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Mindfulness: Drake AF

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I love Drake. It’s not a romantic love for me. It’s more like I like watching you grow kinda love. It’s like, can I be in OVO kinda love. It’s like, Drake you gotta work on your anxiety kinda love. It’s like, we should be friends kinda love. It’s a fantasy fan-hard love. It’s extra but it’s love. Dudes I date are pretty much never into this. But there are two aspects of this fan-hard relationship I find complicated. The first part is about the way that I consume and…read more

Yin Yoga: Life in the Slow Lane

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Yin yoga is not power vinyasa. It’s not fast, sweaty, or based in any thousand plus year old lineage. It’s new, like from the 70s new, slow, chilled and it’s getting more and more popular by the minute. From Wikipedia: “Its teaching in the Western world, beginning in the late 1970s, was founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Yin yoga is now being taught across North America and in Europe, due in large part to the teaching activities of Yin yoga teachers and developers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.” It’s…read more

Mindfulness: Sober AF

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If you are hoping for (or dreading) another inspirational article on sobriety this won’t be it. Not today. I’m not trying to convince anyone to be different than they are. I believe in harm-reduction over grand ideas on purity anyways. What the article is inspired by is a teaching from the Buddhist tradition. The teaching is this – everything is medicine.  I believe that every circumstance that feels like a ‘problem situation’ can also be an opportunity. In other words, every single thing that’s hard and complicated can also be…read more

The Yoga Sprinkle – All Day Yoga Practice for Moms and Busy People

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If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I have recently had a baby and I am desperately trying to get back into my yoga practice. It’s not going so well. Being a single mom, means I’m with my daughter all the time. She also refuses to take a bottle, no matter what I have tried, so leaving her for long periods doesn’t work so well (long is a yoga practice). I have recently started doing yoga all day long in tiny little 5 minute spurts and it’s working…read more

Traveling Single Moms – We Out Here: Shine A Life

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Now that I’m not just a traveling yogi, but a single mom-yogi-traveling-with-baby, I figure there must be more like me right? Turns out there is a nice little tribe of us carting our offspring around the world. Emily Lancaster, from Shine a Life was kind enough to tell me her single mom story, what it’s like to travel with her daughter and how she adjusts to life on the road plus one. What’s your single mom story in a nutshell? I am terrible at explaining things in a nutshell! I’ll…read more

Acro Yoga: The Yoga of Play

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Our good friend, Sara Angelus, was kind enough to walk us through WTF is Acro Yoga anyway? So what is this craze that floods social networks like instagram and Facebook feeds with pictures and videos of couples and groups of people performing tricks of balance and strength in which you can generally pick out something that resembles the “asanas” or postures that you’ve seen or tried sometime in a yoga studio? The term “Acroyoga” itself is a relatively new term coined in the early 21st century by a coupling of…read more

Have Baby, Will Travel: Playa Mazunte, Mexico

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After a stellar trip to Lake Atitlan, we made the 12 hour journey over the boarder back home to San Cristobal with heavy hearts. It was the first time that I had so much help with Luna, and coming home to an empty house was even less exciting than it sounds. Luckily, my good friend, Sara, was in town and offered us a ride to Mazunte with her a few days after we returned. Having nothing holding us in San Cris, we gladly jumped at the opportunity to take the…read more

What to Actually Expect When You’re Expecting Two

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Our good friend MotherInTheWild has just had her second, ten years apart from the first. New marriage, new baby, new ball of wax. She shares how she’s managed to keep her head up, while navigating two with grace *** {Full Disclosure: This list is generated from a perspective (mine) that is coming from 10 years of singlemotherhood, continual attempts at blending families, my late-thirties, a miscarriage, and drenched in well-accepted mom-guilt. Maybe you have it made in the shade over there and you find me totally un-relatable; maybe you are…read more

Retreating into Darkness

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Jyotir is a long time friend and no-nonsense hippie on what we call “the path” around these parts. He’s also old hat at sensory deprivation meditation and agreed to tell us his thoughts on dark retreats. *** I took my first dark retreat in Guatemala, in a vacant building on a dirt road between two towns on Lake Atitlan. The top half of the building was unoccupied (except perhaps by the ghosts of my imagination) and the bottom half was four  adobe walls with a hobbit-sized door and no windows….read more

Is Water Yoga for real?

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There are so many forms of yoga these days, and I don’t wanna knock anyone who’s into yoga aerobics or yoga with weights or whatever the hell half this gym stuff is. If that is the doorway for you, then walk that path my brethren. Personally, I thought yoga was a workout for skinny people for years before I went to India to investigate further. Living in Canada, yoga was an exercise, a physical activity, something former gymnasts and dancers did on Sundays. I literally knew nothing of meditation or…read more