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You can’t exercise your way out of unhealthy eating

Andrea reaching to the skyNo matter how much you exercise, if your diet is not right for your body at this time in your life, you are not going to be experiencing optimal health. Here are some reasons.

junk food smallIf you eating a typical American diet, then your… Continue reading

How is 2017 treating you so far?

Yin-at-happe-for-yoga-newsletter-750x310How are you feeling as 2017 begins?

I have been asking my yoga students that question a great deal this month.  It seems that many people are facing health challenges as the New Year dawns.  If you are like me and are sensitive… Continue reading

Thinking about death to start living

FullSizeRenderI have been pondering end of life issues lately.  It’s no wonder with watching my step dad die and observing all the swirling issues and emotions that accompanied this event.  Illness and death are scary.  I have tiptoed through life – taking… Continue reading

Its a Wonderful Life

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I have been feeling like Jimmy Stewart in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life” !

This summer, I was given the chance to go back in time to visit my college roommate, my family, and my grade school friends and through this journey, I… Continue reading

Yoga, Essential Oils and Healthy Food when you are Vacationing

Andrea in front of the vehicleHow many times have you returned from vacation only to say, “I need a vacation after this vacation!”

Mark and the dogs in Paducah KentuckyIt is a tricky balancing act to have fun and still stay healthy when you are not in your own home, doing your own routine.  … Continue reading

The Joys of Teaching Magnified in Nature

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The greatest challenges offer the greatest rewards

Case in point, the week-long watershed education camp I directed at Happehatchee in June involving middle school age children.  Preparing for this camp kept me up for weeks.   You might be thinking “that’s not very… Continue reading

The River Came Alive

May 1 Heading out to the river

Third time is the charm, at least that is what I have heard

On Sunday, May 1, four local high school students, one FGCU graduate student, one Happehatchee volunteer, my husband and I hit the jackpot– environmentally speaking. We headed out in canoes for our… Continue reading

It was an Essential Oil Kind of Morning

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The Ten Essential Oils I used Today

I was up this morning with my head spinning from the number of things I had to get done — prepare email invites to my son’s graduation, get newsletter out for my business, update my Etsy Store, make… Continue reading

Taking Root – Balancing the Muladhara Chakra

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Life is always throwing curve balls at us.  Many times these abrupt changes can leave us feeling rootless.  That rootless feeling is often associated with an imbalance in the Root Chakra.

ChakrasThe root chakra, Muladhara, as it is known in Sanscript, is all… Continue reading

Taking control of your health

Its a daunting task, but well worth the effort!

Take-control of your health

I am a Doctor’s daughter and  I really dread going to the Doctor.  Why?  Let me give you a list of reasons.

1) Most doctors treat me like a statistic.  If I… Continue reading

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