Monthly Archives: April 2014

Invoking Your Spring Fever

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I sure did!  It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend here in Connecticut.  I think Spring is finally here…and here to stay.  Wahoo!

People may complain about New England for four months out of the year, hate on the cold weather, and curse every time it snows past Christmas but without it, we would not have what we all like to call Spring Fever.

You know that feeling when you wake up to hear the birds chirping and the sun is peeking through your bedroom windows? You can’t help but smile as you step outside and breathe in the warm air.  You walk past store fronts with their doors wide open, everyone is running all of a sudden, and all you want to do is Yelp restaurants with a patio or roof deck. That’s what Spring Fever is like for me.

Here’s a few other ways I’ve been invoking my inner Spring Fever – feel free to take notes!

Hitting some golf balls (or attempting to and then sun bathing while the bf does).

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Getting outside to see the sunset.

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Enjoying some wine at the prettiest vineyard around!

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Yoga Teacher Training – Weekend Five

This past weekend was Weekend Five of my Yoga Teacher Training a.k.a Yogaversity.  I can’t believe we are half way through! That means 100 hours down, 100 to go.  Ahh!

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I have learned so, so much in these first five weekends about my own practice and the proper alignment of the asana practice as a whole.  It’s crazy to look back and realize that for two years I may have been doing poses with improper alignment or simply just not known the reason for that alignment.

Knowing that reason or the “why” is something I’m really coming to value during this process.  I’m so grateful to be learning from teachers who have such an immense depth of knowledge.  If I’m going to become a yoga teacher I’ve realized that it’s important to me to know where Yoga comes from and how it’s gotten to where it is today.  And let me tell you, there is A LOT to learn between the two.

This weekend we covered…

Reviewing the rest of our manual which included inversions (!) and seated forward bends and twists.  I definitely need the most practice with inversions.  Going upside down, and the hesitation my body faces, is definitely mental.  I know I just have to practice, practice, practice, and get out of my own head!

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Food Should Taste Good Chips – Review & Giveaway

And the winner is…Andrea! Congratulations on winning the Food Should Taste Good Giveaway!

Well hello there! I’m super excited to write this post.  It’s only my second review and giveaway and I’m hoping it will be even better than the first!

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The lovely folks over at Food Should Taste Good sent me a giant box of yummy samples.  First of all, can we talk about that name? Food Should Taste Good.  What an awesome name.  It’s kind of like they decided on this long name and really didn’t care that it was that long because their chips would sell themselves.  Their tag line is even “Super Long Name. Super Delicious Chips.”

Now, if I’m being honest. I really don’t eat chips very often, especially since going primal.  But Food Should Taste Good Chips are made from real, simple ingredients and are even gluten-free!  I was sent three different flavors of their sweet potato chips. Continue reading