Archive for September, 2013

September 25, 2013

Cheap and Donation Based Yoga Classes in NYC

Just because your rent would make most people cry doesn’t mean you have to buy full price yoga classes to get your om on. Check out this article from the Huffington Post here.

September 25, 2013

Design Your Own Yoga Sequences

How to Design Your Own Yoga Sequence


Use Yoga Journal’s Design Your Own Yoga Sequence to focus on the parts of the body that you need!

September 25, 2013

…because i’m a twentysomething


today was meaningful

when i was thirteen, i couldn’t wait to be eighteen.  i thought i’d know it all by then- have all the answers and that prized freedom. and when i was sixteen, i planned to be married by age twenty-three with two kids. i’ll always smile to myself when i think about how time changes things. and when i turned twenty four i made a list of as many goals as i had in years. by my 25th birthday, i’d accomplished them all.

and a funny thing happens about the time you turn twenty.five. people start asking about marriage and kids and houses. and you begin to worry about savings, retirement, and health insurance.  you start spending your money on tires. short term sacrifices for long term gains, right? and sometimes you start to compare your 25 years with everyone else’s. you wonder if you’re on the right track because…

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September 25, 2013

Foods to Boost Your Mood

September 25, 2013

How to Make the Perfect Salad

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September 24, 2013

Parchment Paper Salmon with Kale and Mushrooms

Parchment paper fish gives the best flavor and keeps all the moisture in the bag, which means it is delicious and amazing, and even better: easy.


1 serving of fresh salmon

1 cup raw kale, cut into bite size pieces with tough stems removed

1 cup baby portabella mushrooms. sliced

Sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 wedges lemon

2 tablespoons your favorite white wine

1 teaspoon olive oil or truffle oil

Parchment paper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Assemble all ingredients except seasoning in parchment paper and wrap well.

Add the wine, oil, and seasoning last.

You can fold the inner and outer edges to create a packet. Don’t worry if the packet ends up opening because the ingredients will cook beautifully anyway. Add the wine, oil, and seasoning last.

This should take 10-12 minutes!





September 24, 2013

Running/Yoga Playlist – Currently

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September 20, 2013

Tara Eats by Tara Stiles

Love this crazy good blog.

September 20, 2013

Make Your Own Rules


The only protection from life is not participating in it.

If you do anything at all with your life, people will comment in all directions. Some might be positive, some negative, and everything in between.

If you do something useful in your life people might be able to find value in what you offer. You might help people in more ways than you know.

If you do something creative in your life that catches on with more than a few people, you will be copied and criticized. You will also be praised and inspire a whole lot of people to do great thing with their lives..

If you are successful in your life, people will invent stories of your success that might not have any basis in what is true in your life. You are the only one that can define your success.

The great thing is this has all happened before to many many many people who live life, create things, do something useful, and find success and meaning.

You are not the first, nor the last to experience all of the above.

You can get stressed out by everything that isn’t right in line with how you think it should be, or you can realize that this all has happened a zillion times before and enjoy the adventures life presents to you.

The only thing that will save you from life is not participating in it. But I don’t that’s the kind of saving your looking for. It’s up to you.

Stay safe, keep put, and get in line, or make your own rules, take a risk, and enjoy the ride.

Tara Stiles

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September 20, 2013