It’s been a long time since I posted a TED Talk. This one was posted on Facebook by my yoga mentor Monday morning and I thought it was worth sharing. It’s not every day that we think about what our body language says about us, or how it shapes us. I hope you enjoy–it’s about 21 minutes long and, as usual, is chalk full of enlightening information.


Also, as a fun plus, another post from said yoga mentor, here’s a graph of some great basic yoga poses that you can do with props. Yes, everyone should use props! They’re a wonderful way of enhancing any yoga practice, basic to advanced.


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EWG’s Sunscreen Guide

June 17, 2013

A few of the blogs I follow have published this, and I thought it’d be nice to do the same after discussing sunscreen, skin cancer, and chemicals with a couple students this past weekend. I’m still relatively new to using the Environmental Working Group’s site, but love, love, love it for checking out the safety of daily bath and cosmetic products. (Give it a go!) Admittedly, I have not worn sunscreen or sunblock in years because the traditional brands make me so itchy, I’m highly uncomfortable. Sensitivity or allergy, anyone? Anyway, hope you learn a lot! I certainly did!


EWG Sunscreens


There is so much there, from facts to a discussion on the chemicals used to brands they recommend which meet their “Green” standards. By green, I not only mean environmentally friendly but also safe for you and your family!

I think the years go faster the older I get. *Sigh* Here are some yummy summer recipes posted on some of my favorite blogs, perhaps with one or to additional articles.

Enjoy all the produce at your local farmer’s market, remembering to bring plenty of cash. Produce there is locally grown and, in my experience, often lasts much longer than that which you find in a grocery store. Plus, farmer’s markets allow the whole family to enjoy the shopping experience with taste testing, picking out just the right fruits or veggies (or breads or eggs, etc.), and meeting the locals who help stock your shelves.

Savory & Sweet Summer Fruit Guide + 3 Recipes (reposted from last week)

Pineapple Mango Sorbet

Raw Berry Pie

Summer Slim-down Foods (ACE article)

Take Control of Your Portion Sizes (ACE article, video)

Coconut Lime Fresca “Shots”

Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Pancakes

Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter

Coconut Sticky Rice

Hawaiian Pineapple Tofu

11 Spicy Vegan Dishes for Hot Sauce Lovers

Green Goddess Kale Slaw

Articles June 2013

June 6, 2013

It’s time for this month’s dose of new research, health foods, and exercise tips. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do! The summer is very close to being here. My top summer tip: stay hydrated.


Top 5 Fat-burning Yoga Poses

Slimming Summer Recipes (plus fruit guide)

Sunscreen/Sunblock Essentials

Diastasis Recti

Nurturing a Whole Food Habit

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Chronic Inflammation

Tai Chi/Yoga Benefit Women with Prenatal Depression

Acupuncture for Athletic Performance?

Surprising Vegan Finds at Mainstream Grocery Stores

The #1 Way to Make Sure You Eat Your Greens First

How to Stay Injury-Free During CrossFit-style Workouts