Stress

Yoga and Breathing for Relaxation …and Your Skin!

I’m officially a yoga instructor now. Who wants to come over and do yoga? I’m not planning on actually teaching on a schedule in a studio anywhere, but I have plans for how to integrate yoga into what I already do and I like the idea of doing small group sessions in a series. I …

Yoga and Breathing for Relaxation …and Your Skin! Read More »

What Happens in Vegas… (or do I mean Vagus?)

Generally, when I discuss the vagus nerve and its profound impact on stress levels (and all the associated physiological effects) with clients, they quietly repeat the word Vegas, and then giggle (men included). ¬†The funny thing is, I’ve never been to Vegas and my science-loving brain automatically thinks Vagus whenever I hear either word. Why …

What Happens in Vegas… (or do I mean Vagus?) Read More »

We Rent Cars

My mom and I were talking about miracles today—it’s a crappy day outside, people are trying to push their drama into our lives (it ain’t workin’ by the way), and she’s coordinating all the volunteers for graduation in the freezing cold rain…Plus, her office flooded a couple weeks ago, and she had to move down …

We Rent Cars Read More »

Clarity: Words, Thoughts, Food, and Drink

At the risk of sounding a little (or a lot) repetitive…I’ve been really busy. I had to teach a two-hour lecture yesterday about sexual and reproductive health to a bunch of 20 year-olds. I’ll be honest with you, it was not high on my list of things I wanted to do…ever. In general, I over-prepare …

Clarity: Words, Thoughts, Food, and Drink Read More »

Carrot Pulp Adventures (including dessert!), Avocados, and Another Successful Smoothie Workshop!

I’ve been super busy for the last several days (in a good way). Eight weeks till summer break! ūüôā I think it’s possible I might change the world with these veggie-roons. They’re really amazing. I was surprised at how great they really were—not too sweet, not too bitter. The chocolate totally balanced the carrot perfectly. …

Carrot Pulp Adventures (including dessert!), Avocados, and Another Successful Smoothie Workshop! Read More »