• Bike Touring in Japan: Packing
    Travel

    Bike Touring in Japan: Packing

    I have been traveling a lot this year and I’ve learned a lot of lessons and picked up the a lot of quirks (and some bad habits). My next big trip is a 10-day self-supported [“credit card”] bicycle tour in Japan and I knew packing…

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  • 100 Miles of Happiness from LA to Santa Barbara
    Fitness, Travel

    100 Miles of Happiness

    Earlier this week, I rode 100 miles of happiness from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara. It was a ride filled with boisterous rolling hills and luscious scenery in between the Pacific Coast and the rustic beauty of the dry California mountains. We rode along the…

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  • Fashion & Beauty

    Riding in Louboutins

    I have a confession: I’ve always had a secret dream to own a pretty cruiser bike and ride around town looking pretty, chic …and not sweaty with helmet hair, dead bugs all over and smudged eyeliner. If you know me, you know I am a…

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  • Health & Well-being

    Habits, Changes & Free Time

    Europe, LA, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Vegas, LA, Greece… I am once again back in LA! Perhaps I will get to writing about my trips one day… But in the meantime, last week when we were coming home from Greece and having breakfast in the Philadelphia…

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  • Travel

    Southern France Living

    On my quest to keep my life as fulfilled as possible, I’ve been away from [my second] “home” for 3 weeks now as I traverse Europe. Along with along with my two craziest friends, we partied for two weeks straight in London, Lagos, Lisbon and Barcelona— think…

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  • Travel

    New Lands, New Beginnings

    I came to LA with winter legs, a fresh import from Vancouver, a city that has been drenched from a winter of El Nino tainted weather. Even though I have been riding year round, I have been doing nothing but easy commutes to and from…

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  • Life, Spirituality

    I had an Epiphany…

    epiphany : a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way While riding my bike to work one cold, albeit sunny October morning in 2015, I suddenly had an epiphany and decided I had to quit my…

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  • Spirituality

    When Your Paradigm Shatters…

    paradigm shift : a fundamental change from one way of thinking to another, a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis In the last couple of years, my life went through dramatic changes and I experienced my paradigm shattering. It was an uncomfortable, yet welcoming feeling… a…

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  • Spirituality

    Take a Risk, Live a Meaningful Life

    Let’s say… You don’t ride a bicycle because you are scared of traffic. It’s too dangerous, you tell yourself. Everyone reminds you the same thing… and you listen to them. So like the millions of unfortunate people who never take risks, you sit in a metal…

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  • Fitness

    Reminisce: Last Year’s January Rides

    This winter has not been very bright and cycling-friendly in Vancouver. Last year at this time, I remember countless freezing sub-zero (yet dry!) rides with my friends. Early morning 6am spins before the sun would even rise over the winter skies, and then happily spinning…

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