Ever wonder how other moms make it through the holidays seemingly unscathed? They always look completely put together, they work full-time, and there are multiple kids afoot? Personally, we can all put up the “fake it till we make it” face. We may not be or feel put together, but, we know how to act it. Although, my good friends can see through my “happy face.” The truth of the matter is we all need to learn how to de-stress from the holidays, just so we can enjoy life. Giving ... Continue Reading
Learn new ways to de-stress from the holidays through getting outside, relaxing, and yoga.
Instruction on proper breathing techniques and benefits to emotional and physical health through the holidays and beyond.
Time seems to accelerate in November and December each year. Thoughts turn to buying the perfect holiday gifts, planning parties and hosting out of town guests. The to-do list becomes endless and this is often where stress begins to escalate. If simplifying your routine and setting realistic goals seems impossible, try this one simple thing to deal with holiday stress and anxiety. Breathe Breath is the key to life. It’s also the one body function most taken for granted. We often ... Continue Reading
Bring the whole family together through yoga.
The months after a new school year starts can involve significant changes for families. The busy schedules of school, homework, sports, after-school classes, and the holidays can contribute to stress, anxiety, and pressure for kids and parents alike. One solution to these problems is to bring the whole family together through yoga. Practicing yoga as a family has been shown to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and lead to healthier lives because of it. It takes just a little planning to ... Continue Reading
Get in your exercise, strengthen, and tone – with your baby in tow.
When it comes to being mom to a baby or toddler, shedding post-pregnancy pounds and gaining muscle mass are just not high on the priority list. In the midst of feeding, changing, burping, bathing, soothing, and loving your new little bundle of joy - you barely have time to think about when you're going to do laundry (or when was the last time you showered) - much less when you'll have time to go to the gym to exercise. Here are some great ways to get in some strength training and toning at ... Continue Reading
The benefits of green tea include increased fat loss, perfect for getting that pre-baby belly back.
Having a baby comes with many compromises. Moms trade in their years of peaceful slumber nights, fresh smelling clothes and romantic evenings for the benefit of nurturing your new bundle of joy. Good news moms: one area where you won't have to barter any longer is regaining a sexy belly. A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that drinking organic green tea combined with a moderate exercise plan helps you melt away those last few pounds lingering in your tummy. The test ... Continue Reading
Figure out a workout plan that’s right for you – no matter what hotel you’re staying at.
There are hundreds of ways to squeeze a workout in while traveling. Weight training can be empowering for women, especially when all of a sudden, you are lifting things you used to ask your husband to help you with. But sometimes it's hard to keep it up while traveling. It can be tough, both mentally and physically, to go do something that involves sweat when you've been traveling. But, I guarantee you will feel better post-workout. Sometimes, I have to give myself the pep talk of ... Continue Reading
Yes, you cab sabotage your fitness gains unintentionally. Learn how to stop yourself from sliding backwards.
You've gotten into a fitness groove. You're eating well and hitting the gym. Then suddenly you sabotage your fitness gains unintentionally, without even really knowing it. Take Jane for example. Jane has been steadily dropping inches of her waist, thighs, and arms. She has been increasing her resistance and difficulty level at her local gym for the last several weeks and her eating habits have greatly improved. She switched from a Starbucks Latte and Pastry to a high protein breakfast of ... Continue Reading
Plan your next ecotravel vacation for your family with these tips and destinations.
People are making more and more environmentally responsible decisions in their day-to-day lives, therefore, it’s only natural that families are looking for ways to plan a great getaway without having to worry about the size of their carbon footprint. Fortunately, many locales are advertising themselves as eco-destinations, making it even easier for families to ecotravel. Camping and Backpacking The time-tested adventure of camping and backpacking allows families to experience and ... Continue Reading
Buy quality, green yoga clothing and equipment without a huge impact on the environment.
In a recent article by Tara, she offered suggestions on how to “Green Up Your Wardrobe” and I’d like to further this by offering you the best in yoga apparel that are green, stylish and highly coveted.There are a large number of yoga apparel and product companies out there. It can be overwhelming. Sometimes it's simpler to walk into a discount store, grab a mat, a yoga towel, and some very decent yoga clothing at a low cost.The problem with doing this is you scrimp on quality. Have you ... Continue Reading