This post is part of a series inspired by the death contemplation app: WeCroak. These events happened a few days ago. At 9 pm last night we were told that the seller received five offers and had not accepted any yet, but would let us know by 5 pm today. We were encouraged to put … Continue reading WeCroak Day 4: Emotional Rollercoaster
My husband and I are looking for a house. It's a buyer's market, and houses in our price range that aren't rotten former meth labs are gone in a matter of hours. One thing good about the app's death reminders is that they had reminded me that getting upset over not getting a house is … Continue reading WeCroak Day 3: You can’t take it with you
This week Lauren discusses updates in the latest Alo/Cody app vs. Dana Falsetti lawsuit. Mostly she talks about money and yoga. Does yoga and capitalism mix? Does the world owe you a living wage as a yoga teacher? Is a yoga sponsorship the end all be all of yogic success? Should yoga teachers live in … Continue reading Episode 4 – Mo’ Yoga Money. Mo’ Problems.
I haven't written in a while because I haven't been in the best place. Maybe it's the fuck waffle that is the government right now. Maybe I haven't adjusted to living in Arkansas again as much as I would like to admit. My husband and I are looking for a house, which is exciting, but … Continue reading We Croak.
"You will ultimately have to let go of all your self-images to be free." - Christopher Wallis Yesterday, I went for a run, and when I arrived back to my apartment my hands, arms, and legs began to shake. Exercise-induced anxiety is what they call it. Supposedly, it's fairly common. We over (or under) breathe, … Continue reading Your yoga teacher is mentally ill
“I stand in the way of the things I can be.” ― Moby This week I drove to Lake Fayetteville for a run, and as I pulled out my phone to start my running playlist, I saw an email notification with the first few words of a message. In the few seconds I took to read it, … Continue reading Unhooking Yourself
"When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path." - Zen proverb When I was six, I was hospitalized for a tick-borne illness, and I was unable to walk for sometime. When I was better, my doctor had me demonstrate my run for him. As little six year … Continue reading One Eye on the Goal
When you think of the words, "private yoga instructor" what other associations come to mind? Unaffordable? Only for people that are way fancier and richer than me? For a long time, I thought private yoga lessons were for people who thought they were too good to "be with the masses" in a regular drop-in class...that … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need Private Yoga Lessons
Lately, I've been thinking of that poster that hangs in a lot of elementary classrooms: "Before you speak: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?" This election touched a big nerve with me, as it did for a lot of people regardless of political beliefs, and I've been doing a lot of breathing and … Continue reading Helplessness Blues
"Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us." - Rainer Maria Rilke A few days ago, I looked outside our bedroom window and gasped, "No!" You would think that something really horrible happened, but I just noticed that the leaves on one of the trees had begun to … Continue reading Almost Yellow Leaves