“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley Boy, does this ring true. When I’m doing a workout, the right song will have me burning all the calories. When I’m too much in my head, the right album will pull me out, into the present, with a head bop and a hip dip.Read more…Music Mood: Teyana to Towkio
Happy September! This picture is from my trip to Ukraine. Ya’ll, Ukraine. Despite the warnings from people I knew (and didn’t), I traveled to a country fresh from war and boldly corrupt. Luckily, I didn’t get caught up. In fact, I had the time of my life. I’ll tell you all about it in my Ukraine post. This month’s roundRead more…my favorites this months: vegan pizza, money issues, and more
It’s time for the Monthly Music Roundup. Here’s the music I recommend for workouts, background vibes, and creative inspiration. I hope you find something you like. Workout Songs to Motivate You If these songs don’t make you want to do burpees, they’ll definitely make you want to dance. These songs also work great if you teaching spinning / indoor cycling.Read more…Music Edition: workout songs, albums, and my soundcloud playlist
I’m still lunging across the world, currently in Eastern Europe. I know what you’re thinking, “Angel isn’t it cold there? Don’t you hate the cold?!” Yes and yes. I didn’t plan to be here. I’m still amazed at how much I try to control things knowing I’m not in control. Humans. The good news about being here is there areRead more…Do you know how to relieve stress, cook a steak, or find the best sleeping position?
I’ve been traveling for more than 2 years and I’ve decided to stop. Yep, 2016 will be my last year as a renegade traveler. Not permanently but for now. I want the same bed, a kitchen with a blender, a dog. Or a man. It’s been an incredible journey. I have a bazillion stories for you and I’m ready toRead more…Highlights: quitting travel, flint michigan, the myth of willpower, and chakra yoga
Usually when I give song recommendations, I categorize them: This one is for running. This one is for road trips. But, music is not that simple. Sometimes a thumping dance track is exactly what you need to break up the monotony of a long train ride. And, sometimes, especially during a rainy run, ‘the Wind Forest’ is the best choice.Read more…five songs you need to hear
This is my 3rd consecutive Christmas alone. It’s gotten easier. But whenever I get holiday messages from home, my heart aches. I miss the laughter, the stories, the Christmas stockings, the toasts, the mint cookies, the marathon movie sessions, the love. The sense of belonging. Le sigh. Thankfully, I have music. It has always been my refuge. It gives meRead more…another christmas alone + how music helps