• Lift

    It’s My WOD and I’ll Cry if I Want To

    “Why don’t you just stop for now?” Gustavo was practically pleading with me this morning. “No,” I sniffled and growled. “I’m not going to not finish.” (For some reason, when emotional, I default to double-negatives.) I rubbed my palms against my eyes to remove the tears, took a deep breath, and stepped under the bar. 

  • Learn,  Spiritual

    Darkly Positive

    In the mornings, I meditate, usually with an affirmation. For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a little bit off, a little bit down. As a result, the following came to mind as I decided what affirmation best suited me in this moment: Because I create my own reality, I choose to focus on the positive.

  • Learn,  Play


    A couple years ago, I came across Gala Darling by selecting her video – Radical Self Love –  from the list of TED Talks that needed translation. In it, she opens with a heartbreaking statistic. Only 4% of women would call themselves beautiful. After finishing the translation, I got curious about this feminine, powerful, fierce woman and did some digging into her website, which is filled with travel, fashion, self-love tips and exercises, astrology, witchiness, and pretty much every other thing I find myself in love with and drawn to. She’s bright, she’s honest, she’s thoughtful, and the group of people who collect around her are equally positive and interesting.