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
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”
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
The month of February is a very cold time to be living it up in bustling Shanghai. Luckily for my boyfriend and I, we were off on holidays to breathtakingly beautiful Southeast Asia. Gong Xi Fa Cai to us! We had agreed prior to traveling that we would take a cooking class in every country … More HEALTH: Thai Cooking Class, from Koh Phi Phi
Since moving to Shanghai I have experienced two things. First, that my body cannot physically handle all that Shanghai has to offer in terms of its saucy, spicy, and dumpling-y food. Second, this unhealthy yet delicious diet of Shanghainese noodles, steamed buns, and dumplings was not making me feel good. And so, the “hunt” began. … More HEALTH: Time Out (from the food) Shanghai
I would like to “pay it forward” and share my favourite food blogs with you all. Most of these food blogs were recommended to me by friends, so I will keep the karma cycle going by not only sharing my top 10 list, but also one of my favourite recipes from each. Here is my … More HEALTH: Food Blogs Holla!