Breaking the No-Run Pact

I must have the cardiovascular endurance of an 80 year old with a heart condition, because I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve gone for a run or jog in the past two years (thumb not included). I created in my mind a sort of “pact” not to do anything that…

Feel-Good Moment of the Day

In case you haven’t had your fair share of tears this week, here’s an adorable video of a 95-year-old man whose local radio station helped him professionally record a song he wrote for his late wife, Lorraine. Upon hearing the finished product, he cries, I cry, you will cry…. and then you can actually buy…

$200 Off Teacher Training!

You heard right! If you sign up for Health Yoga Life’s yoga teacher program (this fall!) and use the promo code NicoleHYL you’ll receive $200 off the price of the training! What better time to do it?! Read about my experience on this blog, or listen to what past trainees have to say about the HYL…

Wise Beyond Her Teeth

My “twelve-year-molars” came in when I was 16, and I currently feel like I’m teething, which must mean that my wisdom teeth are finally popping up. They must know how wise I am.  Or am not, if you prefer. Ever since leaving the high school, where I attended classes with the same kids I went…

¿Estás viviendo TU vida?

Just when you thought salsa music couldn’t relate to yoga…. Take a listen (or check out Google Translate)! “Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a salsa.”

This Morning, Let’s Be Thankful for the Floor

With titles like this, I don’t know how I have any readers. The goal is to have you start today with picking one seemingly mundane thing and noticing how big of a role it plays in your life! Have you ever tried to put your shoes on without using the floor? I didn’t think so…

How To Eat At a Homeless Shelter

1.  Don’t try to consume your food with solely your index finger and front left tooth. Someone has to clean up your mess and it’s probably a wonderful soul from the church down the road who will cry a little when she wipes that unknown substance off your chair later. 2.  Say “thanks,” and mean…

Thinking About Taking a Yoga Teacher Training?

A few days ago I had the pleasure of joining a few other yoga teachers on a conference call to discuss some of the reasons or reservations we had regarding our first teacher training. You will soon be able to listen to the call online at HealthYogaLife.com, but here are a few key points I…

I Wanted to Be a Hula-Hooping Street Performer

Speaking of raising dreamers… It’s Throwback Thursday! I wrote this when I was a freshman in high school, and rewrote it as a sophomore. Do enjoy the tale of my life. Oh, and here’s a picture of myself and Brianna, the girl in the story! Ahem. 5 years old. Day One, bring it on. I…

Let’s Talk Fears and Furniture

I’ve baffled myself this past week with the number of communication lines my roommate and I have taken advantage of in order to create some order in our future apartment plans! We have made use of texts, e-mail, Snapchat, phone calls and in-person treks around Boston just to co-pick-out shower curtains and side tables. Yes, we…

56 Things That Happen When You Live In Boston

Just kidding, 56 is too many. How about four? Sound better? Yes, there are many things that change when you move from white suburbia to a larger city, but I find that these things are exclusive to living in the center of Boston. Sorry to all of you who consider the “center” to be Newton…