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Lacey Haynes

Writing & Yoga-ing in London

Lacey Haynes is writing, teaching, creating and yoga-ing in London.
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Be Creative or Die Inside

I have experienced firsthand the internal withering that comes from slinking away from a creative existence. I have also felt the expansiveness, the joy and delight that comes from choosing imagination and possibility. I don't think it's too dramatic or petulant to say that life without imagination sucks.
01/18/2014 08:14 EST
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6 Ways to be Gluten-Free Awesome

Whether by choice or chance, gluten is being ditched in hoards and droves. With GF foods becoming more accessible, it's easy to get caught up in the convenience and not ask the hard questions. Just because the package says "gluten-free" doesn't mean that it's automatically a healthy option. Be informed.
09/16/2013 12:46 EDT

That Magical Place Where No One Gets Hurt

I'm in the forest in my salvaged ragtag bed sheet skirt. A basket filled with foraged mushrooms hangs in the crook of my arm as I walk flanked by deer and badgers, squirrels and butterflies. We're com...
09/10/2013 03:53 EDT
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We Should All Try Harder to Be Better

The idea that you are a singular, impermeable being is totally bogus. The choices you make impact more than just you. Whether you see it now, later or never, all of your actions have consequences -- some insignificant, some wondrous and some dire. Everyday, you should -- we all should -- try harder to be better.
08/08/2013 12:42 EDT
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Why the Hell Are You Still Eating Animals?

Call me an extremist. Say that I'm a hippy, vegan, vegetarian, fanatical, idealist. Tell me that these views are unrealistic and going to destroy the lives of countless farmers. It's hard to talk about eating animals without getting defensive, angry, sad and judgmental. Take a deep breath. Here are five facts about the consequences of being a carnivore.
07/30/2013 12:12 EDT

You Suck Pretty Hard. What Next?

You're feeling totally crap and having a hard time getting a grip. You take everything that's wrong with your life, piling each unfortunate piece one atop the other, until you have an entire sandwich made of crap. Before you start watching Ghost and looking at more successful people's Facebook pages, here are some options on how to proceed.
07/25/2013 12:33 EDT
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Class Farts and Other Awkward Yoga Situations

People fart in yoga. It happens all the time. The statistics don't lie. In every single yoga class worldwide, at least one student drops a bomb. You are not alone in your yoga class follies. As a class goer for eight years and a teacher for over three, I have heard, seen and smelled a lot. Let's explore, shall we?
07/22/2013 12:41 EDT