Are Your Words Making Or Breaking You?

“That’s not true for me anymore.” A powerful phrase that has changed my life. Because the truth is, you create your life through the words you speak, both to yourself and to others. When you say things like: “I’m not good enough” or “I get too nervous” or “I always mess up,” you’re not only describing your past, but also creating your future. If you want something in your life to change, start by changing your language. Here are three ways to use language to create the life and the confidence you want: Use the phrase ‘in the past.’ The 

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3 Ways to Empower Yourself and Save $500

Tired of letting self-doubt, old habits and fear keep you isolated and stuck in a rut of negative self-talk and self-limiting beliefs? I can relate! Sometimes I find myself asking: “What’s wrong with me? Why do I seem to be the only one who struggles?” I wonder what superpower the people that I admire have that I don’t have. The truth is, we all struggle, especially when we’re alone with our minds, and we all have unique superpowers to share with the world. Here are 3 things you can do to get out of the rut of your own mind 

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3 Healthy Habits Under 5 Minutes

Is your health worth 5 minutes of your time? We all have excuses for why we can’t do things and lack of time may be the biggest one, next to lack of money. It’s not; however, about enough time, but about prioritizing your time. Your health is like a bank account with compounding interest. What you invest in your health on a daily basis compounds and grows over time. When you take even 5 minutes per day to invest in your health with healthy habits, the results compound over time and support your wellbeing. At the same time, if you 

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How to Survive Inside

Some people assume that tips on how to survive outside in the wilderness are more important than tips on how to survive inside. I mean, we’ve engineered our indoor environment to be comfortable and optimized for survival and longevity. Right? The reality is that our bodies and minds adjust very well outside and that engineered comfort is actually adversely affecting our health, wellness and longevity. Which of the two following options sounds healthier and more productive to you? Sore back, foggy mind, constipated (yes, going there) and low energy. Comfort in the body, clear mind, effective elimination and steady energy. 

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Self-Worth Risk or Comfort?

“If you charge that much I won’t work with you anymore.” Was she really going to fire me? That’s bold, I thought. “Because you’re worth way more than that.” I could sense her frustration with me and I knew this was a crux moment. Just like the determining moments on the river, the trail or the mountain, the course of action I chose would determine what kind of person I would become. Would I let fear rule the day or would I choose courage? Stay in my comfort zone or take a risk? These are questions I challenge my own 

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3 Tips to Help Your Body Deal with Overindulging

Just ate something you love, but now feel heavy, bloated and lethargic? I get it. I’ve been there too! Luckily I have some very effective strategies that help my body more effectively process rich, sweets and salty foods. In this vlog I’m sharing them with you just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The season of rich and indulgent eating. To recap the strategies in the video: 1.Drink warm, digestive herbal teas after a meal where you’ve overindulged. Here’s one of my favorites DIY digestive teas: 3 cloves, 2 whole peppercorns, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 inch piece of 

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3 Ways to Comfort Without Sweet Treats

Ever notice the abundance of sweet treats in airport stores? That’s no coincidence. Sweat treats pacify our feelings of stress and anxiety. According to Ayurveda, sweet taste is grounding and heavy, and food companies know this! They know that sugar triggers the reward center in the brain, releasing opioids and dopamine. It makes us feel great… in the short term. Another perspective is that the sweetness of breast milk is the first thing we taste as humans. If we’re fortunate enough, we drink it from the safety and comfort of our mother’s arms. In Ayurveda we call this a samskara, 

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Is Your All or Nothing Attitude Affecting Your Health?

Is your all or nothing attitude negatively affecting your health? Do you believe that if you don’t have an hour to do a workout it’s not worth even trying? Does the excuse of not having ‘the right’ clothes or venue to do a yoga practice or workout keep you phone scrolling instead of taking care of your body? Some of my Ayurveda clients tell me that they feel like failures for not making all of the changes they wanted to even though they’re very successful with 1 or 2. But guess what. Successfully incorporating 1 or 2 healthy habits and 

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Someday or Day One?

When you schedule time on your calendar how often do you pencil in activities on Someday? Never heard of Someday being on the calendar? That’s because Someday doesn’t exist in reality. There’s a saying that goes: “There are 7 days in a week and Someday isn’t one of them.” Saying you’ll do something Someday is saying that what you want is just a pipe dream. As uninspiring as this is, it’s also easy and doesn’t involve risk. On the other hand, taking steps towards what you really want feels scary, risky and hard. I get it. I’ve been there over 

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3 Tips to Avoid Summer Burnout + Smoothie Recipe

It’s officially the change of season, and if you don’t want to overheat and burnout, it’s critical that you make changes to your diet and lifestyle. Summer is the season of heat, long hours of sunlight and full-on activity! If your diet and lifestyle run hot during this season then you could experience physical symptoms such as skin problems and breakouts, acid reflux and bouts of urgently needing a bathroom 🙁 Emotionally you may experience increased anger, frustration and stress. This can lead to confrontations with family and co-workers, overwhelm and burnout. Here are three of my favorite, and perhaps not-so-well-known 

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Anna Levesque is the leading expert on paddling instruction for women and yoga for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor, instructor, coach and author has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF.

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