Monthly Archives: March 2014

Friday Link Love

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Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend.

That was a silly statement.  Who doesn’t look forward to the weekend?  
My Friday started with a trip to the dermatologist to get a mole removed.  It wasn’t bad at all besides the fact that I now keep remembering that I have stitches on my chest and they’re getting really itchy.  Oh and also that I can’t do any heart openers or backbends for a week in yoga. Boo.

Anyways, I wanted to do a Friday Link Love post today because I came across some pretty awesome posts and articles this week that I just had to share.  (My blog doesn’t show links very distinctly…just click on the title of the post to get there!)

Hope you enjoy!
A Letter To My Sisters: Our Value is Not Based on Clicks: Such a heartwarming post that really reminds us to live life through our eyes instead of our smart phones.  If you have any pre-teens / teenagers in your life, definitely a great one to share.

8 Things Remarkably Effective People Do Every Day : #1 is my favorite “Visualize Your Success.”  I learned this in my Yoga Teacher Training – Weekend Two.  We called it “Feel it real.”  I’ve been practicing by actually visualizing myself teaching yoga classes.  It definitely helps with my confidence and motivation on my path to getting there.

19 Things You’ll Appreciate Only If You Studied Abroad: I swear this article could have been written by me or my friends who I studied abroad with.  It is dead on! #4, #7, and #16 are my favorites.


Why You Should Plan That Second Vacation

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Well it’s March.  The month when almost every human living in the Northeast starts to go a little stir-crazy.  A majority of your conversations are consumed with weather bashing talk.

It’s also the time of year that many of us flee to warmer parts of the country.  I was quick to jump on that band wagon in February, and planned a last minute getaway with my girlfriends to Puerto Rico.  It was much needed…but it wasn’t enough.

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Andy and I have decided to book another tropical getaway for the month of May!  While I am so excited, I couldn’t help but feel a slight pang of guilt as the idea started becoming more concrete.


I’ve thought a lot about this.  And maybe this is just me justifying my need for a second vacation, but I hope it’s more thought-provoking than that.

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We grow up with the American Dream as the goal.  The conventional path of working hard and saving money to afford the house, a couple of cars, and yes start a family.  That is the responsible thing to do…that’s what we’re supposed to do right?  Vacations come once a year, if we’re lucky.

But does it have to be this way?  Well I hope not.  Soon I’ll be turning the corner on my late twenties.  Am I getting too old to be spending my paychecks on seeing the world?  God, I really hope not.

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Here are my thoughts.  People will spend their money in different ways.  Some may save to have a fairy tale wedding or to buy their dream house.  There’s nothing wrong with that…whatever makes you tick.  All I know is that there is a huge world out there for us to see.  One lyric that has stuck with me recently is from a Lord Huron song, “What good is living the life you’ve been given if all you do is stand in one place?”

Traveling to new places makes you richer.  Whether it’s a U.S. city you’ve never been to, a Caribbean Island, or a far away exotic destination…there is always something  beautiful to gain when traveling.  New experiences, new people, new appreciations for home.


At the end of my life I want to look back and remember two things.  Time spent with my family and friends, and the times discovering new places and adventures.

Alright, vacation number two justified! Can’t wait to reveal where it is.  Hint…it’s on this list.


Pesto Stuffed Beef and Bacon Burgers

Happy Sunday people!  Hope your weekends were fabulous.  Mine was pretty fabulous.  I saw family and friends, ate good food, drank great drinks, and oh I nailed a handstand!!

When I say I “nailed” a handstand I mean I held my handstand for about three seconds, away from the wall, for the very first time.  Bid deal. Huge deal.


On to the good stuff though…food!   Continue reading