Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Recap I had all intentions of writing this ASAP after a mini trip to Joshua Tree a few weekends ago. But then life happens, things get pushed to the back burner, and here we are. As I just started a new job, I am pretty limited on vacation days, so Alex and I [...]

Zion Adventures

One of my favorite parts about living in San Diego is the abundance of National Parks within weekend-ish distance. This year, I took advantage of the couple extra days off of work over Thanksgiving to make the mini trek out to Zion National Park. The drive is about 7 hours from San Diego (no traffic) [...]

Gratitude

With Thanksgiving coming up fast & feeling the holiday spirit, it seemed timely to reflect on gratitude. “[through] acknowledging abundance (aparigraha) we recognize the blessings in everything and gain insights into the purpose for our wordly existence,” - translation of the Yoga Sutra by Nischala Joy Devi Aparigraha is normally interpreted as “non-attachment” or “non-greed”, [...]

Creating Space: what self care means to me

“Me-time” “Self-Care” “R&R” – these trendy terms are popping up all over social media, accompanied by pictures of bubble baths, pretty lattes, and charcoal face masks. There is a lot to be said for carving out time for “self care” in your life and something I realized recently that I desperately needed to do. Let [...]

Current Crushes

Current Crushes -- a few of my fav things I've been crushing on recently Beauty: Naturaculina: While I’ve been lucky enough to never suffer from severe acne, my skin has always been prone to breakouts, especially when I’m stressed. Since I started teaching hot yoga, my breakouts got more frequent and my skin in general wasn’t as [...]