Articles By Karen

“Your Superfoods” – Healing While Helping Someone Else

Hello my dear Yogilators,

I hope you are all doing well these days when the days get shorter, it gets colder outside and our immune system is working a little harder than usual.

As you know, I am a big believer in the mind-body connection and the healing power of food. However, it’s quite tough to get all essential vitamins and minerals in every day, therefore it became almost a given to take supplements, mostly in form of pills. Frankly, I don’t like taking boxes of pills with me, so I started to search for alternatives almost 3 years ago.

That’s when I stumbled over the so called “superfoods” and integrated them into my daily meals, like my oatmeal in the morning, or smoothies, and even muffins and cookies when I bake.

In my post about our “new superheroes,” I gave you a little overview of all the super great health benefits of Maca, aronia, moringa, hemp, acai, wheatgrass and many more.

And now guess what, I found a very cool company who shares my passion for nutrition and understands the great health benefits of these super foods as well! AND, lucky me, I got to try some of their super mixes for you. 🙂

My newest article “5 Tips to Deal with Conflicts” at the HuffPost is out!

Dear Yogilators,

Have you ever been in conflict with someone and felt personally attacked? Or even blamed yourself for mistakes that you haven’t done or had any control over?

I wrote about “5 Tips to Deal with Conflicts” in my newest article at the HuffPost. Perhaps you can relate?

Looking forward to your comments, thoughts, and of course: shares 🙂

Carl Jung:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

 

Guest Post: 10 Reasons Why Retreats Are Healing Musts

Dear Yogilators,

After I shared the 1st guest post ever on Yogilation written by my dear blogger friend Julia of JulieFeelsGood a while ago, I’m happy to announce that I’m doing it again!! The blogger team of BookYogaRtereats.com approached me and asked about the opportunity to have a guest post at Yogilation.com about good reasons to consider trying a yoga retreat. Well, you know I truly enjoyed my yoga retreat, so I thought, why not?

Chantal Di Donato, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, yoga teacher, author, nutrition and diet advisor with NLP, and founder of Live Lean Health and Live Lean TV, listed 10 good reasons for us, why retreats are surely a good idea! ENJOY! 

My latest HuffPost article “How to Make a Decision” is online

We’ve all done it. We do it every day, sometimes even more than once a day. We make decisions. Making a decision is tough. It takes time, it’s risky, it’s scary, and sometimes it means letting go of the comfortable and familiar.

My mentor once said: if you cannot make a decision between two things or people, then you’ve already made one. Because NOT making a decision is a decision.

There are the kinds of decisions that impact others around us, and the ones that seem to only concern ourselves. A decision itself is usually not the challenge. It’s the results, changes, and outcomes that follow a decision.

Now, how do you actually make a decision? I gave it a lot of thought lately and came up with the top five ways that work for me and might be helpful for you to try as well. [..]

>> Read on: HERE

Looking forward to your comments, thoughts, and shares! Stay yogilated 🙂

 

Healthy Einkorn Cookies

Happy holidays everyone!

It’s the perfect time for baking, either alone or with your loved ones! Christmas cookies are delicious but oftentimes full of sugar and butter. BUT here is a healthy, less sweet but also delicious, alternative for you: EINKORN COOKIES! 🙂  Einkorn is the “new” super food these days. It’s the most nutritious grain with a high protein and phosphorous, potassium, and Vitamin B6 content as well as many other very good-for-you ingredients. 

Buttermilk Red-Currant Einkorn Muffins

After all my travels, I finally had the time to bake again! So, I decided to try out my Einkorn flour from Biojoy and to bake some fresh and healthy buttermilk red-currant Einkorn muffins. They turned out to be super delicious, but also different from other muffins that I have baked so far. The Einkorn flour mixed with coconut oil and vanilla extract made it a little less fluffy and more “crunchy” — YUMM!

You’re wondering what Einkorn actually is? 

Edamame Quinoa Bowl (quick & easy)

(Rich in protein, amino acids, calcium, fiber, and deliciousness! 🙂
Ingredients (1 serving):
– 1/4 cup of quinoa
– 1/2 cup edamame (preferably organic)
– 1 red paprika
– 1/4 zucchini
– green onions
– 1 tomato
– various herbs
– fresh green salad like rucola or spinach
– for spice: chili, turmeric, and black pepper
– coconut oil (native)
 
Preparation:
1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions
2. Slice the zucchini, tomato, paprika, onions and fry/broil all of it together with the edamame in 1 tea spoon coconut oil
3. Add the greens, herbs to the veggies and top it with the quinoa.
 
Bon appetit! ENJOY!