Elephant Journal Reads of the Week: Living Off the Grid, Reasons to Do Yoga and First World Problems

This week’s top reads from our friends at Elephant Journal. 

Elephant Journal loves serving up green with a side of sass as much as we do. To make sure you get a taste of all the good things they’ve got going on over there, every week we bring you a round-up of the best picks. Brew a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Living Off-the-Grid. – Michael Levin

Living off-the-grid means living without public utilities like electricity. People who live off-the-grid may not depend on municipal water, sewage, or natural gas. It also can mean you’re self-sufficient in various ways. There are many third-world citizens who have lived off-the-grid for generations. Some people choose this alternative lifestyle to save money. It’s also a way to lower your environmental footprint.

The 10 Things You’ll Do Once You Start Yoga. – Lee Anne Finfinger

You’ll get over yourself. If you teach yoga, you’ll hope that people show up because they like taking class from who you really are. If you practice yoga, you’ll keep showing up and you’ll realize that the other shit doesn’t matter.

Eco Boy vs. Yoga Girl: Sunday Brunch – Elephantjournal.com

“Yeah,” Nearly Vegan Girl said. “Nothing worse than…”

And they spoke together: “…getting yer croissant before your coffee.”

“You wait all week,” he continued, “for brunch with your Sunday NY Times and coffee and croissant. And then you just get your croissant, and by the time the coffee comes it’s cool or you’ve eaten it.”

“Life’s rough,” she said, smiling.

Seriously,” he said, seriously.

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.