Don’t say the M word!



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This Monday morning it was beginning to look a lot like Oslo finally. After a super sunny weekend, of course Monday decided to be gloomy, grey, and rainy! WHYYY MUST YOU DO THIS TO US AND ON A MONDAY! With the Monday morning feels, I decided to work from home. I am super lucky my schedule allows for it! Although I decided to work from home I’ve been rocking my day, and I’ve only had one cup of coffee. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?!?!

My Miracle Morning

Ok, I must confess. I didn’t wake up this morning and do my gratitude journal or my 15 minutes of PD. I’ve been slacking a bit, and it has been showing up in my moods lately! I’ll get to it later! This morning I savored an extra 10 minutes in bed before walking to yoga. I took the step this weekend and FINALLY became a member of HiYoga in Oslo. It has been about a year and a half of trying to decide if I wanted to give it a go or not. Most indecisive person ever, I know. In celebration of me FINALLY committing myself to a yoga studio, why not spice up my post with a little yoga inspiration!


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The two BIG things that were holding me back was the COST and the fact that most classes are taught in Norwegian.

It is such a bust that yoga is so pricey, but I guess it has also become such a trend! If only I could just crank my heat up everyday and practice in my own apartment. Wouldn’t that be nice- I think my roommates would beg to differ!

In regards to the language barrier- I know I’m living and working in a country where the main language is not english. Yes, I’ve accepted that, but it is still hard to feel connected in classes…even with the little Norwegian I know! I’m really looking for a community, a yoga family, something that I had back in Pennsylvania at Yoga Flow and Amazing Yoga. Wish me luck! And if any of you Oslo Yogis want to join, please do! I can say that I only just enrolled on Friday, but I’ve already been twice! I’m really looking forward to furthering my yoga practice. Who knows, maybe I’ll be teaching one of these days (:

The rest of my day…

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Hmmm.. What to do!?

Research contest prep!


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I’ve been dreading practicing for the research contest I am taking part in at the end of the month. I’m probably dreading it because I need to memorize 2 4-minute scripts, cannot have notes with me, and OH I’ll be on television.  Oh Steffen… why did you plant that seed in my head!

But the countdown is on: 22 days!!!! Standing in front of the mirror for 2 hours talking to yourself is EXHAUSTING! I wonder what my neighbors think!

It has been and will be such a great experience to take part in.  It has been quite a challenge in trying to make this presentation sound more entertaining and less like I’m speaking at a conference! Obviously I love what I do, I’m passionate about it, and I want others to understand the importance of it; so I am continuing to pound away!

I hope to take some time this week and weekend to finally write about my time in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago, but as you can see the contest has been taking over a bit. If I’m not working on it, I’m running through my scripts in my head or stressing over forgotten lines!

No matter where you are or what you are working on, I hope you are having the best Monday! You got it babes!!!!

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