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Summer seasonal self-care

Summer seasonal self-care

Seasonal Self-Care: Summer There were times when I thought Spring wouldn't ever end, but what I learned throughout the last season at home is that nature continues moving forward. Nature is resilient. And so are we. We made it through and we will continue to make it through. So.. Happy Summer!!Here are some things I like to do for self-care during summertime: kayaking  smoothies ~ my recent favorite recipe is: [a handful or two] frozen kale, [1/2] frozen banana, [a handful] frozen blueberries, [1 scoop] green superfood powder, [1 tbsp] peanut butter, [1 tbsp] chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk hot...


Productivity can mean different things

Productivity can mean different things

How does it feel when we are stuck with being with ourselves with an unknowable amount of space and time? What do we do and how uneasy does it feel when we are left alone with only our thoughts and chatty minds?During this time of isolation, I've noticed how much chatter I've digested from the outside world. When you peel layer by layer of words that aren't yours in the quietness of your own space before you can get to the real you, your own voice, the depth of your own heart, and a calm mind. No wonder why we are...


Thoughts about self-care overload and personal practice

Thoughts about self-care overload and personal practice

Self-Care. You hear about it like it's the newest trend out there. So you either go after it full force, decide it's not for you and not even try, or attempt it half-heartedly and it eventually falls off your radar as the demands of life crowd in and take over.  I usually ping pong back and forth between going in full force and letting it fall off my radar but in the beginning of summer I chose to go all in - I read an inspirational quote in the book "Find Your Happy Daily Mantras" by Shannon Kaiser in the morning,...


Something you need to know about morning routines..

mandee metzger

Tags ayurveda, lifestyle, morning routine, mornings, routine, self-care

Something you need to know about morning routines..

If you've ever been like me, you'll push the snooze button on your alarm maybe an average of 3.5 times every morning before flying out of bed. Which makes you rush around to get ready and out the door.  You got ready so fast you didn't have time to eat.. or poop.  Yeah, I went there. Did ya know? Going #2 is also an important part of a stable morning routine. I'll tell ya why later- Keep reading.. Your mind is racing and scattered, and the rest of the day you wonder why you just feel "off".   I'll tell...