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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)

The Magic of an Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Abroad

Originally Published on the Book Yoga Retreats Blog Something magical happens when you chose to leave your day-to-day life behind and immerse yourself in an intensive yoga training in a foreign country. Not only is a space for deep transformation, but you have the added benefit of exploring another culture while exploring the depths of the self. In early July I packed my bags and … Continue reading The Magic of an Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Abroad

Maintaining Healthy Skin in Your 30’s

At 31 my skin is changing in ways I’d never predicted. It seems to be getting drier, I’m getting way more pimples than ever before, specifically around my chin, and it’s not looking as bright and firm as it did a few years ago. After perusing countless retinol night creams and eye serums claiming to have the anti-aging answers I never knew I needed, and … Continue reading Maintaining Healthy Skin in Your 30’s

China ‘Tests’ My Travel Chops with 14hr Layover

  Maybe it was the 1:30 to 7:30 a.m. flight from Denpasar that preceded the mission or the persistent thought of the 12-hour flight that would follow, or the fact that I’d devoted so little attention to logistics, but my day in Shanghai has been exhausting. Explore a new city Porsh, it will be funnnn– this is what I told myself when I purposefully chose a 14-hour … Continue reading China ‘Tests’ My Travel Chops with 14hr Layover