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Lacey Haynes

Writing & Yoga-ing in London

Lacey Haynes is writing, teaching, creating and yoga-ing in London.
Courage First, Talent Later: 10 Big Lessons Of

Courage First, Talent Later: 10 Big Lessons Of 2015

Learning a lesson isn't always a straightforward endeavour. I'm talking about the slow-burners -- the Groundhog Day lessons we encounter over and over that take years (or a lifetime) to fully <em>get</em> and integrate into the core of our being.
12/31/2015 03:42 EST
Be Creative or Die

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
6 Ways to be Gluten-Free

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
We Should All Try Harder to Be

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
Why the Hell Are You Still Eating

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

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
Class Farts and Other Awkward Yoga

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