Who says you can’t put a healthy spin on holiday baking? From using low gluten flours such as rye and spelt to incorporating Greek yogurt in as a substitute for butter, baking doesn’t have to get such a bad rap. Maybe it is not super healthy, but adding fiber and lessening the amount of sugar […]
Sitting in the audience of women at an international networking event the only man in the room stood up drawing everyone’s attention front and center. By invitation he joined our assembly to not just give any speech but one that addressed the importance of women in his life. What was meant to be a story […]
Why We Breathe was a documentary that went viral across the United States in 2013. The film’s creators wanted to ask the question, why do you do yoga? Why keep doing it? Why do you love it? These are all valid questions. Why do you do what you do in any industry? After watching the documentary […]
Recently I was contacted by a college student studying exercise and wellness. For a homework assignment she was required to write a report about individuals in the field of health and fitness. When I sat down to write a quick reply I found I had so much to say. Low and behold, a few hours […]
Why Do Students Step Onto the Mat? Yoga is an ancient discipline that has evolved and grown in popularity in modern times. Based on teachings from thousands of years ago, the practice and the core of fundamental beliefs are still very much applicable to society today. Figures found in a survey from the National Health […]
The smell of yeast, fresh baked bread, various loaves of shape and size being pulled from the piping hot ovens and being transported by basket to the glass encasement at the counter. Customers elbowing their way to the front of the pack to get their take, two baguettes stuffed under their arm, a coffee to […]
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT MOST OUT OF LIFE What are your dreams and aspirations? Where do you see yourself in 3, 5 or even 10 years? Who will be there with you? What will you be doing? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE MOST Are your thoughts positive and uplifting or negative and judgmental? […]
Supplements are not drugs. They are not prescribed to cure, treat or prevent disease. One of the big factors that differentiate drugs from supplements is that drugs must undergo extensive testing to determine their safety and effectiveness, dosing interactions and their effects. Drugs are required to have FDA approval before hitting the market. Supplements on […]
“Patience attracts happiness, it brings near that which is far.” -Swahili Proverb Have you ever been in line at the grocery store with 2 -3 items standing behind someone with a week’s worth of meals in their cart? You are just expected to idly stand there patiently waiting. You think about your agenda and the […]
Do you know how much water you should be drinking a day to stay appropriately hydrated? As temperatures rise it is important to check in with how much fluid intake you are actually consuming. Often times we get so caught up in our daily activities that before we know it we have dry mouth, our […]
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EMILY DAWN SZAJDA
I am a professional chef, writer, yoga & meditation instructor, sports nutritionist and adventurous traveler.Discover more
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