Where I’ve Been and What’s Happened

So I hurt my other foot. Wait. Let me start again. Last I wrote, I was headed north in search of the best, budget-friendly yoga classes in three states. From Frederick to Philly, Brooklyn to Queens, my best friend and I drove, driven by the challenge to take eight classes in five days. That trip…

Summer Recap

The last month of the summer has been the best, and I am fiercely grateful. Scott and I went away for our one year anniversary at the beginning of July, enjoyed the company of ponies on a beach, camped, ate at fantastic restaurants, walked miles a day, celebrating one year of married life. The few…

On having time and using it

Eleven days into summer vacation and I’m thankful for the abundance of time that I suddenly have. It isn’t that I’m not busy, but my focus has shifted and I have the space to focus on my workouts, my art, and the people I love. This week I did something I’ve never done, attending a…

Transformation Tuesday on a Wednesday

I’ve been quiet. And I could say that it’s just because I’ve been “so busy” and that’s partially true, but mostly it isn’t just that. I’ve been quiet because, for a brief month and a half that felt like a defeating eternity, I let discouragement and excuses become my main motto, slipped in my practice,…

On graduating, family, and cultivating

“Wherever you are, cultivate your practice in that place.” One of my favorite yoga instructors said this over us last week in class. I haven’t been able to shake those words, or the ones she said to me as she approached me with a strap, looped it around my back as I curved in camel….

Spring: Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings are apparent at this moment as I submit final papers for grad school, receive the news that I’ve passed my comps and most recent Praxis, and prepare for next Saturday’s graduation from grad school. At the same time, as two years of intensive schooling come to a close, I’ve begun a work…

Made this for Easter: Oven-Baked Mexican Quinoa Casserole

Made this for Easter I used red quinoa, no yeast, and had to cook it a bit longer than the recipe suggests, though. Huge hit with my husband and family, and I intend to make another batch for us to live off of. Really incredible. Try it.  

The days have gotten away from me

The last time I wrote was at the halfway point of our 30 day challenge. And on this rainy morning, (where did spring go and why?) it’s hard to believe that today marks 30 days of 100 push ups every day. I follow a lot of blogs, have a lot of IG heroes, and know…

Ladybugs and Pushups

There was a ladybug in my coffee this morning. I don’t consider them lucky anymore–not that I ever was a believer in luck, or anything, but I certainly don’t consider them anything but cute nuisances now. They’ve been our constant companions all winter, and with spring seeming to actually be here now, I envision myself…

Recap

Days away from April and I’m thankful for this Friday off to write and work and be home. Photographed highlights from the last week or so, in no particular order: Roasted vegetables are back to being our new best friend here. Red peppers, zucchini, squash, and broccoli are my favorite combination. An attempt at roasting…

The Difference Yoga Makes and the 100 Pushup Challenge

Got up earlier than my usual 4:15 this morning, so I actually have some time to write before work. Despite the threat of freezing rain this morning and the threat of snow next week (we had our 10th snow day this last Monday), I am still excited about spring and everything that’s around the corner….