You all have heard the news that meditation has a plethora of health benefits, but how exactly does this modality work to help us find better health? I can assure you that it’s much more than just the latest fad. Let’s take a look at just a few of these claims and the truth behind them. [Read more…]
My yoga journey began when I was over 250 pounds. I wasn’t the typical yogi and I jumped into my practice long before Curvy Yoga was even a “thing”.
My inner experience was amazing. I actually came to a place where I was proud of myself. I felt strong. Powerful and like I finally had a voice. (All from yoga!) My outer experience though, that part of my journey that had to see the eye rolls of the people on the mats next to me when I would drop into child’s pose before we even finished our warm up, and that part of me who couldn’t shake the idea that the instructor’s I encountered had ZERO clue how to modify anything to accommodate a gal with…well, bigger than normal girls on her front. [Read more…]
This recipe is for a super easy, protein packed energy driving smoothie. With school in full swing and schedules as chaotic as ever, I thought that finding and sharing a tasty smoothie recipe might be a great idea.
Breakfast is the most over looked meal of the day but it is one of the most vital for our health. Whip up this spicy smoothie and kick start your day with awesome. [Read more…]
When people find out that I am a vegetarian, I am met with all sorts of things. Curious looks. Blank stares. 5000 questions. When I was new to this gig, it used to intimidate the heck out of me. I was always afraid that I would somehow be challenged by someone who knew more than I did about nutrition and they would debunk everything that made me WANT to eat the way that I eat. Now that I have a few years under my belt, it doesn’t phase me so much. You see, I eat a plant based diet because this is what works for me. I feel at my best when I don’t eat critters. If I eat any other way, I not only feel like crap, I start looking like crap and functioning like crap too. I don’t like it one bit. [Read more…]