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6-Step Morning Routine for a Great Day

My toddler has started getting up earlier, and that means I get up earlier too. It’s kind of thrown my mornings into disarray, and I’m working on getting things back on track. This six step morning routine is the ideal that I’m working towards.

November 13th

Black Bean Noodles! Gluten-Free, Vegan and AWESOME!

We just started stocking these new noodles at our local health foods store, and I am super stoked that I finally listened to my coworkers’ recommendation and bought some. OMG, these noodles are delicious. Opal Exports makes three varieties of noodles made from mung beans, black beans or soybeans– certified organic, free of gluten, dairy […]

January 29th

An Introduction to Gemstones & Crystals

Gathered from all corners of the Earth, gemstones are born of nature and evolve naturally into beautiful pieces of art. Gemstones are found in different hues, tones and saturations. Throughout history, a primary use of gemstones has been for healing and spiritual rituals, and today people continue to believe in the inherent power of gemstones. […]

November 11th

Mudras: Yoga of the Hands

If you’ve ever been to a yoga class or practiced meditation, you’ve probably been asked to practice a Mudra. In Sanskrit, Mudra means “seal” and is a sacred hand gesture (or body position) practiced to help cultivate a specific state of mind. There are thousands of Mudras, all representing a certain quality like compassion, vitality, […]

October 23rd

4 Yoga Poses to Fight the Common Cold

Depending on where you live in the world, Fall has officially arrived! Even here in Hawaii, we are getting a break from the intense heat of summer and are enjoying some cooler, slightly overcast days. I welcome it! However I do not welcome the common cold that can come with seasonal change. Stuffy and runny […]

October 15th

Dispatch from Wanderlust: Saturday

Wanderlust just keeps getting BETTER! Last night we had an epic music fest under the stars with Michael Franti, and today we had more yoga, surfing, slackline yoga, and epic adventures. The highlight of the day was the Global Trance Dance: part yoga class, part dance party, all incredibly fun! We’re headed off to see […]

March 2nd

Roasted Vegetables from the Farm Girl

Though it is incredibly simple, this dish is really a little masterpiece. The beauty of this dish is that I grew or harvested each of these veggies– and that makes me feel just a little bit badass. The kabocha pumpkin was grown in my yard, basically as an accident. The baby carrots, leeks, and striped […]

December 9th