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October 5, 2014

I Played Hooky from Work & It Revitalized My Soul

"Follow your dreams, to the fields unknown, to where wild flowers sink into the sun. I will meet you there, and we shall dance until the sun rises once again." - Red Deer It had been a long week. In the daytime, I worked on freelance projects, in the night time, I taught yoga or writing workshops. By Friday, I came home after working, teaching, and healing people for over 70 hours. My body had…
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April 16, 2014

How I Healed Myself With Food and Became A Nutritionist

While tweeting about health and wellness I was honored to come across Amanda Hayes, a nutritionist and holistic health expert. We tweeting back and forth, I realized I had a lot to learn from her. Food, as it turns out, is so much more than what the grocery store wants you to believe. Amanda learned this first hand. This is her story... ------------- I have always been interested in health and nutrition. At 10 years…
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February 5, 2014

Endo Eats: What to Eat When Endometriosis Strikes

It's no secret. Endometriosis sucks. But it is a part of my life and something I must tackle and deal with head-on. I remember the first time my doctor told me I had to change my diet: "no sugars, no processed foods, no caffeine, no wheat, no alcohol," she said. She might as well have said "no life." What was I supposed to eat then? A slice of lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil?…
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August 27, 2013

Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Hello, my name is Suki.And I'm a sugar addict.It began the first time I tasted Coca-Cola. They called me Coca-Cola baby. If I could have had it in my baby bottle, I would have requested it. The bubbles, the sugary goodness, I was instantly hooked.Even to this day when I drink a Coca-Cola (which is not often) I remember just how wonderful it tastes. I was a lucky child because I had a very high…
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April 23, 2013

YogaFest 2013

This weekend a friend and I joined hundreds of attendees at Fort Lauderdale's YogaFest, a day of yoga, music, and fun. It had been a few months since I did yoga (and boy am I feeling that now), but as a flexed myself back into downward dog I felt all the knowledge and peace and harmony of yoga return to my body. The body has a funny way of reawakening. Right there on my yoga…
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January 27, 2013

8 Awesomely Natural Things You Have to Try

1. Chakra Juice The ancient Indians believed that our vital energies, or Prana, swirl in major pressure points of our body. These 7 points, known as Chakras, include the Crown Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Sacral/Root Chakra. They believed if the Prana energy got blocked, then ailments or sicknesses occur. Ways to be cured? Yoga, exercise, healthy eating, and...juice? The latest detox plan…
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November 21, 2012

6 Rules To Keep Off the Holiday Pounds

The holiday pounds. Those awful pounds that creep up on you over the dinner table and stick with you till the spring. One minute you are enjoying a nice platter of food, and the next, your pants won't fit. But help is on the way. This holiday, I vow to protect you from those holiday pounds (at least some of them), if you only heed my advice. Here are ten tested rules to avoid the…
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May 30, 2012

Avocado and Quinoa Mac N Cheese

Today's recipe comes courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod. But of course I had to give it a unique Sookton spin. Avocados! I am so obsessed with them.This recipe was satisfying and oh so delicious! Perfect for summer dinners. Your Ingredients: 10 ounces rotelle quinoa pasta 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 avocados, peeled and pitted 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons butter/margarine 2…
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January 1, 2012

2 Week Post-Holiday Cleanse

Ok the holiday season is (finally) over! Now that I have had my fill of chocolate, alcohol, meats, breads, mashed potatoes, string beans, pies, deserts and four course meals, it's time to start getting back to reality: NO ONE is supposed to eat this way! That's why I am going to rid my body of all the toxins that have built up over the past few months by doing a two week cleanse. For any…
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February 13, 2011

Detox Day 4- 7: A Change Gon’ Come

"It's been a long, a long time coming but I know A change gon' come, oh yes it will." Every since I came to America in the cold, bitter winter of 1999, I have adopted the American way. I remember watching MTV's TRL, Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America. I would imitate the way people on the show talked. First I would try a Texas accent, then I think it shifted to North Carolina,…
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