We are 3 days into the Nanmo Yoga Challenge, and it has already been quite a success! If you’d like to support my students by participating, follow along with us by posting a photo of you completing each daily posture on Instagram. My Instagram feed: jessicamarcone *Don’t forget to use the hashtags #nanmoyogachallenge #studentsforyoga #teachersforyoga … More LIFESTYLE: Nanmo Yoga Challenge Update!
For the month of March, the staff and students at Nanyang Model Private High School will be participating in a yoga challenge! Hosted by the Meditation & Yoga Club, this yoga challenge was created to motivate our staff and students to exercise at least once a day. Yoga is a relatively new activity here in … More LIFESTYLE: The Nanmo Yoga Challenge!
Over the winter holiday, my boyfriend and I packed our bags and took off to Cambodia for 9 days. It was a new adventure for the both of us, as Cambodia had been on our hit list for a few years. We flew directly into Siem Reap, and explored the ancient, breath-taking temples and relics … More HEALTH: Cooking Class and Recipes from Cambodia
For the month of November, I completed a 30-day yoga posture challenge called #ThankfulYogi. The challenge was hosted by @aloyoga @northcarolina_yogagirl and @learningtobalance (Instagram accounts). This was my first challenge of any sort that I completed from start to finish. Not only was I interested in this yoga challenge because it pushed me to practice … More HEALTH: Should you complete an exercise challenge?
Today is a good day! I finally found a blender and have been able to cook extravagant recipes such as salsa, green smoothies, and my personal favourite, SAUCES! Living without a blender for a year and half is a challenge. No, I do not enjoy mincing vegetables into wickedly small pieces, barely avoiding searing off … More HEALTH: Vegan-tastic Recipes
Praise Song For Meditation By: Hakuin Ekaku All beings are Buddha by nature, just as water and ice are the same. Without water there’s no ice; outside of beings, no Buddha. People miss what’s in front of them and go searching far from home. It’s sad, like someone standing in water and crying out … More LIFESTYLE: Praise Song for Meditation
If any of you have been keeping up with my blog posts lately (thanks Mom!) you will have noticed that I am living and working in Shanghai, China. Although I have not posted as much as I would like, the writing that I have done has been an emphasis on how much I love … More HEALTH: How I Am Learning To “Let Go”
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The Shanghai sun is warming up the city, which makes me daydream about summers in Vancouver. Patios, crop tops, snapbacks, mojitos, bike rides, and the beach. I cannot wait to fly back in August! Until then, Vancouver’s own brother sister DJ duo Dre and Nathalie Morel – otherwise known as Bro/Sis – keep me dancing in … More LIFESTYLE: Music to Beach to
As part of my new tradition of taking a cooking class in every country that I visit, my mother accompanied me to a traditional Indonesian cooking class on Gili Trawangan. Our taste buds were pleased by the aromatic flavours of spice, heat, and sweet – not to mention us mastering the delicate art of rolling … More HEALTH: Indonesian Cooking Class, from Gili Trawangan