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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The best of Turkey, via Instagram

Turkey was just about everything I could have asked for in a birthday trip: full of adventures, but also plenty of relaxation. There was the once-in-a-lifetime hot-air balloon ride at sunrise and seeing the most stunning architecture that has stood...
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What I do before a big trip

Since I'm currently having the most amazing time in Turkey (have you checked out Instagram lately?!) and it's been reminding me just how much I love to explore a brand-new country. Even settled down in New York City, I travel enough that it still...
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Celebrating 26 in Turkey!

As per my tradition of spending every birthday in my 20s in a new country, I'm flying out tonight to celebrate 26 in Turkey. I'm giving myself the special gift of rest and relaxation this year: in other words, I won't be posting for the next 10...
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