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The many bends of my path to yoga Part I: The Climb

“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

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“What this country needs is more Ukrainians”: The history of Ukrainian immigration to the US

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

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Czech This Out: A Small Piece of Eastern Europe in the Middle of Texas

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

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Art with Meaning: Ukrainian Crisis Reflected on Canvas

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