Category Archives: health and wellness

Do you really need to be so clean?

I am on day 11 of my annual spring cleanse ritual during which I eat a bit cleaner, give my body and mind a break, practice yoga, and take some time for a general reset. This whole process is pretty … Continue reading

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Spring? Not quite…

After traveling, working too hard, or playing too much, I find it useful to take a little time to reset.  I do this by eating “better” and sticking to my yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises like glue.  Last week was … Continue reading

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Emperor’s Got New Clothes

Hurry, jump to the bottom of this post and click play so you can enjoy listening while you read! What do you think of my new outfit? It was time for some new digs. I’ve gone from colorful, but lacking … Continue reading

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Top 10 Vegan(ish) Recipes

My favorite healthful meals.  This is my list of  “go-to” recipes that make eating healthier not feel like eating cardboard, but feel like eating morsels of heaven. Feel so happy being vegan? You will be please to know there is … Continue reading

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The Manifesto of a Clean Freak

Things to think about before you embark on a cleanse or any change in your eating habits. What is a cleanse? It is taking the opportunity to clean your insides and give your digestion and major organs a break from … Continue reading

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The Yamas, not the Llamas

Ever wonder what yoga is beyond super flexibility and zen people wearing black yoga pants and chanting om? One of the historical teachings of yoga is in the ancient text, The Yoga Sutras. I am reading a translation by Sri … Continue reading

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a yogi flu shot

I am currently in the midst of getting a yogi flu shot. It takes two weeks to get this flu shot rather than the typical five minutes. I’m on the eighth day of this injection of health, immunity building, and … Continue reading

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chatufreakinranga

Chaturanga (the yoga pose that’s a variation of a push-up that is the bane of a many yogis existence) is such an interesting phenomena. When you’re first learning it, it kicks your ass. When you’ve been practicing it for a … Continue reading

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Yoga Campers Unite!

I am speed blogging from the MINDBODY booth at the Yoga Journal in Estes Park, Colorado while everyone is in classes. I arrived in the glorious Rocky Mountains Wednesday night after the Big Burrito Fiasco at Phoenix Airport. The Fiasco … Continue reading

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Reasons for being a vegetarian

Who knew that what you feed your face with could be such a big deal? I have been eating vegetarian-ish over the last few years and also seem to be enthralled by dramatic food and animal rights books. Even celebrities … Continue reading

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