If you are wondering if you should or shouldn't smoke while pregnant/ breastfeeding, sorry this isn't that post. But I've been that girl and wanted to share my story because idk maybe someone will be able to get something out of it.Read More
If you practice flying through the grocery store and stopping at all your regular posts, then you'll get pretty good at that. If you practice trying new veggies instead of stopping by the dairy aisle, then you'll get pretty good at that too.Read More
Sometimes I have moments when I'm like "where do I begin?" So below is a list of vegan kid-friendly items to add to your next shopping trip. Don't forget your reusable bag <3Read More
Well first of all, Ahimsa ...obvi
Secondly, why not plant based? Im not hurting anyone, not taking lives or polluting the planet with my food choices and I also feel healthier than ever. The only downside of being vegan is the guilt of not going vegan sooner and dealing with people who just straight up don't get it.
Here's whats up.
Either you are avoiding the facts about where your food comes from or you know the facts and you just don't care. Its pretty simple.Read More
How do you working moms do it?
I worked full time while I was pregnant and I remember thinking, there's no way I'm going to be happy taking care of these people when I could be taking care of my baby instead. Now I am a stay-at-home mom but I will be returning to work this summer as hubby and I relocate to Seattle. (he is getting out of the military)Read More
People just have no idea. But we are still all responsible. Isn't that what we teach our kids? That they are responsible for their actions. We, the adults, are 100% responsible for the madness that's occurring in our own backyard.
Its ironic really, that we take our children to the zoo, circus or petting zoo, that their toys are primarily cartoon animals, that we have pets and teach our kids to love animals. We can agree that the zoo is awesome because children get to learn about animals and stand in the presence of these majestic creatures.Read More
So i'm going through some shit and i'm here to tell you, PPD is a real thing and it can happen to anyone. Never in my life have I experienced anything like this. I've always been happy go lucky, carefree and just all around outspoken. Ever since I had Wimberely I feel like a shell of my former self. Don't get me wrong, motherhood is amazing and my kid is the light of my life. I live for her toothless little grin. She's growing more and more every day and I just can't believe how sweet and smart she is. I love her so much. Which is why I was really confused at first about this whole PPD thing. After having a baby, you meet with the doctor 2 and 4 weeks post partum, then they're like okay see yah next year! I asked her about the baby blues vs PPD and I was left thinking, hmm okay maybe I have a smidge of the baby blues. Its all good, and I was fine for awhile.Read More
Breastfeeding. It can be really tough at first.
Every mother seems to have a different experience with this. Some women/babies absolutely flourish and everything runs smoothly from day one. Other women have a hard time in the beginning but it gets easier. I know a few people who had to use nipple shields, which are little plastic nipples (they look like thin bottle nipples) that you put on top of yours. This is because the baby wont latch for some reason. Maybe they are preemie and your nips are too big for that tiny mouth. It could be that your nipples are bleeding and you use a shield to help them heal. Your milk flow may be too fast or too slow for your baby etc.
See, breastfeeding is hard and every mom/babe duo is different.Read More
In the Western culture we are so blindly consumed by the physical. Don't compromise your yogic journey by being concerned with the perfect yoga post. If you have a yoga account on IG or a food blog or photography page, whatever you're into, check in with yourself and live your truth. Are you feeding your soul or your ego? Even the 'celebrity yogis' take a stupid amount of pictures and use lighting techniques to capture that perfect post with 130k likes. Its an illusion. Posting a beautiful image or video is great and can be really inspiring for a lot of people. Just make sure that you don't begin to associate your self worth with how many likes you get on Instagram.Read More
Eating animals, testing on animals, wearing animals, consuming dairy products, the circus, dog races, horse races, the zoo, hunting, fishing .....
Is that what i'm suppose to say? Its not like it isn't true.
Fortunately for both of us, my passion for veganism is driven by love. Love for you, this planet and all its sentient beings.Read More
Well, it all started with my first yoga teacher training in 2013. They made us watch these documentaries on slaughter houses. Everyone ended up leaving the room in tears, except for me and one other student. People were just dropping like flies. I however was fascinated. I couldn't believe I had been supporting this industry for so long. Literally paying people to do the things they were doing to those animals. As I sat there watching, I literally felt like the skin was melting off of my face.Read More
Well that depends on your needs.
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Am I new to yoga?
Am I taking hot classes?
Do I have achy or boney knees?
Am I really tall?
How much money am I looking to spend?
Do I plan on upgrading my mat in the future?
Will I be traveling often with my mat?
Do I want an eco-friendly mat?Read More
Sex sells doesn't it?
When "Living Your Yoga" it's important to take time and reflect on why you do what you do. Why do you say what you say, act like you act and wear what you wear?
In the West, we are obsessed with the physical body. Unfortunately, that can make yoga very distorted for the practitioner. Taking care of your vessel through asana is only one limb on the 8 limb path. However, our culture understands yoga to be about cool clothes, hippie talk, stretching and posting cool shit online. This is not yoga.Read More
So i'm sitting here in bed and I have to pee.. I just peed 15 minutes ago and 10 minutes before that and 5 minutes before that. My husband and dog are sound asleep and I got to thinking about this whole pregnancy thing.
I'm 29 weeks pregnant to be exact, only 11 weeks to go, and i'm not being the best pregnant yogi.
I've taught many prenatal classes but most of them took place before I was pregnant. I would say things like, "you're a goddess" "your body was designed to do this" and now that i'm living it, i'm feeling more like gigantor than a goddess.Read More
A step by step guide to find your vinyasa in a safe way.
Vinyasa: arranging something in a special way
You will hear the word vinyasa thrown more often than not in a yoga class. Essentially, it is connection between your movements coordinated by breath flow.Read More