Apple Cider Smoothie

I've been elevating my smoothie game lately.  I've also been trying to ingest apple cider vinegar more regularly due to the benefits to skin, digestion, and immunity.  But guys, it tastes AWFUL.  So I'm pretty happy with myself about this recipe - it tastes AWESOME.  Enjoy. xx

- 1/2 Apple, sliced
- 1 Banana
- 1 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Vegan Protein
- 1 Scoop Collagen
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Hemp Seeds
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 c Almond Milk (or more to blend)

Blend, pour, then stir in 1/2 tsp of bee pollen.  Enjoy!

Summer Pops

In an effort to curb my outrageous sugar cravings and beat the scorching heat of my non air-conditioned lifestyle (no AC in the car, no AC in the house, no AC anywhere) I've been formulating healthy sweets, that are also frozen.  Frozen sweets.  Popcicles.

You guys these are so delicious!  Here's a sample.

 Almond Cherry Chocolate Pops

Almond Cherry Chocolate Pops

Ingredients:
Two Cups Pitted Cherries
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
2 Tsp Maple Syrup
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract

Put all the ingredients in a food processor (or high powered blender), blend until completely smooth.  Transfer to popcicle molds.  Freeze.  Eat!  Makes about 8 small pops.

 

 

 

Fundamental Yoga Teacher Training 2017

I love teaching yoga nidra and I ABSOLUTELY love teaching others to become Yoga Nidra guides.  I feel so lucky to bring another weekend of learning, practice, conversation, laughter and deeply healing relaxation to Soul Tree.   Keep an eye on my Upcoming Events and join me for the next training.  It's bliss.

 I added to my manuals and expect to just keep improving them every time.  :)

I added to my manuals and expect to just keep improving them every time.  :)

 Naptime for adults; we do this several times a day!

Naptime for adults; we do this several times a day!

 These circles of learning and sharing are always powerful.  Every time I feel so humbled to be part of them.

These circles of learning and sharing are always powerful.  Every time I feel so humbled to be part of them.

 The opportunity to practice guiding is an essential part of the training - and also my favorite.  I love hearing everyone's soothing voices echoing through the room.  It's the best.

The opportunity to practice guiding is an essential part of the training - and also my favorite.  I love hearing everyone's soothing voices echoing through the room.  It's the best.

 Another group of incredible teachers and guides are certified and sent out to share the love!

Another group of incredible teachers and guides are certified and sent out to share the love!

Don't Agonize. Organize.

Well friends.  It's time to Make America Great Again.  It remains to be seen how that will unfold and what is to come.  I can say with much confidence though, that if America is to be improved or even maintained WE have to join together in unity and respect and in love to stand up for things that matter to us.  Time to stand up for people who are scared, marginalized and threatened.  Time to stand up for the planet we love.  It is easy to feel fear and despair, but I vote we choose action.  Action over agony. 

We are all people, with so much more in common than in difference.  The divisive forces of hate and fear have mobilized.  They have always been there but they've been given a powerful and forceful outlet.  It's not enough to be a good person anymore; the uniting forces of love and positivity have to mobilize as well.

It's time for aggressive positivity.

It's time to act in the interests of the world we want to see and protect.  Below are some organizations to become involved with.  Take action or donate:

Mindful Action

CTZNWELL

Off The Mat, Into the World

Environment: 

Sierra Club

Earth Justice

Natural Resources Defense Council

Ocean Conservancy

American Rivers

Defenders of Wildlife

Don't underestimate the power of working locally for environmental change.  Small local victories can make a difference.  Work with your local city council to create change.  Also make your views and wishes known to your elected representatives.  Not sure who that is?  Click Here.

Marginalized Populations & Social Justice:

Inter Cambio (Boulder County)

Sister Carmen (Boulder County)

American Immigration Counsel

MALDEF

International Refugee Assistant Project

Boulder Outreach Homeless Overflow (Boulder County)

OUT Boulder (Boulder County)

The Trevor Project

NAACP Defense Fund

ACLU

Women's Issues

Planned Parenthood

The Center For Reproductive Rights

Moving to End Sexual Assault (Boulder County)

Journalistic Accountability

ProPublica

Journalistic integrity is key to administrative accountability.  Support your local newspaper or consider subscribing to a national publication like: 

The Washington Post

The New York Times

The truth is most of our life unfolds in small ways, with little events, reactions, words, choices.  We have to make a difference in even the smallest of ways.  Apathy is allowance.  Indifference is supporting.  Take a stand for kindness every day, in every way you can.  Don't allow hate to pass before you unchecked.  #LoveRevolution #AggressivePositivity

Power

"Power is not created by staying safe; power comes from the willingness to leave the world of safety and move forward into the unknown.  As we meet challenge it strengthens us by forcing us to grow.  Power, like a muscle will not increase by doing nothing."

- Anodea Judith, Eastern Body, Western Mind

Yoga Night Out

Last month I taught Yoga Night Out at Soul Tree.  It's a monthly community event, each time a different teacher and different live musician.  Afterwards we pair up with different local businesses and get discounts on money and drinks.  I taught, Rebecca Abraxas sang and afterwards was Art Walk on main street.

It gives me a super squeamish feeling to watch myself talking.  But I'm going to try and just get over myself so I'm posting it anyway! xx