Funky crow pose

Gratitude 2017

Gratitude: “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” I have been playing with this idea of gratitude in my classes this week. We often times show appreciation for things such as our families, friends, and the roof over our heads. But what about the things we consider so…

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I had just made these pumpkin energy bites and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I eat oatmeal probably at least two-three times a week during the winter months and thought a pumpkin pie flavor sounded just in season. A different topping or mix-in can transform this comfort dish into something extremely dreamy. The maca powder…

Pumpkin energy bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I thought that it would be delectable to whip up a batch of pumpkin energy bites. I have quite the obsession with energy bites and I’m always trying to find new recipes. This amazing brand, Imlak’esh Organics has these Sacha Inchi seeds that are extraordinary. The best part about…

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Legs Up the Wall

Do you need some rejuvenation in the body? Legs up the wall or Viparita Karani (vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee) might be exactly what your body is craving. It’s great for calming the nervous system. I love this pose right before I go to bed or anytime I need to stretch out the hamstrings. It is said by…

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Candied Almonds

Nuts make for the perfect snack. This delicious treat was whipped up for our latest essential oil party. It’s so fun to cook with these oils just observing how strong the taste is from one single drop! Cinnamon Bark essential oil contains a high amount of cinnamaldehyde, which helps maintain healthy immune function.* Make sure…

Eating Essential Oils

Did you know you can eat some of your essential oils? Make sure they are therapeutic grade pure essential oils. I like the brand doTERRA but Young Living is wonderful as well. You can eat these essential oils if they have a nutritional facts label on the bottle. Add a little Lemon oil into your…

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Guacamole with Lime Essential Oil

As much as I cook, this was the first time I made guacamole. Can you believe that? We were having an essential oil party and I decided to experiment with a few recipes. The zesty taste of guacamole was a perfect answer for the apps at the party. Lime essential oil is great for lifting…

pumpkin seed hummus

Pumpkin Seed Hummus

This enchanted twist on hummus will be the spookiest snack at your Halloween party. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and iron. They are the most nutritious part of the pumpkin. They’re low in carbohydrates and contain potassium, magnesium, zinc, niacin and vitamin B3. You can mix them in this hummus or you…

Psoas: Diving Deeper

Tightness in the back? Grinding your teeth at night? Tension in your hips? The psoas (pronounced SO-az) might be the culprit. This muscle is the only muscle in the body that starts in the back and ends in the front. It begins right at T-12, wraps itself around the ribs, underneath the abdomen, and inserts…

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

There were a plethora of black beans in my refrigerator I cooked up before I was heading to California. I made some black bean hummus and still had plenty beans left. I snagged some sweet potatoes and cut up the red peppers. I mixed in a little quinoa and made a zesty lime dressing for…