Everyday Goddesses: Kenzie Nguyen

One thing I absolutely love about writing this blog is being able to make connections with people from all over the country (and sometimes the world!) One of these connections is Kenzie Nguyen– a twenty-one-year-old college student who is fiercely passionate about helping people love their bodies and repair their relationships with fitness and food. Kenzie enjoys almond butter,…

I’m Afraid to Admit That I’m Happy

It’s no secret that I do things differently. It’s different to be a yoga teacher at 16. It’s different to start a blog about your deepest secrets. It’s different to live in a single dorm at college and openly admit that you aren’t seeking the “normal” college experience.  Clearly, I have no qualms about living…

Mental Illness is Not a Fatal Flaw

Before leaving for school, my friend gave me the book “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson. If you’ve never read it, you absolutely should. It’s a hilarious woman’s take on navigating life while dealing with the effects and struggles of mental illness, taking something usually ostracizing and scary and making it accessible, understandable, and relatable in a…

Introducing Real Food Renegades

Every week, I send out a newsletter filled with personal reflections, interesting articles, and things that inspire me. It’s a great way to stay connected, and a great way for me to share the things that lift me up. One of the weekly constants in my newsletter is a healthy recipe, sometimes by me, and…

Balance: Don’t Look at Your Feet

The first arm balance I ever learned was bakasana. Bakasana, or Crow Pose, is most people’s first arm balance, in fact. You’ve probably seen it in a million yoga pictures: only your hands touch the earth while your knees are pulled up into your armpits so you look like a balloon floating above the earth only…