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April 6, 2020

10 Rounds has been the absolute perfect program for working out at home during a pandemic. The feelings of anxiety, fear, and powerlessness melt away during my daily workout with a mix of heavy lifting and throwing punches. It's such a welcome break from disturbing hea...

February 19, 2020

This soup is so hearty and satisfying and perfect for winter—and the flavors balance delightfully. I'm sure other cultures have some variation of this soup, but I'm most familiar with the Portuguese caldo verde with chouriço. From the recipes I've seen, it seems that t...

February 9, 2020

People have been asking for Beachbody to come out with a barre program for years, and now they have—and it was worth the wait! They've put their own unique spin on it by incorporating other styles of movement—Pilates, martial arts, and different styles of dance—to prov...

January 27, 2020

Getting ready to write this post, I was thinking back and trying to remember when my first retreat was—and I actually couldn't remember! I think I got used to the concept of a retreat by being eased into it: My earliest retreat experiences had a purpose, such as strate...

January 5, 2020

For someone who's completed dozens of fitness programs over the last six years, this program was the perfect new challenge.

It somehow burned out my muscles (and helped them get stronger) with mostly lighter weights than I was used to using. It somehow left me so sore I...

December 18, 2019

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to take part in an exquisitely designed yoga and coffee retreat planned by Eliesha of Yoga Love Colombia. (She and I are planning a collaborative offering later this year in Colombia—enter your email address to be notified as t...

December 6, 2019

Soups that are on the sweeter side can be an acquired taste, but I find they're a wonderful way to add variety to your soup repertoire—as well as a great way to satisfy a sweet craving with a healthy, whole food option in lieu of a sugary dessert. We like this soup ser...

November 6, 2019

It's hard to describe why my week spent in Costa Rica was such a magical experience, but I'll do my best to put it into words!

This was so much more than a writing workshop. The retreat description promised daily workshops with guidance and coaching, as well as movement...

October 25, 2019

Hummus is one of the easiest things to make at home, and ends up being so much less expensive than the store-bought version.

Although chickpeas are primarily carbohydrate, they do also contain a substantial amount of protein, and as a whole food source are definitely a...

September 8, 2019

Morning Meltdown 100 consists of one workout per day for 100 days. The workouts are arranged in 10-workout blocks—so for example, day 1 is cardio, then you cycle through nine other types of workouts, and come back to cardio for day 11, day 21, etc.

The fact that there a...

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