There are two things new people usually comment on when then come to my yoga studio: No mirrors! No music! (Except on special occasions.) These things are often deal breakers, to be honest. But if people would stick around for a few classes and learned the messages being shared, the lack of mirror and music would make sense. The music thing I won't get into now. It has to do with being focused inward and on your breath instead of letting the music distract you. But the mirrors are . . .
I've travelled alone before, but I always met people to spend time with. This trip to Hilton Head is my first vacation where I will be all by myself with no plans. I AM SO EXCITED. I originally was going to have some company, but when that fell through I debated whether or not to still make the trip. It's a really long drive plus...would it be any fun? I decided that spending some relaxing time alone might be just with I need to round out this summer. I could read, lay in the pool, do yoga, . . .
Hey Y'all!! I've had such an great day in Louisville. I got to see the kids I used to nanny (missed their cute faces so much!), hung out with Brittany in the afternoon, then saw two more friends for a drink before dinner and a walk. Now I'm home blogging and planning my trip to Hilton Head tomorrow. Anyone have tips for an early dinner in Asheville, NC? Here's a little bit of what I'm loving lately! 1: Aldi dark chocolate bars. Aldi is the best, first of all. Can't beat the prices and I . . .
Hey, friends! I'm sitting here on Brittany's couch watching the DNC and eating a bowl of Love Grown Super Os. I think I may have a few new readers around here since I've started to talk a little bit more about medical school things, so I figured it'd be a good time to do a few getting to know me questions. I found the survey on Jen's blog, who found it on Teri's. Hi ladies! <3 Getting To Know Me Survey 1. What brings you the greatest joy? True, vulnerable connection. We've gotten so much . . .
Is it brutally hot where you are? We've had a heat indexes around 100 for the past week, and with the humidity it's suffocating!! WANT. POOL. NOW! Making a trip down to Hilton Head sound even more tempting. I still haven't decided whether or not I'm going to go for a few days next week (to my parents' house there), but I'm really leaning towards it. It just sounds so relaxing! I feel like that would be amazing to have right before school starts up again! Just deciding if the long drive is . . .
Today was GO GO GO! I slept in a little due to a late-ish night out with friends (pics on Insta!) and then started my day at a research meeting with my dean. He has become a really great mentor, so we always chat about everything, not just the research project. It's about to ramp up with data collection starting this fall, so that's good! But we also went over some plans for wellness activities at the start of the school year and even some curriculum ideas. After the meeting I swang by to . . .
Be up to something bigger than yourself. That's one of my favorite themes in Baptiste Yoga. How can you use your talents and power to benefit others? How can you become your best self and then share it with those around you? In fact, part of our yoga teacher training is to come up with an idea to bring yoga to others. I'm not totally decided on what I want to do yet, but I am inspired by my recent yoga "classes" with my dad. It's been really helpful for his bad back and arthritis, and . . .
Dublin is one of my favorite places in the whole world. I'm lucky enough to have visited seven times, one of which included going to school at University College Dublin for four months. I actually just got back from my most recent trip a few weeks ago! (Recaps here and here.) I have especially loved getting to experience the city with my Godparents and friends that live there, allowing me to get to know some off-the-tourist-track spots. If you're visiting Dublin soon, first time or not, I am . . .
Whenever I heard "Yoga Every Damn Day" I always thought two things: Oh coooool, you're such a badass that does yoga every single day. Is it really GOOD to do yoga every day? Don't you get sore? Don't you need some rest? But going through teacher training has totally opened my eyes to a new viewpoint. Yoga and praticing yoga has a whole new meaning for me. Yoga means unity. Unity of self with higher self. Unity of your body and mind. Unity of breath to movement. Yoga helps . . .
Heyyyy, friends! Happy Saturday! My day started perfectly with the sweetest puppy cuddles. In case you don't follow me on social media, I am obsessed with my roommate's dog, Gus. He is the cutest -- barely ever barks, is a great fetch player, and and gives nearly human-like hugs. I was up a little earlier than I expected to be, so I decided to join a yoga teacher training friend for yoga at the park! My knee is feeling a little bit better, and stretching helps a ton, so I figured I'd . . .