How I Celebrated Black Friday and Cyber Monday

I’m sure many of you have multiple email accounts. Most people have at least two – a “serious” one for the stuff that is actually pertinent to your everyday life and one for less pressing matters such as gossip blog digests and retail sales. Sometime […]

Relax! : Taking Care of Body and Mind

The link between the mind and body has been well established, and to take care of your overall wellbeing and health- it’s important to look after both. Life can get busy and stressful, and so it’s important to take time out and look after yourself […]

Dear Fitness Professionals, Don’t Food Shame Your Students

For those of you who read my blog, you know that I don’t usually use this space to hop atop my high horse and rant. Today, that ends. (Laughing but serious)  I promise that I will not completely go off the rails but I had […]

Bridging the Gap: Fashion Trends and Friends

  Bridging the Gap  Recently, I was speaking to a friend about representation on contemporary television. We had just discovered our mutual love of The Golden Girls and it prompted us to discuss recent shows that, in our opinion, were doing the work to present […]

Bad Habits that we all indulge in

Preventable chronic diseases are fast on the rise. Since 2011, they have been established as the leading cause of fatality in the world, and the rates are set only to continue to rise. There’s a significant risk that healthcare costs will consume that vast majority […]

Pod of the Week! The Sporkful Podcast: Is the Best Cuban Food Still in Cuba?

Hi peeps,  Today I come to you with a podcast episode that I loved this week. I have been thinking of starting this series on the blog for a while and I’m just sitting down to actually do it. If you know me in real […]

Films Scores for your Study/Work Playlist

Recently, a teacher friend of mine (hey Steph!) and I were talking about study habits. She teaches fourth grade and she’s been thinking about how to more actively help students learn how to study by identifying their own individual study styles. She asked me about […]

Yoga Diaries: Why Do We Vinyasa?

For those of you who are familiar with the vinyasa style of yoga, you know that “vinyasa” refers to a series of poses – chaturanga, upward-facing dog, downward facing dog – that is often performed at the tail end of a sequence. When initially building […]

Study Yourself to Customize Your Life

Hey yall.  It feels like it’s been a while. Perhaps it has?? Things have been busy since I got back from South America. The summer is coming to a close and I’m gearing up to leave LA for a couple of months to (hopefully) reset […]

Wake Up and Dance: Hack Your Mornings with a Jam Session

Recently, I’ve expanded my morning routine to include a little dance party. It’s been glorious and I thought it might be worth sharing. Mornings are rough for all of us, even those of us to identify as “morning people,” like myself. I thoroughly enjoy mornings […]