25
Oct
2014
4

Half Firefly

This is a pose I hope to master in the future, but I’m definitely not there yet. It’s a variation of the Firefly pose, which strengthens the wrists, forearms and abdomen while stretching the hamstrings. The advantage I’m finding while attempting to get into Firefly is that when I fall out of it (like every time I try), I land on my butt instead of on my head. If I ever get it, I’ll post...
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24
Oct
2014
3

Total System Reboot

Attention: ALL systems failing!!! Beep, beep! B… One of the best parts of going on a trip is the anticipation. The foreplay phase, if you will. You know, when your countdown of remaining work time has gone from weeks to DAYS, when you’re buying sunscreen even though it’s freezing outside, and when your real-life problems don’t quite seem to matter so much anymore? The air seems a little crisper, people a little nicer, and the...
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3
Sep
2014
5

Gut Knows Best

Many years ago, while I was waitressing my way through my first university degree, a customer told me something that has  stuck in my (very bad memory) ever since. It’s miraculous that her words turned out to be the rule of life that I’ve adhered to above all others. Back then, money was (what I considered to be) the most important factor in maintaining my (perceived) happinness. Money would help me pay for university while...
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26
Aug
2014
2

Going On a Bender

Hi, I’m Alex and I’m going on a bender. Not that kind of bender. You know, the one where you drink yourself stupid and keep going for days, weeks, or until you can’t take it anymore… My bender is slightly scarier and perhaps more senseless. I’m going on a yoga bender. Let me back up. I’m a 30-something year old living in Montreal. Everyhing is great – I have a loving family, good friends, a...
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