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DIY Bath Salts

It’s almost a full moon, and while, I’ll be honest, I am not a consistent full moon ritualist, I enjoy the time spent when I do partake. The full moon is a time to release and let go. We are talking emotional baggage as well as physical toxins. And what better, more relaxing way is there to relax and release toxins than a salt bath? Bonus: baths are equally as amazing when you are sore after that intense vinyasa flow! Bring on the healing! Bath salts are super easy to make yourself. They require few ingredients that are easily sourced. And can be endlessly modified until you discover your favorite recipe. For the base we are using Dead Sea Salt,...

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Take Rest: Don't Skip Savasana

At the end of an asana practice, there is Savasana. You are invited to lie down, close your eyes, and do nothing. Literally nothing. You are supposed to stay awake, and be still, and not think of your to do list or your grumbling stomach. Five to TWENTY minutes of doing nothing. And it is HARD. Really really hard. In a class with a built in savasana, the biggest challenge is to settle into it. In a home practice, the biggest challenge is to actually take savasana. And I will admit that I am guilty of this. At home, the dogs want my attention or the cat does, or my husband (though he’s so sorry to do so) needs to...

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July - Ruby

Ruby watercolor by Michelle Constantinescu So full disclosure I’m a July baby and even though some of the FACTS on rubies I might present here seem a little biased, I can assure you there are in fact not. Andrea thinks she scored with April – Diamond but she’s grossly misinformed…July babies have the best birthstone, rubies. Ruby is red gemstone formed from an aluminum oxide in the same family as sapphires. The word “ruby” comes from the Latin ‘ruber’ meaning ‘red’. The red in rubies comes from the element chromium.  Fact #1. Rubies are the most valued gemstone. Yes, rubies are more valuable than diamonds. Rubies have a long history with mankind and date back to the ancient Hindus as large...

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UnbeLEAFably Healthy Smoothie

 by Andrea Rodgers I lived it. I used to be a juice addict. If it was in the produce section of the store, I’d try and juice it. I made and drank SO MUCH DAMN JUICE. Beet juice, carrot juice, tomato juice, orange juice, banana juice (why?!?!), juice mixes, cabbage juice… Yes. That’s right. CABBAGE. You live and learn. My new jam is whole juice, meaning I use my high powered blender to blend whole fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds into a juice. I do have to add liquid though. I usually use water, coconut water, tea, cold coffee, or occasionally, juice. The benefit of whole juice compared to a juicer made juice is that you get all the nutrients...

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Voices of the Now

by Hanna Kiess Yes, here I am. Another child talking to you about the environment. However I’m not here to yell in your face to stop using straws and that change is needed because I think you know this. I’m here to gently tell you that voices matter despite any age. I get it, I’m not going to deny the fact that adults have more experience and input however, kids sure have to grow up fast now. We have been told we have 12 years to cut carbon emissions before global temperature reaches 2° celsius above normal conditions of our earth become worse. This includes rising sea levels, devastating storms and droughts. 12 years to save our only planet. That’s...

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