A Simple 10 minute practice to open your heart. Great way to start your day or to refresh mid-day. All levels welcome.
The word Healthy diet can be daunting. And it is often overwhelming too. It doesn’t have to be difficult though. It can actually be quite simple. You want to start small and grow into healthy eating. When I first dove into healthy eating I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it. It seemed like too much and it seemed boring and horrible. Then I did it anyway and I was pleasantly surprised with what healthy eating was and the plethora of healthy options. As I took on this journey I found 4 keys to beginning a healthy diet.
When beginning to eat healthy I had many second thoughts, many questions, and many times second guessed my choice. There were many foods I looked at and said no way. I was very closed minded in the beginning. Once I started to try foods I began to realize how much I had been missing out on. Here are some of the foods I struggled with in the beginning.
Taking care of your self is one of the most important parts of life and your health. It is often the one thing we forget about too. The truth is if you don’t take care of yourself you really can’t take care of anyone else. So before you give all your time to everyone and everything create some time for self-care. It can be quick, it can be long whatever fits you best...just do it! Check out my Self Care List below and bring one or two or more into your life...
Children need water just as much as we do. If fact they are usually more active so water is more important to them. A general rule for children is 6 to 8 cups a day, throughout the day. More if they are out in the heat. Now unless you were lucky as a parent most children don’t want water, they want other things so lets make it fun. A Challenge!
We all know water is important, it’s the one thing you are told from day one. We are made up of 75% water and 85% of our brains is water. Needless to say water is important! Some say we need 8 cups a day others say we need as much as 15 cups a day. We could debate, I won’t do that though. Bottom line you want water every day and a lot of it. So why not do a Challenge?
Prenatal/Postnatal Strengthening will be all about preparing the body for labor and recovering after. Its nothing you cant handle though. And still safe for pregnancy. Here you will Strengthen legs and core muscles. Without an intense workout. Both are important for labor and post pregnancy recovery. This is an empowering flow and I love to do it!
Morning Rise is to open up and stretch out from the often rough night of sleep and to start your day clear and focused with intention. This one is great even if you’re not Pregnant. This is a sequence I do every morning before I get out of bed, yes I'm serious. No mat, it really allows me to be open for my day and my body to move freely.
Yoga and Pregnancy go very well together. Yoga can be gentle enough for a non-intense exercise or intense enough for a tougher workout. During Pregnancy there are all kind soft things going on in the body…added weight, less energy, skin stretching, and hormones are a wreck. With so much to deal with, Yoga is the grounding and stretching needed.
Some say you don’t need to wash your face and others say you do. Bottom line I feel if there is dirt or make up on my face I need to wash it off. When it comes to face wash, there can be some pretty toxic chemicals in them, Here is a list to look out for…Toxic Avoid List. So how can you clean your face in the simplest, easiest and natural way?
Yoga is a powerful practice. It is rooted in mind, body and spirit, connecting the three as one. A part of yoga is the physical practice, but there is so much more. I started my journey with yoga years ago and earlier this year I started a Yoga Writing Exploration. It is an exploration into yoga that I had experienced and put it into several posts for you. I have compiled all these post here.
Pet allergies can be horrible especially when you just want to snuggle up with the animal you love. I have a friend who recently asked me about natural solutions to pet allergies. She didn’t want to take medication so I wanted to help the best I could and thus my research began. Here are my results…
Our feet are one of the most used parts of our body. Sometimes they get over worked and don’t get to relax. Feet also pick up lots of things as we walk around, especially when we are barefoot or in flip flops. So cleaning and taking care of our feet are important. After all we want them to work for a while right? I came up with this foot scrub to cleanse and relax my feet...
With little ones running around there are bound to be scraps, cuts, falls and so on. I prefer to use all natural remedies and Essential Oils are big in our house. This is our First Aid Spray, it works great and I know when I use it there are no harmful Chemicals, which is a big plus.
- 20 drops lavender
- 20 Drops Melaleuca/Tea Tree
- 5 Drops Frankincense (optional)
- 40 drops or 1 TSP Coconut or Almond Oil
- Filtered Water
- 2 oz Glass Spray Bottle
Place the first 4 ingredients in a 2 oz Glass Spray Bottle then fill the rest with clean/filtered water. Be sure to shake well before every use to combine all ingredients.
Lavender is used for its calming properties. Melaleuca/Tea tree for is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral properties. And frankincense has anti-inflammatory properties. The three combined is the spray allow for calming and healing, give support to the body.
Okay now Give it a try! It has be great to have in our Medicine Cabinet and it will be great in yours!
All Ingredients can be found here
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Ready to be a Green Goddess or for the little guy we call it the Ninja Turtle! This smoothie is packed with Vitamins, Minerals, and Energy! Great for a Snack or Breakfast!
What do you need:
- 1 cup of Spinach
- 2 Large Kale Leaves
- 1 cup Strawberries or a Banana (Your choice)
- 1-2 TBSP Peanut or Almond Butter
- ¼- ½ cup of Almond Milk
- Optional a couple ice cubes
Throw all ingredients in the Blender (I love the Nutri Ninja!) and Blend! Then Enjoy! This is a great way to get veggies into little ones which is a battle in our home. When he hears Ninja Turtle Smoothie he is Excited! And I promise it does not taste like Spinach or Kale! Double the recipe for a larger smoothie.
PS The Nutri Ninja is wonderful, Check it out Here!!
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