June 2014

Of the moment // 6.26.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

June 27, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia

It’s rare that I buy the ticket and board the plane and essentially go to a very faraway place exclusively for ONE activity. But when it came to Turkey, more and more people kept telling me that I couldn’t miss a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. So when I started planning my trip, I […]

June 26, 2014 Continue reading…

Travel: it’s all relative

When I was in Turkey, I overheard an American girl complaining (rather loudly and rather annoyingly) about how Turkish people were littering. “How can people do this in their own country? It’s disgusting! We would never do this back in America.” I was tempted to speak up, to tell her that not only are the streets […]

June 25, 2014 Continue reading…

Completed: yoga teacher training!

At the beginning of yoga teacher training, the instructors spoke about what a transformation it would be and how much we would change and learn and grow. Honestly, I was a little nervous: I liked who I was, I liked my life. I didn’t sign up for yoga teacher training to become a brand-new person. […]

June 24, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 6.19.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

June 20, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Seven Arrows

The weekend before I left to celebrate my birthday in Turkey, I spent one of the final weekends of yoga teacher training at Seven Arrows Retreat Center in New Jersey. The second-to-last-weekend retreat is a tradition in the Greenhouse Holistic training program as a way to bond and relax after four intense months of spending […]

June 19, 2014 Continue reading…

A belated Father’s Day gift

As Father’s Day passed this weekend–amidst the influx of father-daughter photos and bold exclamations of having “the best dad in the world” on Facebook and Instagram–I couldn’t help but reflect on just how lucky I am. My first memory of Dennis is learning how to play soccer. I was eight years old, with blunt bangs […]

June 17, 2014 Continue reading…