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Ada Acceptance and Moving to Seattle

Ada Developer’s Academy emailed me to let me know I have been accepted into their sixth cohort!!!  When I found out, I was on my lunch break at a pizza place in Springfield.  I had been obsessively checking my email for almost a week, so my phone wasn’t far from me...

I made it to Phase 3!

After only brief wait after my technical interview, I learned that I had made it into Phase 3 – a panel interview!  I only had a day to prepare, but I am so thankful that I over-prepared.  I had the idea to write out sample responses for any questions I thought...

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CHERPAS – A Life of Action

Several months ago I read something that stuck with me.  I read it in a book about weight loss, but the idea  applies to many areas of my life.  Basically, the author of this book said that so many of us that struggle with weight loss have stopped believing in our...

Developing a Daily Yoga + Meditation Practice

About a month and a half ago, I decided to begin a daily yoga and meditation practice.  I took my first yoga class about 7 years ago, and I immediately felt connected to it.  Although the poses were new and sometimes difficult to hold at first, I really enjoyed the...

Skinny Love

I had no shortage of ideas for my “cinq minutes” this week. Days 1-3 passed before I even narrowed my options. A few passing thoughts I had were gardening, long boarding, and cooking. I ruled out gardening and cooking because I already planned on doing both of those...

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Perfectionism and Choices

I love writing and have kept a regular journal for as long as I can remember, but when I know someone will read my work, I agonize over the topics I choose, the tone of my writing…really, every word that I write.  My editor kicks into overdrive and instead of...

Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces,...

Lost

“Sometimes the only way to move forward is to stop moving, to stand still and to decide that no matter what happens, no matter how much it hurts, you are exactly where you want to be.” – Erica Strange on the Canadian show, Being Erica About a month...