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Why Yoga Matters to Me

Why Yoga Matters to Me #YogaMatters #NYAMBC

This post was written as part of the MPH@GW #YogaMatters blogging contest.


I originally turned to yoga as my gateway exercise of choice. I thought that it was an activity that would get me up and off the couch, a practice that would help me learn to love my body and treat it with the care it deserved. Despite a rigorous schedule of ballet and other forms of dancing as a child and teen, my…

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Link Love, Vol. 68

Link Love, Vol. 68

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I am absolutely blown away by all of the support I’ve gotten on my post about what it’s like being biracial. I’ve gotten so many comments, emails, messages, etc from people I know both online and off that I’m reminded of just how great people can be. THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out after reading that post. It means more than you will ever know <3

Other things I’ve been grateful for…

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What It’s Like Being Biracial

What It’s Like Being #Biracial

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Delaware, 1996

I accompanied my mother to pick up my little brother at a kindergarten classmate’s birthday party. When the birthday boy saw my mom, his eyes widen. With a gasp, he cried to my brother, “I didn’t know you were ADOPTED!”

I was bewildered. Why would he say my brother was adopted when he wasn’t? Why could’t he see that she was our mom?

Disney World, 1998

It was summer and my extended…

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DC’s Best Ramen

DC’s Best Ramen


Many months ago, one of my friends and I decided to eat at DC’s best ramen. (Sadly, the last one I had on a draft of this list has closed, leaving only three. RIP Taan Noodles in Adams Morgan.) We only went to locations that serve primarily ramen noodles. I know there are a few spots in DC that have a wide range of menu offerings and offer a ramen option. However, I didn’t count those on this…

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Link Love, Vol. 67

Link Love, Vol. 67

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been slowly making some aesthetic changes around here. I now have my categories listed on the sidebar, a rewritten About page (with lots of pictures!) and a brand new Best Posts page. I’m super happy with how this gradual blog makeover is working out. I have a few more things I’d like to spruce up, but all in due time :)

This weekend I’m a…

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My Favorite Things: The Dumpling Sisters

My Favorite Things: The Dumpling Sisters

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I’ve been a fan of cooking shows since I was a little girl. However, since I haven’t had cable in over a year, I haven’t the faintest idea what’s going on in the realm of cooking shows on TV. Instead I’ve turned to YouTube and have fallen in love with several cooking channels. While browsing around Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube channel, I stumbled across The Dumpling Sisters, who are rapidly becoming…

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Washington, DC

How to Spend 48 Hours in Washington, DC

How to Spend 48 Hours in Washington, DC

My friend Ashleyis coming to visit me this weekend, so I’ve got hometown tourist fever as I piece together some semblance of an itinerary for us to follow when she’s in town. As I brainstormed what were the very best things Ashley and I could see/eat/do for her 48 hours in my city, I realized that there are TONS of options. I did my best to narrow it down to the best of the best that could…

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Link Love, Vol. 66

Link Love, Vol. 66

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Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for some good podcasts. Now, I confess I’ve never really listened to a podcast before. Aside from my appearances on #thepetecast, my experience with podcasts can pretty much be summed up in an afternoon in Hue, Vietnam, where my friends and I saw a historic temple. As we sat in the temple courtyard and soaked in the sunshine from above, my friend lent me one of his…

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Recently Read

Books I've Read Recently

This past summer, I started becoming somewhat alarmed by my Netflix habit. While I don’t think I will ever not enjoy curling up on the couch with a good movie or an episode (or two or three… or more…) of a TV show, I began to notice that if I was home, Netflix was almost always on. Most of the time, I’d be watching while doing something else, like cooking or doing the dishes. Other times, it’d…

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Global Eats: Tarte aux Onions (French Onion Tart)

Global Eats: Tarte aux Onions (French Onion Tart)

I’ve done my fair share of traveling around the world and often find myself reminiscing about a dish I had here, a drink I had there. “Global Eats” chronicles my experiences bringing my favorite bites from overseas into my own kitchen.

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The first country in Europe I ever visited was France.

It was a typical high school exchange to France, I suppose. I was 16 and had a year of French study under…

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