Things Will Get Better, But They Will Never Be Perfect

Last week I had my first major panic attack in over a year. When I first began struggling with anxiety, panic attacks were a part of my everyday life. As an elementary schooler, I was diagnosed with hypochondria- a form of anxiety that manifests itself as an extreme preoccupation with the idea of having an undiagnosed…

Evil is Created, Not Born

It has been a sad few weeks. I feel like every time I look at the news, or turn on the radio, or scroll through the internet, I come across another report of another shooting, rape, or other heinous and devastating event. From the UCLA shooting, to the Stanford rape controversy, to the Pulse Nightclub…

I Am: Repetition and Change

This past week, I took a class with one of my greatest teachers. This woman is one I’ve looked up to since the day I met. I was still a budding yogi, still just beginning to explore the world of yoga and still very much in the thick of my recovery. She, in the first…

Everyday Goddesses: Amanda Arrfors

Everyday Goddesses is a series of posts profiling women who embody strength in everything they do- on and off the mat. One of the most amazing things about the modern age is that I’m able to make new connections and friendships across the globe every day. Through my Instagram I met Amanda, a fellow yogini and inspiration…

Eat The Damn Cake

I care a lot about the food I put into my body. I firmly believe that what we consume has a direct impact on our quality of life: our food literally constructs the cells that create our body, fuels our ability to do the things we love, and offers us a sense of connection that’s…

Home Is Where You Are Living

I graduated from high school on Friday, June 3rd. The following is the speech I gave as the student address. Although it specifically refers to adolescence and the time of growth between high school and college (or whatever path you choose), the underlining message is one applicable to any phase in your life. Two-thousand-and-sixteen. The number…