• Recipe

    RECIPE: Healthy Pancakes

    During my period of sugar detox, I was craving a lot of sweets. How did I survive? I tricked my mind into eating healthy pancakes. Once a week, we prepared Healthy Pancakes to take away that crave for sugar that was attacking us in the middle of the week. We used to eat them on Thursday or Friday, those days of the week when the desire felt uncontrollable and the self control a little weaker. The recipe is pretty simple. We didn’t add any kind of sugar because the oat flour that we used contained Stevia (a natural sweetener) and it is flavored brownie or black cookie. It’s fast too,…

  • Health coach

    Sugar detox: one month after

    A month ago, after a weekend of sugar 24/7, I decided, supported by my boyfriend, to quit sugar for a certain amount of time. Now, a month after, we went back on the sugar wagon but with a different approach on it. This is what I ate and what I didn’t eat MY EXPERIENCE I divided this month into two parts without even noticing it. The first three weeks were pretty strict. I didn’t allow myself to have processed sugar of any kind, I was feeling great and I didn’t want to feel worse again. My body experimented a little bit of withdrawal a couple of days after I took…

  • Yoga

    Breath Series: Body Scan

    Last time, we were talking about Coherent Breathing, a breathing technique aimed at slowing your breathing rate down to five breaths per minute. Today we are going to talk about Body Scan, a relaxation technique that we usually do at the beginning or at the end of practice (yoga or pranayama). Body Scan helps you settled down what you have been experiencing during your practice and to consolidate its beneficial effects. We don’t want you to jump into your daily life without a time to take everything in. Example of Body Scan is the following: Closing your eyes and your mouth, breathe slowly and gently in the Coherent Breathing rhythm.…

  • Uncategorized

    4 documentaries on climate change

    Easter weekend’s forecasts are not that great here in Sevilla. Even though the temperature has been pretty high, rains and clouds are on the horizon. If you are going to have a cloudy Easter and you don’t want to waste it completely on the couch binge watching Netflix, I suggest you watch 4 documentaries to help you open your eyes on climate change (if you haven’t already). One for each day from Thursday until Sunday. Climate change is a serious problem that most people don’t see. When old people say: “when I was younger seasons were different”, they are actually saying the truth. We are overheating our planet, we are…

  • Health coach

    Are you an antevasin?

    Last week, I decided to rewatch Eat, Pray, Love the movie with Julia Roberts, born from the book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. I had read the book and watched the movie years ago. I was younger, still living in Italy with my parents and, yes, I was traveling thru Europe but not longer than 10 days. I always defined this book as one of my favorites, even though it seated in my Italian bookshelf for years. I don’t really like to reread books or re-watch movies (just Harry Potter is an exception), so when the other day I found Eat, Pray, Love on Netflix I weirdly thought: “why not?” The…

  • Experience

    Sugar detox: how to begin

    I’ve spent the last weekend of March eating tons of sugar: candies, pastries, soft beverages, and the list could go on and on. What happened that same night, and then the next day, was a sense of nausea and not overall well-being. My boyfriend and I decided that it was time to quit sugar for a bit. I’m a sugar addicted. I love sugar, sugar loves me, but it’s definitely not good for my body and my health. My dad suffers diabetes, my grandma died of diabetes and I have in my blood that gene that gets me predisponed to it. Like a smoke addicted that knows the health problems…

  • Yoga

    Breath Series: Coherent Breathing

    In one of my first posts, I was suggesting as a gift for a yogi friend a specific book about breathing: The Healing Power of the Breath by Richard Brown. I came across this book during my 200 hours of teacher training. I have to admit, in the beginning, I wasn’t really interested in it. I felt it was overwhelming, too many types of breathing for a person that never actually looked into it. Then, during my last days of training, after a couple of exercises, I realized how important breathing is. I started to re-read the book and now I want to share with you some techniques. I’m going…

  • Health coach

    Does perfection really exist?

    Perfection (noun, per·​fec·​tion | \ pər-ˈfek-shən  \)\ is defined as the quality or state of being perfect such as freedom from fault or defect. Merriam-Webster dictionary I chased perfection for years. No, wait. I chased someone else’s perfection for years. That would be more accurate. When you grow up, it is easy to be influenced in the wrong way. You don’t really know what’s good for you, what is not, so you just notice what is around you. What happens when what you see around you is super skinny, perfect skin and flawless models? You start to believe that you are not perfect, because they are the representation of perfection, that’s…

  • Health coach

    Manifesting money

    Because money is currency and currency is energy, when you shrink down and lower your prices to accomodate someone, you’re basically saying the equivalent of “I don’t think you could grow and manifest the money you desire to work with me. I don’t believe you’re that powerful. I also don’t think I have the right to charge what I’m worth or to make the decisions around here about what to charge. “You are a badass at making money” – Jen Sincero Money. Oh god, they have been my worst nightmare in the last year. I’m talking about the past, not because I suddenly won the lottery, but because I shifted…

  • Health coach

    6 tips for a healthy brain

    Optimal brain health has never been a problem to me until my grandma got diagnosed with Alzheimer. I was 18, she was just 72. It started with losing keys or money, and then it slowly passed thru the phase of forgetting names and faces, to the one, in which she is now, where she just screams to communicate and lives in her own world. I don’t know you, but Alzheimer scares the shit out of me. It’s so painful to look at the woman who raised you and see a body, but not a person. She doesn’t respond, she doesn’t remember how to talk or walk. She went back to…