I generally will not run outside if it’s less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit. I just get warm enough if it’s less than that. So this January in NYC, I started practicing yoga every day. I have always liked going to vinyasa, flow yoga classes, where you move through postures fairly quickly, one breath per movement.…… Continue reading How Yoga Can Change Your Breath and Mind
Imagine that your friends were plants in a garden, and you were the gardener. If you spend more time with them, then the closer you can watch them grow. If you give them more water (or time), then the more they can flourish. If you get rid of more weeds (aka bad friends), then there…… Continue reading Tending to Your Friendships, Like You Would a Garden
I texted my mom first thing this morning on Valentine’s Day to see if there was a package on its way. I thought maybe it was late. But she quickly responded that there was not one coming… I will start by recognizing that I am 100% spoiled in many ways, and for example, because my…… Continue reading I Didn’t Outgrow the Valentine’s Day Cookies
I’ve become like a hibernating bear. Winter comes and I find myself wanting to stay inside. Bundled up in an electric blanket, with a book, a cup of tea, chocolate cookies, and warm taco soup. Not wanting to go outside. Staying in my cave, aka my cozy apartment, for as much of each day as…… Continue reading A Hibernating Bear = Me in Winter
There is never enough time to do everything that we dream of doing in this life. Somethings have to give. What will it be – sleep, exercise, family, a boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, health, work… For me, I have felt that my friendships have weakened in recent years. My friendships today are not what they were, say…… Continue reading Being a Bad Friend
I spent this past long weekend with my dear grandparents in Wisconsin. While I am not going to write directly about the time we shared together because it was deeply personal, I have kept thinking about how life now is much different from when my grandparents were my age. Whatever happened to keeping a job,…… Continue reading Why Are Our Lives So Different?
If you have not read my post about What a Long Distance Relationship Feels Like, start there. I still feel this way most days… While I keep trying to train my brain overtime to not feel this longing, this desperation, it’s not easy. Even when little things like making pasta at home constantly remind you…… Continue reading What a Long Distance Relationship Feels Like (Part II)