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17 Feb
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My Bucket List

  I will continually add to my bucket list (and hopefully crossing out). I hope you enjoy! 1. Hug a koala in Australia 2. Jump out of a plane 3. Make limoncello in Italy 4. Participate in a charity walk for lung cancer 5. Attend a yoga retreat somewhere new and exciting 6. See Britney

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01 Jan
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2015

Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! Heading into 2015, I have an optimistic outlook and positive feelings. I am motivated and looking forward to the next chapter in my life. Let’s make 2015 a memorable one! Cheers, Nicole 11 Unexpected Areas Of Your Life You Can Detox http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-16519/11-unexpected-areas-of-your-life-you-can-detox.html

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14 Dec
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The 411 on Coconut Oil

I started incorporating coconut oil into my daily life roughly two and a half years ago. What began as a butter and olive oil substitute, has turned into an eye makeup remover. (I foresee hair moisturizer in the near future.) There are two predominant types of coconut oil: refined and unrefined. I have often wondered

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19 Nov
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Yin Yoga Wednesdays

  For the past few months, I have taught yin yoga Wednesdays at Las Gaviotas in Baja California, Mexico. It seems that my students love attending yin classes equally as much as I love teaching a yin class. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas, or poses, that are held for longer

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29 Oct
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Gratitude

Thanks to social media it is easy to follow your favorite actors, musical artists, DJs, and supermodels in today’s world. It is part of their job to travel the world, be seen at the most luxurious hotels, dine at five-star restaurants, attend events and party with the elite, all while wearing the latest, most expensive

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21 Sep
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Personal Practice

Early on in teacher training, I was taught that as a teacher it is extremely important to continue personally practicing yoga. When you are able to follow through on this, you not only receive the mental and physical benefits yoga offers; it shows in your teachings. I must be honest, I have been guilty of

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23 Aug
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Recipe: Caldo de Pollo

My dear amiga Carolina shared this recipe with me and I’m forever grateful.  It’s healthy, delicious, and great to have on hand as it lasts for days.   Ingredients: Organic chicken cut into bite size pieces Chicken bouillon Kosher salt 1 Tomato cut evenly four ways Choose your favorites, any or all, and cut into

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29 Jul
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Horses in Baja

Dogs are not the only animals I see neglected and abandoned – horses are included. They are meant to be used as means of tourism but the sad truth is, they are rarely, if at all, ridden.  On a daily basis, horses of all ages are forced to gather in unsanitary conditions where they do

21 Jul
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The 411 on Sunscreen

This summer I learned the 411 on sunscreen. The Shockers / The Bad: OXYBENZONE: Commonly used sunscreens contain this chemical which penetrates the skin, into the bloodstream, and acts like estrogen in the body.  Data are preliminary, but studies have found a link between higher concentrations of oxybenzone and harming effects to ones health.  For

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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz.

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