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Why Leaving New York Is By No Means …

Why Leaving New York Is By No Means A ‘Failure’

Most “naturalized” New Yorkers go through cyclical phases of cynicism with the crazy place in which they live. It’s thrilling and overwhelming, it’s bustling and chaotic, it’s lively and overstimulating. It is a thriving blend of… View Post

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The Best Compliments Are The Ones That Transcend …

The Best Compliments Are The Ones That Transcend Aesthetics

Since crossing the marathon off my bucket list last fall and completing my yoga teacher training certification this spring, I’ve been consistently adjusting the ways in which I approach exercise, food and body image. My focus keeps changing, and therefore, my body keeps changing. However, I’ve found that the type of compliments and feedback I appreciate most remains the same.… View Post

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I Ditched Added Sugar For A Month And …

I Ditched Added Sugar For A Month And Learned Exactly What ‘Addiction’ Means

Most people close to me know that I don’t have the healthiest relationship with sugar. It’s my vice I turn to when I’m stressed out or feeling overwhelmed, typically gorging on it in chocolate or ice cream form to soothe a deeper struggle. … View Post

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This Is What It Really Looks Like To …

This Is What It Really Looks Like To Be Fearless

Kyle and Ashley are fearless in both life and love. Fearlessness forms their incredible bond that so many of us crave to find in our own lives. But this level of fulfillment doesn’t come easy in life; it must be earned. And they sure as hell worked for it.… View Post

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Follow Your Passion Forward

Follow Your Passion Forward

It’s amazing how one positive choice can be the catalyst for a laundry list of incredible changes. Since my yoga coursework ended almost four weeks ago, all the pieces of my life continued to fall in… View Post

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Day 20: Revisiting The Intention

Day 20: Revisiting The Intention

At the begging of teacher training, I set a very clear intention for myself: seek meaning. And today, I realized something about my intention and the way I pursued it for the past four weeks.… View Post

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Day 19: The Value Of Time

Day 19: The Value Of Time

Today after our final practicum (where all 20 of us took turns teaching the rest of the group for about 5 minutes each), I took a moment to listen to the chatter among my new friends. … View Post

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Day 15: Think Lovely Thoughts

Day 15: Think Lovely Thoughts

We are all capable of thinking positive thoughts. Most of us do it every day with ease. But usually, those positive thoughts don’t stem from negative or troublesome situations.… View Post

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Day 13: The Pitfalls Of Tradition

Day 13: The Pitfalls Of Tradition

We do a lot of things out of tradition. We learn something one way from our predecessors and then pass it on to the generations that come after us. Sometimes we add some more recent scientific study to the mix, but often times, tradition trumps all else.… View Post

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