Mouth-watering Mango Smoothie – Delicious and Healthy!

(raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free) Mangoes are in season! This exotic smoothie is full of healthy and delicious ingredients. Have it as a snack or even as a meal accomplishment. This recipe makes 1 serving. Ingredients: 1 can organic coconut milk 1 ripe Alphonso or Ataulfo mango (pulped) 1/8 inch piece of fresh turmeric 1/8 inch piece of fresh ginger 1 drop of Cardamom essential oil (from DoTerra) 1 drop lemon essential oil (from DoTerra) Pinch of sea salt Stevia to taste (optional) Method: Blend the coconut milk, mango pulp, turmeric and ginger [...]

Luscious Green Juice

(raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free) I love my morning green juice. I like to vary the ingredients and incorporate local, seasonal produce. Currently, my favorite luscious green juice recipe is: Ingredients: 1 cup of baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup of kale 1 handful of parsley 1/2 a cucumber 3 celery sticks 1/2 a lemon 1/4" slice of ginger 1 green apple Method: Wash and prepare the ingredients for juicing. Remove the juice of 1/2 a lemon separately. Juice all the other ingredients in your juicer. Combine the lemon juice with the rest of [...]

Cooling Summer Recipes

Summer is finally here. With all the outdoor activities to explore and the colorful clothes to wear, you must be excited! However, it is important to keep hydrated and eat healthy. Below are some simple, cooling summer recipes that are actually healthy! […]

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from injury. But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its [...]

Empowered Way To Health: A Mind-Body-Soul Approach

Did you know that children who feel empowered are better problem solvers, more resilient and are more willing to try new things? Did you know that in societies and cultures where women feel empowered, there is a positive ripple effect all the way from their families to a faster economic growth? Did you know that empowerment results best from a holistic mind-body-soul approach? Imagine what it would be like if every person in the world felt empowered, thrived to be their best and honored others around them? You do not have imagine [...]

Introduction to Yoga

Yoga classes are widely available these days in gymnasiums, Yoga studios, community settings and other places. There are many different styles of classes, some traditional and others which have a fusion of Yoga with other forms of exercise. Some are geared to beginners and others incorporate advanced postures and other yogic practices. But what is Yoga? Where does it originate from? What is its purpose? What does a Yoga class involve? Let me gently guide you to explore this journey. Yoga originates from the East, and comes from the Sanskrit word 'yug' [...]