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.
After I post on my blog, or upload something new to Instagram, I always click through the posts with the same hashtags I used. At first, I think I did this to get more attention on social media. Now, I do it for inspiration. To see what other creative spirits are putting out into the… Continue reading Full of Life
Last night, I went on the best first date I've been on in years...except it was with 29 other women, no men, and instead of dinner and movie, we made succulent terrariums at an all natural beauty and skin-care shop in Lawrenceville. I know, best date ever. I was supposed to meet Aaron's sister there,… Continue reading Flying Solo
It wasn't until this morning when I got to work that I began to feel settled back into my real world. As some of you already know, I went to my first yoga retreat this weekend, with a group of wonderful women from all around the Pittsburgh area. Alyssa, the yogi who led the trip, rented… Continue reading How Do You Want to Feel?
Last night I left work and journeyed to my very first yoga retreat. 7 women and our yogi guide, Alyssa, are staying in a cabin in a nearby state park, spending 4 days practicing, meditating, eating well and connecting in new and deeper ways to ourselves and to each other. One of the biggest challenges… Continue reading Unplugged
Sami is a yogi preparing to become a teacher, and I'm proud to call her my friend, my family. Follow her on instagram here.Whenever we talk about success, it seems the word balance is thrown around a lot. In my practice, balance is an enormous area of focus where I never seem to lose the… Continue reading Right-Side-Up or Upside-Down?
Aaron and I have both moved a lot, and lived up and down the east coast in various kinds of homes. Our families are spread around the country, from Texas to Maine, and several places in between. The concept of "home" has changed for both of us over the years, something I was reminded of… Continue reading Home, sweet home.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? This is a question I get a lot from friends and family, and recently from readers. It's a confusing question for me, because I never decided I wanted to BE a writer, I just was one. Writing was never an option for me, it was… Continue reading Becoming a writer.
Last week, I was consumed by the book I'd been reading. It had taken me a few days to read the first 100 pages, but then all at once it swallowed me. In every good book, there's a point of no return where the story doesn't just entertain you, it devours you. In the book… Continue reading Book Review: Eligible
The beginning of a new month has always been a bit of a landmark for me. Those of you who know me, or follow my blog, know I'm big on goal setting and that I'm working hard to figure out monthly budgets and patterns. I used to have a friend who woke up on every… Continue reading Goodness, I’m Grateful.