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Biking Benefits in London + a Giveaway!

B'Twin Triban 500 SE Road Bike by decathlon

My yoga practice is going just peachy, but let’s be real. I got to move my behind way more. Stretching and asanas made me feel active and worked well for a while to keep my heart rate pumping. But as my mental health began to improve, as my desire to be social, get out and, well, eat. And drink. I’ve noticed my weight creeping up again, which is discouraging after I had been working so hard. I wanted to find something to do in the city I could enjoy on…

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Announcing: The Crooked Flight Travel Shop

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It’s time to let the world know I’m nuts about everyone getting the chance to feel good. Alongside the travel and wellness features throughout the Crooked Flight blog posts, I now have a small travel/wellness shop with some of my favorite finds, celebrating travel and looking great doing it. I’m thrilled to launch this new venture and have some of my own favorite accessories inspired by adventures worldwide – from palm trees in southern Spain to yoga in Sri Lanka. I hope to further motivate others to take their own…

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Thoughts on Travel and New Years Resolutions

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I know: why am I talking about resolutions in August? Now is the perfect time to talk about these goals – because let’s be honest, most of us have forgotten them. I certainly have. My resolutions tend to be more all-encompassing than specific. I wished for happiness, my loved one’s happiness and the drive to constantly keep learning. It wasn’t always like that though. Eye on the Prize A long time ago I wrote a list of 100 goals to accomplish in two and a half years. It felt silly…

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Anxiety, Depression and Traveling with Panic Attacks: One Year Later

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One year ago I couldn’t board the plane to Sri Lanka because I thought I couldn’t breathe. Today I’m writing this from another plane on my way down to Portugal. Cool as a cucumber, working and enjoying the view from the window seat. Sure, having no turbulence has helped this particular flight, but overall, I seem to have a good handle on things. It’s not close to perfect, but I can happily say I’ve avoided flight-related panic attacks for a long, long time. The worst part about having mild anxiety…

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6 Simple Beauty Care Tips for Travel

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I’m a low maintenance traveler. And person in general. So if you’re looking at which makeup brushes to pack for a trip or how to make your highlights last while slow traveling, I’m not the one to ask! In fact, it gets to the point where I’m ready to shave my head, or get some hair transplant treatments for a new look. However, a lot of the times I’m traveling for work or just want to experience some upscale restaurants and spas, so I have to look somewhat presentable. I’ve…

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How to Plan a Travel-Themed Wedding

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Better late than never, right? Time flies when you’re having fun, and it certain hasn’t slowed down for us since moving to London. Almost three years ago I tied the knot with X. It’s been an ongoing adventure with crazy ups, tough downs and lots of fun in between. While the wedding itself was wrapped up in us planning to move, career changes and general chaos, we still wanted to celebrate our love of wandering the globe in some of the details. Here’s a bit of inspiration for a travel-themed…

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How Visiting a Nude Beach in Menorca Helps with Body Acceptance

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“Bonjour, do you have the time?” said the old Frenchman walking towards us on Cala Macarelleta beach. We were wading waist-high in crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, enjoying a perfect day. While X the husband tried to explain in bad French our watches were set on London time, I realized something unusual about the smiling, tanned man approaching us. He was completely naked as the day he was born. As was his grinning wife behind him – just a straw hat perched lopsided on her head. I tried to…

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A Relaxing Return Trip to Sri Lanka: Where to Chill

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In a week you can travel all over Sri Lanka to get your fill of temples, elephant safaris and fresh-made curries. Once you’ve conquered all the essentials though, it’s time to relax! Sri Lanka not only offers tons of adventurous experiences, it also boasts super-chic spots that are tranquil, calm and wonderfully indulgent. For my return trip to one of my favorite countries, I was able to have some much needed down time! Negombo Lagoon Although Sri Lanka is an island nation, it also boasts some other wonderfully still bodies…

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An Introduction to Ayurveda: At Adler Thermae in Tuscany, Italy

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To truly develop your entire being, body and mind, all have to be considered part of the journey. In other words, when I drink a ton of wine, it’s going to make my mood real crappy too. Exhibit A: All the Tuscan wine I could carry home from Sasso Di Sole. Anything in excess, whether it’s food, fun or just dwelling on negative thoughts means you’re going have a bad time. Awareness of this and of your connections inside and out are so important to feeling good. As I started…

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