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Curried Apple Squash Soup

Curried Apple Squash Soup

1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped 1 leek, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 TBSP ginger, minced 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped water, enough to cover soup ingredients (approximately 3 cups) ¾ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1

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Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

2 large sweet potatoes 1TBSP butter or ghee 1 onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 4 cups water or veggie soup stock 2 TBSP grated ginger 1/4 cup peanut (or almond) butter 1 lime Cilantro, yogurt, tomato for garnish   1.

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This is just happy…

This is just happy…
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3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids

3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids

3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids By Dana Chapman  Many teachers find that their entry point into mindfulness is to explore simple practices with their students. Pausing for breath breaks is one easy way to start this exploration, to bring some calm into the space,

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Soothing and warm and grounding…

Soothing and warm and grounding…

I recently discovered this recipe for Golden Milk and have found it so helpful on days when I need a little something extra to feel grounded. In Ayurveda, Golden Milk is suggested to reduce “vata” or the moving energy that can make us feel anxious or fearful

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Trust…

Trust…
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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Scroll down for a new Yoga Nidra recording… Also, here is a bit of an explanation about this special practice: Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a guided relaxation practice that allows us to connect with the deeper parts of ourself. It moves sequentially through

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Fudgy Multigrain Cookies

Fudgy Multigrain Cookies

  These are my favourite cookies…perfect with a cup of tea! The basic recipe is from Enlightened Eating and I just add any extras that I have around to add extra nutrition. 1 cup oats 1 cup flour (I use brown rice or spelt) 1/2 tsp baking

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The most relaxing song…

The most relaxing song…

I often play this song in my Restorative Yoga classes…and just came across the video on YouTube. If you or your kids have trouble relaxing or falling asleep, try playing this song in the background. If you’re a teacher with a lively classroom that’s hard to settle,

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Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip

Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip

This recipe is from the cookbook, Oh She Glows. It’s become a staple at the cottage and I’ve been meaning to share it since then! Ingredients: For the Sauce: 1 cup raw cashews 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots 2 TBSP nutritional yeast 2 TBSP fresh lemon

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