I was not your typical nursing student during college. You could say I was a little “different.” Somehow everyone seemed to realize this except for me! I took canoeing and sea kayaking courses, and wrote funny songs about my experiences in nursing school. I was not prepared to start working as a nurse after graduation. So instead, I decided to leave the country for two months to travel and work on a farm.
This weekend marked the end of my Yoga Teacher Training through 3 Bridges in Portsmouth, NH. We did it! Wa-hoo! It has been 9 months of long weekends and countless hours in the car driving to Portsmouth since my move to upstate NY. Was it worth it? Hands down, YES. 100%. I have learned so much in these past few months about teaching, the practice of Yoga, and Yogic Philosophy, but most importantly about myself.
We live in an area crawling with bugs. (ew right!?) We have ticks that can carry Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus. Now, perhaps more than ever, it's important to protect yourself from bugs so you can do all of the things you love! Check out this post to learn about how essential oils are an effective repellent for bugs and how to make your own bug spray at home!
Tomorrow is Earth Day. A day we have on our calendars, plant trees in primary school, but do we actually take time to celebrate it? In honor of this special day we are giving you 10 options. Go ahead, be an over achiever - we LOVE it. Do all 10! But we are asking you, do ONE to celebrate this amazing, beautiful planet we live on.
We humans can often become focused on the search for something more. Maybe we’re looking for more meaning in our lives, dream jobs, relationships. Many times when we are not quite “there,” we are not content. So how do we fill this void?WE BUY STUFF, and lots of it. As much as I hate to admit it, I am guilty of this myself.
My mom let me know this past week that they still have a large amount of butternut squash in the root cellar. They seem like they just keep coming! So we got creative last week and came up with this beauty! It works well as a coffee cake for brunch, or a sweet treat for a dinner party served with a scoop of coconut ice cream. Watch out, Dads like it too, so it will go fast!
I was out for a run yesterday in the brisk New England cold air. The wind was biting and I was thanking my lucky stars for whomever invented fleece-lined running tights. As I crunched through the icy bits on the shoulder, I looked up at the giant trees and the windy road ahead and had a flashback of a time when living here was nothing but a dream.
Ok! So you are considering a Digital Detox, good for you! We want to unplug from our phone and plug into the conversations right in front of us. Instead of looking down at our phones, we want to look up and make eye contact with the real-live-breathing-amazing individuals right in front of us. We created a Survival Guide to help you through this Digital Detox.
If you are reading this hunched over your phone, or toggling between Instagram, Facebook, your to do list and the ping of a text message...we are talking to you, (yes you!) with your phone primed to catch the next epic photo, or respond to your email. Learn the 7 signs that you need a digital detox.