Monthly Archives: April 2011


Shoulds and Shouldn’ts

Do you ever get caught up in what you should be doing when you actually want to be doing something else?  Or that feeling that you are not doing enough of a certain thing or of anything? Blogging definitely brings this out in me.   I am often feeling like I should be writing more.  I

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Carrot Ginger Soup

I have always shied away from carrot soups because they seemed too thin or sweet or something. However, this recipe was inspired from a podcast I was listening to called Compassionate Cooks. Colleen Patrick Goudreau is an activist, cookbook writer, and all around cool person. Her podcast is called Vegetartian Food for Thought When

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Finding Inspiration

I sometimes wonder how and when a spark of inspiration will occur for myself and others.  As a teacher, I am always hoping to be an impetus for change.  As a yogi, I know that unattachment is key.  As Desnikachar puts it, "Our normal course of action is first to decide on a goal and


This recipe was originally taken from my friend, Kris Quinones' newsletter ( More on the story of this recipe on my other blog, It is yummy, healthy and relatively easy. There are two version below since my friend Kelly Halldorson made her own version. Take your pick or make both! Kris's Squasharoni Recipe Ingredients

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Vegan Movement Gains Mainstream Momentum on The Martha Stewart Show’s “Vegan Show” — Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone and “Veganist” Author Kathy Freston to Appear on March 30th Live Episode —

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – March 29, 2011 – During her reign as America’s domestic icon, Martha Stewart has shown millions of people how to baste a turkey, braise a lamb and roast a chicken, but this Wednesday, March 30th, the woman who wrote the book (literally) on home entertaining will devote an entire hour-long episode

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Strawberry Frosting

I don't know about you, but I love frosting. Funny thing is I am not a sweets person but I love to make things with frosting on them. They are so festive! Typically, when you think of frosting you think animal ingredients right? Butter specifically. Well, I guess this post is really an ode to

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Arm Balance Heaven

Elliott in urdvha mukha padmasana This weekend was the monthly intensives.  Focus of the month is arm balances.  I also taught a workshop after the Saturday intensive which was part of the Anatomy of Yoga Series.  In these workshops I talk about the anatomy of the body, energetic anatomy and also methods and