In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
Cleaning house doesn’t have to be a chore, and with these great tips you can make cleaning a fun activity for you and your little ones.
Every parent can attest that having young children means more messes, and more clutter. The increase in housework can cause parents to stress about the chores, and they start to miss out on personal time or playtime with the kids. However, once your kids reach the age of mobility and following simple commands you really don’t have to forgo your hobbies or miss out on time with your little ones in the name of a neat house. Instead, a simple solution to having a clean house is getting them ... Continue Reading
Small changes can lead to a big difference in your health and fitness goals this year.
When I was a mother of a newborn, I remember thinking I could eat anything I want. That included iced mochas, pumpkin pie, cookies, whatever. I was always athletic, but had a healthy appetite for food. I thought working out gave me the okay to eat whatever I chose. Wrong. My daily iced mocha added up to 350 EMPTY high sugar calories a day. That was an extra pound every week and a half. My children are now 8 and 5, so I’ve had plenty of time to make every mistake in the book as far as ... Continue Reading
The fast and fun way to make your own baby food.
It sometimes seems easiest to head to the grocery store to buy your baby food, but it's just as easy to make it at home and the benefits are amazing. Making baby food food is cheaper for your household and its also healthier. As your child moves to finger food, this can make your transition easier because they already know what an actual vegetable tastes like. While it may seem daunting or too time consuming to make baby food, it can actually be quite fun. Here are the basics for getting ... Continue Reading
Here’s how you can be prepared and make the most of Parent Teacher conferences.
It's back to school time, the book bags are packed, the clothes or uniforms are ready to go and you actually managed to get the kids to bed on time. You've already met the teacher at orientation and you've made sure all their homework is done. Why a Parent/Teacher conference when there are only 24 hours in a day? Even if your child is at the top of his class and doing well, a one-on-one meeting with the teacher is very important. Parent Teacher conferences are meant for you to get to know your ... Continue Reading