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The Holiday 2017 Guide to Gifting with Intention

 

It’s the time of year where party time tends to trump time spent on your mat! So…..  we came up with this holiday guide to help inspire your gift giving for the yoga lovers, wellness enthusiasts and meditators in your life. Here’s our favourite products to keep you and your loved ones focussed on your physical and spiritual health into the new year!

  1. Inner Fire

2G2A1838_2000xInner Fire creates beautiful, high quality, suuuuuper comfy lifestyle clothing that fosters connection and honours Mother Earth.  We basically live in these Flower of Life leggings and everyone we know has these on their Holiday wish list!

 

 

2. Tiny Devotions

We obviously looove our mala beads and Tiny Devotions  is the original creator of gemstone malas. They have stepped up their mala game this year with their Limitless Collection. The Limitless mala is the first interchangeable mala in the universe. We love that you can change up your intentions with your fave guru stones. There are hundreds of combos and Tiny Devotions is always adding new amplifiers to this growing collection.

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3. ToeSox

We love that the ToeSox intention is to create products that enhance and support natural movement! We rock our Sox during Barre and pilates classes, so this is perfect gift for your ballerina bestie or fit mama who is all about working her core on those reformers we love to hate.

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4. La Vie Boheme Yoga

Who doesn’t need (or want) a mat that’s both beautiful AND extra comfy.  La Vie Boheme Yoga has chosen every single piece of their collection to represent their love of beautiful prints, and colors as well as functionality and comfort for daily practice.  We are in hearts with the starry vibes of the Celestial Hot Towel Mat. One for a gift and one for me?

 

 

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5. Christine Russell of 889 and doTERRA

Christine Russell, founder of 889 Yoga Studio and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate can’t say enough good things about the doTERRA  Balance essential oil, and we are right there with her!
This warm and woodsy blend is perfect for grounding, calm and an overall sense of well being. It’s ideal for the oil junkies in your life who’ve always got their diffuser on! We will be slipping these into a bunch of stockings this year.

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6. Philosophie

Eating clean can be one of life’s biggest struggles (especially during the Holidays), but Philosophie by yoga superstar Sophie Jaffe  is providing us with food that makes life better!! Her Coconut Butters and Superfood Honeys make your avocado toast ooooh so much better. And don’t get us started on her Philosophie Powders …  your morning smoothie will never be the same! We are upping our dose of these healthy treats to balance out all those Holiday cookies. (Read: wine)Philosophie 3

 

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BONUS: For the Stocking
It’s high time yoKrisCarr-Collageu gave yourself (or your bestie!) a healthy dose of self-love with Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Love Notes.

This 52-card deck features gorgeous illustrations by artist Lori Portka that serve as gentle yet powerful reminders to help you care for and appreciate yourself at the deepest level.

 

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Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl

Hey Everyone!

I’m so happy to be back on Blog 108!  Last time I was here I got the chance to talk about one of my favourite topics: how to develop mindfulness in our overwhelming, material world (you can find those posts here and here).

Today I get to talk about another one of my fave things: smoothie bowls!  I am obsessed with all of the amazing smoothie bowls floating around Instagra, and am especially in love with Taline Gabriel’s feed- it’s unreal!!  So I thought it’d be fun to make a bowl inspired by her bowls.

This was soo fun to make, and actually doesn’t take much time at all- and it’s delicious!  So win, win, win.  Hope you love it as much as I do. ☺

BASE

2 frozen bananas
1 cup raspberries
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp cacao powder
½ cup nut milk (I use cashew milk)

TOPPINGS

Shredded coconut
Blueberries
Frozen raspberries
Cacao nibs
Chia seeds
Mangos (cut into star shapes using a cookie cutter)

Blend up the smoothie bowl based, pour into a bowl and then top with your toppings of choice!  The ones I used are listed above, but you can use whatever you’d like!

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Kate is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Halifax.  You can find her online at her site, and on Instagram

One thought on “Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl

  1. Jade

    Sounds delicious! can’t wait to try this out! ant thing i could use to replace the cocao powder or nibs? P.S welcome back!!! 🙂

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Tiny Devotions Limitless Mala: 90+ ways to rock your mala

 

You were born Limitless.  Take a moment and let that sink in, revel in that glorious, refreshing knowledge of your infinite possibilities. There were no preconceived plans for you the day you came into this earth. There are no rules you need to abide by, no predetermined path you are forced to follow.  You can do/be/go anything and anywhere, you the only thing stopping yourself, is you.

