One of my big goals for this year is to reduce my carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle. One of the ways I’m doing that is by being more mindful of what I purchase and consume – including my fashion choices. This is obviously a difficult challenge for me as a blogger because … Continue Reading

When I first started my yoga journey several years ago, I fell in love with the slow and low impact postures that were linked breath to movement. I found that I was able to truly deepen my mind & body connection through breath and moving meditation. The more I practiced, the more my body started … Continue Reading

Yesterday, I returned home from an amazing 10 day vacation in the Caribbean! My fiancé and I took a cruise from Miami to Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and then back to Miami. Many of you know my life has been laser focused on opening the new Chicago Loop CPY Yoga Studio since early November, … Continue Reading

Last weekend I was invited to be a speaker for The Chicago Blogger Union, a community of bloggers dedicated to growing together through kind collaboration. This specific event was about blogging and wellness in the age of social media – which is why I was so excited to be a discussion leader for the event! … Continue Reading

Have you ever been interested in taking a yoga class, but aren’t really sure what to expect? Has the thought “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga” stopped your from stepping onto your mat? Friends, I’m here to help you debunk these myths and help you feel confident going into your first yoga class! Everyone … Continue Reading

One of the most common questions I get is “how did you start your blog?”  A lot of people think that blogging is just taking pretty pictures and posting them to Instagram, but it’s really so much more than that. I try to shoot at least once a month, and each shoot takes weeks of … Continue Reading

Even though I love summer and warm weather (I am absolutely going to move to Hawaii one day!) I do also enjoy the fun change of seasons in Chicago. The leaves have all turned different colors, and we even had our first official snowstorm the other day!  With the turn of the weather and a … Continue Reading

There is a common misconception that practicing yoga is only useful for stretching and gaining flexibility. This could not be further from the truth. While yoga absolutely helps with flexibility, it can also be an incredibly challenging workout!  Yoga helps strengthen your muscles through long holds and low impact/low momentum movements that tone everything from … Continue Reading

Imagine this – you arrive at the yoga studio with your purse, your big gym duffel bag and your mat all strapped to different shoulders. You’re in a hurry because you’re running late and can’t find your key tag to check in because its buried at the bottom of your bag. Sound familiar? Same. I … Continue Reading

Happy September friends! I don’t know about you, but this summer seemed to FLY by! As sad as I am to see to the warm weather go, I am really looking forward to updating my fall wardrobe. I’ve partnered with one of my favorite activewear brands, Kiava Clothing, to show you some street-to-studio pieces that … Continue Reading