27 I’ve Lessons Learned from International Travel

One of the things that I’ve been getting asked a lot recently from people I’m meeting here in Costa Rica is what I’ve been learning from all of my travels abroad. From India to Australia and now back in Costa Rica, I certainly have learned a lot. And I’m excited to share with you this […]

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El Jardin Restaurante y Vivero

Una de las cosas que más me gusta de viajar por todo el mundo es conocer a gente nueva. Si sea en el aeropuerto, a través de clases de baile, un paseo en el autobús…estoy empezando a creer que el universo nos trae no necesariamente lo que queremos, sino lo que necesitamos. Y qué bueno […]

7 Questions I Ask Myself Every Time I’m Evaluating a Grant Application

Note: This is the first post in a series that’s dedicated to sharing information with farmers and food systems professionals that are working to access capital through grant applications. As someone who treated writing scholarship essays as a part-time job throughout college to pay for school, and graduated with ZERO student loans, in retrospect I […]

“For us, yoga isn’t a subscription-based service.”

As I embark on week three of my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, I find myself mulling over one of the things that my yoga philosophy teacher said this week, which is that for people in India, yoga is not a service that you subscribe to. It’s a way of life. A way […]

Adventures in India: Week 1

One of the coolest things about working remotely is that you can visit amazing places across the world. All you need to do is make sure you have internet access. In the coming four weeks I’ll be operating from Rishikesh, India, a remote town on the northernmost outskirts of the country. Quite close to Nepal, […]

30-Day Radical Rest Challenge: Day 30!

Congratulations! You made it to the end of the challenge! Today’s Task: Reflect & Project (AKA take stock and set your sights on what’s to come) Today was the most magical day ever. It was the first weekend after the growing season that I didn’t have a full Sunday dedicated to working outside, plus two […]

30-Day Radical Rest Challenge: Day 29

Today’s Task: Dance with a stranger! I think I’ve been touched by more people in the last three days than I have in the last three years. And I couldn’t be happier. 🙂 Things you don’t anticipate you’ll ever write. And yet here I am, glowing in the joy of post-dance festival fever. If you’ve […]

30-Day Radical Rest Challenge: Day 28

Today’s Task: Spend time with an elder I was reflecting today while helping an older woman do her grocery shopping today on why I enjoy spending so much time with older people. There’s a lovely slowness that’s required when you spend time with them. Things just don’t move at the same pace. And when you’re […]

30-Day Radical Rest Challenge: Day 22

Today’s Task: Take Care of Your Energy First Holy cow. So much time has passed since I last posted, and I feel so energized to be writing again. I feel like sometimes it’s a balance of taking information in, processing, taking a break, and coming back to it. Today’s task is to take care of […]