Spring is here! Birds are chirping, snow is melting, and the sun is shining. Time to start Spring Cleaning! This is a great time to clear out stagnation, resetting the body and mind, creating fertile ground for new growth and abundance.Contrary to popular belief, detoxifying the body and mind doesn’t mean starvation or strange concoctions from your local health food store, it means getting the nutrients you need from real food while resting the organs which, most of the time, run on overdrive. Below are simple routines which can be incorporated into daily life. Choose a few or try them all. … More Spring Detox: Daily Routines to Optimize Health
I am always looking for ways to make my morning routine quick and easy. This leaves more time to sleep, do a daily yoga/ meditation practice, or connect with family over coffee. This recipe makes 18-20 Breakfast Bites, just enough to eat 2-3 a day for the week. They are a great portion size, eat one in the morning with coffee, followed by one or two mid-morning for a snack. They are also perfect before a workout. The slightly sweet, creamy flavors of the fig and almond butter couple nicely with the seed mix (think Omega 3s!), and who doesn’t love something covered in chocolate?! … More Turkish Fig and Almond Butter Breakfast Bites
More than just postures, set into a sequence, followed by savasana (corpse pose), Yoga is complex. It weaves together inner and outer disciplines, physical practice, and breath work while guiding us through the ups and downs of emotions, thoughts, and interactions with others.
Yoga is also a guide for how to live free from suffering and full of happiness. Patanjali defines the eight limbs in the Yoga Sutras. These guidelines take into account our inner and outer worlds, the layers which we must shed to gain enlightenment, and an attention to the process, not the end result. This supports us in living with presence and intention, creating our reality with each choice and action taken. … More A Deeper Look at the 8 Limbs of Yoga
When I was growing up my father would make a heavenly (remember I didn’t say healthy) concoction of Velveeta mixed with spicy Ro*Tel, microwaved to perfection, poured over freshly opened tortilla chip rounds. Oh how I miss those meals, eating nachos while playing Super Mario.
Although I am more health conscious now, I still crave those nachos! But fear not my vegan nacho lovers! I have created a 5 minute, creamy, spicy, nacho cheese recipe to pour over whatever delicious goodies you like, I suggest Late July Sea Salt Multi-grain Tortilla Chips. … More Vegan Nacho Cheese: ¡Qué rico!
The sun is rising. Your alarm, child, dog, or undone drapes are telling you to get the hell out of bed, and the one thing (hopefully more than that, but at least one..) to get you up.. A delicious cup of fresh coffee. This is my story most days. My coffee cup, filled with these blended delights, is my security blanket, allowing me to gracefully enter each day.
Below are three recipes. The first, a vegan Coconut “Latte”. The second, for my paleo friends (okay for dairy sensitivities), is a Paleo Ghee “Latte”. And the third, The Weekend Edition, adding some extra goodies to make your day off extra special. … More Coffee Please! 3 Recipes to Boost Energy and Brain Power While Enjoying Your Morning Cup of Joe
Quinoa, also known as the “Mother Grain”, is an ancient seed grain, grown in South America (mainly Peru and Bolivia), and has been sustainably farmed for 7,000 years. It has a mild, nutty flavor, mixing well with greens and hearty vegetables. It is also a complete protein, aiding tissue repair and growth. Mixing this “mother grain” with the vitamin packed/ detoxifying power of parsley, and winter squash (known for supporting healthy hearts and bones) creates the perfect winter meal. … More Dinner is Served: Ancient Grains, Greens, and Winter Squash
There are only two things one can truly give, time and love. As our life clocks tick down, time is our most valuable resource. Love is equally valued, allowing us to truly connect with one another and ourselves in the present moment. Whether we choose to access this loving moment or not, it is there, waiting to be experienced. I hope this Valentine’s Day you will give yourself time to reconnect and befriend the hearts desires with this heart opening sequence. … More A Valentine’s Day Yoga Sequence: 14 Poses to Open the Heart