Be In The Now


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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Yoga, Exercise, Health, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

The Benefits of Lemons


I love lemons. I always have, ever since I was little. I have always gone towards the more sour fruits than the sweet ones. When I was little, people would always tell me that eating lemons is not good and that I should not eat them anymore. Thank goodness I did not listen because lemons have so many health benefits. Now, I use lemons for everything, including my hair, skin, and general health.

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Nutrition, Health, Natural Remedies, Weight-loss

Vegan Chocolate Cookies


A few days ago I came across a vegan restaurant where I’d tasted the most delicious vegan chocolate cookies I’ve ever had. Naturally, I had to have the recipe and I looked for it everywhere since the chef refused to give it to me. He said he was protecting “the secret”. When I finally found it I couldn’t help but share it with the world, so here it is:

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Vegan, recipe,

How To Return To Wholeness When Feeling Like Something's Missing


In Plato's, Symposium, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

Hot Apple Pie Smoothie


Hot Apple Pie Smoothie is sweetened with apples and spiced with ginger and cinnamon. It contains a handful of spinach, but I promise you won’t be able to taste it! I like to add a scoop of high quality vegan protein powder to this recipe so it keeps me full from breakfast to lunchtime. This delicious smoothie is also gluten free and vegan.

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Health, Nutrition, Recipe, Vegan

Worrying, Fear of Failure, and Humiliation


Do you ever find yourself lying awake at night over-thinking and worrying about the future? Do you go over every detail of what may or may not happen? This can be absolutely exhausting. As much as we would all like to, we will never be able to predict the future; furthermore, we have no idea what a day will bring, or what an experience will be like.

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Philosophy, Overcoming Depression, Inspire, Psychology

The Amazing Benefits of Kefir!


Kefir has been a part of my morning ritual for a couple of months now. It's literally the best decision I've made for my health! It is so quick and easy to make that you have no excuse not to add it into your daily routine. I personally make water kefir as I am lactose sensitive, but if you prefer the dairy kind, feel free to change the recipe accordingly.

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Health, Nutrition, Organic, Vegan

Make Your Days Extraordinary


There are 365 days in a year. How many of these days are you productive? How many of these days are wasted on being lazy? I believe that each day of our lives is a gift and a chance to do something extraordinary and make the world a better place. So, how do we change a seemingly ordinary day to an extraordinary one? I believe we can accomplish this by paying close attention to the choices we make each day. Choices (even small ones, such as deciding what to wear or what to eat for breakfast) can have a positive or negative impact on your day. The morning is the perfect time to prepare yourself mentally, physically and spiritually for the rest of the day. The morning is the perfect time to get inspired, energized and ready.

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Health, Overcoming Depression, Weight-loss, Inspire, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Vegan Stuffed Peppers


Bell Peppers - Bell peppers are first off low in calories. So, even if you eat one full cup of them, you get just about 45 calories. A good bonus is that one cup will give you more than your daily quota of Vitamin A and C. This powers up your immune system and keeps skin youthful. You can get the highest Vitamin C in the red bell pepper. The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits. Studies show that it reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol, controls diabetes, brings relief from pain and eases inflammation. Also the sulfur content in bell peppers makes them play a protective role in certain types of cancers.

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Vegan, Recipe, Health, Nutrition

The College Thrive Guide: Preparing For the College Transition In 5 Easy Steps!


It’s that time of year! The inevitable changes and goodbyes of graduating high school often bring up anxiety, fear as well as anticipation of the journey ahead. While it’s completely normal to feel this unease about the transition, there are effective tools to help calm your worries and feel totally prepared to take on life as a college kid. Use these 5 simple steps to help you prepare for an awesome first year at school. In using these tools it’s a great idea to keep a “transition journal” as a way to jot down ideas and actively use the 5 steps.

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High School, College, Inspire, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

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