Happy (almost) 2019! We’ve made it through another lap around the sun! What an amazing year 2018 has been. While life is naturally full of ups and downs, this year has been an incredible turning point for me both mentally and physically. I got my yoga teaching certification and officially taught my 100th yoga class, … Continue Reading

Ever since I was little, it has been a family tradition for me to bake cookies on Christmas Eve. As most of you know, I recently decided to become vegan [Read my blog Making the Jump From Vegetarian to Vegan] and I’ve been working on expanding my vegan cooking and baking capabilities. While most cookie … Continue Reading

It’s that time of year again! Lights hang from the trees, snow is on the ground, and the smell of gingerbread fills the air – the holidays are officially in full swing! While the holidays are often noted as “the most wonderful time of the year”, they can also be the most stressful time of … Continue Reading

If you’re ever in the most beautiful city in the world (and by that, I obviously mean Chicago) there is no shortage of amazing and Instagram-able places to take photos. Whether you are looking for a bird’s eye view of the city or just some amazing architecture shots, here is my list of my top … Continue Reading

Happy November friends! Chapter 11 of 12. Can you believe 2018 is almost over?! November is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s a time when people come together and are reminded to be grateful for the many positive things happening in our lives. At a time when the world seems to be … Continue Reading

As someone who does a lot of outdoor yoga photoshoots, there are many situations where it is not practical for me to use a yoga mat. Honestly, some of my favorite places to do yoga are the places where I can’t use a mat – either because I do not physically have the space, or … Continue Reading

This year, I have made some pretty drastic changes to my diet. In January, I made the decision to become a vegetarian [Read 10 Tips to Becoming a Vegetarian from A Die-Hard Carnivore].  As someone who ate a lot of meat growing up, it was a pretty difficult change for me. But I loved how … Continue Reading

Today is the official 3-month mark since I taught my very first yoga class! What an amazing journey it has been so far – filled with lots of learning experiences along the way. Looking back at this year, I’m so happy I decided to make the jump and go through Hot Yoga Teacher Training [Read … Continue Reading

Happy official first week of fall! The weather is getting cooler, the trees are changing color, and Pumpkin Spice Latte season is officially in full swing 🙂 I’m really liking the camouflage trend this fall! I love these leggings because the print is subtle, and yet the mesh paneling gives it a unique structure and … Continue Reading

This year, I made a goal to start including meditation into my weekly routine. I had never really been interested in meditating before I started practicing yoga, but I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of clearing your mind and tuning inwards during my classes. I began by taking 10 or 20 minutes a week … Continue Reading