Friday Favorites: Clocks, Probiotics and Lentil Soup

Friday Favorites: Clocks, Probiotics and Lentil Soup
Happy Friday!  We made it through another week and I’m excited to share some of my favorite things from the week with you. I am finally watching this.  (I love that it takes place in Chicago) Do I need this beautiful clock? My sister was getting rid of these high tops and I cleaned them up.  They... Read more »

Hillary Clinton reveals yoga helped her after her election loss

Hillary Clinton reveals yoga helped her after her election loss
                            I couldn’t sleep last night and cracked open What Happened; Hillary Clinton’s new book and quickly got sucked in to her light hearted and honest approach. I appreciate the healing benefits and power of how yoga helped her after her election loss.... Read more »

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40
I’ve been a daily makeup girl since high school.  I never liked heavy makeup but tended to be self-conscious of my uneven, red and shiny skin. I applied foundation, cover up and powder regularly in hopes to conceal my real face.  It wasn’t until I reached 40 that I had the confidence to go makeup free.... Read more »
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David Swenson reminds us of the roots of yoga

David Swenson reminds us of the roots of yoga
This morning I took a workshop at Shri Yoga Center with David Swenson called Ashtanga: The Tradition of Yoga. The friendly class explored the origins of modern day flow yoga and how it connects with the arrival of Ashtanga in the Western world. David, who began practicing at age 13 in the 1960’s, reminds us of... Read more »

My favorite and least favorite body parts

My favorite and least favorite body parts
Sadly, I don’t know one woman who is completely happy with all of her body parts.  I hear friends complain about everything from their skin to their thighs to their feet.  It’s funny though, when I look at them I see my loved ones’ beautiful eyes, hair and strong legs.  This made me think; what if... Read more »

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
My neighbor convinced me to order an Instant Pot from Amazon at our block party one summer night.  Two days later, I arrived at home to find an Instant Pot on my front stoop. An Instant Pot is essentially a programmable pressure cooker that makes food faster, easier, smarter and healthier. My first attempt was... Read more »
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What to eat on Rosh Hashanah

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah
This is one of the first years that I remember hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner. I find it fun and interesting to learn and share the meanings behind some of the traditional and common foods we serve and eat on the holiday. Honey is for a sweet new year.  The reason they are commonly shared with apples... Read more »

May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers have been high on our music rotation lately. I love their unique sound and heartfelt lyrics, but never knew much about the brothers, family and band mates. Judd Apatow clearly does too as he and Michael Bonfiglio created May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Filmed over two years during... Read more »

Broken bones, anesthesia and guilt

Broken bones, anesthesia and guilt
My daughter broke her arm in two places a few nights ago. My guilt is heavy for not being in the room and stopping the reckless game and I’m scared for her first experience with anesthesia.  The injury was not from the trampoline or gymnastics, it happened simply playing with her brother and an odd and unfortunate fall. After five... Read more »
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Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl
I crave noodle bowls now that I’m in the suburbs where they are not as readily available.  This warm Meatless Monday recipe was enjoyed by all four of us and a cleansing and needed way to start the week. Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl What you need: 5 cups mushroom stock 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 1... Read more »