Tag: yoga

As I enter week 4 of quarantine since hoofing it back from Patagonia in an impromptu 48-hour travel marathon, the new norm is feeling oddly normal with punctuated pangs of panic against a backdrop of low key anxiety. It’s early April, and I’ve more or less been following my planned month of boring, except I’m […]
What a crazy world I reemerged into last Friday after just a week off the grid in Patagonia!  After a couple hours of waffling, I cancelled my trip to Easter Island and flew all the way back home to Hawaii in a 48-hour marathon travel to get back before borders/flights got complicated and be nearer […]
Author’s note: I’ve really gotten behind in posting so some of these are from last month… After an intense first couple of months in the year, including saying goodbye to my beloved grandfather and resulting grief- fueled chasing the night, it was hard to leave San Francisco, laden with such overwhelming fomo.  I was spinning at […]
Every time I come to Playa del Carmen, there seems to be a very different theme to my stay. When I first came, it was about non-stop partying and embracing a wilder and freer me. The second time, it was about experiencing Mexican living and celebrating my quinceañera. Other themes included yoga teacher training and […]
Lauryn headed on to Costa Rica and I had a week or so with a true noplanplan.  So, I headed back up to Granada on an adventurous, quintessentially Central American ride in a chicken bus. I sweated in the sun for an hour, waiting for the old school bus to leave.  Happy to have a seat even […]
After what was more like a long nap in a legitly sketchy neighborhood in Managua, Lauryn and I arrived at the airport unnecessarily early for our 6:30am flight on Nicaragua’s only domestic airline as we headed to Little Corn Island.  It was a trek to get to the Caribbean island (ironically, we stay a few […]
I’ve been obsessed with whale sharks for years and really caught the bug when i swam with them in Western Australia in 2015.  I hit the Google to find more opportunities and found the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (that’s a mouthful!).  After a few days in Singapore, I had no idea what to expect when […]
After an intense, exhilarating, and exhausting 12 days in Cuba, Keri and I returned “home” to Playa.  Being in Playa really is like coming home.  I have so many different groups of friends–Mexicans from my first trips to Playa, Mexican classmates from yoga teacher training, expats, Wharton classmates–it’s awesome.  I have friendships in Spanish, English, […]
  Who knew that Mexico would become my home base (más o menos)?  Yet, here I have found myself for the last two months, the fourth time in the last 8 months.  Qué cosas!  When people would mention Mexico, I used to think of tacos, drug cartels, and mariachi bands.  After 8 months…well, at least I can […]
As part of yoga teacher training, we had to write an essay “about yoga.”  Here is what I wrote: My Eightfold Personal Journey Introduction It might not be exactly what Patanjali had in mind, but I believe the greatest journeys in life take us through the eightfold path.  Like many epic sagas, mine started with […]

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