That time we howled at the moon

Exactly a month ago, I packed my car with shorts, a swimsuit, 8 meals for 12 adults, and a long-lost friend from my early 20s to co-lead a wellness retreat in the tiny town of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks overlooking Lake Ouachita, Nikki (of Mind Body Mana) and I lead ten beautiful [...]

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What I learned leading a yoga retreat.

As soon as I finished my RYT 200 I knew I wanted to lead a yoga retreat. Preferably on the Greek island of Corfu after I had an epic 30th birthday adventure. I mean, a paid vacation seems like a no-brainer, right? Fast forward a few years, and I discovered a few things while leading my first [...]

Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice

This quinoa and black rice-based dish is packed with protein, antioxidants, and glycine betaine (found in beets), and tastes amazing. The sautéed rice and quinoa gives a tiny crunch, the avocados add a creamy factor, while the beets contribute that dirty sweetness that only beets can. Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice 1 c [...]

Four Ways to Let Go of Unhealthy Habits

It’s one thing to make a mistake. It’s another to continue making it. You know something needs to change and you want to be free, but somehow you find yourself repeating the same patterns over and over again. You ask yourself, “Why am I doing this to myself? Why can’t I find the strength to let go?” [...]

Yoga Poses for Seasonal Allergies

The pollen vortex has sucked me in, swirled me around, and tossed me back and forth a few times for good measure before spitting me out again. In short, seasonal allergies have made me their b*tch. Itchy eyes, snotty nose, swollen sinuses, coughs, sniffles, wheezes... there is no Neti pot, herbal tea, bee pollen, local honey, or [...]

Breakfast Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes + Spinach

I'm not a hater of quinoa, but I'm not a lover, either. I've spent so many years avoiding grains and grain-like foods (quinoa is actually a seed), that I haven't much experience with it. I've recently jumped off the diet train (i.e. no more Paleo, Whole 30, etc.), so my creative juices are running rampant. Yesterday I prepped a [...]