heightened sense of absurdity

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Trying to jump forward onto one’s own arms, and balance on your hands with the knees pressing into the triceps – I’m aware that this sounds absurd to most people. But this is one of those seemingly silly challenges that my yoga practice presents me with. Crow pose. Bakasana. It is kind of funny to […]

wiiings

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wiiings

The last time I drank Red Bull was unintentionally, in a bar in Madrid. Rather than try to sleep for a couple of hours before my early departure, I figured I was just stay up all night and then sleep on the plane. That way, I wouldn’t be so jet-lagged when I landed. You know […]

a thousand words and pictures

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a thousand words and pictures

A picture is worth a thousand words. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It is often difficult to find the words needed to capture a feeling, an image, an experience. Sometimes it feels nearly impossible. Pictures, then, feel like a real time saver. Uh, don’t try to visualize what I’m […]

birds of a feather

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birds of a feather

I’ve got poultry on the brain. It is an unfortunate side effect of failing (succeeding for one day) to give up coffee cold turkey. What was I thinking?!? And, WTF does ‘cold turkey’ even mean? I don’t know!  My bird brain doesn’t want to hold onto a single idea long enough to find answers. Like a […]

articulate

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articulate

I could not remember the word last night, alth0ugh I laid awake for quite awhile trying. It finally came to me during my yoga practice this morning, when I should not have been thinking about words, even if they were words my yoga teacher had spoken during led class the day before. Articulate each movement. […]

storyteller

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storyteller

I ended up missing an entire week of yoga practice due to a head cold. I was so happy to be back on at the shala today. Unlike the messy multi-tasking of my daily life, ashtanga has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Just like a good story: The sun salutations introduce you to the […]

that icky feeling

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that icky feeling

I’ve got that icky feeling. I’m hooked on the weird Rachel Dolezar story and the issue of cultural appropriation. I watched her Today Show interview…that there is some convoluted logic. Then I watched this video by Amandla Stenberg. She’s 16 and made it for her history class. She also starred in The Hunger Games as […]