An Update On That Party We’re Planning

“We should play ‘Welcome to New York’ when everyone is arriving at the reception!” “Like…the Taylor Swift song?” “Yeah!” To clarify, the first and third lines above were said by Brian. I was the one questioning whether he was aware that he did, in fact, choose a Taylor Swift song to welcome our guests, and whether he was serious. He was, and he was ....more

MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Half Marathon Recap

On Sunday, I ran my first race since November. On Monday, I watched (obsessed over) the Boston Marathon. Now, it’s Monday night, and I have hidden my debit card — which is new, so I have not yet memorized the number, thank goodness — to prevent me from registering for 26.2 marathons in the next 26.2 months ....more

The Best Things In The World

Hi! I had some serious writer’s block last week. And the week before that ....more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Final Recap

“Waste zero time beating yourself up for what you haven’t accomplished. It’s pointless.” I put off writing this post because I haven’t really wanted to acknowledge that the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program has ended. I tried to convince Bethany that I actually signed up for a program called 120 Days to Personal Revolution, but she said, “No, Ali, that’s not what this is ....more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Week 5

I’m now entering my final week in my yoga studio’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution program. If you’re new here, hi! My name is Ali ....more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Week 4

“If you make it a big deal, it’s a big deal.” Hi! I’m participating in a 40 Days to Personal Revolution program at Lyons Den Power Yoga. If you’re new around these parts, welcome! ...more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Week 3

Catching up? Here’s my intro to the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, followed by recaps of Week 1 (where we focused on presence), and Week 2 (which was all about vitality). Now we’re up to Week 3: Equanimity! ...more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Week 2

“If you want to have something change, you have to actually do something different.” Here’s my introduction to the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, and here’s my Week 1 recap. Now that you’re caught up, let’s boogie right into the recap from Week 2, which was all about “Vitality.” Week 1’s theme was “Presence,” and while I didn’t really take it on fully at the time, I let it carry over into my second week and really did take the time especially during the few times I ran to appreciate the outdoors, the gorgeous (rare) blue skies, and the fact that New York City is amazing. Brown and slushy and cold as F, but never not amazing ....more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Week 1

I don’t know how to not make these posts super long without breaking them into seven parts. I’m sorry. I love you so much ....more

40 Days To Personal Revolution: Let’s Get It Started!

This morning, after a 9:30 meeting, I hustled over to my yoga studio. Not to take class. Not to play with Josie, the studio owner’s amazing pup ....more