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Not enough time? Here’s your solution.

fullsizerender-2There’s no denying that we all live very busy lives these days.  Unfortunately self-care frequently falls to the bottom of the to-do list.  Why is it so easy to discard your own health?  Yes, you need to do your job, take care of chores, run errands, and care for the kids (or pets or family members).  All of these things do need to get done, so how do you fit in exercise, grocery shopping, recipe research, and some relaxing home yoga time?  If only we could really take advantage of all 24 hours in every day.  No, I’m not here to tell you to sleep less.  Research says that adults should be in bed for 7-9 hours every night, so don’t skimp there (and can someone please tell my kids how delightful sleeping past dawn can be?).  Here’s how to make More

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How to lose weight with yoga

IMG_36451We all know that a regular yoga practice will lower your stress, lengthen your muscles, and better your balance but it can also, without a doubt, help you to lose weight.  It doesn’t even matter if your only yoga is so gentle that you don’t get off the floor!  The main things to focus on during your practice- to aid in shedding a few pounds- are a deep sense of mindfulness and More

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Exceeding all expectations (the power of food)

photo1We all get in those ruts of life where everything just seems to be stuck- job, relationships, energy level, weight.  I’m not talking about that feeling of quitting everything and following your favorite band around on tour for the rest of your life (although that would be awesome!).  I’m talking about the feeling that things aren’t changing, that you’re not in control.  Sometimes I find myself there once a year, sometimes More

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Figuring out my definition of YOGA

Sarah-3593I frequently come across students or acquaintances who ask me what type of yoga I teach.  I usually respond with the same answer each time (“I was trained in vinyasa yoga but focus my teaching on developing gentle at-home practices for people”).  This one sentence always gets extremely mixed reactions- some people get excited by it, More

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The ONLY green smoothie I make

the only green smoothie I makeGreen drinks are something that I have a love – hate relationship with, usually leaning more towards the hate side.  I usually say that I prefer to eat my greens, not drink them but that’s before I came up with the only tolerable green drink (in my opinion).  I have had some tasty green drinks out at local juice establishments but it pains me to have to pay between $6-10 for each one.  I’ve had many people send me there favorites recipes (and I do still encourage that) but this is the only one that actually tastes like an all fruit smoothies, one that I could close my eyes and imagine laying on a beach More

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Are you posing properly?

IMG_36301We all love that blissful post yoga feeling but what if you are more pained than relaxed after class?  How do you know you were doing your poses correctly and not causing minor injuries through your own ignorance?  These are doubts we’ve all had and even I still do from time to time.  Sometimes poses are even taught differently depending on More

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Your most important resolution

Your most important resolution home yogaThe cliche of having more ‘me-time’ is one used by nearly everyone who makes New Years resolutions.  Whether it’s in the form of exercising more, cooking more, losing weight, making time to relax, it’s all the same thing- ‘me-time’, aka- time to focus on yourself.  There’s nothing wrong with this, actually these are all wonderful things to commit yourself to, however, by the end of January, these More

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To drink or not to drink

photoTo drink or not to drink?  Ummm…  Well…  Drink!  OK, it’s not that simple.  Those who know me know that I love to enjoy a good beer with dinner or after the kiddo’s gone down for the night.  This drink is not a splurge and has no guilt attached to it and neither should yours.  Research has proven that moderate drinking can actually be beneficial to your health in the following ways- More

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Make it New Years anytime

Make it new years anytime healthy drinkThere seems to be only one time of year that I find myself evaluating my routines, lifestyle, and habits: New Years.  Why is that?  Don’t we always need constant modification to be nudged back on track.  Maybe goals have changed?  Maybe living situations have changed?  I’ve recently made an effort to change a few habits and a goal to do this more than one time of year.  Why do we need the calendar to tell us it’s time for resolutions?  I say we start making them any time we feel a little ‘off’.  Adopting a few simple changes can help you get back to that general feeling of kick-ass’ness!  Here are a few things that have worked for me in just the past few weeks- More

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My CSA challenge

csaLast fall I took on a challenge that I had been wanting to do for quite awhile- become a CSA member.  If you’re not familiar with that term, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Every week you pay a monetary share to the local farm and in return, receive a ‘box’ (or canvas tote bag in my case) of More

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