finally recovering from my cold, and I'm looking forward to getting back on my mat tonight. I did a few minutes of meditation and a soft flow last night, maybe 10 minutes. It wasn't much, but it reminded my body how it feels to be in that space. I forgot, for a moment it… Continue reading Community: A Journey
My friend and fellow yogi, Alyssa, has a phrase she uses to describe the endless coincidences and connections that surround her life. She says things are “weird, not weird.” You know when people say, “sorry, not sorry?” They’re acknowledging that socially it’s probably the right thing to be “sorry” and yet they are not.
Being a woman is hard. Being alive is hard. I can't speak to what it is like to be a man, or what it is like to be dead, but these two things I know to be true. In childhood, things seemed much simpler, but as we grow we are exposed to the realities and… Continue reading Mind, Body & Spirit: A journey of self-love
Every month, I get two subscription boxes from YogiSurprise. One is a lifestyle box, filled with all-natural products to enhance the life of a yogi. The other is a jewelry box, with sacred stones and spiritual beads that will fill the heart and soul of your daily practice. I'm constantly telling my friends and my… Continue reading Review: September 2016 YogiSurprise