Travel is deeply embedded in my life. I have traveled all over Europe when still in Ukraine, have now lived in 5 different states in the US , made travel and tourism my college major, and don’t even get me started on the life of an immigrant trying to see their family as often as… Continue reading Best oils for travel!
“Well, that will be failing.” – grumbled my PE teacher into my red, sweaty face. Doing only 20 crunches when the state norm for high school girls required 50 was certainly not up to par. But what can you expect from THAT girl: the nerd who gets straight A’s in math, physics, geography, and languages,… Continue reading The many bends of my path to yoga Part I: The Climb
Before sharing this piece with you I wanted to issue a fair warning: unlike many other articles I write, this one is not based on research or scholarly material. This is more of an opinion piece and therefore is certainly more open to interpretation and discussion. Before I ever came to the US in… Continue reading Ukraine: Time Capsule, It Is Not
Migration is a process that has been familiar to humans from the dawn of their existence: we have always been migratory species moving from place to place in search of shelter, food, and other resources, as well as to avoid danger. This is why sociologist Rystad said, “…mankind’s entire history has been a history of… Continue reading “What this country needs is more Ukrainians”: The history of Ukrainian immigration to the US
There are many disadvantages to moving around a lot. Believe me, I would know. I moved from Ukraine to the US at the age of 21, left behind all friends and family and all of my social support. I moved to North Carolina to do my Master’s and had to start all over. After two… Continue reading Czech This Out: A Small Piece of Eastern Europe in the Middle of Texas
So in continuing the “tourist in your own town” topic, I’d like to share a profound confession: I am addicted to farmer’s markets. It hasn’t been a lifelong addiction, but in recent years it emerged and grew quite strong. See, the thing is, when I was growing up in Ukraine, right after the collapse of… Continue reading The Life of a Farmer’s Market Addict
One of the things even most avid travelers overlook too often is being a tourist in your own city. Since I just recently moved to Houston, I try diligently to build a network and go to different types of events around the city. When I found out there will be an exhibit of art selections… Continue reading Art with Meaning: Ukrainian Crisis Reflected on Canvas