Striking a Pose with Elite Runner Tim Ritchie Before the Boston Marathon

Striking a Pose with Elite Runner Tim Ritchie Before the Boston Marathon

It’s OK; you can admit it.  Sometimes, you envision your acceptance speech at the Oscars, imagine the roar of the crowd at Fenway after hitting... (read more)
Off the Mat, Onto the Plate: Om Gal & Red Sox Nutritionist Tara Mardigan Dish on Gluten-Free Diets

Off the Mat, Onto the Plate: Om Gal & Red Sox Nutritionist Tara Mardigan Dish on Gluten-Free Diets

Admit it; quinoa hasn’t been on your grocery list for long. It might be an ancient grain hailing from Peru, but most of us have... (read more)
Life is _________ (Fill in Your Blank).

Life is _________ (Fill in Your Blank).

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is... (read more)
Poem for a Sunday

Poem for a Sunday

Standing still in NYC this weekend (I’m in the Vans), upon noticing a heart-shaped leaf. As promised to this morning’s Om Athlete class at Equinox,... (read more)
3 Commandments to End Fat Shaming

3 Commandments to End Fat Shaming

Fat shaming is nothing new, but it was a trending topic this week, due to eternal trendsetter Lady Gaga and an unsuspecting journalist in the... (read more)
Public Service Announcement: How to Beat Yoga Burnout

Public Service Announcement: How to Beat Yoga Burnout

Yoga burnout is a serious condition affecting millions of Americans. Initial signs of the disease occurred in the early 2000s, following modern yoga’s propagation into... (read more)
The Amusement Park-ification of Yoga

The Amusement Park-ification of Yoga

I’ve never been much for railing against yoga, even when aspects of its modern evolution occasionally make me cringe. But, to be fair, I’ve also... (read more)
So, This is Rad: Skateistan

So, This is Rad: Skateistan

I’ll state it plainly: this rocks. It’s a short and inspiring video, sent to me by my brother, Reece, about a skateboarding school in Afghanistan,... (read more)
Spoiler Alert: There Are No Spoiler Alerts for Your Life

Spoiler Alert: There Are No Spoiler Alerts for Your Life

Hi, everyone.  How are you?  Are you enjoying the Olympics?  Or, rather, are you enjoying the social media that spoils the Olympics before you watch... (read more)
Choose Your “Thinspirations” Carefully

Choose Your “Thinspirations” Carefully

Of all the ways to motivate me to do anything, calling me fat isn’t one of them.  Showing me photos of underweight underwear models is... (read more)
My Raw Food Faux Pas

My Raw Food Faux Pas

Sometimes the universe delivers a mischievous, little, foot-in-mouth moment to clearly illustrate how fallible we are.  Perhaps it’s meant to humble, help, or humor, but... (read more)
Impermanence, Letting Go, and the Dalai Lama’s Birthday (at the Beach)

Impermanence, Letting Go, and the Dalai Lama’s Birthday (at the Beach)

On Saturday, I watched a sand palace, nay castle, washed away by an errant wave.  The architect kids handled it well.  Better than I would. ... (read more)
9 Life Lessons Women Learn Playing Sports & Happy 40th Birthday, Title IX

9 Life Lessons Women Learn Playing Sports & Happy 40th Birthday, Title IX

I’m feeling sentimental about sports this week.  Blame it on the upcoming Olympics, being sidelined from running for a while due to achy knees (thus,... (read more)
12 Tips to Avoid Bikini Panic & Feel Like a Bathing Beauty

12 Tips to Avoid Bikini Panic & Feel Like a Bathing Beauty

Ahhh, Memorial Day Weekend.  With it, comes an unabashed nod to wear white shoes (admit it, fashionistas, even the edgiest among you still debate), unofficial... (read more)
9 Lessons From My Mother

9 Lessons From My Mother

Typically, my brother and I abide by a strict blogging and social media embargo when it comes to our mom, but occasionally, she makes an... (read more)
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