Urdhva Dhanurasana

Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

Urdhva Dhanurasana or Upwards Bow (Wheel) Pose is a wonderful pose to crack the crust off your heart. It can help increase energy. It’s great for strengthening the arms, legs, abdomen, and spine. Begin on your back. Bend your knees and set the soles of the feet on the floor. Keep your ankles stacked underneath…

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Blueberry Muffin Crock Pot Oatmeal

Where do you get your blueberries? I am obsessed with Joe’s Blues from the Green City Market. They are grown with antioxidants and love. Frank is just such a doll and runs this booth every single Saturday morning. I’ve been experimenting with using his blueberries in my kombucha and decided to try a delicious blueberry…

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What’s the Sticky on Honey?

“Sugar pie, honey bunch You know that I love you I can’t help myself I love you and nobody else.” Swatting a bee away? Not anymore! I’ll be humming this tune next time one buzzes in my ear. Honey is at its prime during the summer and fall as it gets harvested at this time….

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Breathe Essential Oil

We were at my family’s brunch the other week and my Auntie Seanne was in town from California. She was congested and was suffering from itchy eyes. My Auntie Kim offered up a Benadryl or some other type of medication and Auntie Seanne felt a sense of relief. Auntie Kim immediately runs inside to grab the…

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Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

Nadi Shodhana is a breathing technique used for many benefits. According to Sue Neufeld, it balances the hemispheres of the brain. You can use this breathing technique when you have a stuffy nose. It is also great for focusing the mind, supporting the lungs and respiratory functions, rejuvenating the nervous system, removing toxins, and settling…

Save yourself from fall allergies

A Claritin a day keeps the tissues away. Or so you think. This transition into fall brings about many seasonal changes. You may be that student in yoga class who keeps a box of Kleenex next to your mat. Pollen and ragweed are here for the fall allergy season and you are probably praying for these…

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Reusable lunch ware? I’m your girl!

“You seriously keep that in your purse?” I’ve heard multiple times when I pull out a metal straw. I recently found out you cannot recycle plastic straws due to their size. I keep this cute little canvas bag filled with my fork, knife, spoon, metal straw and yes, chopsticks. I don’t think I’ve used the…

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White Bean, Kale Tuscan Soup

The farmer’s market it one of my favorite places in the world. I just discovered they had dried beans at the Green City Market that I usually go to in Lincoln Park. The woman at Three Sisters Garden told me the beans you usually buy at the store are about 3-5 years old. Their beans are…

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Beet Chips

I’ve had this mandolin slicer for so long and haven’t figured out a way to use it. All of a sudden I had all these beets and the mandolin slicer was begging for attention. So I whipped it out with the faintest idea how to even set it up. I chopped the ends of the…

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How are you breathing?

Have you ever taken a moment to just sit and observe your breath? The way the body inhales and exhales? Is the inhale longer than the exhale or vice versa? Where does the breath begin?  “First, take a deep breath,” I usually say to my sisters and friends when they start to get stressed. My…