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5 Quick Tips On Cultivating Optimism Through Quietly Sitting for 5 Minutes 

In response to the Daily Post Photo Challenge titles Optimistic, I have chosen to display the practice of meditation and how it helps cultivate an optimistic state of mind. Optimism can be easily lost with all the hustle and bustle of our lives. Especially those of us who live in big cities and have to deal with… Continue reading 5 Quick Tips On Cultivating Optimism Through Quietly Sitting for 5 Minutes 

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LYFT Confessions: You’re in Jail in Your Own Mind

“I’m not even going to lie to you, I’m checking myself into jail right now” said she.  I’m not even going to lie to you, pride and ego aside, I’ve decided to drive for Lyft (and happily doing so) to get back on my feet after my four month (not so cheap) journey. In an… Continue reading LYFT Confessions: You’re in Jail in Your Own Mind

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9 Things I learned from Instagram #2015BestNine (+9 IG Lessons Learned Revealed)

Early on in January of this year, while in Rio De Janeiro, I had the revelation of starting a campaign around the phrase Pack Your Mat (read Finding Freedom in Rio on how it all started). While swimming in the beautiful ocean with my friend around 6:30am, I thought of this phrase and how I… Continue reading 9 Things I learned from Instagram #2015BestNine (+9 IG Lessons Learned Revealed)

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8 Reasons Why You (Don’t) Want To Travel With a Blogger

As bloggers we do get used to taking photos without much help, but the minute we have a friend with us, the task becomes a hundred times easier and just more exciting. Having a good eye and a vision for moments and experiences, our friends can definitely benefit by being our travel companion. Truly though,… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You (Don’t) Want To Travel With a Blogger

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Happy Place: Barcelona on a Mat

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Place.”

My happy place is usually when I’m on my mat and practicing at a studio with group energy. However, a strong passion of mine is also travel. When I’m in a place where I’m photographing next to a historical landmark, I tune everyone out around me and I’m in my happy place as well.

 

Arc De Triomf, Barcelona
 
This photo has three important happy places in one: my mat, in Barcelona at my favorite landmark in my soul city.

For more travel yoga photos check out my Instagram: @packyourmat

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