• Health & Wellness,  Learning

    Teaching Yoga

    Getting a yoga teacher certification had been on my “want to do” list for a long time, probably since I started consistently practicing yoga in graduate school. I knew there was a lot more order and structure to the practice then the intention-setting and series of poses we would flow through in the crowded practices I was able to attend. The cost, however, was far higher than a graduate student could afford and the time commitment, on top of school, made it impractical. Sure, I knew people who did it and then had a side gig teaching yoga, but the cost-benefit never worked out for me. I could always make…

  • Explore & Adventure

    Teardrop Across America

    “Do you think he’s getting anything out of this?” I’m sitting next to a lake in Montana. The water is cold, I’m wearing a jacket, but both kids are in swimwear splashing around in the mountain-enclosed water, completely happy. We’re on our way to Glacier National Park, but when traveling with kids, it’s important to stop about every hour to let them run around. So I’m sitting on the lake shore while the kids play, chatting with another traveling family. Whether it’s worth traveling with a 2 year old is the second-most-common question I get. The first is why in the world it’s just the kids and I. But it…