I am an American citizen, both of my parents earned graduate degrees, and I would first and foremost like to acknowledge the privilege and opportunity that these factors (among many) afford me. That being said, I am no stranger to student debt and the announcement of debt relief this week brought on a strong emotional […]
On Culture and Shock
Like many as a result of this pandemic, I have embarked on a bit of a career pivot. I moved from Spain to Scotland somewhat suddenly last summer/fall and have been studying hard since October to earn a master’s degree. There’s plenty to say about it but I’ll skip to the content for this post: […]
7. Edit social media
More social, less media. Social comparison distorts self-perception. Unfollow influencers. Unfollow any account which has the explicit goal to sell you something or causes you to feel down. Reset your reference points and surround your online self with better content. Hide your social media apps in a folder where you’ll have to work to access them (keep them off your main home screen). Limit yourself online and avoid falling into a black hole of comparison (set a timer while you scroll).
I don’t even travel with a carryon, only a “personal item” (a bag which fits under the seat in front of me). This has saved me many headaches at airport security and during stopovers and now feels second nature. No matter the climate, I bring ONLY the things on this list. Minor adjustments only.
A week of exploration and grounding, this retreat is designed to balance the exciting experience of international travel with a foundational morning and evening “flow” (yoga/pilates/barre) practice to frame the days with self care.
Eating + Traveling
This information is based on my personal experience and is not for everyone. I intend to give broad guidelines which can be personalized by individuals based on their unique compositions and situations. The key to success in eating well while traveling the globe: moderation. A few top tricks: –HOT vegetables (sorry, not salad) I eat […]