Archive for December 2015

My 2015 Wrap Up

My 2015 Wrap Up
It is the last day of 2015 and time to reflect back on the year. Looking through my photos, I am reminded that this has indeed been a good year filled with many new and happy experiences.  I am proud to be sharing my fifth annual end of the year wrap up. (Here are 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).... Read more »

Parasailing is a breeze compared to cooking class

Parasailing is a breeze compared to cooking class
My family spent winter break in warm and peaceful Mexico last week and my ten-year-old son showed interest in parasailing.  I was happy to give him this unforgettable experience, especially because when I told him he could pick out one souvenir from the many shops overflowing with toys and tchokes, he choose a free rock... Read more »

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read
If you are in the reading mood, here are some of my favorites articles I’ve published here over the years.  I hope your holidays are filled with peace and love. Stay healthy The good and bad of the Fitbit Ten tips for a three-day juice cleanse Oil Pulling: your mouth will feel very clean after... Read more »
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Yoga videos to practice anywhere

Yoga videos to practice anywhere
This time of year tends to mess with our schedules.  Holiday parties, sugary treats and travels sometimes make it a challenge to stick to your yoga practice.  Ironically, this is the time of year many of us need yoga the most. Here are a few of my favorite short videos that you can do in... Read more »

How to stand taller

How to stand taller
Have you ever caught your reflection in a window and surprised by what you see?  Recently I noticed myself in a full on slouch; round back, hunched shoulder and head hanging.  I consciously fixed my posture and was shocked at the difference both physically and mentally. Here are a few tips to stand taller. 1.... Read more »

Ten things I learned about parenting in ten years

Ten things I learned about parenting in ten years
I knew nothing about mothering when I got pregnant at 28-years old.  None of my friends had children yet and the Internet was very different a decade ago.  It was wonderful, isolating and confusing.  I often think back and wonder how different it would be if I were to become a new mom at age... Read more »
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When will the 356 shooting take place?

When will the 356 shooting take place?
The United States has experienced 355 mass shooting this year. It is no longer if, but when.  It is certain another shooting will happen.   It could be today, tomorrow or in two weeks. It might be at my kid’s school, in one of the hospitals my husband works at or even in the movie theater... Read more »

Yoga Mom's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Yoga Mom's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is here.  Gift buying can be expensive, excessive and stressful, but I’ve decided to make it easier and fun for you. Here are some presents that are simple to purchase and still send a positive message. 1. Hamsa Shirt. I am all about shopping local, especially this time of year.  Chicago artist... Read more »