Category: Life

SUP Yoga Basics

I placed my hands under my shoulders, pressed into my feet and pushed myself into full wheel. Before I could distinguish the sea from the sky, I wobbled off my board, laughing as I splashed. As quick as I hit the water, I was back on my board trying again. It was only my second …

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Working Remotely in South Austin

After years of working at an office, starting to work from home last year seemed like a dream come true. I didn’t have to commute, which meant an extra half hour of sleep. I could work in my pj’s or yoga clothes, so work became a lot more comfy. And I had the flexibility to …

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Define Yoga

He asked me to define yoga. “Quieting the fluctuations of the mind,” I said, with an uncertain smile. He didn’t ask me to elaborate, but he didn’t agree. Over the next four hours, he gave examples of how yoga should not focus on making the impossible possible. “Silencing the mind is not realistic,” he said. …

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Monday Memories: Bonaire

Monday Memories is all about remembering great days from my travels. I hope you enjoy these digital postcards from my past! And I’d love to hear your travel memories too! If you’ve traveled to any of the same locations, please share your favorite memory in the comments. Bon Dia! Today we went on a perfect snorkel! …

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Diver’s Paradise

Paradise makes me think of total relaxation with no schedules, no stress and no worry. Diving makes me think of wonderful experiences underwater accompanied by early mornings, tight schedules and a bit of chaos. Although the reward is usually worth it, I’ve always just accepted the process that comes with scuba diving. You have to …

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A Dinner of the Decades

It’s inevitable as a traveler that experiences and moments are shared with people we barely know. We share adventures, transportation and meals with new people, usually with a collection of different backgrounds and interests. Sometimes these interactions can lead to friendships and if you’re really lucky, a better understanding of yourself and others. It was …

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Diving with Ostracods

The sky still had a slight pink hue from the leftover glow of the day’s sun. Darkness was quickly approaching and the gentle waves rocked me as they rolled into shore. I floated on my back watching the stars twinkle in the deep blue sky. My favorite constellations started to pop and I prepared to …

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