Archive for April 2012

Why Celine Dion had it right... (your heart will go on.)

Why Celine Dion had it right... (your heart will go on.)
Happiness. Boredom. Excitement. Anger. Anxiety. Joy. Contentment. Sadness. Worry. Desire. Embarrassment. These emotions, these states of mind, are all just different sides of the same coin (which would probably be a very weird looking coin now that I think about it). When we experience one or all of them, we become so immersed in their... Read more »

Be Present.

Be Present.
I’ve been hearing a lot about this idea lately, this concept of being present, and I always find it interesting when recurring themes pop up like that in my life. I find it’s usually a good indicator that I should probably pay attention. I know a lot of it has to do with all the... Read more »

Unemployment Yoga

Unemployment Yoga
No, Unemployment Yoga does not really exist…until now, because it should. As a currently unemployed (but previously employed) post-grad, I find myself in a position that I never thought I would be in. Yes, I am well aware that the job market is a nightmare these days and I’m definitely not alone – BUT I... Read more »
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Why I Absolutely HATE Hot Yoga.

I must preface this post by saying that not all hot yoga is bad – just most of it. And while, I have been to a few decent hot Vinyasa flow yoga classes, where the important core qualities of a yoga class are present (Savasana, teacher demonstrations, assists, etc.), most hot yoga classes that I’ve... Read more »

When It Comes to Wanting Success – How Much is Too Much?

I’ve spent most of my life in an almost constant state of competition. Growing up in the North Shore of Chicago and attending one of the best public schools in the state was an enormous privilege, but not one without enormous pressures as well. As a smart kid, grades were everything. It started in preschool... Read more »

Why Yoga Belongs in Middle Schools (And Not Just as P.E.)

One word: Satya. Loosely meaning “truth,” this Sanskrit word would have saved my sanity in 7th grade if its wisdom had been a part of my life. It’s pretty common knowledge that 13-year-old girls are cruel. I’m pretty sure that every member of the female gender over the age of 13 has at least one... Read more »
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