Hello from Dublin!! The most exciting part of the flight is when you are finally close, descending in, and you drop below the clouds low enough to see the green patchwork. The flight was painless. I "slept" for most of the way, but couldn't ever really get comfortable. I had the most interesting and sweet 90-year-old woman next to me that talked to me all about her life and her travels for the beginning and end of the flight. The gluten free breakfast served was a rice cake and a . . .
Hey from JFK!! I have quite a long layover here in NYC on my way to Dublin, but it was made infinitely better by running into one of my best friends from college. What are the chances we are both flying out of the same terminal at the same time? I got to have dinner and a glass of wine with her which was just perfect. I still have another few hours here before my flight leaves. I'm going to get some reading done for my research and then hopefully just pass out for most of the flight so . . .
Hey y'all! This weekend is a little nuts for me!! I have a big AAMC conference in downtown St. Louis and yoga teacher training out in the county. I'm kind of running around like a chicken with my head cut off, but I thought I'd quickly pop in and let y'all know what's going on. The conference is a Professional Development Conference for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC.) I am my class' representative and so I'm getting to meet with all the other medical student . . .
Who here has a Facebook feed bombarded with Rodan & Fields, Beach Body, KEEP Collective or some other product being sold. **raises hand** They are all the rage these days!! I love seeing people so passionate about what they do and wanting others to share that same passion, but let's be honest...it can get to be a little much. Rodan & Fields One that has always tempted me, though, is Rodan & Fields. The before and afters I see are amazing!! Plus it was created by two . . .
I'm in therapy again. I love therapy, for the record. I don't see this as a bad thing; I see it as wonderful. I'm proud of SLU because each student gets 10 free therapy sessions per year. I'm definitely going to take advantage of this, and probably should have much sooner. Sometimes you walk into therapy thinking you won't have much to talk about, but with a few questions you uncover all of these things that were kind of eating at you. I sort of want to get trained to be a therapist, not only . . .
Happy first day of summer!!!! I'm at a stage in my life where now when I put on shorts, a tank top, and some mascara I am "dressed up." Ruffle Tank - Similar, Similar, Similar || Scalloped Shorts || Leopard Sandals (on sale!) || Beaded Necklace This was the quick summer outfit I threw in a bag on the way to Yoga Teacher Training to wear on Saturday night. I had two events to go to -- a birthday party at home and a party with friends -- but ended up just staying at home for the birthday. . . .
Yamas and Niyamas. That sounds silly. Yamas and Niyamas are the first two of the 8 Pillars of Yoga, as written in the Yoga Sutras in 400 CE by Patanjali. The Yamas and Niyamas are ten ethical principles that allow us to live at peace with ourselves, our family, and our community. The five Yamas focus on how to conduct ourselves morally with the world around us, while the five Niyamas are inner practices. This past weekend at yoga teacher training, each of us gave a quick presentation on . . .
Seeing Brittany just feels like home. Brittany always asks me when I'm "coming home" to Louisville. ;) I only lived there for a year!! But the sentiment is real -- it was a wonderful place to live and Brittany and her family made it feel like a real home to me. We met over coffee one morning - a normal "blogger meet up" - and just clicked. Look how little Baby D was back then!!! And then when I broke up with my boyfriend and felt completely lost and alone in "his" city, she and her husband . . .
Failure has been brought up in my life in multiple ways lately. The research project I'm working on this summer revolves around mental health in high school students. My PI (principle investigator) gave me tons of books to read on the subject, and many involve the idea that many high performing teenagers from affluent families never fail. They aren't even given the chance. They jump through every hoop they are given, and if something is to go wrong their parents swoop into save . . .
I finally got my voice back and started to feel better from my cold just in time for a fun weekend! Saturday morning I finally got back to the yoga studio for the first time in a week. I had been doing some nice, short home practices (in my new office / yoga studio / dog room) but it felt so good to be back taking class with others and sweating all the yuck away. Later that afternoon I attended a wedding of a good friend that I grew up Irish dancing with. She asked a few friends and I . . .