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Homemade Veggie Broth

Homemade Veggie Broth Whenever I make a meal with lots of vegetables, I take all the ends and trimmings and make veggie broth. Homemade broth is so easy to make, essentially free, and saves you from lugging containers of broth from the store. Instructions: Place trimmings of vegetables (any kind) in a large pot. Fill […]

Relaxing Breath 4:7:8

Relaxing Breath 4:7:8 Breathing is one of the most basic & effective ways to reduce stress. By simply focusing on deep, relaxed breathing you can lower stress hormones, reduce blood pressure, and help clear your mind. Try this exercise: Breath in for 4 seconds Hold your breath for 7 seconds Exhale for 8 seconds This […]

Total Body Strengthening: Plank

Plank A plank may look like a simple exercise, but it is rather difficult. When performed correctly, a plank can provide the following benefits: 1.) Toned stomach & core 2.) Reduced back pain 3.) Improved balance & posture Instructions: Hold your elbows directly under your shoulders. Keep the body parallel to the ground. Keep the […]

Relieve Back Pain through Targeted Stretching

Pigeon pose This stretch changed my life!  I was experiencing significant back pain, despite exercising to strengthen my core, working on posture, and seeking medical assistance.  I began working with a Pilates instructor who recommended I do more exercises to release tightness in my glutes (think booty muscles) and open my hips.  I began practicing […]

Kale Chips

So tasty, incredibly nutritious, and easy to make.  A great substitute for a chip craving!  Kale is in season all winter & these chips are much less expensive than the packaged variety. They are also fresher, which means better nutritional value. Recipe: 1 bunch of kale 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 2-3 pinches of salt Break […]