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West African Vegetable Soup

West African Vegetable Soup

2 TBSP olive oil 1 large sweet onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable soup broth 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes 1/2 cup raisins 1 bag spinach,

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Oh She Glows! 7 Vegetable and “Cheese” Soup

Oh She Glows! 7 Vegetable and “Cheese” Soup

My friend sent me this recipe last winter and I’m reposting it along with a couple of other favourites in case you’re in the mood for something warm, healthy, and nourishing as the chillier weather sets in. It’s from the cookbook/blog Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon… Luxurious 7-Vegetable

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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

  “Anxiety is extremely contagious. But so is calm.” ~Harriet Lerner I have spent my professional life working with children as both an elementary school teacher and now as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. I am constantly amazed at how much my ability to be connected

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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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A great cleansing resource…

A great cleansing resource…

One of my favourite cookbooks is Enlightened Eating by Caroline Dupont. She is a local Holistic Nutritionist and has a variety of wonderful offerings. Twice a year she runs a community cleanse. Traditionally it’s been a 7 day juice cleanse but this Fall, she has added a food-based

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Being transplanted

Being transplanted

I’ve been away from my blog for awhile now and it feels good to be back. At the end of April my partner and I moved in together. I moved into his home and while it was a very happy step, it took me awhile to feel

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A resource for classroom teachers

A resource for classroom teachers

One of the lovely women who was part of my Year of Mindfulness last year, just posted this resource on Facebook. I’ve signed up and plan on checking it out. I think their goal to connect with teachers and children around the world is exciting and admirable

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Proving mindfulness works…

Proving mindfulness works…

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now and for good reason. While practitioners understand in an intuitive, embodied way the value of mindfulness and meditation in their day-to-day lives, there is a drive to understand why these practices are so effective from a scientific western perspective. This

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A beautiful quote about GRATITUDE

A beautiful quote about GRATITUDE

  “Can you be grateful for everything? No. No one can be grateful for war or pain or suffering of a loved one. But within every moment, there is an opportunity to be grateful for something.” ~David Steindl-Rast

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Loving our gut = protecting our health

Loving our gut = protecting our health

I get regular newsletters from “Food Matters” and I wanted to share this article with you. I thought they did a really good job unpacking the importance of gut health and it’s link to strong immune function. Click here to read the article!  

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