Wellness Wednesday: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution DVDs

Jillian Michaels

I don’t know about you but it’s been hard to go to the gym. It’s not about working out it’s about being in the building. We’ve had a relatively mild summer here and I loved being outdoors. I loved walking around in the heat. Yes, in the heat and not worrying about did I get […]

GIVEAWAY: Manduka LiveOn Adult and Kids Yoga Mat

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I don’t have children, but if I did you can bet they would be little yogis. Since I don’t I have partnered with the lovely people at Manduka to do a giveaway of their LiveON Yoga Mats. I have an adult and kids LiveON Yoga mat to give away to a random individual who wants to […]

Reading Pretty: Sadie Nardini’s 21-Day Yoga Body

Sadie Nardini

I have been following Sadie Nardini since I first discovered yoga. She is an in your face, fun, and very different type of yoga teacher. And I love it. She’s different from what I thought a yoga teacher should be. Now, as a teacher myself I completely get her. She is unapologetically Sadie. I spent a […]

Reading Pretty: Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth & Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan by Alanna Kaivalya

Sacred Sound

The word mantra means many things to many people. If you log on to Instagram you see tons of them every day. They are words used to motivate and inspire. In many yoga classes a particular mantra is OM. Most people don’t know what these words mean so they either embrace them or are uncomfortable with […]

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga Journal Live! Conference ~ New York

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I was still recovering from my California jaunt when the invitation to attend the Yoga Journal Live! Conference in New York came into my inbox. I could not say no. I changed some plans, bought travel tickets, and decided that the best thing would be to stay with family in Queens. Yes, it would be […]

Reading Pretty: Thrive – The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

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Webster defines thrive as: “to grow or develop successfully : to flourish or succeed.” It does not include anything about being rich, busy, sleep deprived, conniving, and mean. It seems in our society today the only way to thrive is to be the best no matter what the cost. Unhappy? Check. Mean? Check? Sleep Deprived? […]

{4.25.14} Le Weekend

{4.25.14} Le Weekend

By the time you read this I will be half way to New York for the Yoga Journal Conference. I was asked if I wanted to attend the conference and since I haven’t been to a Yoga Journal conference in years I couldn’t say no. Travel, beauty, New York, and yoga? It was a no […]

A New Type of Patch: Natural Patches of Vermont

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I had never heard of Natural Patches of Vermont. It took me traveling 1800 miles to find it. I normally travel with my coterie of essential oils – lavender, peppermint, and lemon. I’m always worrying about the bottles breaking and the bane of my existence TSA telling me “no essential oils for you.” Well, oh […]

Wellness Wednesday: Aloha Dried Green Juice

Aloha Dried Green Juice

I’ve learned a few things about traveling. How to travel in a carry-on for 7+ days, what food works for me traveling (protein), and what I always need to get on a plane (anti-anxiety meds and lots of water). I was given a few packets of ALOHA The Daily Good Dried Green Juice packets to […]

Oregon ScientificAroma Diffuser and Sound Therapy Clock

Oregon Scientific

I’ve always written how I’m not the best sleeper. It started in my late twenties, geared up and went nuts in my thirties, and miraculously with a lot of work on my part has gotten better. Why? I realize my triggers. I can’t be on the computer, iPad, iPhone, and any technology by a certain […]