Where to Follow Growing Up On OM

I am not the greatest at promoting this blog and I’m writing this post as both a first step and as a way to ask you, dear readers, for some help. I love writing Growing Up on OM. It gives me such joy to put my passions into words and share them with the world. It is where I let my yoga nerd self run wild and it is my outlet for the yoga teacher aspect of my career and where I work out how that aspect fits into the larger picture of my life. I also love social media in a variety of forms, and the ways in which each medium has a unique offering. When it comes to the content of this blog, it does not only appear on WordPress. And, if you’re one of the busy 20-somethings that this blog is geared towards, you likely forget to check it often. Social media serves as both a reminder and bonus content for what this blog offers. Read on to see where to follow Growing Up on OM, and what you’ll get out of each site / app.



Growing Up on OM has a fan page on Facebook. LIKE it! Invite friends to like it! On this page, you’ll find:

  • links to interesting articles from other blogs, as well as links to videos from other teachers (both yoga and in life)
  • notifications for when there’s a new blog post on Growing Up on OM
  • my yoga teaching schedule



love the Growing Up on OM Instagram. I love photography. I am looking forward to building the Instagram so that it can become a standalone medium. On it, you’ll find:

  • yoga how-to’s
  • travel photos
  • my NYC yoga schedule
  • photographs of yoga studios
  • documentation of my blogging process
  • notifications of new blog posts and the photos in them



FOLLOW it. Twitter is fairly self-explanatory, but on @growinguponom you’ll find:

  • quotes from yoga classes I either teach or take
  • links to articles, videos, memes, etc.
  • retweets of my favorite poets and teachers
  • links to blog posts and tags of the people / brands / places I feature in them



On Pinterest, I basically pin whatever inspires me. I pin:

  • photographs that represent the different blog posts I write
  • blog posts from the Growing Up on OM archive
  • tips on blogging
  • tips on yoga

Please pin to your Pinterest if they inspire you.



Tumblr is my OG blogging experience. I still use it for

  • posting versions / previews of my Growing Up on OM blog posts,
  • reblogging other awesome posts & videos
  • making Growing Up on OM (the WordPress version) more visual

I hope to see you all over these lovely interwebs!

<3, Shira


March Link Love: Powerful Women, Loving Differently + Body Acceptance

Introduction to the monthly Link Love column: One of my favorite blogs (and a total blogger role model of mine) is Gala Darling. Every month, Gala Darling publishes a link roundup in a narrative form of what she’s been reading. Lounging in bed on lazy Friday mornings (when I was in college) or Sunday mornings (now that I’m a working lady), I open up the links Gala posts like presents on Chanukah evenings. I want to create a similar experience for my readers…with the added bonus of documenting these reading gems so I no longer have 17 tabs open on Google Chrome. So, without further adieu, thank you Gala for the inspiration. Here is a delightful (Central Park) link carousel of my own.

my preferred mode of reading this month

my preferred mode of reading this month

This month has been full…of work, of travel and of reading about strong, powerful women in honor of women’s history month. It felt great, during this month, to honor women who will make history – the modern as well as the historical. Anyways, without further adieu, here is what I read this month!

* I really want to go to Europe with this card that will give me a working pass for that awesome continent.

* Lauren Conrad recommends three busy girl breakfasts. Meanwhile, Glamour lists the best (healthy) foods to eat when stressed.

* I’ve been saying this since the beginning! Mindy Kaling is the walking contradiction feminist hero of my generation!

* Welp, someone beat me to it…an article in The Atlantic on how the Cuban literacy campaigns are relating to our current US-American education situation.

* Words cannot describe how much I identify with this article on being a yoga teacher + body image. There has been so much press lately on yoga + body image, but taking it to the teaching level is so important. I’ve had so much healing body image wise through having yoga teachers that have shown me what their “unconventional” bodies are capable of. That, above all, is what has shown me what my own body is capable of.

* A competition for wellness startup ideas, via Well + Good.

* Here’s my Living Yoga Yogathon Fundraising Page! (See how I snuck that in there for a good cause?!)

* Glamour presents dating challenges you should try.

* These are the things happy people do before they get out of bed every morning.

The New York Times shares that fat talk is bad for us. No sh** Sherlock, but since the NYT says it, it must be true! And on a lighter – and better note – here are the 10 celebrities with the best responses to fat shaming (Mindy Kaling’s is – of course – my fave).

* Bustle shares what 15 esteemed female writers did before publishing.

* The Generator School Network seems cool (#jobhunt2015).

* I’ve been all up on reading that Danielle LaPorte.

* A new celeb fitness fashion line that has a great deal if you get it now!

* We had QUITE the New Moon this month!

* After so much physical therapy before I go into work, I definitely needed to read this Well + Good article about how to clean up…fast and without a shower.

* This is the most beautiful article I think I’ve ever read on the ways children of divorce love differently. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for simply reading this beautiful piece. Here are my faves:

7. Love means questioning everything. We ask why over and over, even if we already know the answer. We need to reaffirm your love sometimes, just to make sure it’s still there. We need to make sure you have no ulterior motives, which we learned from our parents’ post-divorce paranoia.

8. Loving one person for the rest of our life seems terrifying. Not because we want to cheat, just because we are incredibly unsure if two people can stay married forever and actually be happy.

* Oh, and most recently, my roommate turned me onto this fantastic Tumblr about love, life, heartbreak + everywhere in between.

I think I’ll end on that note.