“Can I have quarters?” M

  
TGIF, AMIRIGHT?! 

Currently binge watching “Broad City” directed by Amy Poehler and I must say, I’m hooked. I mainly feel good that other twenty-somethings go to fancy banks and ask for quarters to do their laundry, but there are lots of other really hilarious bits that make this show so good. 

ALSO, it’s pay day for me! ALSO, my money is already gone because bills. 😂 

Have a beautiful weekend, friends!! 

“Have you tried herbal tea?”

There are so many reasons I love Buzzfeed, but this articulately explains the stigma surrounding mental health and I have one particularly supportive friend to thank for this. Some dark humor mixed with a truth surrounding the reactions some may have when coming into contact with the “crazies” in the world. Enjoy! 🙂

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kirstenking/have-you-tried-herbal-tea#.kmObL7k9m

“Aisatsana (102)” by Aphex Twin

Sending you all some cool Sunday vibes straight from my yoga mat. My dear and darling friend, Michelle, introduced me to this song after playing it during our latest Reiki session. It’s her favorite song to meditate to. So sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and be transported to a beautiful green forest where sunlight only grazes certain parts and only the damn Earth is there to support your weight.

“Sadhana Marga” by Halle Yoga

Friends,

I have been VERY fortunate in my young life to know some extraordinary individuals. One in particular never fails to amaze me. Her spirit is one of the greatest I have encountered.

Halle is a person I met through Core Power after I stumbled into one of her afternoon classes and was immediately in love with her teaching style, her grace, her smile, her aura. She is, in every essence, cool. If that word had a picture associated with it, Halle’s face would be it. I was so excited when she first told me about her blog idea – bringing back the yoga practice to its original meaning, to its roots. Her travels and experience living in an ashram and teaching multiple styles of yoga have given her a purpose in this life.

Her knowledge is extensive, her words filled with wisdom, her poses inspired by strength and a true love for the practice. Lately, I have been entranced by yoga’s history – from the early teachings to the way it is intertwined with the mystical and spiritual worlds and how it goes far beyond the Instagram photos you see of “yoga-lebrities” (Halle’s word, not mine) in impossible positions while serving as physical advertisements for yoga apparel. What we get from Halle is a lesson in mindful practice.

I am so proud to share this on my blog and welcome my yogi sister to the blog world. If you are ever in the Chicago area, come take one or twelve of Halle’s classes. Or, you can simply find her here.

Happiest of Mondays!

Expectations. 

This is a great quote in light of what I wrote about yesterday concerning the idea of living up to one’s expectations. I am grateful for the comments and the readers who shared their own struggles with “following the crowd” (good LAWD, that’s boring) and I am also grateful for Shakespeare’s way with words. Honestly, he should have been revered as an astounding creative writer… (😉)   

So in conclusion… 

 

You should just be you and eat ice cream like a boss. 

❤️