January 2019

Ayurveda tips for winter stress relief

General by Ali Cramer

The holidays may be over, but there’s still plenty of holiday parties, stress, distractions, etc. that can lead us to not feeling our best through the winter season. Ayurveda expert Ali Cramer of Laughing Lotus shares her top tips for relieving winter stress with Ayurveda.

Sleep Time - 5 steps to fall asleep in 2-minutes

General by Liz Eustace

We've tried everything -- sleep masks (thank you Tim Ferris!), no screens, eight-hours, shades that eliminate even the faintest bit of light...  so when we saw this two-minute technique - courtesy of the U.S. Army, in Well and Good - we needed to share it. 

5 yoga poses for depression

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Yoga for depression -- We know yoga is a great practice for staying connected as well as supporting overall mental health.  Yoga teacher and mindfulyogahealth contributor, Jessica Bellofatto put together this sequence of 5 yoga poses to help alleivate depression. 

Downward facing dog

What's the deal with "oat milk"

General by Liz Eustace

It's true, we like to be on the look-out for the next health trend and it has to map on to us feeling better.  Oat milk becoming all the rage in cities like LA and NYC feels like a trend we can get behind. Before gluten and carbs were considered the modern-day devil -- a nice bowl of oats was one of the most wholesome images out there. Now, it would appear that we're full circle -- and oats are here again, this time as a milk alternative in things like your coffee and yes, your cereal... if you're still daring to eat such a thing. 

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Mary Oliver RIP

General by Liz Eustace

We write about mindfulness and health and most of the time it's within the framework of trends and what's good for the body. here is another type of health and it's of the soul, spirit and mind. #maryoliver who represent all of that in her beautiful words about our internal world. 

What is "bakuchiol" and does it stop aging?

General by Liz Eustace

This Christmas I got a box of 'natural' products from #sephora from my sister. Being a lotion junkie, I tried them all on - pretty well at once. My face glowed and then very naturally... I broke out in a rash.

Plant Based diets - the trend for 2019

General by Liz Eustace

We love this article from the Guardian and also know that living in Canada, the guidelines for diets are changing. What we've felt in our bodies for some time is now being supported by science. The times 'they are a changing'. Eat more plants dude... and be kind to each other. That's our mantra for 2019. 

3 yoga poses to help you warm up on a winter's day

General by Jessica Bellofatto

We have had some milder weather these past few weeks, but still a lot of wet, gray days. With many months of winter still ahead of us, it’s enough to make even the best of us feel kind of low. So much has been going on in the world as well. The events in Sandy Hook, right on the heels of Hurricane Sandy… a lot of sadness and confusion. The practice of yoga has been, for the last twenty years, a faithful companion to me.

DIY Soothing Facial Oil for Dry Winter Skin

General by Liz Eustace

Dry Skin: If winter weather is wreaking havoc on your skin, try making your own soothing facial oil at home with the recipe below. 

If you are finding that your face needs a little extra nourishment this winter, consider incorporating a natural and easy homemade remedy. This can be done in addition to your normal skin care regimen or can be swapped out for your moisturizer.