Archive for August 2013

I left my phone at home

I left my phone at home
Rushing out the door to teach yoga I somehow left my phone at home.  I was less than two blocks away when I put my hand in the front pocket of my purse and it wasn’t there.  To be honest I panicked at first but made a conscious decision not to turn around and venture... Read more »

The dry brush naturally reduces cellulite

The dry brush naturally reduces cellulite
In the same week both my massage therapist and yoga teacher gave me a dry brush.  I considered it a sign and wondered how this simple wood brush could help my body.   Soon brushing my body daily before I got in the shower became part of my routine. “Dry brushing loosens dead cells, stimulates... Read more »

Both kids are in school - now what?

Both kids are in school - now what?
There have been countless moments in the last 7 plus years that I have reminded myself that in only a few years my kids would be in school full time and I would finally have a moment to myself.  To be alone to go to the bathroom, to grocery shop, to drive, to cook, to... Read more »
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Dairy-free eating: does it work?

Dairy-free eating: does it work?
Since October when the holistic doctor gave me a test and revealed I was allergic to dairy, I’ve been really strict about eliminating it from diet.  It isn’t difficult anymore; it quickly has become part of my life. I’m the one at the restaurant asking if each component of my meal includes dairy, and I’m... Read more »

Ten things to know before your first yoga class

Ten things to know before your first yoga class
It is common that friends and strangers tell me, “I really want to try yoga, but I am not good” or “I am not flexible” or “I have no idea what to expect.” Luckily, I have ten tips for you to make your first class an awesome, unintimidating experience. 1. Dress comfortable.  No need for... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Fresh summer rolls with basil, avocado, kale and almond sauce

Meatless Monday: Fresh summer rolls with basil, avocado, kale and almond sauce
Continuing the kids-can-cook (minus 3 minute noodles)-no-oven series, I am happy to share these fresh summer rolls with basil, avocado, kale and almond sauce. The recipe requires some time to chop all the fresh veggies and cook the noodles (only 3 minutes), which I did in advance. I also made the to -die-for almond sauce... Read more »
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My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it
Yoga to my husband is the the time he watches the kids and I return happier, lighter and more fun to be around. For my birthday this week we discussed dinner options and I cautiously mentioned I instead wanted to practice yoga together as I knew it would benefit us both. “Whatever you want.” He... Read more »

Multiple Sclerosis and MRIs: The Results

Multiple Sclerosis and MRIs: The Results
Thank you all for your feedback and support from Multiple Sclerosis and MRIs: When does it become normal?    Your response showed me that you do want to read about my journey and there are others out there that my words can help. The MRI was not fun, the Xanax did not work and instead... Read more »

Three reasons to make fruit kabobs with your kids

Three reasons to make fruit kabobs with your kids
Last week’s no-oven-cook with the kids pickles were so popular, that I wanted to share another no-oven-cook with the kids project for this week: Fruit Kabobs.  Yes, I know fruit kabobs are simple, but sometimes the easiest recipes are the most fun. There are three reasons why these are so popular with the little ones. Side... Read more »
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A letter to my daughter on her 5th birthday

A letter to my daughter on her 5th birthday
Dear Mini Me, I cannot believe it has been five years since you grew inside of me.  It seems like yesterday, but also it is hard to remember life without you.  From the minute you were conceived you created problems and worry and you continue to stubbornly do as you wish.  Your innocence, wit and... Read more »