One Weekend in Boston

After spending six years in Boston, I am taking a hiatus in Italy. Coming back for the holidays though, I’ve realized that I never wrote anything about my favorite city in the world re: what to really visit while you’re here (if you’re looking for a list that includes the Freedom Trail in its entirety, search…

Fuck Yoga Mats

I’ve been caught saying it as I teach class – “let your body be supported fully by your mat” or “lay down and love your mat for being there.” Along with mala beads and fancy yoga leggings, our mats are one of the material objects that most yogis allow an innocent obsession over. It makes sense,…

Nothing to Lose

I’m writing today from the comfort of my very first apartment, getting ready to start a new year at Northeastern University. Just being on campus again is exciting and it reminds me of just how lucky I am to be living in this city. I’m also incredibly lucky to be at that beautiful crossroad in…

Breaking the No-Run Pact

I must have the cardiovascular endurance of an 80 year old with a heart condition, because I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve gone for a run or jog in the past two years (thumb not included). I created in my mind a sort of “pact” not to do anything that…

How To Eat At a Homeless Shelter

1.  Don’t try to consume your food with solely your index finger and front left tooth. Someone has to clean up your mess and it’s probably a wonderful soul from the church down the road who will cry a little when she wipes that unknown substance off your chair later. 2.  Say “thanks,” and mean…

Thinking About Taking a Yoga Teacher Training?

A few days ago I had the pleasure of joining a few other yoga teachers on a conference call to discuss some of the reasons or reservations we had regarding our first teacher training. You will soon be able to listen to the call online at HealthYogaLife.com, but here are a few key points I…

Let’s Talk Fears and Furniture

I’ve baffled myself this past week with the number of communication lines my roommate and I have taken advantage of in order to create some order in our future apartment plans! We have made use of texts, e-mail, Snapchat, phone calls and in-person treks around Boston just to co-pick-out shower curtains and side tables. Yes, we…

56 Things That Happen When You Live In Boston

Just kidding, 56 is too many. How about four? Sound better? Yes, there are many things that change when you move from white suburbia to a larger city, but I find that these things are exclusive to living in the center of Boston. Sorry to all of you who consider the “center” to be Newton…

Road Trips and Fingernail Lakes

Last Friday I dragged a few of my Bostonian friends to Rochester, NY – home of garbage plates, Abbotts ice cream, and empty Kodak buildings. Mis amigos got to see the Hilton Carnival on our first night; the epitome of the town I went through grade-school in. We toured much of the Fingerlakes region the…