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Health & Well-being

Happy World Introvert Day!

I am going to hole up at home so nobody talk to me today!! Hah just kidding. As an introvert, I am NOT shy, quiet, reclusive, sensitive or anti-social (okay maybe sometimes anti-social because I am kind of selectively social)— I have no problems meeting new people or starting a

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endless enthusiasm
Motivation

Endless Enthusiasm

I came across this amazing blog post last night and it is just SO on point. Last year, every time I went on a bike ride, I proclaimed it was the best one ever… well because all my bike rides were simply the best. AND this year, all my rides

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bikes x mcdonalds
Fitness

bikes x mcdonalds

After days and days of Japanese food on my Japan Bike Tour, I have the worst confession in the world. It is a blasphemy to all foodies, fitness addicts and the health conscious… Eight days in the ride, Jody and I decided to use a rainy day to make a

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bike tour x japan
Travel

bike tour x japan

As I am almost a month into my Asia trip, I am sitting in my hotel room in Hong Kong, finally having some alone time and am beginning to reminisce about my trip thus far. On September 27, I got on an airplane and flew across the Pacific Ocean to

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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 was going to be a

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100 Miles of Happiness from LA to Santa Barbara
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 famed Pacific Coast Highway and

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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 vain-cyclist. I choose my gear

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Habits

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 airport after being forced to

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My Journey

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 jumping from city to city,

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My Journey

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 work during the winter, wanting

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My Journey

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 job that day. The idea

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My Journey

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 feeling I have been unknowingly desiring for

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