Full Moon in Taurus: The Yoga Free Trial Challenge


There’s a yoga poster on the wall in my bedroom, left behind by it’s last tenant. I never bothered to take it down or even look at it until very recently. I moved into this apartment at the beginning of July, and I didn’t want to make it mine in any way. Partly because it’s a sublet, which by definition is not mine. But then on a deeper level, I wanted to believe this was all temporary. That’s what I had to believe. When I moved in four months ago, without a job or a clue where to go next, I was sure one thing only: I didn’t like where I was. Theoretically I knew I wouldn’t be jobless forever, but at that point it was difficult to see the theoretical.

Now it’s November and I am somewhere else, though I sit and sleep in the same sublet. As funny as it is to say, I think I’ve changed a lot since living here. Maybe even grown. 

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Miami Carnival 2017: Taking the Plunge


Last Thursday’s full moon in Aries sought to imbue us with the courage to take risks and turn ideas into action. I spent the weekend celebrating Miami Broward Carnival with my cousins. At every step, I was guided and inspired by my cousin and host Stefanie Johnston, a natural hair stylist, salon owner, carnival entrepreneur— and an Aries herself.

She first attended Carnival in Trinidad shortly after opening her own salon and barber shop with her husband, Kieyn. “I remember looking at [my cousin] Nina and both of our faces were just in complete shock. We couldn’t believe it was really happening.”

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