Healthy Fall Salad With Cranberries + Pecans

Just in time for the holidays! Try this crowd-pleasing fall salad for holiday gatherings or just for a delicious weeknight side salad. Read on for the recipe and a quick way to turn this into a main dish. A couple of years ago, I posted one of my favorite go-to fall and winter side dishes, Healthy […]
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Got Glutes? Why You Need Them Strong and 3 Moves to Make it Happen

One of the things I've enjoyed the most from getting my RYT-500 status (Registered Yoga Teacher, 500 hours of training) and becoming a Certified Personal Trainer is learning about anatomy. Exercises and yoga poses make so much more sense when you have a little knowledge about anatomy. I'm certainly still no expert, but that's why […]
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Homemade Beef Stock Flavorbombs

Homemade stock is an incredible way to enrich the flavor of your recipes. It's way better than store bought stock, and so rewarding to make.  My aunt taught me how years ago— we both love to cook and she wrote out her chicken stock recipe for me and told me it was the perfect thing […]
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All Yoga Videos : Now On YouTube

Hi Friends! If you're looking for my yoga flows and sequences for your home practice, please view my YouTube Channel: Small Town Yogini. On that Channel, you'll find Gentle Flow videos, Vinyasa Flow videos, and a few workouts. Subscribing is free and makes it easier to find my videos! If you want more workouts, those […]
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Fall: Time to Prune

This yoga instructor is really, really missing her in-person teaching. The pandemic has made me pause my group gatherings. The thing I miss the most is my people.​Another thing I miss a lot about in-person teaching is how I sync my classes very tightly to the seasons and the changing of the seasons. There are so […]
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Yoga & The Lotus Flower

I recently  posted on Instagram about the lotus flower and I got so much feedback from it I decided to blog about it. All of the feedback relayed that the post had been encouraging. Since encouragement is a very good thing, I want to expound on that post just a little bit. Read on for […]
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What I'm Reading 2020

A running log of what I've been reading or watching this year... books, poems, articles and even documentaries compiled from my monthly email newsletter. What you are reading or watching? I'd love to hear your recommendations! Email me or leave a comment. ​ Atomic Habits by James Clear This book is outstanding. I already passed along this great article about […]
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Easy Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon

This is by far my favorite way to prepare salmon. It's easy, healthy, quick, has easy-to-find ingredients, and is DELICIOUS. Read on for more. Some of my best friends have the cutest kids ever that each earned little nicknames at their preschool. Their son's was "chicken nugget." When I found this out, I said aloud […]
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Popcorn Hack: 3 Easy Recipes

Popcorn— the ultimate movie snack. Try one of these "recipes" the next time you pop a bag. Each of the 3 "recipes" are very simple ways to jazz up your popcorn. It doesn't get much easier (or tastier) than this. Read on for the details... Super quick notes: * Use a large bowl so you […]
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My 100th Blog Post: 8 Life Lessons Learned

Well it snuck up on me: my 100th blog post. Oh, this isn't it. This is actually #103. (It really did sneak up on me.) My actual 100th post was about salsa. Which, in hindsight, is perfect because I do really love salsa. Oh well. Anyway, I do think that passing the 100th post is […]
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