Intentionality

Crying at a Dinner with Strangers

Five minutes before yoga began, I read an email from my school’s Dean: “no large, in-person meetings or events (apart from classes) should take place through at least the end of April. For example, there will be no in-person Forum events, Quorum Calls, large alumni gatherings, or other activities that generally draw 100 or more people.” One of the most…… Continue reading Crying at a Dinner with Strangers

Travel

New Realities & Routines – – A Summer in DC

I wake up and forget where I am quite often. Sometimes I dream that I am an undergraduate trying to find my way around Vanderbilt University, pushing my way onto the subway in NY, or walking on the beach in Albania. My realities have changed so much the past 10 years, I often don’t have…… Continue reading New Realities & Routines – – A Summer in DC

Intentionality

10 Things I Have Learned After a Year of Studies

Now that the spring semester is over, I wanted to reflect on a few things that have stuck with me from the past 9 months as a student. 1. Life is all about people. We create moments together that make up a life. We share in our happiness and our sadness, our achievements and our…… Continue reading 10 Things I Have Learned After a Year of Studies

Travel

Mission 193: Exploring the World, While Living in NYC

I find that one of the most exciting things about living in NYC is the myriad of food options, and I am grateful to have a group of friends who also enjoy trying different flavors and fusions. It is our goal to make it “around the world” by eating at different restaurants around NYC. Look,…… Continue reading Mission 193: Exploring the World, While Living in NYC

Intentionality

Tending to Your Friendships, Like You Would a Garden

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

Intentionality

From Wild Adventures to Eating Pierogies in Bed

First, I was in Dubai for a week. Then, just one night at home, and I was off to Boston for another week. Now, I have been back in New York for just three days. In Dubai, I had been given the opportunity to lead a training with two other professionals for 3 days. I…… Continue reading From Wild Adventures to Eating Pierogies in Bed