Growth happens outside your comfort zone

“Just when the caterpillar thought it’s life was over, it became a butterfly.” Butterflies have been following me everywhere for just about two months now. And now, this gorgeous Monarch butterfly is keeping me company on the front porch.  I’ve been so uncomfortable for the past few months, with lots of uncertainty and transition. I … Read More

Life Is Simple & Easy – My Mindfulness Mantra For The Week

Life is simple and easy. I practice this mindfulness mantra on my mat, during my daily meditation, while I wash dishes, transition between clients and as I put my son to sleep. I’m always focusing my mind and filling it with positivity, especially when I want to react to uncomfortable and undesirable conditions around me. … Read More

In Order to Heal, We Need to Feel – Healing Through Yoga

We all have the basic right to feel. What we feel defines our path in life and ultimately who we are. Feelings come from our senses, which we use to interpret the world around us. Senses are a gateway between our inner and outer world and give us the necessary data input to our systems. This data allows us to give meaning to our experiences and determines what we feel.

Chocolate Avocado Milkshake – A Healthy Alternative With Almond Milk

Chocolate Avocado Milkshake - A Healthy Alternative With Almond Milk

The vanilla avocado milkshake recipe was so popular, I thought I would post this variation for a chocolate milkshake. Enjoy!! CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MILKSHAKE Blend together in blender: 1/2 ripe avocado 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 4 tbsp honey 2 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (higher quality cocoa powder = better milkshake) 8-10 ice cubes … Read More

Vanilla Avocado Milkshake – A Healthy Alternative With Almond Milk!

Vanilla Avocado Milkshake - A Healthy Alternative With Almond Milk!

In my old life, when I was eighty pounds overweight, I constantly drank and craved strawberry milkshakes. The seven hundred and ten calories, (in addition to twenty grams of fat and one hundred grams of sugar, in the form of high fructose corn syrup), somehow brought me relief. Much like my other addictions, the relief … Read More

Mindfulness & Weight Loss – Choosing Thoughts & Food That Nourish

Mindfulness & Weight Loss - Thoughts & Food That Nourish

There were times in my life when I wouldn’t eat to feel hunger instead of physical pain and there were times in my life when I overate to avoid feeling anything at all. Suffering from both extremes, I struggled to develop a healthy relationship to food. With the help of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, I … Read More

Legs Up For Stress Relief – Try Therapeutic Yoga At Home!

Legs up for stress relief - feel better in 6 minutes

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take six minutes to bring yourself back.

Set an alarm for six minutes, throw your legs up on the couch (backs of calf muscles rest on cushions), bring your hands on your belly, close your eyes and consciously deepen your breath. Inhale and exhale slowly and evenly. Relax and let go as much as possible.