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life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra

  Every year as the year closes out I think a lot of people reflect back on the year and their accomplishments (or lack of sometimes!) and think about what the new year has in store.  People make up resolutions to hold themselves accountable.  Last […]

life lessons from a yogi: working through limitations

life lessons from a yogi: working through limitations

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince I was in high school I have always had a fitness routine of some kind.  It has changed over the years as to what activities I did whether it was cheerleading in high school, step aerobics in college, lifting weights, training for half marathons, […]

life lessons from a yogi: shift your thoughts to positivity

life lessons from a yogi: shift your thoughts to positivity

  [dropcap]I [/dropcap]have been thinking a lot lately about thought patterns and the words we speak.  After I found out I was pregnant I had a few thoughts immediately go through my head.  The first one was “OMG!  We did it” followed by “holy $#%^” […]

life lessons from a yogi: you are what you eat

life lessons from a yogi: you are what you eat

  There is the old saying “you are what you eat”.  I am not in the medical field.  I have zero formal education on health and wellness.  However, I have a strong passion (and for those of you who personally know me, a large soap […]

detox – how to quick reboot

detox – how to quick reboot

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being in Europe for two weeks and eating croissants for breakfast, pasta for lunch, pasta for dinner, cheese on everything or by itself and drinking wine we needed a reboot.  While these meals sound great (and taste fabulous) this “lifestyle” probably isn’t great […]

life lessons from a yogi: the second year

life lessons from a yogi: the second year

  [dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone would ask “how’s married life going” after we got married.  My answer was always “amazing”.  Several people have told me that the first year of marriage would be the hardest.  I couldn’t disagree more.  My first year of marriage truly felt like an […]

thirty – v 2.0 open your mind

thirty – v 2.0 open your mind

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lmost two years ago I wrote about when I did a personal thirty day challenge (found here).  Thirty days of yoga in a row.  I know it sounds crazy and intense but I mix it up between more intense classes and slower variations to give my […]

what you seek

what you seek

What you seek is seeking you – Rumi [dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter in Michigan can be tough.  The days get shorter.  Way shorter.  When you wake up in the morning it’s dark.  When you come home from work in the evening, it’s dark.  Even during “daytime” the weather tends […]

what are you waiting for? – life lessons from a yogi

what are you waiting for? – life lessons from a yogi

When I think back about 2016 I think about everything I accomplished.  We traveled a ton, survived most of our second year of marriage (the second half is yet to come!), I got a new job, we stayed healthy and happy.  Does life have ups […]

it is better to give than receive – or is it?

it is better to give than receive – or is it?

The Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, laughter, family and traditions.  This time of year is coined “the giving season” and the retailers take full advantage of all the shoppers out there looking to purchase presents at a discount.  There are sayings like  “it […]