barefoot feet do yoga in field to develop brain

It drove my mother crazy when I went barefoot as a kid. Still does, because I’m in stocking feet in the fall and winter and barefoot the rest of the time!

I can’t stand the confinement of shoes. And I’ve long been an advocate for children to go without them. As I wrote in the very first edition of my textbook, Active Learning Across the Curriculum: Teaching the Way They Learn:

Holiday Entertaining with Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Who says you can’t eat your greens… and your chocolate, too, in one dish? This healthy yet decadent chocolate mousse tastes like the “real deal” with each creamy and rich spoonful. Enjoying pleasurable foods,... Read more

Fall Favorite: Butternut Squash Soup

This is a fall favorite in my house that is flexible and can include whatever veggies you have on hand. The savory roasted vegetables and herbs combine beautifully to create a smooth, creamy and nourishing... Read more
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Setting Goals: 3 Ways That Boundaries Can Lead to Freedom

The banks of a river act as a boundary directing the water to flow toward the sea. In this same way creating structure in our lives liberates us to focus our attention toward the things that matter most to us... Read more

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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes: A Weekend Treat

Who doesn’t love a cozy breakfast that reminds us of our favorite childhood comfort food? Bonus points when it’s filled with lots of nutrients, just the right amount of sweetness, and happens to be gluten free... Read more

Take Time to Replenish: 5 Self-Care Strategies for Stressful Times

Over the past 22 years, I’ve read hundreds of books on mind-body health. I’ve spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars studying with some of the best yoga teachers, happiness educators, and new... Read more
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Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans

An easy-to-make dish that is filling and versatile. Packed with plant-protein, fiber and lots of flavor, this colorful combination makes the perfect meal when you’re short on time but need something hearty and... Read more
Immunity Zucchini Noodle Soup

Immunity Zucchini Noodle Soup

This is the lighter sister to the Kale & Chocolate classic Immunity Soup ! All the same healing nourishment from powerful anti-inflammatory spices but with a lighter plant-based twist: protein-packed... Read more

Your Most Powerful Tool for Self Care: Your Daily Non-Negotiables

You know what’s more powerful than even the most restful Self-Care Sunday, or a block of time to yourself midweek? Your daily non-negotiables! These are simple, healthy practices that you commit to, every... Read more

Fiesta Sheet Pan Dinner

Create a party on a pan with this easy-to-make fiesta style dinner! Sheet pan meals make little mess without much stress. Enjoy the flavorful combination of the Mexican-inspired veggies and plant-based protein... Read more

Optimum Health: 11 Yoga and Ayurveda Practices to Start Today

What I value most in this precious life is health. To me, health means the absence of disease, stable energy levels and emotions, steady appetite, regular bowel movements and a daily urge to be creative. My... Read more