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Namastay Curious: Yoga Teacher Training

Holistic Living Winter Yoga

Have you ever had that moment where you feel outside of your body, looking in? A kind of witnessing and noticing with a childlike curiosity and intrigue. Only, you’re curious about yourself. You’re intrigued by your inner workings; what makes you tick, what triggers you, why you love the color yellow so much, why you carry grief in your chest. That’s yoga for me. Now, Brian has a different story. His started in high school with a joint and the…

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Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Comfort Food

Holistic Living Winter

Before I talk about why I chose to go gluten-free, let me start with this: my Dad is 100% Italian, with both parents originating from outside of Naples. This meant that growing up I was introduced to some of the best authentic, homemade Italian cooking all the way from pasta sauce and antipasti to sausage and raisin pizza (my favorite), eggplant parm and Italian cookies. The food acted as twine, binding the family together, but what resulted in the outcome of…

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Hello, 2018.

Real Life Winter Words

2018… You met us with a broken oil burner, chimney fire, heated blankets, mama cuddles, missed flights, cancelled flights, head colds, father + daughter shared revelations, bomb cyclone, new slippers, My Cousin Vinny and so much love and gratitude. This year feels different. This isn’t “new year, new me” — this is new year meet Devon; you have met many times before, 28 to be exact, and every time you give her a piece that she’s been wondering about. Lately,…

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Finding Persephone in Portland

Explore Fall

Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the goddess of bountiful harvest. I found her around every corner in Portland, with her long, blonde, braided ponytail lagging behind her and bright orange socks teasing around every corner she’d quickly escape behind. The leaves would take her place and take over my heart filling it with wonder and total joy. Fall in Portland is a masterpiece. Well done, Persophone, well done. Our trip to Portland came together as all great trips do —…

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Halloween: Agnes from Despicable Me + Her Unicorn

Fall Wear

We can call this Halloween costume on a budget and because I really, really wanted overalls. I searched the internet for well-known characters with bangs and it ranged from Daria to Mia Wallace to Agnes. Of course, Agnes won. Overalls. A unicorn. Not to mention one of the best characters out there — consistently optimistic and sees the best in people, loves her sisters and kitten finger puppets, and loses her shit when she sees something that makes her entirely…

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