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!
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”
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
If you ever find yourself in Shanghai, you have to visit M50 – a popular creative art district. M50, which is short for 50 Moganshan Lu, is the home to many contemporary and modern art galleries. M50 is a real gem in terms of its uniqueness and relaxed atmosphere among other popular tourist attractions in … More LIFESTYLE: Art Central in Shanghai
Here is one of the last videos directed by Louis Schwartzberg. Schwartzberg is an American director, cinematographer, and producer. He is also the creative genius behind one of the most famous, and aesthetically pleasing, TED talks called “Gratitude”. In this video, narrated by Morgan Freeman, the take away message is for you to do you … More LIFESTYLE: A World of Solutions
Every couple of months I will be posting a list of interesting things to do in Shanghai – as I slowly discover my favourites. I have been living here for just over 2 months, and I already have a few picks. Have a look! 1 – Planning a fun night out on the town? Head … More LIFESTYLE: Things to do in Shanghai (1)
Going on a local hike with a few good friends the day after a big Easter dinner is never a bad idea. Today we perspired our way up Diez Vistas, a (roughly) 4 hour hike located at Buntzen Lake in Coquitlam. The weather was perfect for some outdoor fun, not too hot, and no rain. … More Diez Vistas at Buntzen Lake, BC
Fashion blogger, jewelery designer… student teacher? That is correct. Although infrequently mentioned, I am a student teacher, passionate about social-emotional learning and self-inquiry. I find myself surfing the relentless waves of education-related media on the regular, and every so often find a piece so stimulating that it warrants a post. It has come to my … More LIFESTYLE: How to escape education’s “Death Valley”