Category Archives: Lifestyle

Video: Recipes For Creating Rituals

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Have you ever struggled to integrate new habits and practices into your daily life? Or beat yourself up for not being able to create a morning routine or make it to yoga on weeknights after work? Then this week’s Wellness Wendesday is for you!

I hope you’ll tune in to hear Barbara Biziou, author of The Joy of Rituals, talk about simple choices that lead to big changes, creating meaning and intention in everyday life, and how ancient spiritual practices can keep your life anchored in the modern world. Her book is fascinating, including the stories and context behind some of the rituals that have been passed down to us through the generations that we don’t think twice about.… Continue Reading

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9 Ways You Can Up Your Tea Game (and Heal Your Mind + Body in the Process)

Earlier this year, when I did my 30 day detox and went off caffeine, sugar, and alcohol, I became something I never thought I would: a full-time tea drinker.

While red wine and raw chocolate chip cookies quickly became a mainstay in my diet again, coffee was something I was determined to kick to the curb for good. Tea just felt so much better on my system. My stomach no longer cried in protest every morning. And even though I still relied on a bit of green tea to pick me up after I migrated downstairs from my sleeping loft, it wasn’t enough caffeine that my body couldn’t cope without it.… Continue Reading

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Mind Body Green: 11 Healthy Grocery Items That Are Worth the Splurge

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I’m so excited to have my first post up on the homepage of Mind Body Green! In it I’m talking about pointers for how to upgrade your grocery game to healthier options without spending beyond your means.

For people who are just learning to put down the Fruit Loops and start making their own scrambled eggs and granola from scratch, navigating the aisles of places like Whole Foods can be overwhelming. I get asked questions about how to make healthy eating more affordable in my cooking classes all the time. With impulse buying unnecessary grocery items and upgrading every purchase to organic and non-GMO, you can see why so many people think cooking this way is an expensive pursuit.… Continue Reading

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Video: The Healing Power of Tea

Medicinal benefits of green tea, how to brew the perfect cup of tea, and more wisdom from T Salon's Miriam Novalle

It’s amazing how far behind the rest of the world we are when it comes to tea. Our global commerce is pretty much epitomized by the Starbucks that have popped up on every corner of the world. But in the last decade I’ve noticed that people have started to shift their allegiances from the morning espresso to a green tea, even if I still get weird stares when ordering a cup of Ginger Peach at my local hipster coffee spot. … Continue Reading

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6 Strategies to Stop Feeling Crazy Around Food Today

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Last week, to kick off the Fall season of my Wellness Wednesday series, I sat down with Isabel Foxen Duke, the founder of Stop Fighting Food. We talked about emotional eating, the diet-binge cycle, and what it takes to finally stop eating an entire jar of nutella at 1am when no one’s looking.

I think there are very few women who can claim that they haven’t been touched by disordered eating at some stage of their lives—even if it was just by way of watching a friend struggle through a troubled relationship with food. It’s certainly not something I’ve openly touched upon on this site, though my philosophy on food—eating a lot of nutritious ingredients, while never depriving yourself of your cravings—certainly stems from a very anti-diet and self-restriction standpoint.… Continue Reading

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Video: How to Stop Being Crazy Around Food

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I think there are very few women who could claim they’ve had a perfect and uncomplicated relationship with food. I know that I certainly haven’t. And the times when I’ve been at my “healthiest” haven’t always been the healthiest emotionally. If you’re obsessing over what you’re eating all the time, no amount of kale salad can make you healthy. This week, to kick off the Fall season of my Wellness Wednesday series, I sat down with Isabel Foxen Duke, founder of Stop Fighting Food. We talked about emotional eating, the diet-binge cycle, and what it takes to finally stop eating an entire jar of nutella at 1am.… Continue Reading

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