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Being Gay & Armenian: Shame to Pride

As a gay man, I am proud. The shame that I carried for many years for being an Armenian gay man has diminished during the past decade as I decided to fully embrace this label and my culturally unaccepted identity. Even years later, during times of great pride,  there have been moments where I have caught myself regressing. Then, I quickly… Continue reading Being Gay & Armenian: Shame to Pride

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Instagram Giveaway: Eye of the Tiger Mala Beads and OM Essential Oil

Pack Your Mat and the Om Essentials by http://www.briyogi.com is giving away a 108 bead mala necklace acquired in Nepal and a hand blended essential oil. Rules: 1. FOLLOW @packyourmat and @theomessentials 2 Tag 3 or more friends 3. Like this photo (optional: share the photo and love with your friends) Must have a US mailing address;… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: Eye of the Tiger Mala Beads and OM Essential Oil

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Recipe for a Successful Yoga Getaway

19 open-minded individuals ready for… 9 hours of grueling but yummy yoga in 3 days a warm and sunny climate delicious food poolside fun and lots of water Super grateful for a successful first getaway in Palm Springs, CA. Having the support of friends and family, but most importantly getting to make new friends was the perfect… Continue reading Recipe for a Successful Yoga Getaway

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Packing Tips: How to Pack The Right Way

Let’s be real. Do you suffer from mild travel anxiety at the thought of packing? I know I do!  I have probably been on more than 150+ flights, which in comparison to most business travelers is not much, but it’s quite different when you’re traveling someplace for pleasure. Now, when you need to pack your… Continue reading Packing Tips: How to Pack The Right Way

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Weekend Getaway: Pack Your Mat with Ducky Punch at The Saguaro Palm Springs

        May 20 – 22, 2016 2 nights accommodation at the Saguaro Palm Springs includes: Complimentary Internet Complimentary  Parking + Transportation 15% off select Spa Treatments *Supplemental charge for a suite. If interested email packyourmat@gmail.com       What will we eat? Friday: Welcome Dinner at Workshop Kitchen + Bar Saturday: Healthy Juice… Continue reading Weekend Getaway: Pack Your Mat with Ducky Punch at The Saguaro Palm Springs