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The Wellness Guide to Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer there’s plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. In the winter, the town fills with ski bums hitting the slopes or snow-shoeing trails. But what about when the sun sets and your muscles are aching? Sure, there’s plenty of bars to head to…
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Surviving the holiday’s with a Chronic Illness

The holidays are meant to be a time filled with joy, love, family, and friends. But in reality, the holidays can be a stressful time for those living with a chronic illness. If you have a chronic illness, the holidays might be a time where you feel pressure to perform, to cook or host meals,…
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Nourishing Sleeping Positions For Pain Management

It can be hard to fall asleep due to stress or anxiety, two ailments that seemingly affect everyone at one time or another. But when you factor chronic pain into the mix, falling asleep can become an overwhelming struggle. Nearly 1 in 3 people experiencing chronic pain report problems with their sleeping schedule. Unfortunately, losing…
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What is Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle style of yoga meant to help the body rest and heal. I love practicing restorative yoga when I’m having a low energy day. Days when I’m feeling stressed, or when the brain fog is out in full force. On those days, I crash into restorative yoga classes melting into the…
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What is Yin Yoga?

I discovered Yin yoga during a hot yoga challenge I did in University. I had signed up with a friend after completing a therapeutic yoga course, but I was not ready for the aerobics type classes offered at the studio. I'd spend at least half the class in a savasana, and grew tired of teachers…
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What does a Yogi look like?

We have a problem in the yoga community. We say that yoga is for every body. But we don’t show it. In my yoga training, we took a few hours to look through yoga magazines, seeing all the thin, white, beautiful, able bodied women on every yoga magazine cover. But now it isn’t just magazines.…
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4 Amazing Ways Yoga Can Help You Sleep

When I was 6 years old, I managed to sleep through the fire alarm. While my siblings awoke in a panic and my parents rushed to get us out of the house, they had to carry me, sleeping, down the stairs and outside. After the firefighters came and told us there was no danger, my…
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The Gupta Programme: A Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I heard about the Gupta program a few years ago. I was intrigued by…
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Gentle Strength Training Exercises

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on how I built strength when living with a chronic illness. I talked about building both physical strength and emotional strength, or resilience. I think both were very important in my recovery, and I truly believe that yoga can help build both kinds of strength. In…
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