03/ 07/ 18

How to Slow Down When Things Are Speeding Up

Snaps from an overnight getaway in Del Norte, Colorado

Holy moly, you guys. The last time I wrote a blog post for Scratch The List, my life was wildly different. I had just left a tumultuous 9-5 working at a tech startup, and was re-learning to reset, get healthy, and establish a new routine. Slant’d launched, but I had not yet embarked on the whirlwind roller coaster that I’m currently riding. Right now it feels like I’m hanging upside-down on a loop, completely suspended mid-air — but I also feel more grounded than ever.Read more »

09/ 11/ 16

A Week in Costa Rica: Rest and Revelations

Kristen on the beach in Nosara

A few months ago, I indulged in a week-long yoga retreat in Costa Rica with my soul sista, Kristen. We traveled to Nosara, a small, lush beach town on the Pacific Coast known for being a Blue Zone — a place where statistically, people live past 100 years-old at 10 times the average rate. After spending a week on the island, it was easy to see why. From its abundance of antioxidant-rich superfoods to its focus on holistic well-being, conscious living is an all-encompassing lifestyle in Costa Rica.Read more »

07/ 01/ 16

Quarter-Life Reflections: 25 Lessons in 25 Years

25 Life Lessons in 25 Years - Scratch The List

Every time my birthday rolls around, I take a moment to reflect on what I’ve experienced and what I hope to accomplish with a new year ahead. This usually means casually chit-chatting with a friend, or jotting down a few notes in my trusty red Moleskine. Since this year marks my big 2-5, my quarter-life crisis, my maiden voyage into true adulthood, I figured it was go big or go home. Here are 25 lessons I’ve learned in my 25 years of life.Read more »

04/ 25/ 16

What Balancing On My Head Taught Me About Fear

What balancing on my head taught me about fear

I remember my very first yoga class. My friend Lauren dragged me, along with a few of our other sorority sisters, to a magical place called Blackbird Yoga in Ithaca, New York. We closed that class with ten wheel poses. As I write this five years later, I realize that ten urdhva dhanurasanas in a row is a pretty intense sequence even for an experienced yogi, let alone someone brand new. I must’ve been crazy, or at least a little loopy from back-bending — either way, I was hooked.Read more »

04/ 05/ 16

The Pursuit of Less: How to Find More Time In Your Day

The Pursuit of Doing Less: How To Find More Time In Your DayAbout two years ago, I stumbled upon this article by Mark Mason titled “Fuck Yes or No.” In it, a simple, yet powerful concept is explained (apologies in advance for the profanity). Basically, if you want to get romantically involved with someone new, they must inspire you to say “Fuck Yes!” And, if it’s not a “Fuck Yes,” that decision should be, in essence, a “Fuck No.”Read more »

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Hello! I'm Katerina, and I'm on a quest to complete my bucket list. Follow along for travel stories, happiness tips, and inspiration to make your life worthy of your dreams.



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