Journal Entry #18: How Yoga Helped Me Win 3rd Place

When I tried yoga for the first time eight years ago, I hated it.  It was a hot yoga class and I had forgotten my water bottle. I became feverish and lightheaded, of course. The room felt hot enough to grill chicken in, but stubborn and tough, I stayed in that disgustingly hot room. IContinue reading “Journal Entry #18: How Yoga Helped Me Win 3rd Place”

Journal Entry #17: Speak Up!

“Choosing courage over comfort”, as Brené Brown calls it, happens often for me at my public speaking and leadership club, Boston Toastmasters. I regularly choose courage over comfort by getting on-stage to speak, but I find opportunities to do so off-stage, too. As the Toastmasters meeting was starting, I was rushing to hand out theContinue reading “Journal Entry #17: Speak Up!”

Journal Entry #16: Where is My Inner Cardi B? (Everyday Vulnerability Series, Part 5/5)

This is the final post in a five-part series on what vulnerability looks like in my everyday life. Sometimes, I’m being vulnerable; other times, I’m reacting to someone else’s vulnerability. Both have required a lot of courage. I hope they resonate with you and inspire you to live more vulnerably, too! “I feel like yourContinue reading “Journal Entry #16: Where is My Inner Cardi B? (Everyday Vulnerability Series, Part 5/5)”

Journal Entry #13: Will You Walk My Dog? (Everyday Vulnerability Series, Part 4/5)

This is my fourth post of a five-part series on what vulnerability looks like in my everyday life. Sometimes, I’m being vulnerable; other times, I’m reacting to someone else’s vulnerability. Both have required a lot of courage. I hope they resonate with you and inspire you to live more vulnerably, too! My mom took greatContinue reading “Journal Entry #13: Will You Walk My Dog? (Everyday Vulnerability Series, Part 4/5)”

Speech #4: “Kristen Kondo”

Ahhh, Marie Kondo. You’ve changed my life for the better, but I can’t say the same for my dad and brother. I started Marie-Kondo’ing the house earlier this year. Because I still live at home, I had to go through the messy process of communicating the big change to my family. It was tough, butContinue reading “Speech #4: “Kristen Kondo””