Letter to a Friend

Two flowers on the plant you gave me are about to bloom. It’s been so long since a flower has appeared that I wondered if it would ever happen again. I wondered if I had somehow done something wrong. I don’t think either of us realized how important this plant, so small when you gave … More Letter to a Friend

Current Top 5 Coffee Places in Portland That Are Not Starbucks

I had every intention of writing a (possibly) great post on feeling the feels during yoga. I still plan on writing that one…but I decided to change things up this week and go a little less “yogi” and a little more “city.”  Don’t let the ridiculously long title fool you–I love Starbucks. I really do. … More Current Top 5 Coffee Places in Portland That Are Not Starbucks

October Book Review: The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

Greetings Darlings! My degree is in English, and for four years I heard one overriding phrase from every teaching in every class: “Keep it clear and concise.”ย The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD was exactly that. I am full of appreciation that these two took the time to … More October Book Review: The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

Strength in Stillness

Sometimes, it’s hard to slow down. Life is busy, and if you’re anything like me, taking a break can be difficult. We have work, friends, partners, chores, errands, exercise…the list goes on. Where does sitting down fit into this? It doesn’t, unless it’s sitting down in front of the tv or the computer, or unless … More Strength in Stillness

Pinot, Pinot, Pinot

If this wasn’t already obvious, I like wine. A lot. So much so, in fact, that I went to school for an entire year last year (in one of my attempts to figure out what I want to do with my life) to learn about vineyards and wine-making. Someday I will work in the industry, … More Pinot, Pinot, Pinot