I Had The Weirdest Day Today

No really, I did. It doesn’t sound like much, but I just talked to so many people. A friend surprised me by emailing me to talk about a problem they’re having; which I didn’t expect them to come to me about. But, it made me realize that we are actually friends. Better friends than I thought…

Swimming

I just finished watching Katie Ledecky kill it in the 800 free at the olympics. And it was liberating. Ledecky, while four years younger than me, is exactly my size, swims my events, and is from about 4 hours away from me. She literally is the personification of my unfulfilled swimming dreams. Not that I…

Do Your Om Thing: Niyamas, Attitudes Towards Self

I’m reading a book called “Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life” by Rebecca Pacheco. It covers a lot of information about yoga traditions and how we can follow them in modern times. Placed at the end of each section are a few leading questions to get you thinking about how to…

July 2016 Favorites

Alternate Title: When the eff have you been all month Kelsey? Well, several places: Charlottesville, my parents’ house, my parents’ beach house, and Richmond. And now I’m in Charlottesville to savor the rest of summer before I have to start teaching again and casually take a huge exam in two weeks. And, honestly, I’ve had…

June 2016 Favorites

What have I done in June? A lot of yoga, and some cycling. Having the summer off is both fun and daunting: I have the time to do things I didn’t have time for during the year, but its way too easy to waste the days away doing nothing, sitting at my kitchen table watching…

Summer Lentil Salad

Let’s be real, this is just a riff off of a lentil salad that my roommate makes. Hers is very Mediterranean, while this one is kind of…whatever I had in the kitchen at the time. But, I thought it turned out great, and my parents really like it, so I thought I’d share it with…

Do Your Om Thing: Yamas, Attitudes Toward Others

I’m reading a book called “Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life” by Rebecca Pacheco. It covers a lot of information about yoga traditions and how we can follow them in modern times. Placed at the end of each section are a few leading questions to get you thinking about how to…

Thick, Creamy Rice Milk

You might have heard that I’ve been making my own yogurt…while that’s something that I don’t think is good enough (or reliable enough) to share on the blog just yet, the rice milk that I use to make the yogurt is! My roommate and I have actually been making our own nut milk since November. Its really…

28 to Make: Week 2

As I mentioned in last week’s post, a friend at my yoga studio referred me to Creative Live’s free course called 28 to Make. It’s great: they send you a link to a short video each morning with the day’s assignment and you get the “weekends” (days 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28) off…

Maple & Ginger Sweet Potato Oatmeal

An oatmeal recipe? What do you think this is, a food blog or something? Seriously though, I do apologize for the lack or recipe-related content lately. I’ve just been feeling more of the lifestyle posts. Plus, I’ve started eating a lot more things that are in season, but that means that its been summer squash, garlic scapes,…

Its Not Personal

Before I even talk about what I’m about to talk about, let me tell you that I love my parents very much. They are both kind, intelligent, generous people who I’m very lucky to have in my life. But holy shit do they make me anxious. Everyone has their shit, emotional baggage, etc. and (maybe as expected?)…

What I Ate on My Veganniversary

Another what I ate in a day! I really like watching/reading these when other people do them, but then I get too lazy to do it myself. Part of the problem is that my food is either gorgeous and instagram ready, or it looks like garbage. But, on this day, my veganniversary, I was eating…