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….

Reflection: August

“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….

Breathing Life Into Your Dreams

I’ve always found words to be a powerful thing. Words in the form of a story can have a way of transporting you to another time and place.  Words can build up or tear down someone’s identity and self-esteem.  Words can spur others to action and create social movement.  One thing I’ve come to realize…

Reflection: April

“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….

After A Year Of Yoga

Recently, I’ve been asked a few times how long I have been practicing yoga. My answer? Oh, about a year. When I stop and think about my answer, I can’t believe it’s been that long. Before I started practicing yoga, I had never really given it much though — and I was definitely a bit skeptical….

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:…

Embracing What I Used to Hate

The other day I found a list I had written a year or so ago of things I hated about myself. Why I still have it is beyond me. But as I read through this list of things I disliked about myself, it was funny to see how I’ve changed and that quite a few…

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…

Three Words for 2013

I did so many things in 2013 that I would had never expected — and some things I wish wouldn’t have happened. Looking back and reflecting has been interesting and challenging. I know it is half way through February, but I wrote this a while and am typing it up now… Here are three words I…

How My “Slacker” Class Changed My Life

In order to graduate on time, I needed to take an extra 2-credit class this semester. When I signed up for a random ‘gym’ class, I had no idea what to expect — other than it would be easy (I hoped). I showed up the first day of class in a skirt (forgetting that I…