MOVEMENT

STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS

Standing forward fold As I mentioned in my previous post for building upper body strength and flexibility, I’m currently training to run a half marathon. I love running for a multitude of reasons; not just physical but also the mental benefits that come from spending so much time on my feet. Recovery and rest have… Continue reading STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS

MOVEMENT

BUILDING FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH IN MY UPPER BODY

Wild Thing pose One of my goals for 2021 is to seriously train for a half-marathon. While it is difficult to stay motivated when all races are canceled for the time being, I am mostly enjoying my training and pushing myself on longer and longer runs.  This means I am spending a lot of time… Continue reading BUILDING FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH IN MY UPPER BODY

SOUL

Starting a Meditation Practice (Part 1): Changing My Beliefs

I was very young when I was first exposed to meditation. I’d see pictures of monks or yogis in my mother’s yoga books and wonder just how difficult it truly was. At the time, I couldn’t imagine the benefit of “just sitting there” and doing nothing, at least that’s how it seemed to me.  As… Continue reading Starting a Meditation Practice (Part 1): Changing My Beliefs

MOVEMENT

5 MINUTES FOR HEART OPENERS

Sphinx pose Hero pose Like most people, I spend a lot of my time in front of a screen.  If I have spent most of the previous day hunched over a screen or desk, I know immediately the next morning because my shoulders and upper back are sore and stiff.  I also find that, throughout… Continue reading 5 MINUTES FOR HEART OPENERS

NOURISHMENT

TOFU SCRAMBLE

I had the pleasure of learning about Ayurvedic medicine during my teacher training from the Kripalu Dean of Ayurveda, Erin Casperson. Ayurveda deals with diagnosing  and treating the body as a whole based on an individual’s personal balance of three different dosha type: Pita, Vata, and Kafa. Here is a great article breaking those down… Continue reading TOFU SCRAMBLE

MOVEMENT, SOUL

MY JANUARY CHALLENGE + TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A MORNING PRACTICE

Crow pose I don’t really like the concept of New Year’s resolutions.  Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the concept of personal development and creating goals to support that. My issue with “New Year’s” is the time.  I like to think resolutions can come at any time and are not just waiting for… Continue reading MY JANUARY CHALLENGE + TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A MORNING PRACTICE

NOURISHMENT

VEGAN ALMOND AND RASPBERRY SHORTBREAD JAM COOKIES

Another cookie recipe! I am not a huge dessert fiend now, I used to be much more so when I was younger. But I am sucker for shortbread. Something about the simplicity, the buttery texture, and the versatility that shortbread offers is just so perfect to me.  Historically, all my favorite holiday cookies have a… Continue reading VEGAN ALMOND AND RASPBERRY SHORTBREAD JAM COOKIES

NOURISHMENT

VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACAROONS

When I first began to venture into the kitchen and cook my own dishes for the first time, baking was my initial love.  I love anything that gives me clear, precise instructions and a guaranteed sugary outcome. However, as I began more passionate about intuitive eating and adopting a plant-based diet, I found myself gravitating… Continue reading VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACAROONS