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Thoughts on Self-Compassion

By Lisa Suazo | Feb 17, 2018

“Self-compassion is about giving ourselves room to be human, to be flawed and sensitive, lazy and unproductive, without having to define ourselves by those flashes of feelings and ways of being. It’s about cultivating a perspective over ourselves so we never shut ourselves down and never lose faith in our…

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A Story of Struggle

By Lisa Suazo | Feb 1, 2018

Today I want to share a story with you about the power of struggle. Late one sunny afternoon, a farmer named Joe grabbed a cold glass of iced tea and went to sit on his back porch. As he sat in his favorite patio rocking chair, slowing rocking back and…

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My yoga freak-out + the power of vulnerability

By Lisa Suazo | Dec 15, 2017

Have you ever done the ugly cry in yoga class? I’ve heard stories about people having really powerful lessons and emotional release through yoga, but I had never been one of them. Until Friday. Last Friday, I experienced a -tears-streaming-down-my–face-snotty-stuffy-nosed–wtf-is-happening-to-me yoga class. This experience deeply reminded me of three things…

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Marinated and Grilled Portabello Mushroom with Grilled Veggies

By Lisa Suazo | Dec 1, 2017

Ingredients:  4 medium portobello mushroom caps 1/3 c balsamic vinegar 1/3 c extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 c coconut aminos or tamari (you can use soy sauce in a pinch, but not if doing 7 day challenge!) 3 cloves garlic, minced Sea salt and black pepper to taste Assorted veggies for…

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Autumn salad with roasted squash, walnuts, and cranberries

By Lisa Suazo | Dec 1, 2017

This salad is hearty and filling and completely vegan.  It’s loaded with fiber and other great nutrients that your body will LOVE. Ingredients: 3 cups mixed greens (spinach and arugula are my favorite!) ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup walnuts Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds Thinly chopped red onion to taste…

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What do you really value?

By Lisa Suazo | Nov 27, 2017

Hey friend!  Do you know your top 5 values?  Do you feel like you’re living in alignment with them?I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t really clear on my values until a little over a year ago.  And I definitely wasn’t consciously living in alignment with them! (Stay with me…I…

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Get Your Glow Back Smoothie

Get Your Glow Back Green Smoothie

By Lisa Suazo | Nov 22, 2017

Ingredients (all organic if possible): 1 cup cold filtered water 1 small banana 1 stalk celery 1 granny smith apple Juice of 1 lemon 2-3 large romaine lettuce leaves 1-2 heaping handfuls baby spinach Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!    

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Savory Steel Cut Oats

By Lisa Suazo | Nov 6, 2017

I love steel cut oats when it’s cold outside, but I don’t always feel like having sweet things in the morning.   With this recipe, you can turn your standard morning oats into a delicious savory breakfast or even an evening meal or side dish.  It reminds me of a healthier and lower…

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Clean ‘n Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Lisa Suazo | Oct 20, 2017

Ingredients:  4 ½ cups organic chicken broth (4 1/2 cups) 1 (14.5 oz) can organic diced tomatoes 1 1/4 cups finely chopped yellow onion 3 cloves garlic , minced 1 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp good sea salt (like…

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Why change is so hard…and how to make it easier 🙂

By Lisa Suazo | Sep 28, 2017

Have you ever committed to working out in the mornings, and then found yourself hitting the snooze button instead of getting up and getting to the gym? Or maybe you’ve told yourself that you were going to stop eating dairy, or meat, or sugar or (insert your food of choice…

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Lessons from the River: 3 Tips to Help You Move Though Fear

By Lisa Suazo | Jul 25, 2017

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Has there ever been a time in your life when you really wanted to DO something, or CHANGE something, or REACH for something….but you were too afraid? Fear is a paralyzing, constricting force.  And it’s one that we ALL experience. As a coach, one of the…

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Grilled Vidalia Onion, Pear, and Arugula Salad

By Lisa Suazo | Jul 23, 2017

Ingredients: Onion and Salad 1 large sweet onion (preferable Vidalia) 8 cups arugula leaves 1 pear, diced 1/4 cups walnuts, chopped 4 oz goat cheese 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper to taste Vinaigrette 1/4 cups champagne or white wine vinegar 2/3 cups good extra virgin…

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