The Love Languages of Giving and Receiving.

My love language for giving is speech. My heart most naturally flows from my body in the form of words and the way it shows up in the world tangibly is through writing and in yoga. When I teach yoga I speak rather than show–I prefer verbal adjustments over physical (largely out of practicality because

The underrated simple joys of living.

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”  – E.B. White A handful of simple tasks that I would normally complain about back home, but I’ve found during my time here in Coromandel to bring inexplicable joy: Hanging freshly washed laundry

Solo Travel: The Antidote for Codependence

Solo travel is, at it’s core, selfish. Not in a negative way, just in an it-is-what-it-is kind of way. If that’s too hard a semantics pill for you to swallow then feel free to use the term self-oriented–it’s all the same to me. I’m living in a sustainable community on the Coromandel peninsula at the moment–my second

Un-becoming a human-doing.

I’ve just arrived to Mana Yoga Retreat Center where I’ll be spending the next month working & playing & resting & learning & connecting & practicing, but mostly resting. I settled into my first of many New Zealand homes here in the Manaia hills and I felt this unshakable sense of restlessness. I wracked my

This is the year.

Today I’m entering into 2017 so deeply connected to my truth, that nothing needs orchestrating. This is the year I become a physician, the year that I officially join the field of Emergency Medicine. This is the year I move to a place I’ve never lived without anyone I’ve ever known beside me. This is

Set-Backs & Steps-Forward.

“Have you ever experienced burnout?” the program director asks me. “Of course,” I answer. “Tell me about it,” he says. I’m interviewing for a residency position in Emergency Medicine and I could just cry I’m so happy this question is being asked–and by a program director, no less. The notes section of my phone and

A Meditation for Remembering

Find a comfortable supported place to sit where the light falls softly (if it doesn’t, light a candle). Let the spine grow long, reaching the crown of the head towards the sky. Pick your shoulders up to your ears and then relax them down and away. Blink the eyes closed gently and settle in. Now, start to

Saucha: Cleanliness is next to godliness…or is it?

Sutra 2.40 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali tells us that through cleanliness and purity of the body and mind we naturally move toward the divine and away from the external physical world. Essentially, it’s the “cleanliness is next to godliness” yoga sutra. This is the first niyama (framework for how we relate to ourselves)–Saucha–and