Seven Steps for Staying Home

We’re in a weird time, y’all. But I don’t need to tell you that – I’m sure you’re just as affected, if not more so, by the recent events attacking not only our nation, but our world. Personally, I realize I’m holding onto a lot of fear about how all of this is going to…

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xxix

The weeks leading up to this birthday have left me run ragged with numerous obligations, pre-booked time, and little to no opportunities for myself. Which is why it’s so very important, today of all days, to take the time to myself to reflect on it all, just as I do every year. Back in January,…

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returning to the breath

There’s a lesson taught in every yoga class I’ve ever sat in: focus on the breath, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and clear your mind. It’s really hard to do. But what I like about it is this: every instructor I’ve had will say, just as your mind begins to drift, that…

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selfie love shoot

Yesterday, my boyfriend pulled up his Instagram to show me a boudior photo shoot one of his high school classmates had recently done. “Love Yourself,” she had captioned it. He’d never seen anything like this before, but he remembered this particular girl being quite the tomboy when he’d known her. A straight frame, flat chest,…

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