As I sat on a rock on the Pemigewasset River while my fella was back at the Airbnb updating the software on his mini-drone, I closed my eyes and felt the sun kiss my skin. The sunlight sank deep into my bones while I breathed slowly and deeply. While I let my feet and legs … Continue reading Yoga Adjacent | Alone
"Happiness is yoga at night and coffee in the morning."As an 18-year old, I guess I felt entitled enough to believe that true happiness could simply be found by practicing some downward dogs and drinking a cup of black coffee. I contributed this piece of wisdom to The Tiger Times, the high school newspaper, and … Continue reading Yoga Adjacent | Yoga at Night, Coffee in the Morning
The idea for 'yoga adjacent' came to me during the summer of the pandemic when I was practicing yoga. Well, that might be a little generous. I was moving around on my mat...though, I can't promise you that I was doing any pose that has a name. Come to think of it, I may have … Continue reading Yoga Adjacent | An introduction
Author's note: As we careen towards the end of 2020, I am sure all of us are thinking back on the year that we had, and without a doubt, there will be a lot of discussion and commentary on all the ways this was an "unprecedented year." The "new normal" became a common phrase while … Continue reading The Unprecedented Year
For those who grow up next to the water, learning to swim is a natural and necessary skill, especially if you find yourself caught in a riptide. I was thinking about this recently. Not because I'm thinking about going for a swim in the ocean anytime soon (sadly) but rather how getting out of a … Continue reading Riptides
It was the last week in November and there I was... Hovering somewhere at about 49,100 words. Just 900 words left and soon I would achieve the unthinkable. I was about to "win" NaNoWriMo. For those unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo (the shortened way of saying 'National Novel Writing Month') is an annual challenge where writers around … Continue reading More Than Words On A Page: My NaNoWriMo Experience
When I first started practicing yoga in the early 2000s, when I was in high school, I must have realized this practice had so much to offer me. I couldn't really articulate it but I knew something was happening each time I practiced. Back then, I only had a VHS copy of "MTV Yoga." … Continue reading Yoga Adjacent | Do You Still Do Yoga?
On this hot NYC summer day, I'm recalling a time earlier this year when winter was dragging its feet and holding spring hostage. People started to wonder if they had unknowingly fallen asleep, missed summer and woke up in winter again. As you might imagine, after months of cold, wet and dreariness, a person's spirits … Continue reading Wisdom in Pencil Shavings
A little while ago I was speaking to one of my dear friends in Australia. She is what I would describe as a touchstone, term for someone who restores faith in the goodness of humanity. This person helps unwrap and untangle any knots around my heart and mind, and I always walk away from our … Continue reading Unravel
A sneak peek at another project that I've been tinkering with for a few years.