Yoga

Food Habits: Are You A Restrictor or a Permitter?

The Permitter and Restrictor's Cookbook Shelf

A Restrictor and a Permitter Share a Pot of Tea: 2 Girlfriends, 2 Kitchen Bookshelves, 5 Lessons Learned  Dr. Jo Ilfeld is a favorite friend who came over to practice yoga with me last weekend. We’ve known each other since we met at a mom’s group about a decade ago. Jo was hanging out in my…

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Make Exercise Your Meditation Too!

Make Exercising a Form of Meditating Too!

Meditate or exercise, why choose? Movement as a vehicle for deeper self-awareness has been a long-standing practice in many traditions such as Yoga, T’ai Chi, and Chi Gong. You can take the same principles of mindful movement into any workout. Exercise can become the way you deepen your sense of self, relieve anxiety and give your…

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How to Manage PMS: The Key to Your Feminine Power

How to Handle PMS- The Key to Your Girl Power

What can you do to help relieve PMS symptoms? The swollen breasts and bellies. Tears. Raging words erupting from tight throats—the ones we wish we could take back, but can’t. Ugh, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)! In today’s article, Sara Avant Stover shares a fresh perspective and approach to managing your “cycle.” The good girl, the thin…

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How to Prevent and Cure Seasonal Allergies

How to Avoid and Cure Seasonal Allergies

From the sniffling and sneezing to the red eyes and itchy nose, allergies rank high on the health misery scale. Whether you flare up from time to time or live with them chronically, allergies can make you feel rundown, foggy brained and irritable. To make matters worse, most conventional allergy treatments will induce either drowsiness…

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How Oysters Rock Your Hormones

How Oysters Rock Your Hormones

I just spent a few days with my older daughter in a remote area near Point Reyes National Seashore – one of our national parks. We hiked each day, attended yoga class (where she did her first handstand!), and learned a ton at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a fourth-generation oyster farm that leases land from…

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Vitality

People are all over the place trying to scrounge up some extra energy to get through their days. From fad diets to personal trainers to those weird “quantum” bracelets people are putting on their wrists, its all about trying to eek out some advantage over time. Time? Yeah, think about it. The quantity of time…

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