We are obsessed with creating the most beautiful, meaningful, and useful mala beads to help guide you on your journey inwards. We’ve spent the last 8 years soaking up all the information our tribe has shared with us, and one of the recurring struggles the majority are faced with is change; too much change, not enough change, and especially, unwanted change.  We knew that we needed create a set of mala beads that would help all of us embrace the change.

Introducing the Limitless Mala, the first interchangeable set of mala beads. A meditation tool as dynamic as its wearer, this ever evolving collection allows you to harness the healing and restorative power of gemstones, and change up the combinations with your needs.  You can easily pair different crystals with different outfits, and wear different intentions on different days.

Start with the Limitless base that’s calling your name. Follow your intuition and choose the mala bead necklace that most aligns with the intentions you are looking to manifest right now.

https://shop.lovetinydevotions.com/collections/limitless-malasOnce you have decided on the mala bead necklace, it’s super simple to level up your intentions with one of our many interchangeable Limitless Amplifiers! These beautiful gemstones and tassels are easy to attach to your mala, and allow you change the intention you are wearing at the drop of a hat!

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The beauty of the Limitless Mala is you don’t have to limit (ha!) yourself at all.  You are free to create the perfect set of mala beads for you right now.  And if that changes next week, it’s as easy as wearing a different combination of Limitless mala beads and amplifier that better reflects who you are at that moment in time.

Always remember your only limit is yourself, so be Limitless.

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Spirituality For Success – Unlocking your Spiritual Side for more Success as an Entrepreneur

What if I told you unlocking your spiritual side will increase your success as an entrepreneur, would you believe me?

You might be sceptical, just as I was. Having graduated in business and being an entrepreneur since my twenties, I was hard to woo. I was a toughened business woman who believed in traditional business and marketing methods.

That was until I hit rock bottom and felt that I had failed my first business, my kids and my family. In the depths of my downward spiral, I discovered mentors who believed in greater powers and Universal energies. I became obsessed with self-development, the Law of Attraction and I even googled ‘how to meditate’.

I began to find peace in meditation and realised that for years, I had been hiding under lots of masks and the pretence of having everything together. My inner being had felt the opposite. With some of the masks removed and a stripping of my soul, I connected to my inner most truth and began to absorb support from these Universal powers.

Success was an inside game. Everything I had followed for years had failed me. I was not the failure. My beliefs were.

With a spiritual backpack on my back, I began to rebuild myself and found that my day to day experience was shifting from that of anxiety to tranquillity, newfound freedom and hope. Over time I began to witness lots of small miracles in my life. But I was also hit with great earthquakes too, taking me out of my zone. Each time I fell, I used every spiritual tool and practice I knew to realign myself for success and miracles. It was the most unglamorous awakening ever but totally worth it.

As the Universe would have it, I manifested the divine download to work with other entrepreneurs and mentor them around growing their business from a spiritual perspective. As soon as I began talking about the two together, my growth as a coach exploded.

Here are some tips to allow spirituality to enhance your success as an entrepreneur:

1 Have a non-negotiable spiritual practice that allows you to connect with universal energy or whatever you believe in, on a daily basis.

2 Challenge yourself to use your intuition as a sounding board for making those business decisions. Meditate, go within, or journal when you are faced with opportunities and decisions. Your intuition always knows what’s best.

3 Ask for Universal support when you feel fearful or are pushed outside your comfort zone. Recognise your fear as the voice of the ego, your dark side. My clients have overcome fear of visibility, fear of speaking their truth and fear of sharing their message with the World, by relying on spiritual tools.

4 Trust that you are supported unconditionally. Stop relying on your own strength to be successful. Know that you are being guided, watched over and supported, and feel the relief in your energy.

5 Be the light. Lead with light and love always. So many entrepreneurs are thinking ‘what’s in it for me?’. When you shift away from ego based thoughts towards loving thoughts and being of service to your clients, your business will grow tenfold.

6 Practice gratitude every day to get into the highest vibration possible. Allow yourself to get into the feeling of being grateful. It’s easy to say you’re grateful or to think it, but actually feeling it, is where the magic begins. This sends a signal to the Universe that you are ready for more miracles in your life and business.

