Health

A Natural Birth Story

This birth story, written by my sister Malorie Melson, is about the highs and lows of a natural birth. Malorie, along with her husband Ben, gave birth to my nephew Rhett Austin on Christmas Day in 2017 at the Austin Area Birthing Center in Austin, Texas.

Food, Health, Misc, Thoughts

How to Survive Your First Season Working on an Organic Farm

Are you considering working on an organic farm? Read these tips to make your first farm season a success!

Health, Hiking, Yoga

Tapas and Terrain: My Essentials for an Active Life

After about an hour of hiking uphill, we finally broke free from the forest and stepped above tree line. As my cousin, a brave triathlete, panted beside me, she exclaimed, “Now I know why you are so in shape!” I truly believe that everyone needs to adopt an exercise routine or activity that challenges the… Continue reading Tapas and Terrain: My Essentials for an Active Life

Health

Dream a Little Dream

My mind’s haze projected a vision of gray tints. Heartache from the death of my friend pressed deeply on my chest. I sobbed but tears failed to appear; but, the heavy and unsteady inhalations and exhalations were ever so apparent. Like scenes from a movie (a movie so unknown and unpredictable), my visualizations swayed into… Continue reading Dream a Little Dream

Health, Yoga

I Love to Hate Yin Yoga

Not thinking twice about the name “Yin” before I started the session, I figured this practice would be similar to a Vinyasa or Hatha Flow class. The session began with calm breathing exercises. The instructor proclaimed we would be doing predominantly ground work. I thought, “Yes, jackpot!” Thirty minutes later, my thoughts were far from… Continue reading I Love to Hate Yin Yoga