happy calm magic things

Sometimes I forget how much I love yoga. Sometimes life is busy, and the weather is crappy, and pajamas feel like the only acceptable post-work attire. Sometimes leaving the house and venturing out into the world for a yoga class feels like the last thing you want to do after a long day at work.…… Continue reading happy calm magic things

miss you, bee

For a long time after Jess died, I was angry. I guess in some ways, it’s normal to be angry when someone you love dies. It’s unfair for someone so young to die. She had struggled and conquered so much, and had so much life left to live, and then, suddenly, this. A freak accident,…… Continue reading miss you, bee

sah wah dee khaa from thailand!

I laughed when people were telling me “oh have a nice trip to Thailand! That’ll be so relaxing!” Im doing a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Did NOT expect this to be a relaxing vacation by any means. But strangely, I’m feeling more relaxed and at ease than I have in months. Just walking out of…… Continue reading sah wah dee khaa from thailand!

just a little 12,000km detour…

Twenty-six. Twenty-six means I’m no longer in my early twenties. I’m no longer included in that age group of “don’t worry about it, no one’s got it figured out yet”. Instead,  I’m entering the age group where most people actually do have it figured out, or seem to. Everyone around me is getting married, buying…… Continue reading just a little 12,000km detour…

yoga, my religion (?)

Little known fact about me: when I graduated high school, I received an award for excellence in religious studies. Little known, and to anyone who knows me, probably little believed. Honestly, when they announced that I’d won it, I had to stifle a snort-laugh. I’d taken the “World Religions” elective as an easy class to…… Continue reading yoga, my religion (?)

hey, take care of yourself, aight?

Bubble baths, days at the spa, retreat getaways to a tiny private island….this might be the kind of thing the words “self care” bring to mind. Maybe I’m going a bit overboard with the luxury vacay part, but you get the general idea. It’s all about “treat yo’self” this, and “YOLO – if it makes…… Continue reading hey, take care of yourself, aight?

new year, new mindset

“New year, new me!” *Pause here while I search (in vain) for an eye-roll emoji* If your Facebook newsfeed is not already plagued with the fitness, diet, self-improvement hype of the new year, prepare yourself. It’s coming. While I’m not necessarily hating on the whole idea of making a resolution to be “healthier”…I kind of…… Continue reading new year, new mindset

tis the season to be….stressed?

Can you feel it? That high-energy, go-go-go, overwhelming buzz that takes over this time of year? Ah, Christmas spirit. Christmas spirit, my butt. Christmas stress would probably be a lot more accurate. If people answered the question “how are you?” honestly this time of year, it’s pretty likely the answer would be along the lines…… Continue reading tis the season to be….stressed?

take a lil’ quiet time

Peopleing is exhausting. The introverts reading this will know exactly what I mean by that. The others, who don’t, and are reading that like “huh?” – what is your secret?? I’m jealous of the people who are naturally social creatures, who can be surrounded by people all day and chitchat for hours and still feel…… Continue reading take a lil’ quiet time