Lemon Libation

I titled this post ‘Lemon Libation’ because warm lemon water has become a holy grail staple of the health conscious movement. “It’s good for you” they say.

While this holds true in my personal experience, I’m not a big fan of blanket statements, especially about our diets. We are all so diverse!

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Vapid Rapids


I was feeling feels this morning thinking about beauty, societal conditioning and the release of endorphins that is associated with feeling beautiful. There are so many variables associated, both internal and external. (This was all after posting a photo of myself on Instagram.) I have a tendency to delete the photos I post because I don’t want to be vain. I teeter totter on a tight rope of shoulds shouldn’t in regards to anything focusing on appearance.  I have a strong appreciation for authenticity, individuality and intelligence. Focusing on the way I look was always more of a distraction than anything else.

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Lavender Lane

I’ve spent 40 days in Lakhimpur ( a small part of Northern India) teaching Yoga and English. I’m now back in Burkina Faso-Africa, getting rest before returning to volunteer at an orphanage I was serving at in January at the start of my trip.

I’ve been reflecting on the smaller details of this journey and felt compelled to share my experience with the dainty shade of purple known as lavender.

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Venting

1. Insulting men in celebration of women’s day is not congruent with the definition of equality. 

2. Common sense is important and so is math. 
3. Social media bandwagoning can be a first class ticket to an emotionally driven black hole of ignorance.

4. People change their minds as they develop and learn. Attacking that aspect of maturation is attacking growth and progression. 

5. Hurting people hurt people. These same people may be more susceptible to the convoluted manipulative rhetoric of entertainment news. 

6. I wish everyone would read several sources of opposing views before pressing the share button. Collectively, it would make finding the truth much more efficient.

7. There are grey areas, but that doesn’t mean there are not moral values. There is intrinsic good and evil. Life is about figuring out what that even means.

–  Tavia Rahki