Heading off on a Yoga Retreat? Here's a short list of must have items!
Many of us suffer from back pain. Whether it’s your low back, mid back, or up around your shoulders and neck, stretching - and practicing yoga - has many benefits including relieving this back pain. With yoga, like any physical activity, it’s best to enter into the poses slowly and not to push yourself to your limit. If you feel like you’re at the peak of your stretch - then release the pose about 10%. This is a marathon, not a sprint!
Full Moons are a time of celebrating completion of goals, closing chapters in our lives, releasing the past, and moving forward. Blue Moon's are a second full moon in the same month. They happen about once a calendar year. This ritual will help you capture the healing powers of the blue moon.
Sobriety isn’t easy. It took me 15 months - from the moment I realized I was an alcoholic and had lost control of myself - to get sober. I went to 12 step meetings like you’re supposed to. I would get 4-6 weeks of sobriety under my belt, then I would go off the deep end on a weekend bender. I went back to 12 step meetings and spent over a year on a hamster wheel that felt like I would never be able to get off. I didn’t get it at the meetings. I don’t relate to Higher Power well. I couldn’t figure out how to get past that. I never felt like I had a God or Higher Being that had my back. I felt abandoned most of the time. By God. By my family. By my own self. Trying to put faith in something else didn’t work for me. I had to figure out how to put that faith in myself.
I use this blend EVERY DAY on my hair. My hair is shiny and healthy as a result! It's easy to mix and travels well, too.
A lot of banana bread recipes that I've come across require 4 or 5 bananas... and well, I rarely end up with 3 over ripe bananas - let alone 4 or 5! Here's my 3 Banana and Walnut Bread Recipe. Enjoy!
A few years ago I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. And as I was finishing it, it inspired me to make my own list.
If you haven't read her book yet, it is basically a year in her life in which every month she makes a list of goals for herself to follow - and then tries to continue each month's goals throughout her year. The goals are to help her be happier. She doesn't admit to being depressed, as much as she claims she could use a little more happiness in her life. And I agree - who wouldn't want more happiness!
Who knew I had my own lasagna recipe?! But I do! I have been using this recipe since 2011 and it's a hit every time. Even my mother-in-law said the only time she has had better lasagna was in Italy! You know I took that as a challenge, and when I was in Rome in June of 2017 I had to try their lasagna for myself. I honestly think over all my lasagna is better flavored, but they had better noodles - because they were fresh. So, if you wanted to have the BEST lasagna on Earth, all you would have to do is make my recipe with fresh noodles! This recipe, however, uses dried noodles. Bon Apetit!
This hearty soup serves 10-12 and is always welcome at a potluck dinner
It even better the next day! Make sure you have plenty for leftovers!
I'm a Mounds Bar addict. Truly. I love chocolate and coconut together. In anything. I even use flavored coffee creamer that is inspired by Girl Scout cookies - you know the ones with coconut and chocolate?
These Chocolate Coconut Bites satisfy that craving. They're so delicious and actually kind of healthy. They're also super easy to make and are made with items you probably already have in your pantry. If you don't have these items in your pantry, you should consider stocking them. Besides needing them for these delightful, little treats, there are so many great uses for them in the kitchen and beyond. Honey (and lemon) face masks... Coconut oil lip treatment... and so much more!