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put your oxygen mask on FIRST

put your oxygen mask on FIRST

Fall has officially arrived as if it were overnight here on the West Coast! Skylines turn orange, gold and red, coats and sweaters emerge from their slumber in the closet, and off we go into the holidays. As the season changes, our lives are but a mirror of that change. School is back in session,...

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better doesn’t mean boring

better doesn’t mean boring

I am an avid cook who subscribes to food mags and pours over health food blogs. When cooking meals, I am ultra-focused on health (and lately, some might say I’ve gone a little wild). I live with my longtime boyfriend and I am the primary chef, mostly because I love it, but also partially because...

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sharing the ritual of a good meal together

sharing the ritual of a good meal together

Growing up, we knew that dinner was always served at 6pm. This was a non-negotiable family time event. Daddy came home, took his seat at the head of the table, Mom served up a home-cooked meal, and we all participated in saying grace before launching into conversation and fueling ourselves. Every...

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serve up dinner with a side of silence tonight

serve up dinner with a side of silence tonight

In the busy world we live in, I yearn for the nights when my entire family is able to enjoy a hearty home cooked meal together. I have a vision of how these dinners will unfold. The table is set and filled with wholesome food, the ambience is serene, and the conversation is genuine filled with...

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Mindfulness pie in the sky

Mindfulness pie in the sky

Reduce stress, find more energy and feel the joy of your life…Sounds like pie in the sky to you? Or only something that might be possible if you were to dump the kids, run off to Mexico, or start on some pretty serious drugs? These possibilities sounded impossible when I first heard about some...

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be your best caretaker

be your best caretaker

As most of us get to a certain point in our lives, we find ourselves in the role of being a caretaker to others. This can become overwhelming and very time-consuming. We place expectations on ourselves to be the very best we can for those who need us. What we often fail to do, however, is to...

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Pumpkin-stravaganza

Pumpkin-stravaganza

The air is starting to feel like Fall, some of the trees are starting to change their colors, and there’s one thing on many people’s minds: PUMPKIN. That’s right, pumpkin. Don’t tell me you or someone you know didn’t gasp aloud in delight when that famous coffee shop or gas station...

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yoga in service to me

yoga in service to me

Okay, I’m coming clean. I did not go to a single yoga class all summer. Yep, you got it right, not one. Not even in Cape Cod, where one of my favorite teachers resides during the summer. Now for the other half of my confession. I did yoga almost everyday. There were a few days of rest tucked in...

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feel the benefits from yoga all day, every day

feel the benefits from yoga all day, every day

Last week you read about ideas of how to incorporate Yoga into your commute and this week we’re taking it even deeper. The more you can incorporate Yoga into every part of your day, from getting an MRI to making dinner for the family, the more benefits you’ll reap. Our years of survey...

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yoga at the desk, on the train, in the car, and everywhere else!

yoga at the desk, on the train, in the car, and everywhere else!

September is National Yoga Month and we’re excited to bring you weekly emails that feature all things yoga! What if you can’t make it to a class? What if you don’t think yoga is for you? This week and next, read on for great ideas for how to do Yoga all day, every day! In a perfect world, we...

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