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My favorite greens and what to do with them

kaleI’m not going to lecture you on the importance of having leafy greens in your diet.  Let’s just say that they deserve to have their own food group.  Have you ever wondered what’s all the fuss about those trendy green drinks?  Well, drinking your greens is just another way of getting them into your body.  They’re so good for you that you need to get them in your system one way or another.  Me, I prefer More

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3 foods for post-yoga bliss

Foods for post yoga class blissProbably the most popular question I get asked is what to eat before and after yoga class.  Food and exercise play integral parts in our overall health but getting these two elements to work together can be a bit more challenging.  By eating the right things after yoga class you can increase those awesome post yoga feelings of lightness, strength, and calm.  We’ve all experienced those times when you indulge in a heavy meal right after class and spend the rest of your day feeling guilty, wondering if you just negated all the positive effects of your practice.  Let’s do our best to avoid those feelings of guilt by sticking to these 3 post-yoga foods- More

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Top 3 swaps for baking (and my favorite cookies)

photo1If you are stuck in between being a health nut and a choco-holic with an out of control sweet tooth, welcome to the club.  Just because you want to eat as healthy as possible 90% of the time doesn’t mean that you have to give up baking.  Especially with it being holiday season, homemade sweet treats seem to be on everyone’s mind.  Baking treats at home is healthier than buying pre-packaged food but there are ways to still make your sweet treats not so naughty.  Let’s take away just a little of the guilt without making them taste too healthy.  This is supposed to be a treat after all.  Here are a few swaps to make 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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How to be a cheapskate health nut

IMG_5738Being healthy can be very expensive.  Shopping local and paying for regular yoga can feel like a drain on your bank account.  I’m not here to argue with that, I often feel drained by my healthy lifestyle too.  Yes, it’s cheaper to buy processed, non-organic foods that have been shipped across an ocean and yes, it’s much cheaper to go for a walk rather than pay for regular yoga classes.  But you have to ask More

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The best yoga diet

chakras-yoga-food660What you eat (and drink!) definitely effects your yoga practice.  Some days you may feel light as a feather, other days you may feel oddly sluggish.  Can you imagine the difference in your practice?  Many of these feelings could be a result of the foods that you consume.  When practicing yoga, I definitely like to feel at my best and not have to worry about things More

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Killing it, Costa Rican style

100_5444I wish that I could start this post by telling you that I just got back from a trip to Costa Rica (and that this picture of me was from yesterday and not 5 years ago).  Unfortunately I haven’t been there in a few years but listening to stories of friends’ recent vacations there has been stirring up all sorts of lovely memories.  I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Costa Rica 3 times.  It’s where I took my advanced yoga training and More

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Too many veggies and no plan

Stir-Fry_VegetablesHow often do you find yourself staring at a full veggie drawer in the fridge and no clue what to do with it all?  For me this happens at least once a week.  Over the years I’ve developed a few quick and simple things to do with them (no matter what they are) to turn them into a quick meal.  You can really use any vegetables- squashes, peppers, carrots, cabbage, etc.  A few things you should try to include are onions, garlic, greens (broccoli, kale, chard, etc), and protein (meat, peas, even nuts) just to ensure that you getting a well rounded meal.  The condiments More

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Easy substitutions you need to be making

Four_Sugars-580x386When adopting a healthier lifestyle one of the first things that changes are your meals.  Learning new healthy recipes is great but no one wants to leave behind their favorites.  Comfort foods, old family recipes, and just favorite go-to’s are things that don’t have to be wiped from your mind.  With just a few easy substitutions and slight adjustments, these old comfortable 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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