Beer Takes Over Once Again: Beer Yoga is Now a Thing

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-12-34-03-pmMy last article was about the invention of shower beer.  Now open your minds to yoga beer. While it might seem like a weird idea, it’s a simple concept to explain.  You drink beer while doing yoga.

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IMAGE: BIERYOGA/FACEBOOK

Some people may say that there is nothing better than drinking a cold beer at the end of the day to unwind.  Some people swear by yoga as their zen enhancer.  Looks like we’ve now got a meeting of the minds, at least in Germany and Australia where beer yoga is an actual thing!

The founder of Beer Yoga, Jhula, takes this concept very seriously:  “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.”

Sounds good to me, I’m in!  Are you?

Personally, I think I reach my highest level of consciousness when I’m shoe shopping.  I’ve also been known to get a burst of creativity and an influx of brilliant ideas when I’m drinking wine, so…

Who wants to invent wine and shoe shopping?

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Love,
Molly

 

 

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10 Reasons to Love your Twenties

There are the classic reasons we all know…friends, bar nights, cocktails, happy hours, parties, you’re not tied down, fewer expenses, traveling, meeting new people… But those aren’t the ones I want to focus on.

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We’ve all heard people say enjoy college because it’s the best four years of your life. Then you reach your early twenties and you escape from the warm and fuzzy boundaries of your university and discover that being an adult is great and terrible all at the same time. In your mid-twenties you land your first job, become a boring working professional, your drunken late nights at the bar turn into dinner and drinks with friends and couples. Your weekend plans change from getting drunk to going to a wedding shower…Here’s why you should enjoy these years:

One: You can pull off a dress like this:

Photo Courtesy of Nastygal.com

Photo Courtesy of Nastygal.com

(Okay, maybe we can’t all pull off a dress like the model in the picture, but we’re young enough to try.)

Two: Because when something goes wrong, you fuck up, or you’re sad, your best friends are always there for you…with wine.

Three: Because every time you feel like you’ve fallen off the bandwagon, you’ve really just discovered another side of yourself.  It may not be a side you like, but maybe it will teach you to be the kind of person you want to be.

Four:  Because who you’re going to be is up to you: a writer, a comedian, a nerd, a foodie, a best friend, a shower-singer, a loner, an extrovert, a dancer, a beer expert, a wine connoisseur…the choice is yours.

Five: Because you learn how to turn your mistakes and regrets into funny anecdotes.  Your failures expand your wisdom, and you realize that although you thought you knew everything, you really knew squat.

Six:  Because although you find yourself needing more sleep like an elderly person, you enjoy it because you actually spent time decorating your bedroom and choosing your bedsheets.

Seven:  Because every time you surprise yourself with the ability to compartmentalize and improve yourself, you feel mature, confident, and proud.

Eight:  Because you get the opportunity to meet some pretty special people.  Because you learn that when you find someone awesome, whether a friend or a romantic interest, you never let them go.  And when they leave despite your efforts, you learn how to move on.

Nine: Because when you’re single and you cautiously open your Facebook knowing that you’re bound to see another friend engaged, and you feel a hint of sadness when you see the guy you dated is engaged to the girl he dated right after you, you learn to build a thick skin. That thick skin helps you weed out the bad experiences in search of the ones that will give you nothing but happiness.

And last but not least…

Ten: Although dating may suck, you find yourself gradually more able to turn rejection into a reason to keep persevering.  In your twenties you learn that although the light at the end of the tunnel might seem far away, it can be pretty fucking euphoric to know it’s still there.

So why should we love our twenties?

Because each day we get to uncover just a sliver more of the unknown. We learn how to turn sadness into strength, turn tears into laughter…and turn water into whiskey.  So enjoy the ride.

Love,

J. Molly

5 Ways to Stay Motivated

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This is a sucker’s guide to motivation.  I can’t tell you how to be motivated.  Only you know.  But here are some tips anyway.

1. Use the success of others to fuel your fire.  Don’t concede.  People always want what others have.

2. Drown out negativity with a bottle of wine.  Any one will do.

3. Keep pressing until it hurts.  Don’t take no for an answer.  If they try to bury it, you shove it in their face.

4. Dress fashionably.  Dress to satisfy yourself and flaunt what you’ve got.  Wear whatever the fuck you want because that alone should give you the confidence to conquer all that sways your way.

5. Remember that life is a game.  We’re all pawns.  Does it really matter what happens?  Fight until the bitter end.

Dance, drink, laugh, and love.

Yours Truly,

J. Molly