How Amanda Got Her Nails Back

How Amanda Got Her Nails Back

Mindfulness. I was pretty sure I had this concept down pat, as my mind, it seemed, was always. full. But it’s an interesting twist that being truly mindful means parting the waters of your flooded mind, creating space for focus and awareness. But let me back up. This all started with an article about the serious health … Continue reading

Stepping Off

Stepping Off

I’m not sure when it began, but sometime during our nearly 6 years together, I started a tradition of giving Jeff the gift of a new adventure each year for his birthday. I mean, the guy has great taste and can online shop with the best of ‘em, so buying him things and stuff is … Continue reading

So Wake Me Up When It’s All Over

So Wake Me Up When It’s All Over

“All this time I was finding myself, I didn’t know I was lost.” How adequately that sums up the many months since I’ve last posted, mes amis. Finding myself and losing myself all at once. But let me back up and explain a bit, so I don’t just end up quoting a dance club hit … Continue reading

Not. Sleeping.

Not. Sleeping.

I’m of the opinion that when insomnia strikes, the best remedy is to get yourself out of bed and go write it all down. Because, let’s face it,  what’s really happening is the minutes keep ticking away and you keep lying there… thinking thoughts. Thoughts that never end, thoughts that snowball into other thoughts, thoughts … Continue reading

Confessions of a Cat Lady

Confessions of a Cat Lady

It’s true. Technically, we’re a cat couple. Because I’m certainly not alone in my borderline obsession with my two cats. Yes, I enjoy photographing (and now filming) Pip and Soph. They crack my sh#t up on a daily basis. But it’s every bit as likely that I’ll come home to find Jeff giving fatherly advice … Continue reading

It’s a Very Good Place to Start

It’s a Very Good Place to Start

In the immortal words of Dave Matthews, “So much to say, so much to say, so much to say, so much to say.” Yes, friends, I have *so* much to say :) But where to begin? Places to Potentially Begin Horribly Overdue Post: 1) Wedding Stuff: All in all, this whole planning-the-big-day thing is really … Continue reading

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Admittedly, I disappeared in the middle of my 30-day yoga extravaganza, and for that I apologize. But hear me out. Turns out, it was necessary to drop off the face of the the blogosphere in order to properly complete my sadhana and my yoga teacher training while maintaining some sense of calm and collectedness. It … Continue reading

Days 16-20: Thirty One

Days 16-20: Thirty One

On the twentieth day of my 30-day sadhana, I turned a whopping 31-years-old. It was a day like most others… a great day. Nothing out of the ordinary occurred. No party was thrown, no cake or candles (tough to swing a gluten-free cake, really). Just a day of errands and to-do lists and, yes, even … Continue reading