Tips for Home Training & a Few of My Favorite Things

The quarantine put quite a damper on a lot of people’s fitness goals when gyms worldwide were forced to shut their doors. As a result, many people turned their gym workouts into home workouts (or no workouts at all in some cases). Many mobile apps, digital videos (or dvd’s for old schoolers like me), YouTubeContinue reading “Tips for Home Training & a Few of My Favorite Things”

Healthier Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, especially the way my grandma used to make it (so much butter and cream). While I’m not a huge advocate for constantly denying ourselves simple food pleasures, I am a fan of moderation. Over-indulgence on potatoes is linked to weight gain. Weight gain hasContinue reading “Healthier Alternative to Mashed Potatoes”

You Have a Basic Right to Feel

We live in a society that encourages emotion suppression. Emotional reactions are oftentimes seen as a sign of “losing control” or even “girly.” Have you ever had someone say to you, “don’t be so sensitive?” It probably seems innocent enough, but what this phrase (and others in the same vein) essentially tells us is thatContinue reading “You Have a Basic Right to Feel”

How do I even begin to start meditating?

Oftentimes we are encouraged to utilize a meditation practice as a way to de-stress. Meditation is a great tool to both calm the mind and body, but to cultivate focus. Meditation can also be challenging and for some, very frustrating. Newcomers may have a difficult time sitting still for any length of time and trying notContinue reading “How do I even begin to start meditating?”

What’s the deal with restorative yoga?

What is restorative yoga? A restorative yoga practice differs from traditional vinyasa or “flow” yoga in that it focuses primarily on letting go of muscular tension as opposed to stretching or lengthening the muscles. Restorative poses are held longer than in a vinyasa practice and are performed by lying passively over props such as blanketsContinue reading “What’s the deal with restorative yoga?”

Do you know what’s in your beauty products?

In order to stay healthy, we know that we have to exchange processed foods for whole, minimally processed foods and we know that we need some form of daily, consistent exercise. We know this, we understand this (we may not always do this), and we agree with this idea that healthy eating and daily movementContinue reading “Do you know what’s in your beauty products?”

Easy Banana Bread Muffin Recipe

Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 cup almond flour (alternative option: 1/2 cup almond flour + 1/8 cup teff flour) 1/4 cup natural peanut butter 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3 tbsp natural raw honey 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp flaxseed OPTIONAL: dark chocolate chips What is teffContinue reading “Easy Banana Bread Muffin Recipe”