How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take the plunge. Making a change like this can be really intimidating, especially when you realize that vegan is a lifestyle and not just a diet. But you're not alone! I'm here to walk you through all the basic steps. ...more
I just want to add, avoid vegan junk food if your purpose is improving health! Remember that ...more

How to Practice Yoga at Home Over the Holidays

One question that I'm often asked is, "I love yoga but I want to be able to practice at home instead of going to a yoga studio all the time. What are some tips to start and maintain a home yoga practice?" It seems like a relatively simple thing to do, right? Just roll out your mat and start moving through yoga postures, right? But for many (myself included), keeping up with a home yoga practice can be difficult and challenging. ...more
Great tips, thank you! My yoga studio cuts out classes and closes for christmas break so these ...more

The Feminist Pole Dancer Perspective: Lean In and Spin

I am a feminist (a feisty one) and a pole dancer (a sassy one). I don't consider these aspects of self to be in conflict. For the sake of context, I am by no stretch a feminist scholar. Feminism and pole dance have many different interpretations and mean different things to different people. I discuss pole dance from a recreational perspective as a student and instructor. I neither represent nor disparage the exotic industry but I also don't have enough information to comment on it. That being said, pole dance is not exclusive to the domain of the gentleman's club....more
Han Solo as it turns out, it wasn't an article about stripping at all. Not all pole dancers ...more

How Old to Start Snowboarding?

Kids have been learning to ski as soon as they can walk for a long time. It was once thought that young children were not strong enough to snowboard, but that theory was proven wrong...  So how soon can you put your child on a board? Looks like as soon as they can walk! Check out one and a half year old Lainey learning to snowboard!...more

How to Find Motivation to Exercise in the Dead of Winter

I am one of those people who prefers to hibernate in the winter.  It is just so COLD here from December to March and I find it difficult to motivate to do anything, including exercise....more

Taming Holiday Tempation

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How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take the plunge. Making a change like this can be really intimidating, especially when you realize that vegan is a lifestyle and not just a diet. But you're not alone! I'm here to walk you through all the basic steps. ...more
I just want to add, avoid vegan junk food if your purpose is improving health! Remember that ...more

A New Look at Goal Setting.

Dr. Oz: Lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks with 'Sugar Impact Diet' - Coco-Cashew Shake Recipe

Seeking a different way to achieve your weight loss goals? Cut the sugar to shed pounds, says Dr. Oz. He featured nutrition expert JJ Virgin on his show and her new book that reveals how to lose 10 pounds in two weeks: "JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks" (click for details)....more

Eating Disorders – Because Sandwiches Are Gross

You guys are too gullible, come on now, I’m not about to bash these poor girls.Some people don’t see the truth when they look in the mirror. They don’t see that they are wasting away. You have no idea how easy it is to convince yourself that you’re fat, ugly, old or anything else.It’s just as easy to convince yourself that you’re perfect and beautiful just the way you are.Pssst, trust the wrinkled, old looking one.http://skinnyandsingle.wordpress.com/...more

The Whole Egg

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Obese kids' brains light up more than fit kids' brains when consuming sugar

If you ever doubted that sugar is addictive, here are two pieces of evidence:1. Watch this very short video with Deepak Chopra explaining that there are large corporations who hire scientists whose ONLY job is to find ways to make us more addicted to sugar, fat and salt.http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/642124.htm ...more

Think Before You Drink That Protein Drink

Ok, so I've been going to early morning spin which means I come scooting into the house just in time to get Lil Man ready for pre-school and Hubby out the door for work. Sometimes I get a shower; sometimes I don't. And breakfast, well that has to be something super quick and on-the-go.Lately I've been getting a protein shake from the gym. I love them. I do. I have them make it with chocolate instead of vanilla. I mean they taste so good. But then I started thinking. You know, maybe they taste a little too good?...more