Coffee Date

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If we were on a coffee date I’d tell you how great it feels to be back here…It’s been a long time since I wrote here and I’ve missed it in ways I can’t explain. It feels good to get my words out again.

If we were on a coffee date I’d tell you I don’t know when I’ll be back again…I’d make promises to come back as soon as possible but I know that may not be for awhile. I’d promise to do my best.

If we were on a coffee date I’d share with you what a whirlwind this year has been…with my new(ish) job as a yoga teacher trainer I’ve had some amazing opportunities that I never dreamed of and experienced a ton of new things.

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5 Ways to Limit Toxins

5 ways to limit toxins

Limiting toxins is the most important part of cleansing and detoxing. When you have fewer toxins entering the body you’ll need to do less work to eliminate them. This gives your liver a break, allows you to do detoxes less often and improves your health overall.

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5 Ways to Limit Toxins

Eat organic and wash produce well

It’s no secret that our food is sprayed with many dangerous chemicals. To limit the amount of toxins your ingesting it’s best to eat organic. For some people this isn’t an option so make sure you’re washing your produce really well. Here’s my best cleaning tip for that. If you can afford to buy some organic and some not check out this adorable graphic that shows you the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen.

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What Are The 8 Limbs of Yoga?

In yoga class you may have heard the teacher talk about the 8 limbs of yoga, they may have even mentioned some of them specifically. Basically, the 8 limbs are values yogis live by to deepen their spiritual connection to gain a connection with the divine or a higher power. Even if you don’t strive for pure consciousness the 8 limbs are great values to live by to be a kind person. It’s important to remember that a yogi is someone beyond the postures they practice. Being a true yogi involves how you behave, think and treat yourself and the world around you.

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20 Minute Yin Yoga Practice for Relaxation

I love practicing yin yoga on Sunday afternoons. It’s a great way to unwind from a busy week and prepare myself for a relaxing and luxurious evening of selfcare. For ultimate relaxation practice in a dark room filled with candles – bonus points for lighting lavender incense!

Here’s a lovely 20 minute yin yoga practice to help you unwind!

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Top 5 Books for Health & Happiness

Health & Happiness Books

It’s no secret that I’m a health nerd. I also really love reading, it’s one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday morning. I always have a book or two on the go, usually one to teach me something and another fun book to read before bed (50 shades anyone?).

Here are my favorite books that inspire health & happiness. Hopefully you find them inspirational too!

Crazy, Sexy, Diet by Kris Carr

I recommend this book to everyone! Kris is living with cancer and she’s not only surviving, she’s made her life even better. She now made a career out of helping other women change their lives for the better. If you’re looking for a kick to get you started on your health journey, or need a new boost of inspiration, you need to put this book at the top of your reading list.

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