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Breathing for Less Stress

Breathing For Less Stress

  You alone have the power to control your stress levels, and it’s simpler than you may think. Step back and take a look at your schedule – are you leaving time to breathe? With work and family commitments, self-care can seem like an unattainable goal or even an indulgence. Our bodies were not made…

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The 5 Obvious Reasons Wellness Retreats Are Replacing Vacations

One of the biggest travel trends right now is wellness retreats – vacations turned into opportunities for growth and self-improvement. It is a new and innovative way to use your vacation time Celebrities like Julia Roberts, David Beckham, and Oprah Winfrey are disappearing for weeks, sometimes months, at a time to tackle self-care goals such…

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Four Simple Mindfulness Techniques

You’ve likely heard about mindfulness. Maybe you have tried mindfulness meditation or read a few self-help books about being more “present.”  Mindfulness is a very simple concept.  When you practice mindfulness in daily life you are present in the moment and experiencing whatever is happening or whatever you are doing fully.  This means your mind…

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You Always Win with Short and Simple Exercise Plans

woman doing floor exercises in her office

Do you struggle to maintain your fitness routine? When something in your day goes off-track, is workout time the first thing you throw out the window? In their bestselling book, The One Thing, authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan propose a bold idea that may give you a clue as to why you find it…

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What Is an Outdoor Fitness Retreat (and Why You Need One ASAP)

Imagine this: The soft warble of an eastern meadowlark plays at the edges of your mind as you dream of swimming across a secluded lake nestled in a valley between rolling green ridges surrounded by deep blue mountains. The sun streams through the open window, tickling your eyes, urging you awake. You surface slowly. Cool…

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Yoga on a Bike?

bike on grass

Yoga Principles in Action Doing yoga on the bike is easy. Let’s start with triangle pose—Trikonasana in Sanskrit—and go from there. First, find a downhill stretch of road that’s clear of debris and free of cars. Bring yourself up to a nice brisk pace, say about 25 mph. Take your right foot off the pedal…

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Blueberry Smoothie

4th of july blueberry smoothie

Servings:  1 Skill Level:  Beginner Total Time:  5 minutes  Ingredients: ½ each             Banana, large, frozen ½ cup               Blueberries, fresh or frozen 1 ¼ cup            Almond milk, unsweetened (or milk/beverage of choice) 1 scoop            Whey protein powder (high quality brand) 1 T.                  Cacao nibs or 1 square of dark chocolate (85% and above)  Preparation: In blender,…

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Recipe: Spinach Dill Soup

healthy dill soup

Ingredients: 1 T Olive Oil 4 T Shallots 1 T Whole Wheat Flour 1 lb Spinach 3 C Vegetable Stock 1/2 C 2% Milk, Local When Available 1/4 C Fresh Dill 3/4 tsp Nutmeg 1/8 tsp Salt Directions Bring large pot to medium high heat and add olive oil Cook shallots until soft. Add whole…

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