Digging Up Dirt!

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As many of you know, I am in the process of moving out of my house where I lived for almost 14 years. I lived here longer than any other location and it was my first home with my husband. We moved in as babies and we are moving out as semi-adults:)
As I literally dug through the dirt at our new home, I thought how ironic it was that I was digging through a totally different type of dirt at our old home. Much of the last few weeks has been spent going through drawers, cabinets, boxes and closets getting rid of all the stuff we no longer need or use. It feels so cleansing to rid my house and my being of all this stuff.
In the midst of my cleansing, I came across old journals that reminded me of how far I have really come. I read through excerpts providing flashbacks of the pain I went through mentally and physically throughout my 20’s. It was sad, yet refreshing to read them. I don’t regret a day of my life and that includes the struggles. After reading through some more of the pages, I decided to throw them all into the recycling bin. When I wrote those words, pain and suffering filled many of my days. Just as great as it felt to rid my house of the stuff I no longer needed, it felt even better to rid my soul of these memories.
We have the ability to change our perspectives, our life and our future! Rid yourself of what no longer serves you and fill yourself with what does!
P.S. Amazing Getaways Coming Up!!!! Check them all out and join me for fun and transformation!!! Italy, Poconos and Mexico!!!

Monthly Mantra  

Life is filled with ups and downs, successes and struggles love each of them equally!

“I am not afraid to let go of what no longer serves me!” 

Beet and Banana Smoothie 
Strange, but an absolutely amazing combo!!! My husband always jokes that my beet smoothies taste like dirt, which would be so aligned with this month’s theme, but I promise that it does not!!! Please try!!!
1.5 Bananas
.5 Beet
6 Mint Leaves
2 Tbsp of Vanilla Protein
Chunk of Fresh Ginger
Blend together and enjoy!
Beet Benefits

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Boosts Stamina
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Supports Detoxification
  • Fills your body with Vitamin C, Fiber, Potassium, Folate and Manganese.

Read more about beets, here!

Health and Beauty Tip 
Drink Up Your H2O!!!
I have always emphasized the importance of drinking water, but I finally started keeping track of my water intake and I realized I was not drinking as much as I thought. Because I am active, I feel my best when I get 100-120 ounces of water a day. Begin tracking your water intake and then try increasing it gradually to 80-120 ounces. I love using my waterlogged app and 22 ounce Lifefactory bottle to track, but find a method that works best for you.
Pour and drink:)
Health Benefits of Drinking Adequate Water 

  • Aids Weight-Loss
  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Improves Digestion
  • Increases Endurance and Energy
  • Improves Mood
  • Protects Joints and Cartilage
  • Prevents Hangovers

Do you want to learn more about H2O’s healing properties? Read more here! 

Pose of the Month
(as seen in the picture above)
Corpse Pose, Savasana
It may seem silly to make Savasana the pose of the month, but for many Type A’s, this pose can be more challenging than any arm balance or inversion. Take extra time this month in your resting pose and try your best to allow your body, as well as your mind, to relax. Enjoy!!!

  • Relaxes your central nervous system and calms your mind
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Relaxes your body
  • Decreases beta brain waves and shifts to slower brain waves
  • Reduces insomnia and helps improve your sleep
  • Reduces headache and fatigue
  • Helps relieve depression

I think Savasana is pretty explanatory, but if you need further guidance… Read more here! 

Health and Wellness Favorite
Join Dr. Kristen Bentson this June for her 30 Days to YouAnew Nutrition Workshop. Included are 4 In-Person Workshops, Metabolism Testing, Healthy Meals Plans, Grocery Lists, an Online Meal Tracking Tool and 30 Days of Support.

Upcoming Events & Retreats!

La Dolce Vita Yoga Retreat
May 17-22
Francis Ford Coppola’s Palazzo Margherita
Bernalda, Italy
Jumpstart a Summer of Self-Love
with Rachel DeAlto
June 12
The Yoga Loft, Bethlehem PA
Escape to the Mountains Yoga Retreat
June 25-26
Ledges Hotel, Hawley PA
Registration is NOW OPEN!

September 6
Balance Pilates and Yoga
Cape May, NJ
Girlfriends Getaway
with Rachel DeAlto
September 20-21
Ledges Hotel, Hawley PA
Self-Discovery and Self-Love Yoga Retreat
with Rachel DeAlto
Xinalani Retreat Center
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Love University 4 Week Series
with Rachel DeAlto
October 26-November 16
The Yoga Loft, Bethlehem PA

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