Wednesday at Kripalu!

The day began with a gentle yoga class in the sanctuary.  The building that houses Kripalu (called Shadowbrook) used to be a Jesuit seminary.  The gentle class was a wonderful combination of soothing background music, poses that I had not done in a while, and beautiful poetry read by the…

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Eating Our Way to Kripalu!

Well, Teri Dobson and I arrived at Kripalu yesterday right before dinner!  We ate, nested a little in our room, and then went to the orientation for our program.  We took two days to drive here, and I had packed food for the trip that lasted us both days.  We…

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Off to my happy place!

I am just a few days away from making the road trip to my happy place….Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts!¬† My bedroom is a sea of piles…..yoga pants and tops, bathing suit, yoga mat, toiletries, etc.¬† I am traveling with a special friend, but I have‚Ķ

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Fair Food

Did I get your attention??¬† The 4-H Fair is taking place right now down the road from our house.¬† I wanted to see the farm animals and take in some fair “ambiance”, so my husband and I drove on down.¬† Unfortunately, while we were there we got a bit hungry.¬†‚Ķ

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SAD (Standard American Diet) Observations

I feel compelled to discuss some harsh realities about nutrition in our country.¬† I usually like to keep things light and inspirational, but I’m going to blog pretty seriously today. I had to do some food shopping today in three different stores.¬† I observed many people filling their carts with‚Ķ

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SPRING!……or not……

Are you just as bummed as I am that we just can’t seem to REALLY get to Spring?¬† We’ve waited SO long……and we’ve been teased.¬† It is now April 15th and¬†the snow has been flying today.¬† Boo…..hiss!¬† It’s so easy to get down about the weather we have contended with‚Ķ

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Dallas Buyers Club

Did I get your attention?¬† What, you ask, has the movie Dallas Buyers Club got to do with nutrition??¬† My husband and I watched the movie last weekend.¬†¬†¬†What a stellar movie….intriguing subject matter….superb acting.¬† What a surprise to find references to amino acid therapy, essential fatty acids,¬†and whole foods.¬† The‚Ķ

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