Yogi in a City

Living in a blustering city is a blend of convenience, modern beauty, and chaos. The commutes are crowded with different personalities, the sidewalks are overflowing with energy, and the city lights seem to never dim. It was hard to leave behind the forest preserves and home garden, trading it all in for a forest of iron…

Why Do You Yoga?

What does it mean to step onto our mat? It’s more than showing up and taking the time. It’s deeper. But in all honesty, everyone has a different reason they step onto their mat. A unique motivation, an emotional pulse. Like roots buried within the layers of earth, the core to it all is secured…

108 Wanderlust

Over the weekend, I helped my friend Hannah and her boyfriend John sell their mindful creations, Malabella Jewels. It was a cluster of sunshine, grey clouds, and dewy earth. The Saturday crowds were few and still sleepy, as I made my way down Michigan Ave. I arrived at Grant Park as the festival was in…

A Blessing in Disguise

Last Friday morning I received a call that changed my perspective on my career, I was upset about the call because I felt embarrassed and discouraged. I cried out of frustration and sadness, I found myself shadowed by my self-doubt. I decided to leave work early that day, i needed to clear my mind and get…

Amy Schumer LIVE

The comedy world is male*-dominated, women make up only a tiny fraction of comedians headlining shows. In the past year, female* comedians have risen due the publicity of the gender gap in comedy. Social media has been a platform for women in comedy to get their message and jokes out to the public. Amy Schumer…

Forest of Glass & Metal

I recently moved to the city of Chicago and it has been a “landscape shock” for me. I am surrounded by the bustle of traffic, crowds of people, and towering buildings. I am no longer surrounded by forests, flourishing gardens, and the vibrant sound of birds. I went from living in a small town of…

The Time Barrier

In a day you sleep 8 hours, work 8 hours, leaving 8 hours (480 mins) for you. Time is one of our biggest barriers when it comes to taking time for ourselves, we claim “there aren’t enough hours in the day!” But what would happen if we changed our mindset to viewing time as a…

Tea & Tulips

We tend to get caught up in the chaos of our day, week, month, and year. Swept away in the events, projects, thoughts, emotions, and commutes. We become knotted in the reality of life, a center piece in the web of our own creation. These past few weeks have been a blessing and yet a whirlwind of…

Eat With Love (Food Fuels)

In the city of Chicago I find a lot of food choices that fit in with my vegan, organic, and healthy lifestyle. I enjoy the city for its array of options that fit the needs of millions of people, it allows me as a vegan, to not feel secluded. When I’m in the suburbs (Geneva,IL)…

The Stigma of Selfishness

Recently I got a horrible cold. It all started with not being able to swallow, then it turned into a chest cold with a cough and a lost voice. The worst part about being sick is forcing myself to rest. I go to school, intern, and work part-time.  With my 6am morning commutes to the…