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5 Things That Helped Me Overcome a Lifetime of Poor Body Image

“I’ve never thought I was fat,” Kaitlyn said. How awesome, I thought. That’s what freedom sounds like. Kaitlyn was my roommate during a yoga training this summer and I have to say, she really makes me feel ridiculous for feeling anything …

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Old Is the New Fat: On Samskaras and Body Image

There’s been a lot of talk about body image in yoga circles these days, and that’s good. Now that it’s become more or less mainstream, yoga risks devolving into yet another way for advertisers and marketers to exploit women’s insecurities …

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Skin Care for Vata Season

Vata season is upon us! In Aryuvedic health the Vata season runs from October to February, presenting most of us with noticeable imbalances in our Vata dosha. The Vata dosha has characteristics of skin that is dehydrated (lacking both oil …

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Breaking Up With Gluten

I grew up in a “health conscious” household but throughout my seemingly healthy upbringing, I was essentially unaware that I had celiac disease – as well as a truckload of other food allergies — wearing down my body. It wasn’t …

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7 Ways Yoga Helps You Age With Ease

There is no avoiding aging – it’s one thing that’s certain. Yet, out of fear of the inevitable, we often neglect to take logical steps to prepare for the future. Yoga is a safe and fun way to stay physically …

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Healthy Junk Food: Smoothie Ville (Recipe)

It’s cold outside and it getting darker each day, which makes the winter blues and sluggish feelings are a real issue. I feel you on the urge to reach for caffeine but don’t. How do you feel after a huge …

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Gratitude | Why I Adopted a 20 Year Old

When asked to share my feelings on gratitude, what I was most grateful for, and to offer something that might inspire that feeling in others, I smiled and knew just what I would share. Just over a month ago, at …

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Monday Morning Mantra | Thank You for Sucking

Hey Monday, thanks for sucking. Every Monday, that alarm goes off and one eye shoots open just long enough to find the alarm (OK – phone) and hit snooze. By the 6th or 7th snooze cycle, you start to sync …

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12 Dating Survival Tips for Introverts

Dating can be stressful for anyone, but for those of us who identify as introverts, the task can seem daunting. Nowadays more and more people are self identifying as introverts. What does this really mean? I can tell you what …

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The Benefits of Oil Pulling: Why I Love It & How to Do It

For almost a year now, I’ve been religiously Oil Pulling each morning or, as my dad so humorously calls it, “having a pull”. We’re a classy bunch in our house! After my morning meditation I come downstairs to the kitchen …

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The Big Coconut Water Lie

Did you buy into all the hype about coconut water? In the past five years, the coconut water industry has exploded and found it’s way into the hands of many a yogi. I doubt you can walk into a studio, …

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5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Colds & Congestion

When your head is aching from sinus congestion and your nose is plugged up, going to yoga class is probably not the best option. Rather than completely neglecting your yoga practice, opt for a minisequence at home to open up …

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10 Reasons You Should Be Having Sex More Often

So we all know that we like sex. That it can be fun and adventurous, make us feel more closely connected to our partner, bring out a wild side we didn’t know existed and so on, but get this: It’s …

A Purified Body, A Healthy Mind | The 24-Hour Juice Fast

A Purified Body, A Healthy Mind | The 24-Hour Juice Fast

A great way to kick-start your week is by starting off with a beautiful and energizing 24-Hour Juice Fast! So, what’s fasting? Well (the short answer), it’s a technique that involves restricting the food intake for a set period of …

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5 Reasons Yoga Improves Your Sex Life

Nothing melts away stress like a little bedtime therapy. Aside from calming your nerves, releasing those happy hormones from getting busy under the sheets can also give the immune system a boost, relieve nasal congestion, and best of all, help …

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The Fat Yoga Teacher

Do you think I am fat? If I were in front of you in typical yoga spandex, would you judge me? I wanted to use my own body as my art piece to start a conversation about identity, self-image and …

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Recipe | Winter is Coming: Agni Soup to The Rescue!

    Winter is Coming… And more than just a gratuitous Game of Thrones reference, winter is quickly approaching, bringing with it an assortment of bugs, colds, sniffles, chills, aches, and the flu. Whenever I feel run-down, or when any sickness is …

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Food Labels Decoded + Printable Chart of Non GMO Food Companies

Did you know that more than half of consumers around the world have difficulty understanding food labels? Here’s some help “decoding” some of those labels. GMO Definition: GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” The term covers any living form whose …

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5 Signs You Might Need a Detox This Fall

Well+Good Your Healthiest Relationship Lobster-roll overdose. Near emotional meltdown caused by the printer being out of paper. Not enough sunscreen and too many outdoor boot camps. Whatever ails you come the close of summer, Margo Marrone has seen it. The …

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4 Juice Recipes for Great Skin from Celeb Facialist Joanna Vargas

Well+Good Your Healthiest Relationship You’ve probably left a facial appointment with a bag of beauty products to preserve your post-treatment glow. But after a treatment, Joanna Vargas, the New York celeb aesthetician of Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts, also likes …

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The Fat Yoga Teacher

Do you think I am fat? If I were in front of you in typical yoga spandex, would you judge me? I wanted to use my own body as my art piece to start a conversation about identity, self-image and …

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3 New Ways to Eat Kale (Recipes Inside!)

Kale is one of the trendiest superfoods around, so you've probably seen it in all kinds of dishes, like smoky, crispy kale chips or debloating smoothies. But this leafy green is way more versatile than even we give it credit …

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8 Foods We Eat in the U.S. That Are Banned in Other Countries

Buzzfeed does it again. This time we aren't laughing. 1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development. Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE. Why …

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Quick List: 10 Foods to Never Eat

Everyone deserves the occasional indulgence, but before you dig in there are a handful of foods you should steer clear of to avoid damaging effects on your body, skin, and waistline: Frosting: That store-bought frosting from a tub might taste …

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