my habits

My Habits

Last year when I started Cultivating Habits I piled habit upon habit, starting with doing yoga every day.  Yoga was my keystone habit. It was the habit that helped me to form so many other healthy habits. This year I’m…

choose your habit

Start Your Habit

We are our habits.  Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” If you want to cultivate new, healthy habits or get rid of some bad habits I’m here to help. For every habit that I’ve cultivated I go through…


Hi, I’m MK.

Welcome to Cultivating Habits! I’m MK, a communications professional who hopes to help others cultivate new habits, while documenting my journey as I work on some of my own. I started Cultivating Habits in 2013 as a way for me…

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commuter train

My Horrible Morning Commute and Change is on it’s Way

I have to change my morning routine. It really all started this week.  You see, I work at a university and the new semester has begun.  The students are pouring onto campus and my peaceful summer commute in is, sadly,…

smoothie challenge

Smoothies and Fragile Routines

So yesterday’s smoothie was disgusting.  It was so gross. I forced myself to take three big gulps and then decided I just couldn’t do it and poured the green globby mess down the sink. Turns out I shouldn’t try to…

smoothie challenge

Mango Banana Smoothie Day

Oh my gosh you guys, today’s smoothie was AHMAZING.  I call this one Creamy Paradise.  Or maybe Vanilla Mangana.  Here’s what’s in it: one mango – an easy way to cut mangos, by the way, is to cut it as…

self judgement

Thoughts on Self-Judgement

As part of our yoga teacher training, nearly a year ago now, we had to complete a final exam.  I have yet to do this.  I put it off and put it off and I decided last week that I…

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feed mind large

Starting and Sustaining a Reading Habit and What I’m Reading Now

We’re on day five of the 21 Day Spring Clean Challenge and my kitchen is looking pretty awesome.  Doing a little bit every day has been easy and all of these little efforts are really starting to add up. Starting…

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Arianna Huffington Convinced me to Quit

Today I quit my 100 day learn french challenge. I’d been thinking of quitting for days now and there were two interviews that I saw recently which helped me walk away, guilt free.  One was with Josh Kaufman on Accelerated…

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