The 3 most dreaded words in midlife. MIddle Age Spread.

About a year ago I asked a holistic nutritional consultant about how I could lose the 7 pounds I have gained since menopause. I felt it was only going to get worse and I should probably be making some changes right away before it got away from me. But her answer...

Three things I love – the Local Entrepreneur edition July 2017

From the google dictionary, an “Entrepreneur” is “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.” I am running my own business and it is an epic journey that...

Why Netflix and Wine are not relaxation

If relaxation to you means netflix and wine – you are not alone. The problem is, it feels relaxing at first but its not really true relaxation. Wine or any other substance you ingest is altering your nervous system and it does work at first. You take that drink...

Tone your vagus baby

Never mind your abs – toning your vagus nerve is the latest thing in the fitness and yoga world. Your vagus is your longest cranial nerve. It starts in your brain and travels down through your torso. It’s known as the “wandering nerve” because it has...

Three things I love – the backyard hacks edition – July 2017

A couple of months ago I wrote about how I was not a gardener but despite that I still like a nice yard. I don’t like fussy or high maintenance – neat and well cared is the goal.  I was determined to get my backyard into shape this year. I had a lot of...

Three things I love – the body skin care edition June 2017

This month since the weather is warming up I thought I’d do a body skin care round up of things I think have made my skin a better birthday suit to live in! Number one is this homemade sugar scrub my pal Sophie made for our winter retreat. It is coconut oil,...

Love your body

Love your body. Befriending your body is one of the gifts of yoga that I hope is central to my teachings. I want you to love your body the way it is right now. I have been trained to see the beauty in you. I have been trained to look for what is going right first and...

Perfect Posture?

Perfect Posture.  Is it possible? To answer that you have to ask, what exactly is posture? Merriam Webster defines it as,  “the way in which your body is positioned when you are sitting or standing.” Your posture is a response to geometry, habit, environment and what...

Three things I love – the counter culture edition May 2017

I know people who are real gardeners. They start their own plants from seed, buy lamps, set up greenhouses, set timers for watering and get excited about transplanting their babies into the cold mucky spring soil.  Bless you gardeners! These people will have fresh...

The 50 year old shoulder and the sandwich generation

I recently read a blog post by Dr. Christiane Northrup about frozen shoulder syndrome in which she talks about her own experiences with this common shoulder problem (spoiler alert: she goes on a yoga retreat!) She also mentioned that in traditional Chinese medicine...

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