7 Ask yourself what is the ‘higher good’ of your business. Why are you doing this work and what purpose does it serve. When you can tap into your ‘why’ on a deeper level, your success will be magnified.

8 Get grounded to take massive action. Achieving balance between spirituality and business is key to success. Allow your spiritual practice to fuel your growth so that you achieve more and burnout less.

9 Use your energy to feed your growth. Energetic marketing has been transformational for my clients as they step into new beliefs about themselves and attract a tribe that vibes with them. Imagine everything you put out into the World being reciprocated back to you. Raised consciousness allows more fun, freedom and abundance.

10 Invite your Higher Self to every party! Celebrate all of your wins and thank your Higher Self for showing up. The more you celebrate the small wins, the bigger the successes that come your way.

Have fun with your spiritual growth and enjoy even more success!

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Lynne Taggart is a Motivational Speaker, Business Coach and Success Strategist who works with Spiritual Entrepreneurs, supporting them to step into the best version of themselves and elevate their success.She believes that success comes from your inner self mastery, tuning into your Higher Self and a connection to Universal energies.

Lynne has built a multi 6 figure business, through online Coaching, Group Programs and live events. She is the founder of Soul Biz Mastery, High Vibe Live luxury retreats and the High Vibe Mentorship. She is a Mum, Essential Oil lover, and loves to travel.

Lynne is a Gabby Bernstein Spirit Junkie Masterclass Level 1 and Level 2 Graduate and a May Cause Miracles Practitioner. Lynne has been an entrepreneur for over 12 years, having graduated in Business Management and has supported many business owners with their growth.

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Using the Breath to Uplift Your Energy

The breath is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal for altering negative thought patterns and staying centered in the present moment. Simply taking a moment during the day to close your eyes and breathe deeply makes such a difference in terms of your mood, mindset and even your productivity levels.

There are endless yogic breathing techniques you can try to engage your parasympathetic nervous system and feel more peaceful within minutes. Breathing truly is one of the most effective methods for calming the mind and uplifting your mood, and the best part is that you can seamlessly incorporate these exercises into your day without disrupting your schedule.

To get you started, here are five tips for using the breath to uplift your energy and stay focused:

1. Add a mala to the mix. Using your mala beads during your breathing or meditation practice image3can add a grounding, calming method as it gives you a tangible object to hold onto as you find your zen. All the Tiny Devotions malas make for lovely meditation tools, but the Amethyst Om Mala is especially useful for opening and clearing the mind during your practice.

2. Keep the spine long and erect. While you can choose to lie down during your breathing practice, this often leads to accidental nap time! Instead, try sitting cross legged, propped up on a block or a pillow, with your spine erect, shoulders down and the crown of th
e head leading up towards the sky. This will ensure the energy is flowing freely throughout your body and lead to a more effective practice.

3. Set the mood. While you may be at the office or in a public washroom during your breathing practice, do your best to find or create a space that feels peaceful to you. If you’re at home, light candles and keep elements of nature nearby like crystals, plants or water fixtures. This will help to amplify the healing powers of the breath and really set the tone for your meditation practice.

4. Inhale slowly through the nose for four counts, hold the breath for four counts and exhale for four counts, then try counting each inhale and exhale up to ten. As you focus on counting your inhales and exhales, you’ll find your mind beginning to slow down and the relaxation response kicking in. If you give the mind an occupation other than worrying, fretting or making endless to-do lists, you’ll find yourself feeling more zen in no time.

5. Meditate on the breath. Think about the coolness of the air coming in through your nostrils and the warm air coming out to stay centred during your breathing practice. Or, imagine the breath coming in through the bottom of your feet and leaving through the top of your head as you exhale. You could also imagine the breath as bright, white light travelling through your entire system, cleansing the organs and tissues in your body and bringing peace to your entire being. Get creative and think of a few visualization techniques that work for you to support your practice.

How do you use the breath to uplift your energy? Let us know in the comments below!

Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 10.59.47 AMBorn and raised in Toronto, Kenzie is a writer, blogger and yoga teacher. She loves all things beautiful, magical and free-spirited, and she’s passionate about seeking inspiration everywhere.