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Getting Real

Posted on 16 January, 2020 at 0:45 Comments comments (4)

The past couple of months I have had quite a few moments where I have seen how my practice has helped me to shift and grow. It's like I am starting to reap the rewards of all that I have been cultivating for the past 8 years. One such 'aha!' moment came during my family's Christmas dinner. I sometimes think of myself as an introvert, where these get togethers can be quite draining. Don't get me wrong -- I love my family and treasure our time together. But here's where I had a major moment of ...

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Chemical-free Sunscreen

Posted on 23 May, 2018 at 13:25 Comments comments (2)

Summertime and the living is easy --  unfortunately, the sun isn't easy on my skin. As I have aged, years of baking in the sun has started to take its toll. But I don't want to give up gardening, long days on the boat, or hanging at the beach.


Studies have shown that the common chemicals added in many sunscreens can actually give you cancer too! What's a girl to do? Make her own sunscreen of course!


Now, I do have to give you fair warning -- this sun...

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Pesto-Parmesan Quinoa Bowls

Posted on 22 March, 2018 at 11:40 Comments comments (1)

As I made this recipe, I instantly fast-forwarded to summer, when my garden will have many of these wonderful ingredients readily available. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this vegetarian dish sure to please even the pickiest of meat eaters.


Ingredients:

1 c. quinoa
1 can of chickpeas
1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes
large handful of kale, stems removed, roughly chopped
1 small eggplant, medium dice
1/2 onion or 1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 ...

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Winter Retreat

Posted on 9 February, 2018 at 15:10 Comments comments (1)

Words can not even begin to explain how good I feel right now. I feel light, free, joyous. I feel creative, clear, and energized.


What's my secret?


A one day retreat.


Maybe you're like me and you tend to get the winter blues. Not full on depressed, just stagnant, melancholy. Ok, maybe a little depressed. The shorter days and more time spent inside takes a toll. You try to negate this low energy with more caffeine. And maybe just on...

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