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Mdzananda in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Momenta My husband gifted me a photography workshop in Cape Town, South Africa through an organization called Momenta in 2016. It was an amazing workshop. I was in over my head initially but gained so much from the experience. Jamie and Chris, Momenta owners, assisted me in connecting with the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha and

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New Beginings

I think I was scared to have a baby. I was scared of all of the things I would not be able to do. Like travel. Each day I realize more and more that this is simply a new beginning. She is leading me to a more fulfilling, more intentional life because I want that for

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Holding Space for your Baby

Do you ever wonder why so many yoga classes, or studios, have similar content but certain teachers and places leave you feeling better than others? This could apply to anything, actually. I believe this difference has something to do with holding intentional space. People hold space all the time but are typically unaware or unmindful

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Stakeholder Wolf Work in Idaho

For my M.A. in Cultural Anthropology I choose to study human-human conflict surrounding the wolf reintroduction in Idaho, ultimately interviewing the Nez Perce, Ranchers and Conservationists. Let’s just say it was an “innovative idea” to propose to study wolves as an anthropologist but my thesis proved that 78% of wolf conflicts were human-human conflicts about

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Backpacking the Thorofare: Yellowstone, 8 days, 75 miles

Reminicising about the Thorofare and the power/importance of land left wild. I feel blessed to have been able to backpack into this remote wilderness while grizzlies may have been at their height in my lifetime. For those of you who don’t know, Grizzlies have been delisted from the Endangered Species Act after 40 years of protection and trophy hunts have begun, especially in Wyoming. Montana chose not to hunt this year. Idaho is allowed one tag, Wyoming 23. It is a sad time for tribes and conservationists alike. These animals are slow to reproduce; every 3 years with an average of two cubs where both do not survive. Their population has grown by a few hundred under the last 40 years of protection. Anyone interested in seeing what land looks/feels like when Grizzlies are given space to live check out the Thorofare!

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Manage your Scoliosis with Bikram Yoga

I used to dislike Bikram yoga but then scoliosis became a problem for me. Learning to listen to your body’s cues is essential for a strong yoga practice beyond your 20’s. I have been to a handful of Bikram classes that did not know how to teach this fundamental piece. However, as I have grown

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