Tag Archives: wellness

What are medicinal mushrooms?

healthy eating

Passing along an interesting article on a food you might not give much thought to – mushrooms.

The info comes to us from the folks at MNN. 

Angela Nelson has compiled a host of facts about mushrooms with amazing properties. (See link below.)

Let me know what you think 🙂

Over the last few years, we’ve had several “foods of the moment,” including turmeric, chia seeds and beets. But more recently, medicinal mushrooms seem to be the latest inductee to the list, thanks to their numerous science-based health benefits, from reducing inflammation to destroying cancer cells and boosting immune response.” – Angela Nelson

Source: Medicinal mushrooms are the new turmeric | MNN – Mother Nature Network

16 Inspiring Meditation Quotes


Whether you have a long-time meditation practice or you’re just beginning, these inspiring quotes offer timeless wisdom. (See link below.)

Thanks to Deniz Yalım 🙂

“I gathered essential insights from 16 different meditation teachers. Each quote is a meditation in itself.” – Deniz Yalım

Source: 16 Meditation Quotes That Will Change The Way Meditation Vibrates Inside You | BayArt

Fitness Tips: Strengthen your core with these 47 fun plank variations


Sharing helpful fitness tips to shake up your exercise routine 🙂

Thanks to Charlotte Andersen and Greatist for the the info (see link below).

“Planks are the MacGyver of bodyweight movements: They’re super tough and great for almost any situation. The versatile move is best known for working your core, but planks also engage more than 20 muscles, including your shoulders, back, arms, legs, and glutes.” – Charlotte Andersen

Source: 47 Crazy-Fun Plank Variations for a Killer Core | Greatist

Cute Alert: Yoga Girl And Her Pet Goat

Rachel Brathen

This is officially the cutest thing I saw today.

Meet Rachel Brathen and her pet goat Penny Lane.

Rachel is an internet-famous yoga instructor and author based in Aruba, and Penny is Rachel’s yoga partner.

It seems Penny was a gift from Rachel’s husband, and Rachel quickly discovered the little goat wanted to join her when she practiced yoga.

Check out the video below for proof.

Note: I tried to convince my cat to do yoga with me, but it didn’t work out 😦

You can read more about Rachel and Penny at Bored Panda.

9 Ways Having Compassion For Animals Improves Your Health


If you’re reading this blog then I’m sure you’re already an animal-lover, so excuse my preaching to the choir 🙂

I just wanted to pass along this wonderful article by Michelle Millis Chappel at Lifehack, which highlights some of the ways compassion for animals benefits us (see link below).

Really, any thinking, feeling human should already know that animals deserve (and return) our love, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded, right?

On a personal level, I can say that rescuing a litter of feral kittens in 2015 had a profound impact on how I viewed all animals. Interacting with those (allegedly) unwanted kittens was a mind-enhancing experience and showed me the value of all life.

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” — Albert Einstein

Source: Showing Compassion For Animals Can Improve Your Health