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February 2013

Postcard from the Marcy stop

The little joys of an open-air subway stop: watching the sun rise as you wait for your morning train, seeing the sun stream through colored glass, contemplate as the birds fly instead of the rats scramble. I lived in Williamsburg in Brooklyn...
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500: Things I want to accomplish in life

When I was home in California for the holidays, I had a grand time rummaging through old photo albums and high school yearbooks for #throwbackthursday Instagram gold. Nestled among my high school senior will and a shoebox of middle school snapshots...
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Turn off your phone, tune back into life

One of my goals for 2013 was to take better care of my body--the yoga and meditation retreat in the Berkshires was a wonderful start! To help eliminate my chronic back issues, I've started seeing an acupuncturist and herbalist. She strongly...
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Postcard from Central Park

Whenever I feel a bit overwhelmed by the city's unstoppable pace and sheer number of people, places and things--like millions of other New Yorkers--I head to Central Park. It's an 1.317-square-mile oasis of relaxation and recreation: grassy fields,...
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What do I need to move to a new city?

One of the most common conversations I seem to have with friends, friends of friends, blog readers is what it takes to move to a new city. I'm certainly no expert, but I have moved to three brand-new cities in the past four years without going...
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Get Quiet: a yoga and meditation retreat in the snow

36 hours. 15 new friends. Six vegetarian meals. Four yoga classes. Three meditation sessions. One day of silence. No iPhone or computer. However, it's impossible to quantify the pure amount of calm and relaxation after a weekend retreat in the...
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Postcard from the Berkshires in the snow

I'm a child of California: while I've certainly seen snow before, the prospect of a blizzard is still enough to make me giddy. However, snow in New York City is more of a black slushy nightmare: public transportation hold-ups, slippery sidewalks,...
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Postcard from Adelaide

Adelaide is a city that a) I wish I had more time to explore and b) I think is one of the most underrated destinations in Australia. The capital of South Australia maintains that "big country town" vibe while still offering beaches, sunshine, parks...
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Solo female travel: why it’s a label I support

When I was in college, my undergraduate theme was women's studies: I took classes in women's health, women's literature, the media's portrayal of women, and the intersection of work and family in women's lives. It was honestly one of the most...
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A drinks-free month: success!

One of my favorite feelings in the world is waking up to blue skies and sunshine, feeling rested and refreshed. I think that was one of the best parts of not drinking for the month of January: every morning, I woke up completely ready to take on the...
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