Colitis and the Holistic Journey

When I was in sixth grade, something began to seem odd about my poop. It was slimy and- orange. Well soon the orange turned to drips of red. And if you’re not grossed out enough, I went straight to the doctor and had stool samples done, a finger in the anus for hemorrhoids, and other tests. […]

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Slacklining – Forcing the Mind Into Peace

My yoga constitutes most of my movement practice because yoga is an all around beneficial practice. It teaches you to breathe into discomfort and limbers the body and mind. Slacklining, however, has lately been feeling even more beneficial for my mind! Slacklining forces you into stillness When I first started slacklining, I hardly stood up. […]

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Lessons from a Three Day Juice Fast

Three days is nothing compared to what avid juice-fasters have embarked on, I know. But when you’re new to a juice fast, I’ve heard it’s important to start small instead of going all in for a ten or twenty day period. My main objective on the juice fast was to detox my body, particularly heavy […]

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Meditation and Moving from Head to Heart Space

Whether you view it symbolically or quite literally, the heart space is the place where we begin living through love rather than fear (ego). By ego, I don’t only mean one’s sense of counterproductive pride or narcissism, I mean any action one participates in that doesn’t benefit the world, but rather hinders it. “Let my […]

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Aiming for Light – Music, Photo and Flow in MDO

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” -Walt Whitman We can’t stand by admitting that we’re always okay. Even through positive and spiritual efforts, darkness can fall upon the soul like the dimming of a calm, radiant summer’s day. A cloud-covered horizon dismisses scattered light. There is potent darkness after the clarifying and […]

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