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Banana Bread Crockpot Oats

A thought flashed over me of the idea of using the crockpot for breakfast with some simple steel cut oats. Now steal cut oats are great and all but they take about 30 minutes longer than rolled oats to make. As you know, those 6ams yoga classes I teach come with quite the early rise…

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Chocolate, Coconut, Date Energy Balls

When I start to get that chocolate craving, cacao powder is my go-to! It’s absolutely delicious in energy bites and many other things. Stay tuned for my chocolate milk I’ll be making in the next few weeks for my chocolate-obsessed sister, Grace! Anyhow, these bites are a perfect thing to pop in before a yoga…

Dos and Don'ts of Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde – Dos and Don’ts

Here it comes again. You are starting to panic because Mercury is about to be in retrograde for the second time this year. The travel delays may be more common than you think, miscommunication can occur, and everything you’re trying to get accomplished might just be a bit delayed. Mercury Retrograde might seem a bit…

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8 ways to ward off mosquitos

You start to flail your hands around swatting the buzzing sound out of your ear. Before you know it, there is a welt on the back of your knee begging for a scratch. The mosquito has made its mark and there is nothing you can do about it. “I’m just trying to enjoy the sunset…

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6 ways to ease bites and stings

Maybe I’m extra sweet but for some reason these flying critters just won’t leave me alone. One of my buddies in college lived in a home that was infested with mosquitos in their backyard. I was outside for not even 15 minutes and suffered through at least 25 mosquito bites. No one is ever excited…

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Anti-Mosquito Oil: TerraShield by doTerra

Have you discovered the power of essential oils yet? These magical plant extractions make up my entire medicine cabinet. You would be shocked at the uses for all these wonderful oils. The TerraShield blend by doTerra is outstanding for preventing mosquitos and other outdoor pests. It contains a blend of essential oils such as ylang…

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7 Life Lessons from a Yellow Lab

My face was stained with tears. I could feel the salt begin to crystallize against my skin. After having a dog for nearly 15 years, they truly become a part of the family. A big, furry, yellow brother by the name of Gabe. My second brother I’ve had in this lifetime. The other was another…

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Chili and Lime Chicken Kabobs

Well you all know about my pepper obsession, so here is another great dish that will make your palate salivate. If you are sensitive to spice, use less chili powder. Make sure to get pasture-raised, organic chicken whenever possible. This is important because there are a ton of food label claims that confuse the consumer….

6 Tips to Improve Skin Health

Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? A lot of skin problems can be related to food intolerances such as gluten, dairy, soy, and more. Filling your body with healthy and nutrient dense foods will really improve skin health. But skin health is not just related to your diet. According…

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

If it were my last meal on earth, I would probably include some sort of buffalo dish. These buffalo cauliflower bites are a new twist on your traditional chicken wings. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable and it is recommended you get a minimum of ¾ cup serving size of cruciferous vegetables daily. Others include kale,…