A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #5: Practice Legs Up the Wall

Legs Up the Wall, called Viparta Karani (VIP-uh-REE-tuh kah-RAH-nee) in Sanskrit, is an excellent restorative yoga pose that can be practiced every day by yoga students of all levels. This pose relieves swollen and sore legs, calves, and ankles ~ and can be beneficial for those with varicose veins. It also stretches the hamstrings, spine, and the back of the neck. By reversing the flow of … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #5: Practice Legs Up the Wall

Things I Love Thursday

I’ve been catching up with a lot of stuff that was posted right after the first of the year… here’s some great stuff I ran across over the last week! Enjoy ~ happy almost-Friday! 1. Rue Magazine showed off this awesome outdoor porch: 2. What’s The Difference Between Dreaming and Starting? Writer Jeff Goins has an answer. Dreaming is essential, but starting something requires making … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #4: Quick Morning Eye Massage

Puffy eyes in the morning are a common complaint, particularly as we get older. So much time spent in front of the computer, smartphone screen, TV, books, and movie screens can cause eye fatigue, even upon waking. Additionally, extra sodium, sugar, and inflammatory foods like dairy and wheat can cause dark circles, under-eye bags, and puffiness. And I don’t even think I need to mention … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #4: Quick Morning Eye Massage

(Mostly) Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

Well, the rains have finally hit the Bay Area and that means cozy weekend mornings on the couch with my sweetie and the kitties instead of crazy weekend mornings running errands and… running, period. Oh, believe me, I’ve got big runs to do ~ I have a half-marathon coming up in 2 weeks! But when I’m not training this weekend, I’ll be happy to spend some time … Continue reading (Mostly) Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

Things I Love Thursday

Hello and happy almost-Friday! If you had a short week, you’re probably feeling a bit time-crunched today. I understand and therefore will jump right in with some favorite tips, tricks, and eye candy. Enjoy! 1. Apartment Therapy: Five Tricks for Dealing with a Hairy Home Dust with a dryer sheet? Fantastic idea! I’d also add using an air purifier. We have one in each major … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday