How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

I did my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in August 2018. It is now February 2019 soooo, yeah, I’m a bit late on writing a post talking about my experience. So it goes. I could probably spend a whole blog post talking about the nitty gritty of what YTT was like and all my epiphanies and struggles (and maybe I will someday), but instead … Continue reading How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

Diet Culture 101

The phrase “diet culture” is fairly new, though diet culture itself has been around since, probably, the dawn of time. “What the what is diet culture?” you may wonder. You’ve come to the right place, that’s for certain. One of my favorite bloggers, Georgie Morley, of In It 4 the Long Run blog, writes, “Diet culture is a society that that places value on being … Continue reading Diet Culture 101

Kelly in Oregon’s Guide to Bend

I consider myself very lucky and had the opportunity to stay in Bend for three weeks this summer while I did my Yoga Teacher Training. I’ve visited plenty of times, but living there gave me the chance to explore more than I ever have. I’ve compiled my favorite places to eat, explore, shop, workout, and get coffee/matcha. As usual, let me know what you think! … Continue reading Kelly in Oregon’s Guide to Bend

The Low Down(Dog) on Yoga with Animals

Yoga with animals is trending lately. And if you ask me, it’s for good reason. If you ask others, they may say something else. I’m here to share my perspective on yoga with animals; you may have a different view, and that’s fine! I encourage you to form your own opinion about it. You do you. I’ll explain why I support yoga with animals then … Continue reading The Low Down(Dog) on Yoga with Animals

Navigating Self-Care in a Helping Profession

For a while, work-life balance was pretty trendy. Then, balance became “uncool” because, I think, people became fearful of the idea of being unsuccessful at balancing work, life, family, wellness, whatever. The thing is, though, that you don’t have to always be successful, but you certainly have to be mindful in attempting a work-life balance. I think that’s important across the board, but particularly in … Continue reading Navigating Self-Care in a Helping Profession

Tips for Beginning Hikers

Did y’all know I like hiking? I believe strongly that all people should have the opportunity to connect with nature, and hiking is one of my favorite ways to do that. I know, though, that hiking culture can sometimes feel elitist or inaccessible, so I just wanted to get super clear with some of the basics. Hopefully taking the guesswork out of hiking encourages you … Continue reading Tips for Beginning Hikers

Kelly in Oregon’s Guide to Corvallis

Corvallis has been my home for the past six years. I came here for college, fell in love (with the town), and never left. Bloggers usually do guides for big cities, and I’d like to do ones for Portland and Bend eventually, but for now, I’ll highlight the place I know and love. It’s about an hour and a half south of Portland, ten miles … Continue reading Kelly in Oregon’s Guide to Corvallis

Why I Decided to Do Yoga Teacher Training

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but today is my first day of Yoga Teacher Training, or YTT. I am here in Bend, Oregon (one of my favorite places on earth) ready to begin three weeks of learning, practicing, and growing. I’m excited, nervous, and a little sad to be away from home. So, why did I decide to do this? I started doing yoga … Continue reading Why I Decided to Do Yoga Teacher Training

Summer 2018 National Park Road Trip Recap

My partner, Nic, and I have made the lofty goal of visiting all 59 U.S. National Parks. Yes, I know there are officially 60 now but I’m far too salty about the inclusion of the St. Louis Arch as a National Park to even include that on my list. In the two years we’ve been together, prior to this road trip, we have visited: Redwood … Continue reading Summer 2018 National Park Road Trip Recap