13 Reasons You Should Practice Yoga

If you follow me on any sort of social media, you’ve probably picked up that I like yoga quite a bit. I was skeptical of yoga at first though. The idea of stretching and weird breathing exercises didn’t appeal to me at all. I thought I’d be bored. But I had some friends who absolutely…

2016 Reading Challenge

I loved to read when I was a kid. I used to devour books. But at some point during college — whether from a hectic schedule or from textbook fatigue I’m not entirely sure — I stopped reading other than what I had to for school. When I would try to pick up a book…

5AM Wake Up Call

For the next two weeks, I’m challenging myself to wake up early (5am on week days!) in order to turn my mornings into a time to take care of and ‘restore’ myself. I have been realizing recently that for a long time I’ve neglected my emotional/mental and spiritual health. I’m trying to turn my mornings…

Recap: 2014

Reflecting on the three words I chose to guide me through 2014, I am amazed at how much they described my year. I wanted to do a quick recap before I write about the three words I chose for 2015: Strength There were two main areas that I wanted to focus on gaining strength in:…

Hello, #Dressember

Today marks the first full week of Dressember! I’ve chosen to be a part of this creative challenge of wearing a dress for each day in December to advocate for the inherent dignity of all women, especially those who have been exploited for their femininity. Dressember exists to inspire and empower a global community of like-minded…

The Fear of Being Boring

The other day, a good friend of mine and I were sitting in a coffee shop just catching up on life. We talked about our semesters, spring break, careers, taxes etc. Taxes. Ugh. We came to the horrible realization that we are finally at the point in our lives where we could sit, drink coffee,…

Three Words for 2014

Recently I wrote a post summing up 2013 in three words (well, a little more than three by the time I was done). I decided to follow Jessica Lawlor’s lead and claimed three words for 2014. I thought of these words a while ago and figured I should write this post before it becomes irrelevant =P…

In 2014, I Will…

I have never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I never know what are “good” resolutions to make or how to keep them. Lose weight or exercise more are some of the most common ones, but I always struggle to motivate myself (especially right off the bat in January). So this year I…

One Picture a Day

Last year I decided to take on a challenge: take one photo every day for an entire year. It started out as a silly challenge — I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I never anticipated that I would learn so much from recording my year through photos. I got…