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Friday, March 24, 2017

Feel Good


I am planning a retreat at home because I need time for myself.

The schedule is flexible and you can adapt it to your needs.

Wake up naturally. No alarm.
Stretch
Meditate
Drink warm water with lemon, apple cider vinegar and some honey
Easy walk for 30 minutes
1 hour of yoga - visualize being at the beach
Breakfast 
Read a book that uplifts me
Journaling
Lunch
Walk for 30 minutes
1 hour of yoga at home

This takes half a day, so I will clear my schedule and make the most of it. 

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Be Well


I did 30 minutes of circuit training and cooked organic Farro salad for lunch. 1/4 cup of Farro has 3 g of fiber and 7 g of protein. I got it on sale. I added some cauliflower, carrots and turmeric powder. I don't eat out much because I like to cook and want to eat healthy. I have also saved money by making a bigger batch so I can bring it to work for lunch. For more salad ideas go to http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=60_scrumptious_spring_salads

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Teach yoga in schools


April 24-28
Volunteer as a teacher or an ambassador. Last year, with the help of dozens of amazing yogis and teachers, Youth Yoga was able to teach yoga to over 2000 kids in under-served neighborhoods!

Instructors: Even if you don't have eperience teaching kids, you can still teach during YYW. We provide you with a lesson plan that is tailored for teens!

Yogis: You don't need to be an expert yogi. Ambassadors help demonstrate the poses, and help set up mats before and after class. 

Come back or join us for the first time, we hope to have you on our team.
And remember to tell all your friends!

Registration deadline is March 31st.
http://www.youthyoga.com/teacher-and-volunteer-registration 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Adoption Weekend


It’s National Adoption Weekend February 17-19

50% off pet adoption fees at the Everyday Adoption Center  by spcaLA only.  Adopters must meet   spcaLA adoption requirements.

Fee includes:
  • Spay/neuter surgery (dogs, cats, & rabbits)
  • Pain management medication (rabbits only)
  • Species-appropriate current vaccinations and microchip (registration not included)
  • Health examination by spcaLA medical staff
  • Certificate for free health examination by participating VCA Animal Hospital
  • No enrollment fee for Trupanion pet insurance**
  • spcaLA branded collar*
  • spcaLA branded leash (dogs only)*
  • One year free membership to Activ4Pets (digital veterinary records access)


I love my dog Sparky - I adopted her 5 years ago. She's my lap warmer and exercise buddy. She's so sweet. Studies show that dog owners are healthier than non-owners. They walk more. I've walked more since I got Sparky. So, think about adopting a dog. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

5 Love Languages




Dr. Gary Chapman’s book list 5 ways to express love

1.       Verbal  affirmation

2.       Quality time

3.        Gifts

4.       Acts of service

5.       Physical touch


This Valentine’s Day, determine the main way you express love and do more of it. Then try to show your love in other ways.  


I took an Acro-yoga class where the teachers emphasized good communication and trusting the partner to accomplish each pose. It was a great way to practice the verbal love language by saying “good job”, “you’ve got it”, etc. The whole class was based on physical touch.  It was challenging and fun. If you haven’t tried acro-yoga, do so.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Collaborate to Build Health


By strengthening partnerships between local nonprofit organizations, hospitals and health systems, and local health departments, we are able to improve community health and well-being. I am partnering with Youth Yoga to create a BUILD Health community. Join us to make L.A a healthier city.

I am passionate about health & fitness. I believe that diet and exercise is important. Let's partner with other like minded people to make fitness classes accessible to all.
http://buildhealthchallenge.org
 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Celebrate Love


1. Support Go Red For Women by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 3

Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill 1 woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. So show your support: wear red on National Wear Red Day® and Donate to Go Red For Woman. Also follow these simple healthy lifestyle hacks:

Eat more whole grains
Eat more vegetables
Cut back on red meat
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
Be informed about the risks of heart attack 

2. Valentine's Make & Take on Sat February 4
2-4 pm in West L.A
$15 

Learn how to make body butter & bath salts with essential oils. Pamper yourself and make a gift for your loved one. Contact me for more info.