Archive for January 2013

Five reasons children are harder than babies

Five reasons children are harder than babies
Lately I’ve stumbled upon a few honest articles about how challenging, isolating and, in some cases, awful the first year of parenting is.  I can relate as my daughter cried the first 8 weeks of her life and the next forty-four were no piece of cake. Despite this I stand behind the fact that children,... Read more »

The Yoga Mat Tie: The easiest way to transport your yoga mat

The Yoga Mat Tie: The easiest way to transport your yoga mat
The nice folks that create the Yoga Mat Tie sent me some samples.  I appreciate this product because it is handmade by a yogi for yogis and I wanted to share it with you. Brian Saeger lives in Boulder Colorado and has been practicing and teaching yoga since the early 90′s. He is also a massage... Read more »

Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe for Meatless Monday

Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe for Meatless Monday
My meals have been very soup heavy lately.  Nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of goodness on a winter day.  When I saw Karis’ Kitchen’s Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe I thought I found a satisfying winter dish that is not soup. I’ve been on a major sweet potato kick, but mostly... Read more »
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Can I quit wine?

Can I quit wine?
It is important for me to be honest here and share with you an internal struggle that has been in the front of my mind for a while now. My diet has become dissected in search of foods that may be causing my multiple sclerosis or at least will aid in giving me more energy... Read more »

Top five favorite yoga poses

One of the hardest lists I could write is to narrow down the thousands of yoga poses into five of my favorite.  What I enjoy today can change tomorrow, in a few months or years as my yoga practice is constantly evolving. 1. Trikasana (Triangle Pose) This may have been the first pose that I really... Read more »

Parenthood is my favorite show on television

Parenthood is my favorite show on television
When I came home from the hospital in September, I knew my Type A never stop personality had to take a break and relax to heal myself.  Not much of a TV watcher, I asked everyone I came in contact with what their favorite, easy to watch show that I could mindlessly watch a whole... Read more »
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Beginning Gilenya with an interview

Beginning Gilenya with an interview
Yesterday I began taking Gilenya, the first once-daily pill for reducing the number of relapses in people with relapsing forms of MS.  There are some serious side effects so in addition to an EKG; I was required to have my blood pressure taken every half hour for the first six hours of taking the pill. My... Read more »

Kick your cold with Thai Red Curry Soup

Kick your cold with Thai Red Curry Soup
Weekends usually consist of cheat eating. Somehow between the change up in schedule, my husband’s influence and free time, it happens.  Although not an excuse, I’m often a little bit anxious for Monday to come.  Back to normalcy, our schedule and clean eating. With a busy week ahead, I knew I needed this week’s Meatless... Read more »

The woman behind MS Diet for Women

The woman behind MS Diet for Women
Kim was diagnosed with MS in 2010 and living a normal life. The mother is dedicating her energy into creating MS Diet for Women, a comprehensive web site with research, recipes and a community.  Her tips and grocery lists motivate and encourage me that I can heal my body with food. I had the opportunity... Read more »
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Drink bone broth to heal your body and eliminate cellulite

Drink bone broth to heal your body and eliminate cellulite
Some may find my writing of bone broth slightly ironic as I promote Meatless Mondays and try to eat primarily a vegetable based diet.  Yet, I continued to hear and began to research the vast benefits of nutrient dense bone broth and I knew I had to try it.  This superfood is inexpensive, easy to make... Read more »
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