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5 holistic tips to boost your immune system.

Whoa, have y’all been experiencing crazy faux-Spring weather in your cities?? Here in Philly our temps have been fluctuating between the mid-thirties and the high-fifties. While I’m super stoked it’s warmer out, I’m not stoked on what it’s doing to my body. Every time the weather makes a huge jump, I find myself suffering from crazy sinus infections.

I decided to look up what I could do to help keep my body in fighting shape, so that whether or not I’d be wearing a scarf when leaving the house, I wouldn’t keep waking up congested.  I hope y’all find them helpful as well, and I’d love to hear any other tips you have in the comments below! View Post

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How’s 2018 been treating y’all thus far?? I know we’re only two weeks in, but that’s plenty of time to lay the foundation and start making moves so this is your best year yet. I’ve been slowly addressing each goal that I set for myself this Winter, and I’m really stoked on my progress. Not only have I been sticking to my workouts as planned, I somehow convinced my boyfriend to join me for yoga. Kind of hoping he falls in love with it and I’ll have an exercise partner in the future! That said, does anyone else find it easier to tackle things when their goals are quarterly??

I have the absolute worst attention span (or maybe I just can’t break away from my phone??), but something else I want to focus on this year is reading more. Since it’s currently cold as hell in Philadelphia (why do I live somewhere that the air. hurts. my. face), I figure now is as good a time as ever to bundle up and try checking out a few novels! To take you along with me, I’ve put together a rad list of 20 books we can check out in the following genres: fiction, non-fiction, romance, suspense, and personal-development. I’m huge on books to improve yourself (I’m currently chipping away at Originals), so it was important to include a bunch of those!

If you think there’s something I should’ve included on this list, please let me know below!! I’m always down for suggestions that have caught your eye.

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My favorite holistic health hacks, to help get you looking and feeling better without modern medicine.

My top holistic hacks for better health.

Hope y’all had an amazing Halloweekend/fresh start of the month! This weirdo weekend/week combo with nearly 5 days of celebration combined with the new month starting mid-week has me feeling super out of wack. Not only that, I’ve found that everyone around me is starting to feel the effects of this bizarre weather that’s been coming in waves (#globalwarming).

Rather than just share a few of my fave tips for boosting your immune system when it’s feeling run down, I decided to stack up my top go to holistic health hacks. I’ve noticed a big rise in my generation choosing to reach for natural options over modern medicine, and with health insurance prices getting as insane as they are (ps, scoop that enrollment window while you can), it’s not all that surprising!
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Since we’re coming up on “bikini weather” real fast, I figured I’d put together an inspiration post with a few of my favorite healthy instagram feeds, to help y’all to be your best you, both inside and out! These ladies have been a pleasure to follow along with, because not only do they live a physically healthy lifestyle, I’ve found that they really work on embodying a healthier mentality as well. When someone can really be that whole package, I find that they seem to just glow as a person, and push others around them to shine as well.

So, check out these chicas, give ’em a follow, and share your current faves with me below!

@shutthekaleup

This rad mama not only shares some of the tastiest looking food, but has such real personality that you can’t help but wanna follow her. Seriously, go watch Jeanette’s instagram stories right now; I dare ya to not wanna be her friend, or wanna have your little play with her’s. Whenever I find myself looking for ideas for healthy food with something a little extra, I scroll on through her insta. View Post

Walking you through a step-by-step on how to do sun salutation, as well as the benefits of including them in your daily routine.

sun salutationsTwo weeks ago I got lucky enough to team up with my friend, yoga instructor Vanessa Jackson, to work on Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskar, at Bombay Yoga Company. The studio was really open and inviting with a lot of light, and I urge anyone in the Philadelphia area to take a visit!

So why Sun Salutations? 

  • they express gratitude for the sun, without which life wouldn’t be possible
  • they awaken the energy center, your own inner sun, which can warm the body physically & mentally
  • speed up the blood flow while putting the mind at ease, which leads to meditation
  • help to link the mind and body through breathing, as a moving meditation; putting focus on our breathing can help bring us to the present
  • stretch and flex the body, which is good as both a warm up and a stand-alone workout
  • standing poses ground you and help you find your center
  • are done in the morning after waking, as a way to start the day with intention

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Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!

Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!

I’ve been seeing turmeric pop up in blogs and recipes a lot lately, and considering how healthy it is for you, I’m definitely not surprised! Turmeric (and ginger, actually!) have a special component called “curcumin” that boasts a lot of great medicinal benefits for your body. Seriously y’all, curcumin has been shown to:

  • aid in chronic inflammation (which can help with gut health sooo much)
  • be effective in helping with depression
  • lower blood glucose (sugar) levels
  • improve skin
  • help with overall brain health
  • protect against cancer

And that’s not even everything. Friggin crazy, right? When you put it together with things like cardamom, coconut oil, and cinnamon which also have great health benefits, you end up with the superhero of drinks: Golden Milk. View Post