26
Feb
2016
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What Do You Mean?

I made someone cry today. I made someone cry today, and it made me feel good. It was right in that moment, when the tears started flowing, that I truly grasped what success is. To me, anyways. Let’s back up. I’m not a bully, I don’t ENJOY making people cry. I’m simply someone who loves what she does for a living. To me, design is like my baby. I protect it, I want to spend...
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15
Jan
2016
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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

As David Bowie’s C-c-c-ch-changes blasts in the background, I can’t help but reflect on not only this creative chameleon who transformed himself time after time after time, and inspired millions of people around the world. I’m also reflecting on this simple, 6 letter word: “CHANGE”, and how powerful it can be if you decide to willingly embrace it. Especially given all the wonderful things that are streaming into my life lately, which coincide with some...
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4
Jan
2016
1

Making Space

A few years ago, I had a yoga teacher who would constantly tell us, in EVERY class, to “make space” for stuff. Unfortunately, she wasn’t very specific, and being told to “make spaaaace” within myself without knowing WHAT I was supposed to be making space FOR or HOW to do it, left me feeling anxious and confused. I also kept hearing stuff like “yoga is a mirror for your own life”, and “yoga is a...
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14
Dec
2015
2

365 Days Later…

A little over a year ago, I completed my yoga teacher training following a gruelling and transformational 2-month stint in India. If someone would have told me then how much my life would change in the following 365 days, I would have thought they were full of shit. But alas, this happened. What began with me going across the world on a gut-fuelled whim turned out to be the single most pivotal and significant decision...
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24
Nov
2015
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I’m Not Comfortable With That

It’s been a long time. I KNOW. I could say that life took over, that life IS, after all, inconsistent, and therefore my writing (or lackthereof) mirrors life. I COULD say all that, and even though all of the above statements would be true, there is a bigger truth as to why I’ve been procrastinating. And so, without further ado, here it is: I’ve been busy putting all my energy, focus and time into getting...
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2
Oct
2015
1

Kurmasana

Kurmasana, otherwise known as “Tortoise Pose”, is just that: a seated pose in which your limbs are spread outwards and your back resembles a tortoise shell. I won’t lie: this is not an easy pose!!! In fact, it’s intense. And if you have tight hips (like me) you’ll find it reeeeeaalllly challenging. But even if you can’t get fully into it yet (I still can’t), just working towards it while respecting your body and its...
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15
Sep
2015
1

Bhujapidasana2

Bhujapidasana (otherwise known as “Arm Pressure Posture”), is an arm balancing asana which requires both balance and strength, while all body weight is supported by the palms. PHYSICAL BENEFITS - Strengthens wrists and arms - Strengthens upper body and shoulders - Tones abdominal organs - Stimulates metabolism - Improves balance - Nourishes thyroid gland - Increases blood circulation towards abs/legs MENTAL BENEFITS: - Lowers emotional stress levels - Lowers mental stress levels - Reduces anxiety...
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11
Aug
2015
2

Eat, Pray, Love

I didn’t pray, but I DID see more beautiful old churches in 14 days than in my whole life. Some journeys feed the eyes, some feed the soul, and some feed the belly. My recent voyage did all three. This past year has been a trip to the depths of my very essence: India was a spiritual (and physically painful) trek into self-discovery through yoga, and Romania a trek into my past, the foundation upon...
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16
May
2015
2

Think Before You Speak

While I was bulldozing through my single digit years, my mother’s mantra playing on repeat was this: “Alex!!! Think! BEFORE. You. Speak!” Because I didn’t. I certainly and unequivocally DID NOT think before I spoke. Like, EVER. I wore my heart on my sleeve, blurted out whatever I was thinking or feeling, and “stuff” just bubbled out of me on the fly. What can I say? I’m an Aries. Thinking before speaking is simply not...
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