End of the Year Review: 2018

At the beginning of 2018, I chose one word to focus on and grow in throughout 2018. This was the first year I chose only one word instead of three for the whole year so I was curious to see how that played out for me and my own personal growth. Before I dive too…

End of the Year Review: 2017

At the beginning of the year, I chose three words to grow in and help guide me throughout 2017: dare, light, and adapt. Dang, a lot has happened this year! For a few of my highlights, I… Got engaged…. and married! Spent a week in Florida with my sister and grandparents. Paid off all my debt….

End of the Year Review: 2016

At the beginning of the year, I chose three words to grow in and help guide me throughout 2016: balance, fullness, and detachment. It’s been a long year and a lot has happened. For a few of my highlight, I… Traveled… a LOT (see here, here, and here for a few of my blogs on my…

The Dark Side of Yoga: Ego + Injury

Yoga has a lot of benefits that I truly believe in. As a freshly minted yoga teacher, trust me when I say I believe in yoga enough to sink a couple thousand dollars into training to make me a better yogi and teacher. But there are also some downsides to practicing yoga that don’t get…

My Iceland Adventure

A few years ago, I had a brief layover in Iceland. While I was in Reykjavik,  I decided I was going to come back and explore this beautiful country one day. So I did! When I found cheap plane tickets, I quickly enlisted my friend Janine, and we made our way to this beautiful country filled…

Reckless Yoga

I recently used the phrase “reckless yoga” to describe my previous yoga practice. Yes, even in my love of yoga, I realize that I am by far from perfect and have often toed a dangerous line. Just like any sport or physical activity, there are risks involved — yoga is no exception. As I go through yoga…

My Yoga Journal: February 13

{Written after a full day of YTT plus an extra class. One month left!} I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a pretty stereotypical vinyasa junkie. I’m addicted to movement. I’m not a fan of holding poses for more than a few breaths. Trying a new arm balance or practicing inversions are my favourite…

My Yoga Journal: February 8

{Written before pulling a double*} I have less than a month left of my yoga teacher training (definitely should have started recording things sooner. Oh well.). A big part of me can’t wait for it to be over — I’ll get my weekends back (maybe), my Mondays, my occasional Thursdays; I’ll stop being quite as…

End of the Year Review: 2015

At the beginning of the year, I chose three words to grow in and help guide me throughout 2015: blossom, love, and fearless. It’s been a long year and a lot has happened. For a few of my highlight, I… Started freelancing. Joined a soccer team. Made many new friends and deepened old relationships. Traveled locally…

Reflection: October

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward….