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Where Will Your Yoga Practice Take You?

As I consider the majority of my San Francisco photos, I realize that I’m doing yoga in most of them. What parts of my very own city would I have missed out on if I hadn’t been practicing yoga? When I’m out on a run and want to #stopdropandyoga, I try to think of the […]

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Top 4 Activities for Sunny Charleston in Summertime

Shane and I were excited when we were invited to a wedding in Charleston! Not only were we obviously excited about celebrating our friend’s marriage, we were stoked that it was a really cool destination! Neither of us had never been to Charleston. In fact, it was my very first time in South Carolina. I […]

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Hippie Lane: the app that saved my dessert life

Nov. 1, 2014 was a huge day. My dear friends Kay and Dan got married, and I had the honor of presiding over their wedding ceremony! Earlier that morning, I vowed to make Nov. 1 a big day for myself as well. I woke up feeling exhausted and bloated, like most days. I decided it […]

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Top 5 Summer Salads

I really appreciate when healthy food bloggers are honest about when they’re not eating healthy. My favorite food bloggers have spent the last week preaching forgivness for unhealthy slip-ups during 4th of July celebrations. They’re all about enjoying yourself and then getting back on track with seasonal and local meals. Well I’ll join them in […]

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Marisa’s Pesto Recipe for Chicken Zoodles!

For my parents’ wedding anniversary this past weekend I bought them what every couple wants— a Ninja blender from Bed Bath and Beyond! I have been wanting my parents to start drinking smoothies, and they had this ancient little bullet-type blender thing that had a hard time shredding even a piece of lettuce. I knew […]

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Marisa’s GF / DF Chocolate Mousse!

I’ve been gluten-free and dairy-free for 7 months. My life has improved in uncountable ways. Some friends find gf and df particularly distressing— but only when we’re talking about dessert. You gave up pasta? NO problem. You gave up bread? NO problem. But DESSERT? Controversy arises when we discuss dessert. In fact, there was so […]

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6 Life Lessons for Women at Beach Yoga

An impromptu yoga session at China Beach revealed unexpected revelations. Don’t discount your everyday experiences! There are lessons to be learned all the time. While these lessons could surely apply to anyone, they seemed to apply directly to women as I mulled them over.   1. Take Up Space Women often sit cross-legged or stand […]

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Celebration. Gratitude. Joy.

1) CELEBRATION Recently I’ve had a lot to celebrate. Shane and I are celebrating eight years together. Here we are just yesterday on a Sunday hike in Marin up at Bon Tempe Reservoir. We’ve always loved exploring the outdoors together; after all, we lived on the road for 256 days when we graduated Georgetown.  I’m […]

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Cooking with Jorge and Beto at Casa Jacaranda

Today my students will celebrate Cinco de Mayo this afternoon in class, and no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without tales from a Mexican kitchen! In April I booked myself a cooking class with Jorge and Beto at Casa Jacaranda. This was my first cooking class ever, and it truly enriched my culinary […]

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3 Reasons Why Dishero Is The Food App I’ve Been Waiting For!

Recently I’ve been following foodie app Dishero @disheroapp on Instagram. As readers of my blog already know, I consider myself a bit of an aficionado when it comes to food hashtags, and Dishero takes #foodie #foodtography #foodlove and #foodporn to a whole new level! If you have a hankering for something, but you can’t exactly […]

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