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Recognizing Old Habits, Shifting Perspectives and Facing the Shadows

  (***Post Note: Things have since changed and I’ve grown to love the people here so much that I’ve decided to stay… the truth in this post, the point of exposing my flaws like this, is that I saw something uncomfortable and instead of staring it in the face, I turned around and went the other direction. BUT, the more quickly I’m able to recognize … Continue reading Recognizing Old Habits, Shifting Perspectives and Facing the Shadows

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Jump into a Pod: Capsule Hotel in Tokyo (Ebisu/Shibuya)

On my first trip to Tokyo I decided to experiment with a capsule hotel– one because it seemed interesting and two– because I don’t like to spend hundreds of dollars on a place that’s only for sleeping. I stayed at the C + Sauna (or “do-c Ebisu” as it’s listed on Booking.com), a capsule hotel located a hop, skip and a jump away from Ebisu … Continue reading Jump into a Pod: Capsule Hotel in Tokyo (Ebisu/Shibuya)

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Road Trippin with Grandma- California to North Dakota: Part 1

When you think of a stereotypical Grandma, images of white hair and gentle frailty, a woman knitting peacefully from a rocking chair in front of the television, who speaks softly and offers you endless helpings of food and has a back stock of Werther’s hard candies on hand ready to be doled out by the plenty to any passerby, come to mind– at least that’s what … Continue reading Road Trippin with Grandma- California to North Dakota: Part 1

Journey Onward: Searching For the Old Yogi Down by the River

As the Houdetsi music festival came to a close we spent a magical day relaxing by the pool at Petronikoli Traditional House, a hotel in Houdetsi, which is run by the some of the warmest people I’ve met, and while we could have stayed there for days, as the afternoon waned it became time for us to make our next move. We heard tales of … Continue reading Journey Onward: Searching For the Old Yogi Down by the River

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Staring the Fear of the Unplanned Adventure in the Face and Welcoming What Comes

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”                                                                                                   -Lao Tzu   … Continue reading Staring the Fear of the Unplanned Adventure in the Face and Welcoming What Comes

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Short stop in Chania, Crete

On my way to a month-long intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training with Swaha Yoga led by Tanya Popovich in Paleochora, Crete (aka Kreta)  I had the chance to spend a few days in Chania (pronounce Hania), the second largest town on the island of Crete, Greece. Built in the 1300’s, the beautiful Venetian harbor in the port of Chania is definitely a magical place to … Continue reading Short stop in Chania, Crete

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Bali Briefing: A Month in Paradise

(This post is coming a bit late in my travels as I am now in Greece, but here it is just the same. Enjoy!) Bali oh me oh my, dear Bali. Well, you’ve definitely got it all– drunk Aussies stumbling through Kuta, Rupia millionaire ex-pats living it up in Seminyak, vegan yoga junkies getting their fix in Ubud, master divers in search of shipwrecks, bright … Continue reading Bali Briefing: A Month in Paradise