Blackberry Balsamic Summer Salad

Summertime blackberries are such a treat! Our blackberry "patch" is overflowing right now, and in an effort to eat as many as possible, I've been looking up some different ways to use them. This salad is so, so, so simple and easy. It's perfect for a hot summer day, and it took me less than […]
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Living In The Age Of Social Media & Swapping Comparison For Gratitude

A wise fella' named Theodore Roosevelt once said: Comparison is the thief of joy.  How right he is... I used to be somewhat of a grouch about social media. However, since I started this blog a year and a half ago, I've had to become a lot more active on it. That's the nature of a having a […]
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8 Tips For Choosing a Yoga Mat

I'm often asked what kind of yoga mat I recommend. It's a good question. Yoga's popularity has skyrocketed, and because of that, there are tons of yoga mats available. When it comes to buying a new one, it really just depends on your preferences. Before you haul off and buy the first one you see at your local sporting goods […]
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Yoga: Where To Start?

A comment I run across a lot is this: "I'd love to try yoga, but I don't really know where to start."This makes sense. Yoga is a BIG broad topic, it has grown leaps and bounds in America in the last decade, the lingo is foreign, there are many styles of yoga, there are many misconceptions about […]
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Nothing is Wasted

NOTHING is wasted. I got inspired to write this little post while looking at this photo of myself in forearm stand. No, not in a vain way, but more of an introspective way. I got to thinking about how long I've actually been working up to *this* pose, how much work it took, and maybe mostly how […]
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Easy Kale Chips

I'm so giddy over figuring out a fast and EASY way to make kale chips. I first made kale chips 8 or 9 years ago when it was a new trend. At that time, the recipes I tried took too long and were a major pain to actually prepare, make, and clean up. Naturally, I stopped […]
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Spring Cleaning Your Life: Thoughts on the Spring Equinox

It’s here! The first day of spring! Excitement is everywhere if you’ll take the time to notice it. It’s in nature waking up, buds forming on trees, more sunlight, warmer temperatures, and for a lot of us, more smiles and much better moods. The spring equinox is one of two days of the year where night and […]
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Exercise: My Personal Manifesto

I get asked fairly often about my own personal fitness routine. I’m not sure what people expect to hear (insert giggle here), but since I am a yoga instructor and personal trainer, it seems like they expect an answer that is exciting or innovative. They look at me anticipating a juicy secret, or a new […]
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On Self Care and Resolutions

January is the perfect time to recognize the importance of self care in your life and how it relates to your resolutions, goals, and your upcoming year. Does your resolution honor taking the best care of you? My year has surely started off with a BANG. I love the holidays and the break from my normal […]
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Benefits of Yoga Inversions

For the month of December, my local classes and I are having a focus of inversions. I chose this theme thoughtfully, since I’ve noticed over the years that my yoginis come in tired, rushed, and overbooked this time of year. What does this have to do with inversions? Glad you asked… Some inversions are relaxing (like Legs Up […]
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