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Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas

By Fredrica Syren:  Zero waste and Christmas seem so opposite. It’s hard to imagine how you can even attempt to accomplish a zero waste holiday at all. So much waste is created from excessive food waste, disposable products, wrapping paper and — oh, let’s not forget — all the gifts that may …

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Benefits of Minimalism

By Fredrica Syren: The philosophy of minimalism is to own less and live intentionally—it’s a simple concept that begins with decluttering your life, beginning with possessions you have been conditioned to think you need. For my family, it was one of the best decisions we have made, and we have been …

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Yoga Class Etiquette — the Basics

By Dawna Matthews As both a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher, I have learned a few essentials when it comes to ensuring that your class is enjoyable. When you keep these things in mind, you honor your class and your practice, as well as the practice of the other …

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Mindful Motherhood — Meditation for Moms

 By Fredrica Syren:   With my two first kids, I practiced meditation daily. I really depended on going inside myself to find stillness that would help me cope with the ups and downs of my day-to-day life. I don’t know what happened, but around a year ago, when I was expecting …

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The Glorious Ripple Effect

By Julie Zeff As spring comes into bloom, maybe you are thinking about the things you’d like to see bloom in your life. If you are like most of us, then there is probably an area or two in your life that you’d like to transform even just a tiny …

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Three Ways To Stop Wasting Energy!

By Julie Zeff Have you ever stopped to think about all of the things that you rely on every day that you plug in — your computer, phone, toaster, microwave, lights, camera, TV and DVD player? If they aren’t plugged in or recharged, then they just don’t have the energy …

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Move Over fear—Now There Is Something Better

By Julie Zeff Happy February! This is the month of love. And, as any mom can tell you, this is also still cold and flu season! My son was sick this past week. One night his fever hit 102.5. I don’t know about you, but for me, especially since becoming …

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Yoga for Children – Why Kids Need Yoga

By Dawna Matthews As an adult, I came to yoga for healing and unity of mind, body and spirit. After I became a mom, I was surrounded with not just my own child but also other mothers and their children. I started to observe children in my environment and realized …

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Breath Infusion

By Julie Zeff When I get overwhelmed during my busy day as a working mom of three, I notice that my breath becomes shallow, I feel tight in my chest and there isn’t much room for anything creative to flow.  I actually feel this right now.  So, I’m going to stop …

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