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Colorado Vacation

Vacation I went to Colorado and stayed in a cabin with my family. Vacations always seem like a fun idea… but then it comes time to actually travel and the anxiety sets in. I always feel like I am the only one that gets that way, but I know there are others out there. Traveling […]

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Challenging My Comfort Zone

Teaching Our First Yoga Class Yesterday, as a group at yoga teacher training, we taught our first class for people other than our fellow yogis in training. We planned the class together and then each person had a part to teach. I practiced my part of the flow quite a bit at home, and even […]

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Eat and Savor the Desserts you Love

If I Don’t Want It, I Don’t Eat It It was my grandma’s ninetieth birthday party on Sunday afternoon. I knew there was going to be cake from Sam’s. I am kind of a dessert snob I guess. I really like wedding cake and good buttercream frosting, but if it is from most grocery stores, […]

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How to Cook Moist and Tender Chicken

We used to have so many problems baking, grilling, and slow cooking chicken breasts. It would always turn out dry and tough. Here are some tips that I have found help me get moist and tender chicken! Pound the chicken so that it cooks even. I use a gallon bag and a rolling pin. Marinade […]

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Kiwi Mango Smoothie

So I had some kiwi and mango and thought a smoothie sounded good! I threw some ingredients in a blender and this is what I got. It makes about 2 servings so I froze the other half in a mason jar. The next time I wanted the rest of it,  I set it out on […]

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Get Your Rear In Gear

Free Time I am a first grade teacher, and school ended for me on Friday. I always am excited to be done, but I also get a little anxious and lost feeling. “What am I supposed to be doing?” Yesterday, I felt like I had way too much free time in the afternoon. When I […]

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Crab Rangoon Tacos

Ashton Bennett 8 TacosCrab Ragoon TacosThese crab rangoon tacos are a super easy no cook meal! Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients8 Small Flour Tortillas8 oz. Cream Cheese2 Packages of Imitation Crab Meat (8 oz. each)Bunch of Green OnionsJar of Sweet and Sour SauceInstructionsSoften Cream Cheese just enough to spread on tortilla.Lay out crab meat in […]

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I Quit Taking My Medicine

A Month With No Medication I quit taking my medicine for depression about a month ago without being advised to do so by my psychiatrist. (I don’t advise you to do that, by the way!) I was told that the kind that I was on can stay in your system for about a month though. […]

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The Anti-Diet Movement is Stronger Than You May Think

Misunderstood and Alone Yesterday was a rough long day. I arrived at yoga training in the evening pretty much trying hold back tears. I was tired mentally and physically. One of my students had a rough day, and I let it really effect me even though I know I shouldn’t. I was feeling overwhelmed with […]

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Are You Truly Practicing Yoga If You Eat Meat?

  Ahimsa or Nonviolence I read online that some say you are not truly practicing yoga if you eat meat. The practice of ahimsa, or nonviolence, can imply not eating animals because it is violent to take the life of another being. Just Starting Training I want to say that I am just starting yoga […]

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