20 Minutes is All You Need!

A lot of times, when people think about exercise, they think of going to the gym and spending at least an hour on the treadmill. We've been conditioned to think of exercise as something that takes a long time and you have to be in the right…

Holiday Strategies

It's hard to eat healthy over the holidays. In one day you may see more food on the table than you see in a whole week at your house.  Therefore, it's important to be armed with specific strategies to help you prevent overeating throughout…

Healthy Desserts for Thanksgiving?

Everyone loves dessert. This girl included! When it comes down to Thanksgiving dinner and I'm tempted with pies, cookies and other healthy desserts, it's really hard for me to resist. Therefore, I always bring my own dessert (along with a fruit…

Healthy Thanksgiving Stuffing

For some reason, this year while living in North Dakota I've been really excited about Thanksgiving. I think it's the cold weather. When living in Texas, it would sometimes still be 60 degrees in November & December. Now that I'm in North…

Yummy Orange Food!

This week in enLIGHTen, it’s all about orange foods. When first thinking of orange foods, the only thing I could think of was the fruit. After some recipe searching, I discovered butternut squash. Butternut squash tastes SO GOOD and it’s…

Part 2: What Yoga Means to Me!

Last week I briefly described the history of yoga. As I mentioned, yoga has been around for over 5000 years! When it started there were only 16 poses! We now have thousands of yoga poses! Obviously, over the years, yoga has changed. The majority…

Healthy Granola Bars for any Holiday!

I know this post is coming after Valentine’s Day but it’s never too soon to start planning for next year! Hahaha It’s way too early to start planning for next year. But the great thing about this recipe is that you can use it for any holiday!…

What is Yoga?

Part 1: A very BRIEF history of yoga. Let me start this off by saying that yoga is different for everyone. Part 1 of this blog will give a little background into yoga and then part 2 will finish with what yoga means for ME! If you like my view…