What Yoga Has Taught Me About Life

09-Jul-2014

I've been a yogi for four years now and the learning never stops. Yoga not only helps me to become flexible and strong, but it also affects my state of mind. Many of the obstacles I had to overcome in my yoga practice are a reflection of the roadblocks in my daily life. Patience. I'm very impatient when it comes to myself. I don't want to waste any time. Let's keep it moving! It took me almost a year to be able to do headstand. But here I am now, finally able to do it. Good things take time and practice. And I'm not just talking about yoga asanas. Everything in life worth having takes patience. Sometimes you only have to wait a couple of hours and sometimes it takes years. But if you keep holding on, you'll get there.

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Yoga, Health, Exercise, Philosophy, Positivity

Nature is Speaking to You

08-Jul-2014

Scientist, doctors, moms, teachers have told us to eat healthy. It’s been discussed how good it is for you to enjoy a healthy diet that benefits your body in every possible way. That being said, many studies have confirmed that some very specific vegetable and fruits, when ingested, have specific, very beneficial effect in certain areas of your body, such as:

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Health, Nutrition, Raw, Vegan

For Those Of Us Who Are Going Through The Toughest Time In Our Lives

07-Jul-2014

It’s been a little over a year that I heard one of the scariest words any human being ever wants to hear coming from a doctor, cancer. It wasn’t a diagnosis for myself, but rather for one of the most important and influential human beings in my life, my mother. Since that day, a lot of things in my life have been put into perspective. Life can seriously be way too short. I’m writing this post so that if there is anyone out there reading this who is going through a tough time in their lives, they can know that they are not alone and please do not give up hope. There are ways to overcome and move forward.

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Inspire, Philosophy, Psychology, Overcoming depression

The Good Thing About a Bad Day

05-Jul-2014

Everyone experiences a bad day, some more often than others. However, “bad day” is a vague term that can have a variety of meanings in terms of its severity. On the one hand, a bad day could be quite severe: the death of a loved one, a child’s parents announcing a divorce, a career-ending sports injury, or a natural disaster. Less severe bad days could include missing a flight and getting delayed in an airport, spilling coffee on one’s laptop (or self!), or having a full day of stressful meetings ahead that don’t end with good results. These latter types of bad days are far more common, as we’ve all likely experienced a bad day or two like this in the not-too-distant past. Yet these days can actually be quite good if they are put in the right perspective.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Butternut Squash Soup

04-Jul-2014

Butternut Squash Soup is thick, creamy and bursting with fall flavors. It’s a comforting soup that will warm you up on a chilly day. If you want to save time you don’t have to roast the veggies but I would recommend it because it does wonders for the flavor. Butternut squash is a wonderful ingredient because it’s high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A), antioxidants and fiber. It is one of the most concentrated vegetable sources of alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega 3 fatty acid that is important for heart health. Vitamin A plays a key role in lung health by protecting the lungs from the damaging effect of cigarette smoke. Butternut squash is also an excellent source of energy producing vitamin B1 and B5 along with free radical scavenging manganese.

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Recipe, Vegan, Nutrition, Health,

Adapting Changes

03-Jul-2014

Every single day something changes inside you, the people around you… in your life, something will always be changing, evolving, nothing ever stays the same, so why resist the changes? People have always been reluctant to changes because of the fact that most don’t want to get out of their comfort zone, they feel safe there. But are they happy? Truly happy? Only they have the answer, and only they can decide whether or not to either accept or reject the changes coming their way, and if you’re one of them, ask yourself, what’s gonna be easier? To accept the changes and let things flow knowing that anything could happen, whether it’s something good or bad. Either way, you’ll always learn something from the change.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

From Harvest to Health: Planting Organic

01-Jul-2014

While I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born gardener, starting an organic vegetable patch has been etched on my ‘To Do’ list for a while now, recently leading me to dig up some details on the basics of this growing trend.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

Chocomole

30-Jun-2014

Chocomole or chocolate avocado pudding is a thick and creamy dessert that tastes indulgent, but it is actually healthy. It taste just like instant chocolate pudding in a good way – you would never guess the main ingredient is avocado! Chocomole is vegan, dairy free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. In addition to being a rich pudding, it can also be enjoyed as a delicious fruit/berry dip or used as fudge icing.

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Vegan, Recipe, Nutrition

In the Moment

27-Jun-2014

Do you often catch your mind wandering all over the place? Are you dwelling with regret over the past, or imagining the future with a fearful perspective? Sometimes we can get so distracted by our internal chatter, we're not even aware of where we are in the Moment. Yoga offers you the tools that are needed in order to get focused and 'be' fully in the present. Wherever you are in your life's journey, with a committed yoga practice you'll gain all the power, drive and momentum you need to live in the NOW!

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Health, Inspire, Meditation, Yoga, Exercise

The Psychology of Sleep

24-Jun-2014

According to psychologist Wilse Webb, sleep is a combination of sleep demand, circadian tendencies, and sleep-related behaviors. Sleep demand depends on on your previous night’s sleep and what you did that day- how much time does your body and mind need to properly restore itself?

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Psychology, Philosophy, Positivity, Health
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